Jesinta Campbell: 'I had to deal with mean girls as a youngster'
Jesinta Campbell had encounters with "mean girls" when she was younger, but never gave into their bullying.
The Australian beauty has made a name for herself in modelling after placing second in the 2010 Miss Universe competition. Some of her most prestigious roles include becoming the ambassador for up market department store David Jones and landing the coveted spot as the face of Olay Total Effects.
Despite her obvious beauty and confident exterior, Jesinta admits she has suffered at the hands of bullies.
“Don’t worry the cool girls usually end up being the try hard cool adults later on in life. I had a lot of experiences with mean girls back in the day,” she confessed to Vogue Australia. “I just never succumbed to the peer pressure or their bullying. I have continued to be my own person and have also had a few apologies from the school I attended. If it happens in the work place, just stand up for yourself.”
When asked how she confronted her former bullies, Jesinta explains that a lot of them knew that they had been in the wrong without her having to say anything.
“It comes around so people do realise that they acted in a poor way,” she said. “I always try to see the best in people so I think that they must have something going on in their life, to project all that bad energy at me.”
Earlier this year (16), Jesinta signed to talent company IMG, joining fellow Aussies Shanina Shaik and Miranda Kerr on its books.
Not long after she was announced as the new face of Olay Total Effects, an appointment she was over the moon about.
“I am so excited to be working with Olay, it’s such a respected brand that aims to make women feel good about themselves, which I love,” she exclaimed.