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Looks aren't everything. Believe me, I'm a model.

Hi. My name is Cameron Russell, and for the last little while, I've been a model. Actually, for 10 years. Voice Reading
And I feel like there's an uncomfortable tension in the room right now because I should not have worn this dress. Voice Reading
So luckily, I brought an outfit change. Voice Reading
This is the first outfit change on the TED stage, so you guys are pretty lucky to witness it, I think. Voice Reading
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. Voice Reading
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. Voice Reading
Not everybody gets to do that. Voice Reading
These heels are very uncomfortable, so good thing I wasn't going to wear them. Voice Reading
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. Voice Reading
So, why did I do that? That was awkward. Voice Reading
Hopefully not as awkward as that picture. Voice Reading
Image is powerful, but also, image is superficial. Voice Reading
I just totally transformed what you thought of me, in six seconds. Voice Reading
And in this picture, I had actually never had a boyfriend in real life. Voice Reading
I was totally uncomfortable, and the photographer was telling me to arch my back and put my hand in that guy's hair. Voice Reading
And of course, barring surgery, or the fake tan that I got two days ago for work, Voice Reading
there's very little that we can do to transform how we look, Voice Reading
and how we look, though it is superficial and immutable, has a huge impact on our lives. Voice Reading
So today, for me, being fearless means being honest. Voice Reading
And I am on this stage because I am a model. Voice Reading
I am on this stage because I am a pretty, white woman, and in my industry, we call that a sexy girl. Voice Reading
I'm going to answer the questions that people always ask me, but with an honest twist. Voice Reading
So the first question is, how do you become a model? Voice Reading

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