Famed Ballerina Dancer, Misty Copeland, has become the newest face of Estee Lauder’s Modern Muse Fragrance. She will front the campaign across digital, TV, and print Starting August 2017.
Here are excerpts from her interview with Estee Stories on EsteeLauder.com:
What does beauty mean to you?
Uniqueness. Being different, not fitting into the mold, all of these things—not being able to compare yourself to someone else and say, “Oh, I’m just like them.” Being different makes me beautiful.
What do you find inspiring about Estée Lauder, the woman?
There’s so much history and legacy when it comes to Estée Lauder. And to me, as a dancer, legacy and tradition and history are the most beautiful parts of what I do, and so I really appreciate [that heritage].
What is the difference between being a role model and being a muse?
As a muse, you have something about you that attracts people to you—you are a vessel to be able to share whatever it is the artist has envisioned. As a role model, I think that you take on a responsibility to be powerful, and the example that you are setting for the next generation is extremely important.
What advice would you give to young women trying to realize their dreams today?
You know, as corny as it sounds, it’s so important to be your biggest champion—to believe in yourself. I think it’s important to surround yourself with people who are going to be there to push you on those days when you just can’t do it on your own, but you have to have that strength and belief in yourself, first and foremost.
What is it about the discipline of ballet that you think has had a positive influence on your life?
It takes a certain type of person to be a ballerina. You have to be willing to put in the hours, the endless hours and days of work. But every dancer, I think, can say that they’ve learned what it is to be an extremely hard worker, and what it is to give of your time at such a young age, and make that sacrifice. And every dancer I know who stops dancing goes on to do incredible things, because we have that structure and discipline that’s ingrained in us. Every venture that I am a part of, I definitely take that work ethic with me that I’ve learned from being a dancer.
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