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Chanel Iman for ‘Violent Gray’

Chanel Iman for ‘Violent Gray’


Victoria’s Secret model Chanel Iman announces that she plans to venture into acting. In a recent feature for Violent Gray, the 23-year-old spoke candidly about her ambitions to be an actress, her low maintenance beauty regimen, on being a flirt and more.

Check out the highlights from her interview below…

On learning to say no: “When I first started [modeling] I was very young. I was like this little doll that everyone just played with. So I could look really good or really horrible depending on who got their hands on me. But as you grow as a model, you figure out what works for you and you learn to say, ‘Ok, you can’t do this, you have to DO this.’ People can think you’re being a diva but you’re not. I used to go to bed crying because I knew I could look better than how they were making me look. So I had to learn how to stand up for myself in that way.”

On being a flirt: “I flirt all the time without even realizing it. I have to watch myself. I’ll flirt at work. I’ll flirt on vacation, at a restaurant. It doesn’t matter. As long as I feel a connection with somebody, I’m down for a flirt. Of course, it’s all innocent and it doesn’t lead to anything. But what’s life without flirting?”

On her beauty routine: “When I know I have a huge shoot, I’ll just go into the sauna and steam out my face. Product-wise, I don’t really do much because I sometimes think products make me break out. I just use normal soap and water and moisturizer. My brows are really important to me but I’ve never plucked or waxed them. I’ll just fill them in with Anastasia brow kit.”

On her next career move: “I definitely want to do some film and television. That’s my next journey — to be a great actress.”

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