An innumerable combination of factors can serve as the driving force behind a go-getter’s all-out attitude toward establishing a name in their target field. Many are motivated by the vision of securing a financially stable future, while others barrel through any odds in pursuit of the goal of creating a legacy for future generations to remember. In the case of Foxie Silver, a passion-fueled model rising through the ranks in an industry known for its saturated and cut-throat nature, the overarching mission of inspiring today’s women has always stood at the heart of her initiatives. Currently carving a path toward the limelight, she’s defying expectations and setting an example for others to follow.
The beauty and modeling industries are infamous for putting pressure on women to conform to standards, some of which are highly unrealistic and far from inclusive. Although a lot has been done to make these spaces safe for all, more significant strides are needed. Right now, endless rules and messages – both subtle and overt – continue to tell people to lose weight, go under the knife, watch their calories, and buy certain products so they can appear attractive. Foxie Silver goes against the grain by conveying the opposite.
A full-time model dedicated to showing women how to be themselves boldly, Foxie Silver is a firm believer that people are enough as they are. However, she is highly cognizant of the reasons behind women’s difficulty in being comfortable in their own skin, loving themselves, and embracing their sex appeal. Intimately privy to the implications of not living up to society’s beauty standards, she knows the challenges inherent in the journey toward making a name in an industry that demands women to check all the boxes in order to be deemed beautiful.
“I had to work twice as hard to get where I want to be and stand out,” shared the purpose-driven model. “I am short and on the thicker side, so it has been hard to enter the high fashion world, but that only made me want to work harder and introduce more women like me to the modeling industry.”
Admittedly, the road toward the spotlight has proven daunting. Foxie Silver first dipped her toes in the realms of beauty and modeling during her first year in college, and the years since then have exposed her to a long list of harsh realities. Yet, instead of cowing down, she remained steadfast, navigated the ups and downs of dealing with insecurities, and drew strength from her passion for modeling to keep going.
Armed with a story that resonates with countless others, Foxie Silver now stands as an icon of inspiration for aspiring models and women from all walks of life. By capitalizing on her growing influence and banking on her platform, she hopes to encourage women to face the world with their heads held high.
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