Laura Kirkpatrick was the runner-up during season 13 for petite models of America’s Next Top Model, hosted by Tyra Banks. From Kentucky, Laura worked with cattle as one of her primary jobs before appearing on the show. She was voted fan favorite in a poll the show held, and if I had to guess, I would say her warm and bubbly personality had a lot to do with that. Overcoming the obstacles that dyslexia put on her road with persistence and humor, she inspires many to realize that they too can succeed, even if they are petite in a field of giants, or dealing with a different learning capacity such as dyslexia. She created The Beautiful Minds dyslexic foundation, a non-profit charity that helps thousands of kids and parents. I chose to interview her to illustrate how we can overcome challenges, disabilities, handicaps and self-created «handicaps» such as low confidence. I like to show inspirational examples of what I consider an accomplishment to my clients who face various difficulties, which is why I do these interviews. Laura’s natural beauty definitely shines through also in her words.
«I think people know they can (change) but they know it will be hard so they make a choice to not dive into a situation that they know will make them uncomfortable. Nobody wants to willingly put themselves in that kind of situation. It takes a strong person to do so.» Laura Kirkpatrick
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