Kristin Linkletter

kristinlinkletter

Kristin Linkletter

Profession:

Model

Instagram Account:

@kristinlinkletter

Website or social media link:

http://kristintaylorlinkletter.com

Email address:

chelsea_linkletter@shaw.ca

Port Coquitlam, Canada

About:

I've been a model since I was 14 years old and over the years I've had the opportunity to travel to many new places and work with incredible talents. The best part about modelling is the platform it provides, allowing me to share the things I am most passionate about animal rights and youth mental health. I've been able to promote eco-friendly and vegan brands, and I've shared my journey, growth and goals when it comes to self-love and self-worth (which can be very challenging in an appearance-based industry, but it's possible, and that's what I hope to demonstrate.)

Your Story

I began modelling when I was 14 with the support of my Mom who is a former model herself. Her experience and knowledge helped me to navigate the industry at such a young age, but I still had plenty of painful experiences and withstood many things that would ordinarily affect a model's self-confidence, self-worth and body image. Even with excellent agency representation, there were still times where I had to advocate for myself and say "No, I'm not comfortable doing that." I had to learn to watch for red flags and warning signs to keep from being prey to some whose motivation was to exploit young, inexperienced models. One of the hardest (and best) experiences was when I lived in Korea on a model contract for three months at age 16. While it was a fantastic experience and I got to learn about and enjoy a completely different culture, it also was overwhelming at times due to the incredibly long hours and gruelling schedule. I'm happy though that I have the opportunity to mentor young models who are new to the industry and share with them all the lessons I learned. It is still a constant battle to separate my self-worth from my modelling. It's straightforward to take rejection personally and feel there's something inadequate about you. There have also been many times that I've been critiqued in front of my face with industry professionals speaking as if I wasn't there. However, because I love modelling so much, I've chosen to continue embracing my passion for modelling while sharing my day to day journey and the battle of constant balance between accepting and loving myself and the inevitable rejection and critique. I've found that yoga, meditation, diet and exercise are the best tools for me to deal with the things that bring make me feel anxious. It's because of the travelling that modelling has allowed for me that I've met many amazing people who have taught me incredible tools to use, like grounding myself, writing in journals and the importance of the most basic of things such as breathing. I've also experienced a tremendous diversity in cultures in places I would never have had the chance to visit had it not been for modelling. These lessons are incredible gifts that were only made possible because of the opportunities modelling has brought me. What I have gained far outweighs the struggles and challenges and I am grateful for the chance to pay that forward.

Photo Credits:

1 Photo by Felix Yuen @felix.yn MUA Jenny Li @colour_formula Model Kristin Linkletter @kristinlinkletter of League Models @leaguemodels

2 Photo by Felix Yuen @felix.yn MUA Jenny Li @colour_formula Model Kristin Linkletter @kristinlinkletter of League Models @leaguemodels

3 Photo by Felix Yuen @felix.yn MUA Jenny Li @colour_formula Model Kristin Linkletter @kristinlinkletter of League Models @leaguemodels

4 Photo by Felix Yuen @felix.yn MUA Jenny Li @colour_formula Model Kristin Linkletter @kristinlinkletter of League Models @leaguemodels

5 Photo by Felix Yuen @felix.yn MUA Jenny Li @colour_formula Model Kristin Linkletter @kristinlinkletter of League Models @leaguemodels

6 Photo by Felix Yuen @felix.yn MUA Jenny Li @colour_formula Model Kristin Linkletter @kristinlinkletter of League Models @leaguemodels

7 Photo by Brandon Dy Tang @bdt Model Kristin Linkletter @kristinlinkletter of League Models @leaguemodels

8 Photo by Brandon Dy Tang @bdt Model Kristin Linkletter @kristinlinkletter of League Models

9 Photo by Brandon Dy Tang @bdt Model Kristin Linkletter @kristinlinkletter of League Models

10 Photo by Brandon Dy Tang @bdt Model Kristin Linkletter @kristinlinkletter of League Models


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