So to my McLinky Monday 2 truths and 1 lie everyone guessed that #1 was a lie:
1. When I lived in Hong Kong and was a model and lived with other models from several different countries.
Can a girl from a small town in Oklahoma become a model in Hong Kong? Oh, yes if she looks like this:
My baby sister early 1990's
So you were all right. It was a lie concerning me but not my sister. She did some catalog work and some print ads. It was never her intention to be a model it was just a job that came along. She is the baby of our family and the free spirit. I have tried to get her to start a blog so you can hear about her adventures from sleeping on a beach in Laos on Christmas Eve to living in a commune in India. She is full of stories.
Also, there was another girl from our hometown who was a runway model in Paris, we grow them pretty in our town.
This was the 80's and the 90's and we were all inspired by this Oklahoma girl:
My older sister read Seventeen Magazine and one day she shows me an article about Suzy Amis. She is from Oklahoma and a model. How cool is that? I think the magazine is still in my mom's garage. Ms. Amis went on to be an actress in such films as Where The Heart Is, a real artsy movie from 1990, Titantic, you know about that one and my personal favorite, The Ballad of Little Jo.
What is more exciting about Ms. Amis than being a model or actress is that in 2005 she founded MUSE Elementary, an independent, non-profit school in Topanga, CA.
From a MUSE parent:
MUSE is a place for children to have a process
for their passion.
So, you can be from Oklahoma and become anything. Do you feel inspired? I know I sound like a real hippie sometimes, peace, love and understanding.
I'll have to post the rest later, today is sewing day and I have to get busy.
Have a great day.