“I'm not saying that texting while driving doesn't cause accidents, but ...
The fact that x% of people were texting while getting into an accident does NOT mean that the accident was caused by texting. I realize that we don't do a lot of math in this country, but basic Stats 101 would teach you that correlation and causation are two ENTIRELY different things.”
“Not necessarily. Being "pretty" isn't really a huge part of it.
First, you need to be at least 5'9" minimum (unless you're Kate Moss -- but she's Kate Moss, so rules don't apply to her :) ).
Second, you need to have the right body.
Third, you have to some defining feature to make it anywhere really important.
Fourth, you need to be able to handle the work. If you can't walk up and down a runway all day in stilettos, for instance, modeling is not going to be for you.
Finally, sure, being "pretty" is nice. But it's far less important than everything else.
The reason why so many models seem very pretty is that, in a lot of cases, the ones who ARE really pretty are the ones who make into daily discussions of the industry. Even people who follow the fashion industry and modeling closely don't know the names of the vast majority of models. They are pretty much commodities, and their careers will be over not long after they begin.
For every Alessandra Ambrosio or Candice Swanepoel or Gisele, there are thousands and thousands of models no one will ever know, who make a small amount of money, and whose careers end up essentially as footnotes in their own lives.”
Nov 21, 2013 at 17:37:57
I *THINK* my first concert was James Taylor. I was about 10-12. As you can tell, my memory is a little hazy. But I went to that one with my mom.
The first concert that was just myself and my friends, drinking beer (and whiskey, which made me sick) on the way there was Van Halen. I was either 14 or 15 -- can't remember what part of the school year it fell in.
That was the David Lee Roth version of Van Halen, btw.”