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Looks aren’t everything. Believe me, I’m a model. | Cameron Russell


Translator: Joseph Geni
Reviewer: Morton Bast Hi. My name is Cameron Russell, and for the last little while,
I’ve been a model. Actually, for 10 years. And I feel like there’s an uncomfortable tension
in the room right now because I should not have worn this dress. (Laughter) So luckily, I brought an outfit change. This is the first outfit change
on the TED stage, so you guys are pretty lucky
to witness it, I think. If some of the women were
really horrified when I came out, you don’t have to tell me now,
but I’ll find out later on Twitter. (Laughter) I’d also note that I’m quite privileged to be able to transform
what you think of me in a very brief 10 seconds. Not everybody gets to do that. These heels are very uncomfortable,
so good thing I wasn’t going to wear them. The worst part is putting
this sweater over my head, because that’s when
you’ll all laugh at me, so don’t do anything
while it’s over my head. All right. So, why did I do that? That was awkward. (Laughter) Well — (Laughter) Hopefully not as awkward as that picture. Image is powerful, but also, image is superficial. I just totally transformed
what you thought of me, in six seconds. And in this picture, I had actually never had
a boyfriend in real life. I was totally uncomfortable, and the photographer
was telling me to arch my back and put my hand in that guy’s hair. And of course, barring surgery, or the fake tan that I got
two days ago for work, there’s very little that we can do
to transform how we look, and how we look, though it is
superficial and immutable, has a huge impact on our lives. So today, for me, being
fearless means being honest. And I am on this stage
because I am a model. I am on this stage because
I am a pretty, white woman, and in my industry,
we call that a sexy girl. I’m going to answer the questions
that people always ask me, but with an honest twist. So the first question is,
how do you become a model? I always just say, “Oh, I was scouted,” but that means nothing. The real way that I became a model is I won a genetic lottery,
and I am the recipient of a legacy, and maybe you’re wondering
what is a legacy. Well, for the past few centuries we have defined beauty
not just as health and youth and symmetry that we’re biologically
programmed to admire, but also as tall, slender figures, and femininity and white skin. And this is a legacy
that was built for me, and it’s a legacy
that I’ve been cashing out on. And I know there are
people in the audience who are skeptical at this point, and maybe there are
some fashionistas who are like, “Wait. Naomi. Tyra. Joan Smalls. Liu Wen.” And first, I commend you on your model
knowledge. Very impressive. (Laughter) But unfortunately,
I have to inform you that in 2007, a very inspired NYU Ph.D. student counted all the models on the runway,
every single one that was hired, and of the 677 models that were hired, only 27, or less than four percent,
were non-white. The next question people always ask is, “Can I be a model when I grow up?” And the first answer is, “I don’t know,
they don’t put me in charge of that.” But the second answer, and what I really want to say
to these little girls is, “Why? You know? You can be anything. You could be the President
of the United States, or the inventor of the next Internet, or a ninja cardiothoracic surgeon poet, which would be awesome,
because you’d be the first one.” (Laughter) If, after this amazing list,
they still are like, “No, no, Cameron, I want to be a model,” well, then I say, “Be my boss.” Because I’m not in charge of anything, and you could be the editor in chief
of American Vogue or the CEO of H&M,
or the next Steven Meisel. Saying that you want to be
a model when you grow up is akin to saying that you want to win
the Powerball when you grow up. It’s out of your control,
and it’s awesome, and it’s not a career path. I will demonstrate for you now
10 years of accumulated model knowledge, because unlike cardiothoracic surgeons, it can just be distilled right now. So, if the photographer is right there, the light is right there, like a nice HMI, and the client says,
“We want a walking shot,” this leg goes first, nice and long,
this arm goes back, this arm goes forward, the head is at three quarters,
and you just go back and forth, just do that, and then you look back
at your imaginary friends, 300, 400, 500 times. (Laughter) It will look something like this. (Laughter) Hopefully less awkward
