Model Behavior: (Video) WATCH 2008 ANTM Winner Naima Mora’s Inspiring Speech at TEDx Sacramento

In Fashion Modeling Law by FASHIONENTLAW™

If you have not picked up a copy of America’s Next Top Model Naima Mora’s ‘Model Behavior’ book, please be sure to do so. It is a very easy read and chronicles her challenges and journey towards becoming America’s Next Top Model. Since her win, Naima is now a speaker, author and a business woman.

Naima spoke earlier this year at TEDx Sacramento and I find what she had to say inspiring.

We all have our stories and I enjoy learning about the stories of others, sharing it and even more importantly, advocating in their behalf as a legal advocate.

Watch the video and please feel free to share your thoughts.

Photocredit: Naima mora Facebook Fanpage

“Naima Mora reached international fame and broke into the world of high fashion modeling after winning the title of America’s Next Top Model (2008). She remains an all-time ‘fan favorite’ and has landed on the covers of many high profile magazines around the world. She has walked the runway for some of fashion’s top designers and been the face of globally known cosmetic lines such as Cover Girl. This is only part of the story. Naima is a published author and an emerging singer/songwriter. She is the front woman of the band Galaxy of Tar. Through her music, her literary pursuits, and social media endeavors, Naima has taken on the challenge of connecting with young people and their stories about overcoming great adversity and achieving impossible results. She has made it her intentional life purpose to share that wisdom with others, thus, making herself the voice of a generation. Naima works to help others find their “model life,” that is, the model qualities of a global citizen who hopes to change the landscape of their own limitations and of a human race in need of healing.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)”


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