Nylon talks to Canadian model Cailin Hill (i.e. creator of The Model Burnbook) about modelling and social media. Here's our highlight:
How do you manage to stay snarky/real about the modeling industry and also still make a living from it?
F*** that's a great question, and I wouldn't advise anyone who wants to have a successful career as a MODEL to mimic my behavior. All the choices I've made were because I knew I had no future in modeling. I'm a storyteller by blood, and I have been very aware this whole time that the modeling would end but I would take something from these unique experiences that would become a priceless asset to me. My presence on social media, even as small as it is in the grand scheme of all social-media-things, has opened up many doors for me. I've been lucky to have people from Marfa Journal, Christina Dietze from SRC783 mag, i-D online, and Nasty Gal contact me recently for contributions. Not based on my modeling success (haha), but for my perspective. After years of being judged at face value, it's really more rewarding and validating for me than any monetary amount. I make enough money modeling in Japan to pay my bills and live a comfortable life with my husband and our adorable dogs, and at the end of the day I have no regrets.