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Aoki Lee Simmons addresses backlash for pursuing modeling career while attending Harvard

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Aoki Lee Simmons is defending her life choices. The 19-year-old Harvard student, who is the daughter of Kimora Lee Simmons and Russell Simmons, recently responded to a fan on TikTok who asked why someone “so candid and clearly educated” would choose to be a model.

Simmons begins her video by explaining that “models are uneducated and not outspoken,” before sharing why she entertains her dual interests.

“Why am I going into a field that doesn’t require a degree, or requires a whole lot of book smarts, when I have a lot of education?” he questioned. “One, because I like it. I think we should normalize you to like something. You don’t have to do what you’re good at right away.”

As an example, Simmons described how she was a “great volleyball player” because of her height, but she did not want to pursue the sport as a career.

“You can be good at something and don’t want to do it forever. You can be bad at something and still pursue it,” she said. “Hard work will beat talent when talent doesn’t work hard. You don’t need to be a genius right away to get into a field, and you can end up with the best through hard work.”

After discussing why she enjoyed being both a model And “I really want us to move to a future where young women aren’t being asked this question,” said Simmons, an Ivy League student.

“I want to change the idea that you can’t be smart and beautiful, or you can’t be smart and enjoy your looks, or can’t enjoy a creative/beauty/fashion-based career ,” He said. “One, which requires a lot of smarts. Second, you can have two kinds of people in one person. Really that’s what I am.”

Simmons, Joe be adapted to Harvard when she was just 16 and made his runway debut Last year, he ended his video by encouraging his followers to follow their passions, whatever they may be.

“Do whatever you want. Get a degree, don’t use it. Get a degree, use it later. Don’t get a degree, never use it. Get a degree later. Do what you want to do.” Do it,” she said. , “Nothing is a waste of your talent… If you’re enjoying it, and you’re happy, and you’re living your life, then whatever path it took you was right and nothing was wasted. “

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