Posted Nov. 7, 2007 -- Die-hard fans of Tyra Banks' hit show "America's Next Top Model" can tell you that the best woman does not always win the title. Many might say that was the case when Bre finished third during the show's 5th season, but the Harlem student turned model took her loss in stride and has mastered the skills from the show into a full-time hustle. Bre recounts her time on “Top Model” and the most important lessons she learned to stay on top.
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Lesson #1 - Know your body, know your poses, know what works for you. I think the best models don’t do what every model does. The best models do what works for them, and they do the best they can at that.
Lesson #2 - Stick with what you’re good at and focus on that and master that first. That’s the beauty of modeling. I think I am a great commercial model and I enjoy being a commercial model. If high fashion comes from there, then so be it, but I’m going to go with what I know and what I’m good at right now and master it before I move on.
Lesson #3 - It’s not the end of the world if you don’t win. You just gotta go in there and do the best that you can and be yourself. Don’t compare yourself to the other girls. You will never be like someone else. Why would you want to be like someone else? Be yourself and find your strengths.
Lesson #4 - The competition is never over if you’re competing with yourself. Set goals for yourself and try to be the best you can be. It’s a grind. You never stop working. Everyday I’m doing it, and I’m so proud of myself.
Lesson #5 – Don’t ever put a time limit on yourself. You never know when your time is coming, so you should always be ready. Stay on your toes and continue working. Hard work always pays off.