than that one in the middle. That was — I don’t know
what happened there. Unfortunately,
after you’ve gone to school, and you have a résumé
and you’ve done a few jobs, you can’t say anything anymore, so if you say you want to be
the President of the United States, but your résumé reads,
“Underwear Model: 10 years,” people give you a funny look. The next question is,
“Do they retouch all the photos?” And yeah, they pretty much
retouch all the photos, but that is only a small component
of what’s happening. This picture is the very first
picture that I ever took, and it’s also the very first time
that I had worn a bikini, and I didn’t even have my period yet. I know we’re getting personal,
but I was a young girl. This is what I looked like with my grandma
just a few months earlier. Here’s me on the same day as this shoot. My friend got to come. Here’s me at a slumber party
a few days before I shot French Vogue. Here’s me on the soccer team
and in V Magazine. And here’s me today. And I hope what you’re seeing is that these pictures
are not pictures of me. They are constructions, and they are constructions
by a group of professionals, by hairstylists and makeup artists
and photographers and stylists and all of their assistants
and pre-production and post-production, and they build this. That’s not me. Okay, so the next question
people always ask me is, “Do you get free stuff?” (Laughter) I do have too many 8-inch heels
which I never get to wear, except for earlier, but the free stuff that I get
is the free stuff that I get in real life, and that’s what we don’t like
to talk about. I grew up in Cambridge, and one time I went into a store
and I forgot my money and they gave me the dress for free. When I was a teenager,
I was driving with my friend who was an awful driver
and she ran a red and of course, we got pulled over, and all it took was a “Sorry, officer,”
and we were on our way. And I got these free things
because of how I look, not who I am, and there are
people paying a cost for how they look and not who they are. I live in New York, and last year, of the 140,000 teenagers
that were stopped and frisked, 86% of them were black and Latino,
and most of them were young men. And there are only 177,000
young black and Latino men in New York, so for them, it’s not a question
of, “Will I get stopped?” but “How many times will I get stopped?
When will I get stopped?” When I was researching this talk, I found out that of the 13-year-old girls
in the United States, 53% don’t like their bodies, and that number goes to 78%
by the time that they’re 17. So, the last question people ask me is, “What is it like to be a model?” And I think the answer
that they’re looking for is, “If you are a little bit skinnier
and you have shinier hair, you will be so happy and fabulous.” And when we’re backstage, we give an answer
that maybe makes it seem like that. We say, “It’s really amazing to travel,
and it’s amazing to get to work with creative, inspired,
passionate people.” And those things are true,
but they’re only one half of the story, because the thing
that we never say on camera, that I have never said on camera, is, “I am insecure.” And I’m insecure because I have to think
about what I look like every day. And if you ever are wondering, “If I have thinner thighs
and shinier hair, will I be happier?” you just need to meet a group of models, because they have the thinnest thighs,
the shiniest hair and the coolest clothes, and they’re the most physically
insecure women probably on the planet. When I was writing this talk, I found it very difficult
to strike an honest balance, because on the one hand, I felt very uncomfortable
to come out here and say, “Look I’ve received all these benefits
from a deck stacked in my favor,” and it also felt really uncomfortable
to follow that up with, “and it doesn’t always make me happy.” But mostly it was difficult to unpack
a legacy of gender and racial oppression when I am one
of the biggest beneficiaries. But I’m also happy
and honored to be up here and I think that it’s great
that I got to come before 10 or 20 or 30 years had passed
and I’d had more agency in my career, because maybe then I wouldn’t tell
the story of how I got my first job, or maybe I wouldn’t tell the story
of how I paid for college, which seems so important right now. If there’s a takeaway to this talk, I hope it’s that we all feel
more comfortable acknowledging the power of image
in our perceived successes and our perceived failures. Thank you. (Applause)

