I've never wanted to look like models on the cover of magazines. I represent the majority of women and I'm very proud of that.
You're not working with models you're working with real women who have like anatomy. Models do not have anatomy.
I'm not pretty. The truth is I didn't think I could be a model at all. I was looking at some of the guys on the walls at Irene Marie and I thought to myself 'Jesus Christ. I can't do this. I don't look anything like these guys'.
I'm not on a mission. I'm not a paragon of health for anybody. I'm not going to run a marathon or model for 'Men's Health' or go on bike rides with Lance Armstrong. I'm not. Trust me.
Modeling has given me the opportunity to travel outside of Brazil and see the world. I have been meeting many interesting and talented people along the way.
I loved the travel but I didn't love the work. I mean come on modelling is only so stimulating!
I enjoyed working as a model a lot as it let me travel and I got to do some really interesting projects.
Modeling for me was not fulfilling. I didn't see the point - although I was able to travel a great deal. I lived in Italy Germany and Spain but I wasn't devoted to it.
I went from not knowing anything to becoming really curious and wanting to know and respecting people in the industry realizing how hard they work. I will always be thankful for 'Top Model' for that.
I decided that if I were to write a teen series I'd want to set it in a place that was familiar to me - Manhattan where I'd grown up - and I'd model the characters on myself and my friends.
The most important role models should and could be parents and teachers. But that said once you're a teenager you've probably gotten as much of an example from your parents as you're going to.
The most essential thing for us was to get the business model right then put the world-class technology under it to support it. At Merrill that meant not doing what people expected.
In spite of advances in technology and changes in the economy state government still operates on an obsolete 1970s model. We have a typewriter government in an Internet age.
Technology isn't the enemy it is our ally but only if we adopt a new model that puts people before profit. I realize that we seem far from that model but I have seen it in action and it is a beautiful thing. So I'm not willing to give up yet. Hope is the last thing to die.
At a minimum the majority of search dollars will flow to a social media model because people care most about what their peers think and the technology is there for that information to be quickly shared on products and services.
I suppose that every time there is difficulty. I remember about Space Mountain: It took us ten years before we found the technology that would allow such a ride. And during these ten years I had a model that I kept waiting for the technology we needed.
Well clearly Apple is a role model of the American innovation whereby it produced all these products - iPod iPhone iPad - that are really now dominating all the technology arena in the world.
The research rat of the future allows experimentation without manipulation of the real world. This is the cutting edge of modeling technology.
A Latin teacher told me I might make a good actress and that stuck in my memory. I did some modeling and Polanski gave me that small part.
I think once you're in the public eye whether you're a boss a teacher or whatever you do that you're automatically in the position of role model. You have people looking up to you so whether you choose to accept it or not is a different question.
For the past few years I was the more visible Asian performer and I think it gave young girls a kind of role model showing it's possible to actually reach success doing movies.
My father was an immigrant who literally walked across Europe to get out of Russia. He fought in World War I. He was wounded in action. My father was a great success even though he never had money. He was a very determined man a great role model.
The 'Sports Illustrated' cover was the last thing I shot. That week I told my agent 'You know what I really... I don't want to be a model anymore. I really want to do movies.' And I think he wanted to wring my neck at the moment.
We've seen the kind of social impact a professional sports team has on a city. A team brings high-profile role models into your community who are healthy and they're great images for the city to gravitate toward especially for kids.