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Miss Ligons: The are a Ying and Yang, you can't have one without the other. We could have explained it any better than that. She was genuine with a presence demand all of her own. From there we went on to ask Miss Ligons how she got into the industry, and the following was her response.
Miss Ligons: I was young (16 years old) and I was working at a shoe store at the time and a photographer from the Ukraine walked in and approached me with how great I looked and asked if I'd be interested in doing a shoot. I was excited and eager since I'd already love fashion and modeling so I asked my mom we went to sign documents and it all started there. I remember it was me, my mother, and my sister we we all there excited. From an article published by CNNMoney magazine we asked her about modeling injustice and if it really existed and this is what she had to say:
Miss Ligons: It definitely does exist, all too many times models would be under paid, or treated differently because of size, skin color, and all sorts of superficial issues; because what it boiled down to was "fashion is all about how you look" and they will categorize you accordingly.
Ms. Ligons also spoke about how she was approached by different photographers sexually, and mentioned its definitely a scary feeling when you are young, inexperienced and new. We wanted to know what newbie could do to avoid becoming victims to such situations and she said.
Miss Ligons: "You must have people that love you there and involved with you" because a lot of time your afraid to say no to certain things and when you have these people there helping you they can advocate for you when you feel like you can't. That makes a big difference in how long you last in the industry, because its very competitive and you have to fight for your wages for fair treatment for gigs everything. Having a support system will make adjusting to the industry so much easier.
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