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Do You Think Being a Supermodel Is a Real Job?

Some of you roll your eyes when you hear another supermodel fretting about her job. I mean, what else does she have to do other than to look pretty, right? Paulina Porizkova writes in the Huffington Post:

But unlike those other gifts also allotted at birth: talent, strength, wit or intelligence --which you have to cultivate to fully develop before you reap rewards-- beauty is instant. Just add water, and boom, you can get lots of extra attention from people, and later, you can become a model, a stripper, a girlfriend of someone famous or a TV personality.

Paulina says the supermodel career is commonly seen as a "shallow calling," but it's really not fair because models are just capitalizing on their natural talent. After all, would you consider it shallow for J.K. Rowling to take advantage of her knack for storytelling? I imagine being a model is no easy job — having the constant limelight on you can be very stressful. The pressure to be thin and catty co-workers makes modeling a lot tougher than it seems.

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