And of course there is nothing better than wearing the same T-shirt for days and not brushing my hair for weeks,
When I was a kid, everywhere I went people said I should be a model, but I was more into skateboarding,
Sailing is the closest I can get to nature - it's adrenaline, fear, a constant challenge and learning experience, an adventure into the unknown. And of course there is nothing better than wearing the same T-shirt for days and not brushing my hair for weeks.
Modeling's terrifying to a lot of people. Standing in front of a camera is terrifying. I like a challenge.
I'm not a big planner when I travel; I just feel it out.
The thought of attention made me want to hide in a closet. I wasn't a kid who liked attention. I liked solitude and I still kind of do.
The fact that my parents got over to Canada is kind of amazing in and of itself. Had they not immigrated when I was a child, I probably would have never been doing what I'm doing. So, thanks, Canada!
I just had to learn to look at it as a job, as opposed to identifying myself as a model and thinking of myself as a part of this industry.
If I'm going to do something, I'm going to do it as best I can. I'm going to give it everything.
I've gone through a lot of different phases on what I do and why I do it - morally and ethically. I've tortured myself about it, especially in dealing with success and money.
When I was a kid, I was always around boys. I was always trying to keep up with boys - skateboarding and snowboarding. If my brother was mowing the lawn, I had to mow the lawn. If my brother was using a hammer, I needed to use a hammer. I've always been a little bit of a feminist.
I grew up in a sailing family. My dad lived for sailing, and when we moved to Canada when I was a child, he really wanted us to learn.
Sailing really forces you to be present and in the moment. You kind of forget about the bullshit of life. Your thoughts go away because you're focused on making sure everything's working. I like being in that place.
Of course, there are days when you're not feeling your best and you still have to stand up there and it can be difficult. But those days pass and you move on.
I hope somewhere along the way, I've inspired someone to do something. ... And I hope they say that I was nice and polite.
Sometimes I am still surprised that I'm a model and that people think I'm good-looking.
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