I studied really hard and I think I was kind of a nerd. I also played basketball.
CT: How did you make that transition?
I always played basketball as a kid really. I started when I was six and I got really good at it because I played so long. I was doing school and modeling at the same time. When I was professional in basketball I was training every day. I kind of had to choose one, and when you’re a professional it’s not really fun anymore because it’s more like a job. So I thought I wanted to do modeling and see the world, and just have a change.
I felt that way about school. I did not like school and I did not want to go. When modeling came up I was like, “Perfect.” And to see the world — no one can tell you as much about the world while sitting in a classroom, than when you go out and experience it and do it yourself.
CT: Would you guys ever think about going to school again part-time?
I really feel like studying a lot.
I do courses and things that interest me.
I work with charities and I have stuff that I’m really interested in. I work with a charity called Fair Girls, which works against human trafficking. So that’s really important — stuff like that. You can use that little name that you have for a good cause.
CT: Finally, I know that a lot of girls are here because they really look up to you guys. Do you have any words of advice or tips for them on how to be more confident?
Love yourself, no matter who you are. Everybody’s different. You have to love yourself for who you are and love your differences.
Yeah, and don’t compare yourself to anyone. For me, I think that’s a good lesson learned.