Love thy self.
At the age of 14, these scars on my hips and breasts appeared, even though I was very slender. I was mortified. When I turned 18 and was first approached by a photographer to shoot in lingerie, I was terrified of being judged for my perceived flaws. Well, I survived the first shoot, and pursued modeling with a passion- even though I was constantly battling self doubt about my short stature (5'2) as well as these marks. Over years of positive reinforcement through hundreds of photo shoots, my fear of body-shaming for my tiger stripes has completely disappeared. I hope that my transparency can create a ripple effect of positivity amongst men and women in my circle of influence. Don't let your insecurities rule your life! - Kristy Jessica