Slick Woods carefully considers each job she takes on.
The American model, born Simone Thompson, caught the attention of the fashion world with her shaven head, gapped teeth and tattoos, and has since gone on to front campaigns for Moschino and Calvin Klein, while walking the runway for brands such as Fendi, Marc Jacobs and Miu Miu.
Though her controversial character, particularly her penchant for marijuana, has meant some fashion houses have previously refused to work with her, Slick only takes on jobs she wholeheartedly supports.
“(I’m) selective when it comes to work,” she insisted in an interview with British Vogue. “If I like the s**t, I’m going to represent the s**t. If I don’t like it, if I don’t support it, I don’t back it.”
The 21-year-old is also a recurring figure in Rihanna’s Fenty campaigns, having been tapped to front ads for Fenty Beauty, Fenty x Puma and Savage x Fenty along the way. And though Slick is now a fan of the Barbadian songstress, she admitted that she didn’t have any idols until her fashion career took off.
“(Rihanna) never ceases to amaze me,” the Los Angeles native praised. “(But) I wasn’t a big fan of anyone before I was modelling. I was a teenage a**hole.”
However, the style star believes that social media has made the fashion world more diverse and inclusive, and, therefore, younger fans may feel as though they have more realistic role models to look up to.
“Nowadays, images are more tangible, and people feel like, ‘Oh I can hang out with that girl’, or ‘That girl looks like my cousin, my sister, my brother.’ They don’t show your average beauty,” insisted Slick, who has 517,000 Instagram followers. “My social media is all about making a space for everyone to feel comfortable and express themselves.”
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