Thanks for this post.
Way too many people never have the opportunity to be influenced by professionals, and instead only aspire to what they see on TV and related. This has a lot to do why, in this instance that modeling is so widely desired by young women and men.
Were professionals such as engineers, architects, consultants, doctors, nurses, attorneys, professors, teachers, pilots, accountants and so on to have the opportunity to show young people what their jobs and careers are like, many more people would aspire to these professions.
It is a confusing conundrum of our society that generations of professionals who do not reach out have led to a vast disconnect between what our society needs by way of highly trained people and what goals are set by popular media. Society seems to teach people to set their goals very low, if at all.
It is fabulous that Ms. Russell was given this opportunity to suggest to others to look beyond modeling for a career.