Exclusive: Corinne Foxx Overcomes Her Struggle With Anxiety To Slay Designer Runways

Exclusive: Corinne Foxx Overcomes Her Struggle With Anxiety To Slay Designer Runways

"It completely changed my life."

Published October 6th

You've probably seen Corinne Foxx, Jamie Foxx’s oldest daughter, for years. The former Miss Golden Globe has built her career as a model, actress, social activist and writer. It’s safe to say she is following in the footsteps of her Academy Award-winning father.

Now 23 years old, Corinne is taking the fashion by storm. Recently, she walked in New York and Milan Fashion Weeks for the Sherri Hill SS18 Show and the Dolce & Gabbana shows, adding to her impressive roster of accomplishments. 

 

We caught up with Foxx while she was in the glam chair, and she let us know the real story behind her rise to success. For starters, she isn’t that new to the modeling game. She was signed to LA Models three years ago and received her first model gig with the brand Icing — yes, that store in the mall — and from there, she realized, “You know what? I could do this.”

But she's not all beauty and no brains. Foxx kept her life relatively normal by going to college. After graduating from the University of Southern California, Corinne was able to launch her modeling and acting career. In 2016, she made her first fashion week debut in Kanye West's Yeezy Show. Since then, Corinne has been featured in Nylon, W and ASOS magazines, just to name a few. 

Corinne also is the CEO and Founder of Foxxtales, which is an online magazine and lifestyle platform. It aims to connect people to different places, people and stories, while featuring female-run businesses.

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When Corinne isn’t walking the catwalk or running her own company, she is very active in philanthropy as a social activist. She is an ambassador with the National Alliance and Mental Illness (NAMI) to destigmatize mental illness in her community. As a person who struggles with anxiety, Corinne wants to make a difference and encourage legislative change.

She has also partnered with Girl Up!, a United Nations Foundation, “to make young girls aware of different issues that girls go through in different countries.” Corinne strives to be open and honest about her struggles with anxiety. She wants young girls to see her and say, “Oh look, she walks [for] Sherri Hill, but has anxiety.”

In order to deal with her anxiety, Corinne has gone through trial and error just like everyone else to find what works for her.

"For me, meditation was, like, my saving grace, just, like, learning to sit and breathe, when you're anxious, it's really hard. It was something that completely changed my life," shares Corinne Foxx.

Written by Brianna Allen

(Photo: Michael Tran/FilmMagic)

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