To the most outgoing, bubbly girl in the world, there are so many things that I want to tell you!
You are at such an awkward stage of your life right now and it doesn’t help that you stand out like a sore thumb. You tower over your friends at school and with your loud laugh and large personality, it’s hard not to notice you. I want you to know that the people who bully you, the people who shove you to the ground and hurt you both physically and emotionally, are not worth your tears. You have a family and people around you who love and support you, so ignore the bullies and stay true to yourself!
No matter what you’re doing or feeling, remember to stay focused, never take shortcuts and always dress for success because you never know who is watching. The way you present yourself is a reflection of you, so stand tall and be confident in your own skin. Be consistent and kind; a simple courtesy can begin a lifelong friendship. Being the best role model for yourself will not only impact you, but everyone around you.
Geo, you have so much to look forward to! There are going to be some bumps in the road, but once you realize all you have to offer to your friends and the world, I promise, you won’t look back.
Take each day as it comes, live in the moment and hold no regrets.
Georgina Burke is an Australian model represented by Jag Models. A former pageant star and equestrian athlete, Georgina was discovered in Australia at age 17, and has since moved to New York. She is the U.S. brand ambassador for Torrid and has been featured in the pages of Vogue Italia. A style-guru, Georgina is passionate about fashion and has spoken out about the need for size diversity in designer clothing.