Robin Kshlerin

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100 COMMENTS

  1. Anik Ives Posted on October 20, 2019 at 4:56 am

    I don't get the title message in the content

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  2. Cycos Closet Posted on October 20, 2019 at 5:06 am

    Money isn't everything, believe me, I'm rich. Health isn't everything, believe me, I'm healthy. Freedom isn't everything, believe me, I'm free. Looks aren't everything, believe me, I'm a model. okay……………………………..

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  3. GodTheFather Posted on October 20, 2019 at 5:25 am

    I don't find her to be that good looking lol. Not a head turner

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  4. Marlena Lash Posted on October 20, 2019 at 5:49 am

    Very strong message

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  5. Magz Sara Posted on October 20, 2019 at 9:09 am

    I'll wait for David Beckham to apologise for being able to play football, for George Clooney to apologise for being able to act, for Usain Bolt for being able to run, for Michael Buble for being able to sing.. No one gets to decide their genetically lottery you daft woman…. Ask Adele she won the singing lottery but I doubt she'll apologise either..You can just use what you've been given and make the best of it!

    Reply
  6. Nightingale 120 Posted on October 20, 2019 at 9:49 am

    Looks are not everything.

    But they are something.
    Trust me, I am far from a model.

    Reply
  7. 2emeraldeyes Posted on October 20, 2019 at 10:19 am

    Can we PLEASE stop playing the race card in EVERYTHING…looks are relative – it has nothing to do with the color of our skin. There can be a very pretty black person and a homely white person; in this day and age the attractive black person will get the positive response. The only problem we have with race today is the downplaying and the demonizing of white people from the media and even many crazy white people. Stop already. It IS okay to be white and it is NOT okay to make racial comments about white people anymore than it is to make racial comments about black people or anyone in between. We all bleed red. Stop the madness.

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  8. sweet 123 Posted on October 20, 2019 at 12:47 pm

    Two minute silence for those people who failed to acknowledge the points she is trying to make …

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  9. Pea gee Posted on October 20, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    When you're ugly and someone loves you, you know they love you for who you are. Beautiful people never know who to trust.
    -Drax the Destroyer

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  10. Marshall M&M Posted on October 20, 2019 at 1:48 pm

    The FIRST thing that you gonna have to do for enrolling a “Modeling internship” is to send a picture of your damn face, so that’s why ugly people hogging their time on internet making “funny” comments trying to get liked and beautiful people becoming models/actors/singers/Richass

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  11. Bright Bulb Posted on October 20, 2019 at 1:50 pm

    Looks aren’t everything. Money isn’t everything. Health isn’t everything. Imagination is everything. Man (mind) kind is imagination. All thinks/things are temporary/temporal ‘imagined” conditions. Whatever condition you/I have imagined into existence will disappear into the nothingness of unconditioned consciousness which is the substance of all things/thinks hoped for and ever will be. Goddess knows I have a vivid, disciplined imagination 😇😈 and having the “right look” at the ‘right time” within time-space reality is without doubt a powerful tool for manifesting everything desired to be experienced in life. Imagination is everything.

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  12. Watchful Eyes Posted on October 20, 2019 at 3:08 pm

    My personal experience Skin color is very important.
    I am fairly good looking and have a brown skin tone. I got pulled out of the security queue at airport and checked as a convict in front of everyone. I was made to place my hands on bars, part my legs and checked, asked to raise my feet to check under my sports shoes. If that wasn't enough another security lady with the same gloves she checked other ppl n stuff on airport put her used gloved hands to check in my panties, my jeans pockets n around my belly area. I had no belt, plain blue jeans n a white Tshirt. I was flying with my partner. My backpack was taken apart n they found nothing. Whereas all white travellers went past without being checked or touched. I wanted to say instead to the security woman to put me through the xray machine even my bag n shoes. They should get a sniffer dog too.
    Why did they humilate me publicly? I saw the same being done with another young single Indian woman, same treatment but the white passengers walked past the security without any issues. I understood she and I were discriminated because of our dark skin. This happened with me on Frankfurt Airport in Germany last week.

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  13. Heron Cabo Posted on October 20, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    Grande top model..ok.🙏👍🙏🙏👍👍🙏

    Reply
  14. Dawn Mabalos Posted on October 20, 2019 at 5:10 pm

    Whatever they say, looks are still important to most people and it's sad 😢

    Reply
  15. Presque vu Posted on October 20, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    So, chances are, given her insightful philosophy, she married a low-paid, short, balding janitor for his charming personality, right?

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  16. FTC Harvest Posted on October 20, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    I prefer immortality, because I'm very good at it.

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  17. Presque vu Posted on October 20, 2019 at 6:43 pm

    Consciousness isn't everything, trust me, I'm in a coma.

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  18. Luke Cory Posted on October 20, 2019 at 7:34 pm

    Why the whole shtick about "there's noooo non-white models"? Who cares? If people think white girls are prettier, as many people do, that's nothing to be ashamed of.

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  19. Sunshine Coming Posted on October 20, 2019 at 7:36 pm

    I’ve been considered by today’s standards what is attractive
    I come from a broken home, abandoned by one parent, worked my whole life to pay rent and go through school. Fought addictions, never had “a break” worked for everything, nobody handed me anything.

