Victoria’s Secret model Bridget Malcolm: I was discovered at age 14 with braces

Bridget Malcolm may one of Australias most successful models, but the Victorias Secret stunner are recognizing that she didnt always feel so confident.

I got scouted to model on the street when I was 14, and started working when I turned 15, the 25 -year-old shared in a blog post. We had to wait for my self-cut hair to grow out, and for my braces to come off. I was also extremely shy and nervous I had memories of sitting in my first meeting with my agency, bright red, feeling scared that someone would talk to me.

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Malcolm admitted it took years until she eventually felt at ease around strangers.

I couldnt understand why I was modeling everybody else around me seemed so much cooler and more confident, she said.

However, Malcolm insisted the secret behind her newfound confidence was simply to stop caring about being cool. She also pushed herself to develop relationships with people she met along the way, which has built her more comfortable speaking up.

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The more I opened up to the people I worked with, the more relationships I developed within the industry; resulting in some of my most rewarding and closest relationships, she explained. I stopped worrying about whether people would find me out as a fraud in the industry and that became a part of my success. The less energy I invested into worrying about fitting in, the more energy I had to put into other aspects of my life.

Malcolm recommended her fans to do the same for a happier, more fulfilled life.

You dont want to look back on your life and realize all the time you wasted on focusing on your perceived flaws, she alerted. I can guarantee that no one else cares as much about you as you do; and that is a huge consolation to me!

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