What I've LEARNT
Marie Claire Australia|September 2021
marie claire's original cover girl reflects on the past 25 years of her life, and explains how she used her supermodel status to agitate for change
CHRISTY TURLINGTON BURNS

In 1995 I paused my modelling career and applied to New York University because I thought, “If this all stops tomorrow, I want to be on the path to becoming a full human being.” It was scary at the time, but I was ready, and as soon as I’d made that decision everything fell into place. I applied, got in and started school within five months. I made sure that there was a clause written into my [modelling] contracts that my clients had to agree to. People respected it. I spoke up for myself, and everyone kind of rallied around me.

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