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  20. Paulo 0 Posted on October 20, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    Says the women who is an supermodel!

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  21. Liz Byington Posted on October 20, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    This is a disappointing Ted talk, I mean I agree that looks aren’t everything- I was THAT beautiful girl that everyone wanted to be when younger, and people can get all hung up on looks. But I feel that for a Ted talk she could have talked about a WHOLE lot more than ok- she is insecure… but that’s it? That’s the bottom line? The end? It could have been much better in my opinion.

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  22. Michael Lombardi-Nash Posted on October 20, 2019 at 10:05 pm

    People are not born ugly; only when they're angry, envious or mean do they look like trolls

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  23. Raheem Cannon Posted on October 20, 2019 at 10:25 pm

    What a beautiful soul she has

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  24. OBAMAS WATCHING ME Posted on October 20, 2019 at 10:40 pm

    It's kind of difficult to go from one video on how women have it harder then men and then hear how women get free dresses and out of tickets for free. Ya they left all that part out on the last video.

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  25. SoullessMadness Posted on October 20, 2019 at 11:10 pm

    Get her off the stage. LoL

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  26. Eric s Posted on October 21, 2019 at 12:58 am

    She is pretty but every guy does not like tall skinny girls with boney faces . I like petite curvy long black wavy hair small feet and ultra feminine. Also girls with soft cute faces small mouths big eyes and little fat bulges under both sides of bottom lip a ancient sign of beauty. Todays models do not do a thing for me. I find they look like tall skinny effeminate
    boys.

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  27. TheWildWest Posted on October 21, 2019 at 1:12 am

    Anorexic women begging for attention in the modeling industry, are NOT pretty. Believe me, I'm a health practitioner.

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  28. Eric Talkington Posted on October 21, 2019 at 2:37 am

    At 5:56, when she showed her doing the modeling shot and the regular picture of her on the same day, yeah she looks good in the modeling shot, especially the hair, but she looks even better in a normal picture. Most good looking girls look better when they are just themselves. Especially when a girls doesn't need makeup and can have her hair pulled up and just bummin it. That is a truly beautiful woman. Many women can be dolled up and look good even when they aren't normally attractive, but looking good naturally is far more appealing to me than someone done up for a photo shoot.

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  29. Mr. Smetch Posted on October 21, 2019 at 3:15 am

    Stupid leftist propaganda.

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  30. Marissa Dower-morgan Posted on October 21, 2019 at 3:31 am

    I'm an ex hair and makeup …Don't listen . She has no perspective . It's not her fault . She knows she had an advantage .It's sheer guilt driven psychobabble. Height ,Looks and Money give people the edge , Intelligence only goes so far , with out the first advantage .. Very Smart ,below average looking or unattractive women get less dates and less advancement at jobs. . Short Bald intelligent men , with no money, good luck. People with loads of money and no looks often victims and often TRAGIC. Why do you think advertising works to sell happiness ? They make you think there is something to buy to fix it . it's not that easy to fake beautiful and sexually attractive .

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  31. Tim Harris Posted on October 21, 2019 at 3:56 am

    Calling bullshit on this…Of course pretty people have more opportunities.

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  32. Bea A Posted on October 21, 2019 at 4:03 am

    Cameron Russell is an American fashion model and activist. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, she graduated from Columbia University with majors in Economics and Political science. Russell began modeling as a part-time profession in 2003.

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  33. Question Everything Posted on October 21, 2019 at 5:02 am

    That was easily the most air-headed TED talk I have heard. Felt like activism dressed up as a lecture.

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  34. Kacey James Posted on October 21, 2019 at 5:16 am

    they should have hosted not that model on this show but some fat girl instead or both to compare them right there, then we could have gotten the truth

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  35. Ashwini Birajdar Posted on October 21, 2019 at 7:03 am

    She is 'true' person

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  36. winston miller Posted on October 21, 2019 at 7:57 am

    Surely underrated, but hard hitting talk. Thank you Cameron.

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  37. Nazrin Salim Posted on October 21, 2019 at 9:59 am

    Hey guys,most of you didn't get what she meant,what a pity..

