On not caring about what her critics have to say:
I stopped caring what people think a long time ago. I think it’s the best thing that came out of getting into modelling at such a young age, going to castings and being criticised. It gave me such a thick skin that now I’m like, “You know what? I don’t care what people think.”
On whether she lost weight since becoming famous:
I’ve been reading a few of your comments saying I’ve lost weight & need to stop working out erm no. First off our bodies are allowed to fluctuate its natural, and also no one else has the right to tell you what to do with your body. That’s why it’s called yours. I love posting pics celebrating this body I have & I love seeing communities online where woman & men feel free to share their pics & are doing it because THEY want to.
On how she became a successful model:
People see the finished product but don’t know the 13-year struggle behind it. They don’t know what I went through, that I had to think outside the box, how I used social media to grow, how I networked, how I’ve spoken at different places. I’ve even spoken at Harvard! The more you try to be like someone else, the less successful you’re going to be,’ she said. ‘You need to be different. That’s what’s going to make you stand out.
See more of Iskra in Women’s Health inside!