Karolina Kurkova on Instagram Models: ‘They’re taking work from people who gave up their time and energy to learn their craft’

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On modeling in her 30s:

“I’ve been modeling for 16 years. I’m amazed I’m still around; we live in such a fast-paced world and get over everything so quickly. I don’t allow myself to compete with the new girls – what good is thinking like that? When you’re older, you’re more confident and comfortable. And there’s something to be said for being seasoned, rather than being very new and raw and not knowing what you’re doing.”

On Instagram models:

“When I started modeling there was no social media, I didn’t come from a rich family and I didn’t date anyone famous – my work spoke for me. I’m glad, because I learned discipline, dedication and patience, and it kept me grounded. Now you can be famous so easily and it’s dangerous, it can mess with your head. People are coming from left and right with two million followers and, whether they say they’re a model or a stylist, they’ve never trained, never worked with anybody, never sacrificed anything. They’re taking work from people who gave up their time and energy to learn their craft. I’m not judging, but who’s going to have the longevity? You might be cool right now, but how long will it last? Are people going to get tired of you?”

On being called a supermodel:

“It doesn’t really mean anything. It’s a strange word. I prefer it when people say I’m cool, or that I’m a hard worker, or I’m nice. Those are bigger compliments than saying I’m a supermodel. It’s just a title.”

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Karolina Kurkova: “I was a stick, super-skinny, and looked different. It’s not an easy thing”

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On how difficult it is to look different:

When I was young, I stood out. I was different. I was the tallest girl. I was a stick, super-skinny, and looked different. It’s not an easy thing, but I think we all go through some sort of disappointment and insecurities through our lives eventually. It’s really about your attitude and how you deal with it, and how you let it affect you or not; and what’s your armor that you’re building for yourself to not let it affect you as much.

… says the supermodel.

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Adriana Lima and Karolina Kurkova – 2 Girls, 4 Outfits

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Adriana Lima and Karolina Kurkova had a busy week – here they are at 2 different events, looking thin and modelesque in short blue dresses and demure in long gowns (after the jump).

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