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  38. A D Posted on October 21, 2019 at 11:04 am

    As a former model I found this speech kind of nauseating because she doesnt offer any solutions…..its still very model ee and I hate models….and yes she is insecure and I have no idea what she is trying to say….its still self involved……and weird. Seriously , the truth is a lot of models are very insecure and they don't own themselves because they are forever treated like objects….I always admired people who owned who they were …that , to me, looked and felt a lot better….I remember this weird lady who was working her tail off when I was in my 20s…..she was always working her &$(*% off when I saw her and I had this minor thought, god Im so much more fortunate than her because " I am so beautiful and I don't have to work so hard.." Lol. She is now a massive designer and worth billions and I still can't manage my bank account….so who cares how you look or how anyone looks…..make something of yourself no matter what cards God delt you because your worth it and you can. God bless!

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  39. Mark Jones Posted on October 21, 2019 at 12:40 pm

    But what is good looking and what is ugly?

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  40. TheGratitudeAttitude Posted on October 21, 2019 at 12:54 pm

    Interesting observation: 
    This video — pretty underwear model reminds us, using a slideshow of her modeling photos, of what we already know about how our culture views woman = almost 21 million views and almost 20,000 comments…  (only a handful of TED videos reach the one million mark) — Astrophysicist, Federica Bianco explains how she uses astrophysical data analysis to solve urban and social problems — as well as stellar mysteries = 30,000 views and 82 comments.

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  41. natchiramani Posted on October 21, 2019 at 1:04 pm

    Not so good looking , but with strong character, people have made their mark in history !
    None with just good looks but without strong character has found a notable place in history !
    But of course good looks and good character are not mutually exclusive

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  42. Andrew SUP Posted on October 21, 2019 at 1:50 pm

    Yeah right…tell her to date an average looking guy with an awesome personality and I guarantee you that she will say no 100%.It is so funny when people say that looks don’t matter and it’s the person itselfs,like yeah,cut the bull****,you’re not fooling anyone.When you go to a girl and ask her out,she will first analyze your looks,if she doesn’t like your appearance,guess what,you can have the greatest personality on earth,SHE WON’T DATE YOU.I’m sorry if I’m breaking your dreams but that is just the way things are.It is said that only 1% of the people on earth will find you attractive,so that means about 75 million people,you have a lot of options.Stay safe,be positive,don’t be influenced by the beautiful words this lady is trying to sell here(even she doesn’t believe what she’s saying lol).

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  43. Lyron Jax Posted on October 21, 2019 at 2:31 pm

    “Height isn’t everything believe me, i’m in the NBA”

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  44. Gia Louisa Posted on October 21, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    While beauty has its advantages, let this not distract you from the fact it can bring lots of unwanted attention and destructively jealous actions from those around you.

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  45. Zodracel TFM Posted on October 21, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    The wall is undefeated!

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  46. E A Posted on October 21, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    What? She didn't have any boyfriend???? Whats that mean???? Maybe she mean she hav only open relationships…

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  47. chechie rae Posted on October 21, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    Model privilege

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  48. Winston Rodrigues Posted on October 21, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    You don't look like a model from any angles.

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  49. Jim McIntyre Posted on October 21, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    I dated a model for a while. I couldn’t handle it. I felt like I had to look better than my best all the time. Most of that was on her because she was superficial. Also on me though because I was only attracted to the physical part of her and she made me feel important. Totally not worth it.

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  50. Roberta H Posted on October 21, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    She’s right, there are good looking people who are very insecure. I think especially women.
    Having everyone fawn over you because of your looks is going to feed your ego, but there’s always going to be someone who’s more attractive than you. Lots of women can’t handle that. I’ve seen attractive women act so spiteful and jealous when they’re around another attractive woman.

    I think looks can definitely make people treat you nicer and pay more attention to you, which is a shame. It’s a double edged sword though. If you’re exceptionally good looking you’ll probably get fairer treatment, but you also have to deal with jealously and lecherous people. And I feel like by virtue of being good looking, it’s easy to become obsessed with your looks which leads to a bad mental state.

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  51. Jonathan Ziegler Posted on October 21, 2019 at 8:33 pm

    She is brilliant.

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  52. pandorahunter Posted on October 21, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    she saying they matter too much and also not enough to make you happy alone. sge us using privilege to point out the flaws of our beauty system. I like her.

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  53. Ali Kechoo Posted on October 21, 2019 at 9:52 pm

    OK the comments are cool down here but I'm tired of liking them and I have wrote mine read it below

    I'm tired of writing.

