15 June, 2013
About Face: Supermodels, Then and Now DVD [Ina, Mt Albert Library]
We get to see really personal sidesfrom the models, some being quite honest and even wise. What I liked was the objective self-reflection that is possible through the distance of time to events that have marked them, but no longer rule them. Issues like the inferiority complexes, temptations and criticism about age that all are just a given in this industry will speak to any woman and I liked the frank admissions some of them made about it that take us a bit behind the scenes of the glamourous illusions of modelling. Concerning self-confidence, they all suggest that they are stronger and more self-aware from surviving and succeeding in a career that involves so much criticism and scrutiny.
Interestingly, they all have wildly varying views of the industry (and life!) today, but it probably shows that - through the diversity of backgrounds, experiences and ethnicities - a model's life is as real as ours, even if it doesn't seem so.
Title: About Face: Supermodels, Then and Now
Author: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
Publisher: Madman Entertainment
- Ina, Mt Albert Library