"When I think about moguls, I think like Donald Trump who… owns NYC practically. That’s a mogul. I feel like I’m on my way to a lot more, but mogul is a really serious thing. I think it’s a word that gets thrown around easily."
"With ‘America’s Next Top Model,’ I’ve always cast girls who the industry might call ‘plus size’ but I like to call ‘fiercely real.’ That was always important to me."
"When modeling agencies were saying that I was too big and gaining weight, my mom said, ‘OK, we’re going to discuss what they’re saying over pizza, and we’re going to plan the future of your career which doesn’t involve you having to be skinny.’"
"When I went to Paris after graduating high school, I saw a model who was 12 years old without any supervision. That wouldn’t happen in the acting world."
"On ‘America’s Next Top Model,’ I mentor girls on television. When that TV goes off, I actually mentor other girls in the modeling industry – girls that have not been on ‘Top Model,’ but who appear in ‘Vogue’ worldwide."
"Rihanna told me her parents used to argue so intensely, she used to get these headaches, these migraines that were almost not even treatable with medicine. The moment her parents separated, her migraines went away."
"Now I know that I should take better care of myself when I’m under an intense deadline, or else my body is gonna act in certain ways that are not good."
"Modelland’ has always been a part of my mind and my heart. I’m excited that you’ll be able to read about this magical world that’s been living in my dreams for so many years."
"It is important for women to feel beautiful when she looks in the mirror, and I tell women, ‘If you don’t feel beautiful, find one thing that you can look in that mirror and say, ‘That is beautiful.’"
"I would not recommend a teen getting into modeling if they’re not solid when it comes to their grades and school. That comes first. My mother always told me that came first."