Sometimes we forget that models, those alien-like creatures who get paid to allow photographers to distort images of them into unrealistic ridiculousness, are actually human beings with human emotions. And this line from Lara Stone, the current face of Calvin Klein, reminded us of that fact.
Stone, whose recent ubiquity rivals that of tap water, told Vogue UK that she too has those moments when she doesn’t feel all that great about her body — even if Calvin Klein and a number of other very big brands have based several hundreds of millions of dollars around it in their ad campaigns. But Stone says that the key to pushing through all of that insecurity is finding a way to be happy with your body.
“It depends on the day. Like most women, I have days where I feel like today I’m not leaving the house – you know days where you’ve got a spot on your nose or when you’ve just got off a flight, eaten fish and chips and feel really bloated – that one happens a lot to me. You have to accept yourself though, and accept that there will always be something to worry about. It’s much easier just to accept things.”
Now, we’re not going to sit here and belittle whatever passing insecurities Stone may have. But while it’s refreshing to hear someone so gorgeous (and so statuesque) say that sometimes she isn’t jazzed about her body, we don’t necessarily think she suffers the same kind of mind/body disconnect that propels people to develop eating disorders or serious psychological issues. Still, to have her acknowledge that she’s not perfect and she knows it is major. And the more people who stop regarding models as perfect creatures, the better.