Over the course of three months, we gained insight on Melyssa Ford’s life through Bravo’s career-oriented show, “Blood, Sweat and Heels.” While on the show, Ford hustled hard to sell real estate in the Concrete Jungle, while forming friendships with her cast members. As a York University graduate of psychology, Ford has become an empowerment speaker and activist for women’s rights. Although her intelligence matches her striking looks, Ford is known to be the entertainment industry’s highest paid music video model. Dubbed the “Video Vixen” by pop culture, Ford nostalgically replicated her modeling days for Rolling Out Magazine and after the shoot, she spoke on her current feelings toward the industry.
“The girls aren’t taking the time to really study the art of modeling. It’s just a bunch of girls who think they look cute in selfies, so they automatically start to think that they are models. I took pride in learning how to work my face and my total body to create good work. I see less and less of that today, and it’s sad. I don’t see models anymore. I just see a bunch of fake models.”
Although Melyssa Ford is not known for high-fashion modeling, do you think her “Tyra”-esque comment is relevant? Let us know in the comments section and stay tuned to Rolling Out, for full coverage of her interview.