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  54. Gerry Blue Posted on October 21, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    The irony in the title of a video that has 20 Million views, (one of the most viewd in TED) mostly I'm sure, because of the thumbnail of an attractive woman.

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  55. bob star Posted on October 21, 2019 at 9:56 pm

    She ain't all that. I've banged way hotter. But thanks for telling us all how hot you think you are and that you feel privileged. Great speech👌🤥

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  56. Redha Benaissa Posted on October 21, 2019 at 11:47 pm

    So obvious
    She is a transgender
    Drag queen confirmed

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  57. kantemir schogen Posted on October 21, 2019 at 11:48 pm

    ….I’m glad I watched this after good lunch

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  58. Redha Benaissa Posted on October 21, 2019 at 11:50 pm

    Real eyes realize real lies
    She is definitly a man
    Wide shoulders and no hips big forehead.
    Read between the line
    Wake up people

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  59. Lps Flare Posted on October 22, 2019 at 12:01 am

    this comment section is very sad. people are getting thousands of likes for completely missing the point of the video. she is acknowledging the unfairness in society but pointing out that just because you won the genetic lottery, it does not make you happier mentally than the person who didn't.

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  60. Роман Кузнецов Posted on October 22, 2019 at 12:08 am

    Большой член не важен поверьте мне у меня 20см😂😂😂

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  61. Sweetpea1000AH Posted on October 22, 2019 at 12:20 am

    The agenda that you keep promoting is disgusting.

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  62. Bdot Posted on October 22, 2019 at 2:32 am

    stop scrolling, these comments are all the same lmao (3)

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  63. sadlyjordan Posted on October 22, 2019 at 4:39 am

    To all the people saying "looks do matter because you get treated better,"
    That's her point. She literally says that. It's in the description for God's sake. What she's trying to say is that while not being "pretty" has its own many problems, there are new problems that arise when you are pretty. All these comments are just proving her point further, that people in society see being traditionally pretty as this cure all for all your problems. You're giving her crap for not knowing how it feels to be in your shoes when you haven't been in hers.

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  64. No Name Posted on October 22, 2019 at 6:47 am

    Well, it is in our human biology that cause us to be superficial.

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  65. Vertex the solution of every need... Posted on October 22, 2019 at 7:49 am

    Awesome!

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  66. INDIO ANÓNIMO Posted on October 22, 2019 at 8:23 am

    A billionaire is not everything. Believe me, I'm Jeff Bezos.

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  67. Medha Manglik Posted on October 22, 2019 at 8:24 am

    Just came here to read the comments.

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  68. Mr. Paradox Posted on October 22, 2019 at 8:49 am

    "Money isn't everything. Trust me, I'm a billionaire"

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  69. o_xy_o Posted on October 22, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    did people who are saying in the comments
    "x isn't everything. Believe me, i'm a y"
    even watch this?

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  70. Cristian M Posted on October 22, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    She is fucking hot, I like her.

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  71. tobo86 Posted on October 22, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    Money isn’t everything either but I don’t easily feel sorry for millionaires who have inherited those riches

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  72. Patricia H Posted on October 22, 2019 at 4:27 pm

    I've been told by my parents, aunties, uncles, my grandma and my grandad and my mum's/grandma's friends and their friend's children that I should be a model. I don't know how because I'm really insecure about how I look. I decided I might do this as a career but to me, I am ugly, compared to someone of the people on Instagram and people in my school. I get the feeling that I wanna be shown as beautiful and 'sexy'. I'm currently ill atm. People in my school usually have a new boyfriend every 2 weeks and it shouldn't make me jealous but it does, always dreamed of being in their place, being beautiful asf, but everything I do doesn't really convince anyone I'm beautiful.

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  73. Mister Hide Posted on October 22, 2019 at 4:38 pm

    If you see a rat in your livingroom or a squirel, what could be your reaction against the rat and against the squirel ? I know the answer. We can sumarize this video with this question (sorry for my english, i'm french xD)

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  74. S A N T I A G O Posted on October 22, 2019 at 4:55 pm

    STOP! Before you make a comment, please watch the video! thank you!!!!

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  75. Brent Millsop Posted on October 22, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    I can’t buy into this self abuse.

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  76. Berrak Betul Akdemir Posted on October 22, 2019 at 8:24 pm

    What is the point? Can somebody summarize?

