In a recent interview for Humanity Magazine, with fellow supermodel Iman, Christy Turlington, revealed why she retired from the catwalk and even avoids attending fashion shows. When Iman said she had not walked a runway show since 1989, Christy could relate with a similar story.
She says about the decision, “I thought about it for a long time, and I guess I really haven’t fully given modeling up, but in my mind I did, because I went back to school and moved on in my life. And when I went back to school, same thing. I remember somebody telling me that they were in a location van and they saw me walk by with my backpack, and they were like, ‘Oh, poor thing.’ And I’m thinking – ‘Poor thing? I’m getting my education, you fools.’”
Christy continues, “But I remember thinking about it. I think I had finally quit smoking and had gained some weight, and I was in Paris for the couture shows and I remember that moment when I thought, ‘You know what, I’m doing something healthy for myself, and they’re judging me and I don’t want to subject myself to it anymore.’ And it’s such an empowering feeling when you can make that choice.”