We live in a world where it feels as if everyone is watching us all the time; social media is a beautiful concept that has connected so many people, but the pressure on individuals to look and be a certain way is huge. 

As a model, I can tell you first hand - what you see on social media, is not always how it seems. Photos are edited; lighting is changed, contrast is effected, skin tone is darkened and skin is cleared. Don’t fall into the trap of comparing yourself to everyone the whole time; be the best version of yourself you can be. Create your own version of your best self, make YOUR own vision a reality. This is about you, no one else! Be clear with your goals, be focused and be yourself. This is about finding your path, your best version and your happiness, not someone else’s. 

 On a personal note, I can tell you that as glamorous and wonderful as my Instagram may have made my life seem, it’s not always that way. I’ve had terrible skin problems, confidence issues as I’ve constantly compared myself to others in an unhealthy manner and I haven’t always approached health and fitness in a positive way. Take control of the way you feel - you’re going to have problems and issues, that’s the way life goes, but control the outcome; work hard, stay positive, put yourself first and be the best person you can be.