Cameron Russell: "Looks Aren't Everything. Believe Me. I'm a Model."

Cameron Russell has strutted down runways belonging to Victoria's Secret and Chanel.

But while she is known for being a model, she's made it clear that she's more than just a pretty face.

She feels that at her core, image isn't everything, according to TED.

Russell, who majored in economics and political science, runs the blog —dedicated to covering grassroots public art and political power.

According to TED, in addition she is the director of The Big Bad Lab, which creates participatory art that aims to include people in radical demonstrations of positive social change.

Russell also co-founded the web-based magazine Interrupt, which is about women, identity, the Internet, and taking action.

In this TED Talk below, Russell opens up about the modeling industry that had her looking highly seductive at barely 16 years old.

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