In the year 2000, I was 13. And 5'9".This picture is to give some perspective. I used to get picked on for being tall and skinny. My bestie at the time, Amanda, is also tall and fabulous. Bitches used to call us “Jolly Green Giants” and “mop stick and broom stick.” I used to hate being taller than all the boys and somehow got it in my head that no guy would ever love me because I was so freakishly tall. I felt awkward all the time. I started modeling later that year when I turned 14. And let me just say, it was the best thing that’s ever happened to me. Turns out, being tall is amazing. You’re supposed to be awkward when you’re 13. Just know that it gets better. IT GETS SO MUCH BETTER.