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Casey Kitchel


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Sixteen & Modeling

In the summary of Cameron Russell's talk it reads "...she takes a wry look at the industry(fashion) that had her looking highly seductive at barely 16-years-old." The first time I read this I didn't think much of it. But the more times I read it, the more second thoughts I have. The statement might as well read "the fashion industry had a high school student looking highly seductive." Something about that is uncomfortable. What do other people think about this?


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    Jul 30 2013: Innocents lost. Childhood is such a precious time, does it have to be gone by 16? I have heard of parents pushing adulthood even before puberty. Most people have decades to engage in adulthood to include sexuality and all the other responsible activities that come with advancing years.
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      Jul 31 2013: Innocence? being a model and being good at it does not imply to lost innocence. Can you tell me which teenager is a innocent person that is not aware of stuff.. Most teens have sex before 16. Its quite the norm and that norm is not going anywhere. You might nt like it but thats how it is.

      Also, age is just a number. Most of us teens become adults in out minds before we come of age. We are far more advanced than previous generation teens and thats how we are.

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