Karolina Kurkova is certain that all advice is good advice.
The Czech supermodel started her fashion career at the age of 15 and became one of the youngest models to ever land a U.S. Vogue cover when she posed for the publication at 16 years old.
She then went on to work with brands like Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel and Max Mara, and was even chosen to wear the Fantasy Bra during the 2002 and the 2006 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows. And for anybody else looking for career success, Karolina is adamant that you should make the most of all the advice on offer.
“I feel like there’s not such a thing as the worst advice,” she told ABC News’ chief business, technology and economics correspondent, Rebecca Jarvis. “I think that every (piece of) advice, you learn something from and you grow from.”
“I always welcome people’s suggestions, advice, criticism, it’s really what you do with it,” she continued. “I think it’s important how it’s delivered to you…how it’s communicated, and then you use it or you don’t. Each decision will take you places, as long as you’re growing and you’re evolving…I think that’s important.”
In addition to modelling, the 34-year-old has also dabbled in film, worked with child welfare organisations and is also the founder of Gryph and IvyRose, a herbal care product line for children.
However, all her success may not have been possible if it wasn’t for her friend who sent photographs of Karolina to a modelling agency in Prague.
“Without telling me,” the fashion icon recalled. “First, my friend didn’t tell me that she’s going to send it to an agency, so I wanted to kill her. Second, I’m thinking, ‘Well, me and as a model? I mean they must be crazy. There’s no way I could be a model.'”
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