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Top fashion model, speaker & author of the book “Supermodel YOU“, Sarah DeAnna, joins us once again on FPBlog to share her experiences of healthy bodies and body image in the modeling industry and how she came about to create her book that deals with finding identity and beauty within yourself. Let’s note wait any longer. Here is the interview of Sarah DeAnna speaking to FPBlog…
FPBlog: One of the things that I really admire about you, Sarah, is that you have this gorgeous body. Models have to have gorgeous bodies, but you have this body through good habits and healthy means. You know in our industry, and I often at times I feel guilt about it, is the showing off, depicting the perfect image, body and face, and we then exploit that.
Young girls, who maybe are 5’10” and 115 pounds feel bad about themselves and it can lead to low self esteem or poor body image. Maybe they might try to get as thin as you are through unhealthy measures whether that’s through fasting, drugs or anorexia and that’s really sad. So you have written a book which I’m so happy and proud that you’ve done. Can you tell us about it?
Sarah Deanna: Yeah, it’s called “Supermodel YOU“, and basically it was my response to, like all the things your saying right now. Being in the industry, I just became the “go to girl” for models living in model apartments, backstage at shows or (for) agents (who) would tell the models to call or ask me because “Sarah Deanna is thin and she’s healthy and they’re having problems”. They knew I was eating anything, they knew I was healthy and it just became a passion of mine. Girls would come up to me, I would teach and help them.
So I started researching and I found something (interesting); that they were five keys that determine body weight for every single person and I was able to show how a model, a healthy model (because of our career and because of what we do), how we have mastered these keys. I put it into a book and I have an amazing publishing house (Hay House), support system and writer. I’m just really happy (about it) and it’s out now!
It’s my passion, my dream and I just want to (do it). It’s “Supermodel YOU“ and it’s teaching people how to channel their own inner supermodel. It’s not (about) having somebody else’s body or (the body of) somebody that you see in a magazine, but your dream body, and your body that makes you feel the best, that you’re healthiest at, and I love it.
I cannot wait for people to get it and I hope that the message is understood the right way. (I hope that it is) given how we’re giving it, but (also) understood, that people feel empowered; girls won’t feel like a model is better than them or a person on the street, or a girl in their school or anything (is better than them). I hope they can get how to own their own identity and their own beauty.
FPBlog: That’s great! I’ll read it!
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Feature image & image 1: Photo of Sarah DeAnna, courtesy of Melissa Rodwell for Kurv Magazine