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Myla’s role models: women with a mission

Myla is not only a model, she also wants to inspire women to be full of confidence in life. She herself followed the example set by these women to become the woman she is today. 

Myla Dalbesio, the face of our Ode to Curves campaign, is a multi-faceted woman with her own view of the world. As well as a model she is also an artist and her sketches and photo collages often have a liberating aspect to them. She’s a fan of strong women who are determined to leave their mark in the social, economic or political sphere. For her, they are genuine role models she likes to talk about.

Believe in yourself

She may be a model, but for Myla there’s a lot more to being a woman than looking good. “Of course women want to look attractive, wear nice lingerie and nice clothes. But for me, there’s a lot more to being a woman than that. It’s about doing what you’re good at and like doing and feeling good about yourself. That is exactly what I want to say to other women: that they should be proud of themselves and their body. As the face of the Ode to Curves campaign I want to inspire them to believe in themselves and be full of confidence in life, regardless of what size they take or what shape they are.”

Strong women

Myla is also a big fan of women who play an important role in the social, economic or political sphere, and so inspire other women to follow their example. “I find these women admirable if only for the way they show other women how they can take control of their lives. Take my sisters, for instance: they run their own business, which they set up themselves. Their spirit of enterprise is infectious, I’m hugely proud of them. I also have a lot of respect for women who leave their mark in politics and so on our society. One of my role models is Hillary Clinton: she has already built a solid political career and she may soon be our first female president in the US. Someone like Madeleine Albright has also inspired me to follow my dreams without compromising. In the nineties she was the first female to become secretary of state, the highest position a woman has held so far in the United States. I also very much look up to the US activist Cecile Richards. She does a huge amount for women’s rights as the chair of the Planned Parenthood Federation, an organisation that among other things defends a woman’s right to decide when she gets pregnant. Thanks to her efforts it is easier for us to combine motherhood with a career. She is also a role model for every woman who wants to make a difference socially.”

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