Krista White Interview
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Twenty-six-year-old Krista White said she never gave up hope of becoming America's Next Top Model, even after being turned down for the show 12 times!
“I plan to take the fashion industry by storm,” said White.
The Pine Bluffs, Arkansas native admits she wasn't always this confident.
“I did get teased and a lot of stuff for being tall, skinny, and the most chocolate person in the class. By the time I hit 11th grade, and I just felt like 'This is me, I need to love who I am because if I don’t, no one else will.' And I cut my hair off, changed my wardrobe, and I found out who I was and I loved it,” said White.
She said growing up, she had very few dark-skinned role models. Now that she's the new face of beauty, she hopes to change that.
“Well, chocolate is beautiful and mixed is beautiful. Everybody needs to see a different type of everything so that we can see ourselves in the books. That's what's gonna make us go out and buy things, or pick up things, and wanna aspire to be like somebody who looks just like you. And they came from the same background you came from,” said White.
Now, she wants to share her success with young people.
“I plan to mentor young people by going into schools because I wanna talk to young girls about how did I get this far and what made me not stop. As young people we're so easy to give up in life and give up on things when things start getting hard,” said White.
White said health and fitness are very important to her, she enjoys walking and jogging.
“I also like to do crunches, like to keep a six-pack,” said White.
She always eats right.
“I am a healthy eater, I love fruit and vegetables. I love bananas, apples, strawberries, I’m really into green vegetables like broccolli, cabbage," said White.
White is looking forward to her Boston visit, and has her sights set on something special.
“This will be my first time in Boston. The one thing I’m more excited to see in Boston is I hope to go to a Boston Celtics game and meet Rajon Rondo, the center, so I’m excited to go to a Boston Celtics game.
She's even polishing up on her Boston accent!
“I’m looking forward to having some lobstah at the harbah,” said White.
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