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  77. The Wandering Ghoul Posted on October 22, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    Guilt, Guilt, Guilt.

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  78. Lola McFarlane Posted on October 22, 2019 at 9:48 pm

    First, she says that it is a genetic lottery and it is all about your personal looks, but then she says that its all in the construction of the photographers and the makeup artist. Which is it?

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  79. Nada A. Posted on October 22, 2019 at 10:08 pm

    Thank you Cameron Russell for your refreshing and deep honesty, we need it in this very upside down world.

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  80. davey dudely Posted on October 22, 2019 at 10:49 pm

    Actually babe, looks ARE everything if you're a frickin model.

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  81. Paul c Posted on October 22, 2019 at 10:59 pm

    If looks arent everything then we should set up a gofund me page to get her UGLY surgery, lets see if she accepts.

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  82. Shae Posted on October 22, 2019 at 11:27 pm

    Loved this. I'm sure being transparent even though some still refuse to hear you words because of your looks wasn't easy, but thank you for the thoughtfulness you brought on shedding light to other issues and disparities in our society.

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  83. johnny jess Posted on October 23, 2019 at 12:25 am

    Only watch these videos .. American Renaissance / Youtube ! Cameron Russell is a ignorant ant-white bigot ! Shame on her !

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  84. Dean Green Posted on October 23, 2019 at 12:30 am

    Bullshit. At every single turn in your life you’ll have 50 people wanting to help you, some because you’re pretty and people treat pretty people nicer. Some for sexual purposes or some just to be in your good books because who doesn’t want to be seen with the stunner. This works particularly for women. Pretty women have almost everything on a plate and have had since the dawn of time.

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  85. Mastery-of-Self Posted on October 23, 2019 at 3:04 am

    Looks aren't everything. It is the only thing! First impression is highly important. People can/will fall madly in love with a beautiful person.

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  86. Fil Frederiksen Posted on October 23, 2019 at 4:44 am

    Why didn’t she talk about how few runway models were 96% or more white? That number is very low as well, another student did the research and found that there were only 66 model in that category, but I guess that didn’t help her racist narrative.
    It’s a mathematical fallacy to compare 4% to 96% as she did.

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  87. Fattie 2 BaddieTV Posted on October 23, 2019 at 6:06 am

    It’s so easy for white women to be considered beautiful. She doesn’t look special at all. Nothing about her is beautiful to me. But.. she’s white 🤷🏾‍♀️

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  88. felix breza Posted on October 23, 2019 at 6:07 am

    Oh my fucking god how long has the human species been alive and we just now are talking about that how women look isn’t everything., what is happening on this planet

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  89. Gary Nawab Posted on October 23, 2019 at 7:07 am

    looks is everything in world better look beautiful and smart and handsome peoples get so much attention from everyone and average and bad looking guys and girls dont even get noticed…like they are nothing on this planet

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  90. Mike JH Posted on October 23, 2019 at 7:25 am

    People adapt to their own situation. Their expectations are moulded accordingly. That's why attractive people don't think being good looking is such a big deal. Rich people don't think money is a big deal. Neither is a guarantee of happiness, but just like being wealthy, being attractive will make your life easier in many different ways. She should get a make-up artist to make her ugly, a la Charlize Theron in "Monster", and go about like that for a month. Then she'd likely realise the difference.

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  91. TLR Posted on October 23, 2019 at 7:56 am

    I'd like to talk like her. About my self like she does herself. I could listen to her with ease. 😊You Do Not Judge a Book By its Cover.we are all equal. In my mind.

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  92. Hong Shi Posted on October 23, 2019 at 8:22 am

    Models don’t really felt how look matters, should ask one with acnes or scars, and they should be the one that decides.

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  93. Nikita Sharma Posted on October 23, 2019 at 9:52 am

    Why are people saying such negative things in the comments?

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  94. Rookh Kshatriya Posted on October 23, 2019 at 12:41 pm

    We need a Ted Talk by a 5.3" Indian janitor

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  95. Samina Shaikh Posted on October 23, 2019 at 2:06 pm

    Such an inspiring speech.

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  96. ABRAHaM CaMPoS Posted on October 23, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    I love it when their hot and brainy like this 🤤

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  97. hygroscopyc Posted on October 23, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    LOL. I love how beautiful people claim, "looks aren't everything". Same as wealthy people saying "Money isn't everything". Classic.

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