The image is where you have dinner at night who you’re seeing. It’s what car you drive and how you dress. People in the industry sell that and it creates a dream. There’s nothing else.
But I do know focusing on the exterior doesn’t make me happy. If I want peace and serenity it won’t be reached by getting thinner or fatter.
For a while I was on the cover of every Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue which was regarded as the pinnacle of success in America.
I feel beautiful when I’m at peace with myself. When I’m serene when I’m a good person when I’ve been considerate of others.
It’s not vanity to feel you have a right to be beautiful. Women are taught to feel we’re not good enough that we must live up to someone else’s standards. But my aim is to cherish myself as I am.