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Cameron Russell

Supermodel, Activist, Writer
Cameron has spent the last fifteen years working as a model for clients like Prada, Calvin Klein, Victoria’s Secret, H&M, Vogue and Elle.
With over 21 million views and counting, she gave one of the top ten most popular TED talks on the power of image.
Since 2009, she has been organizing models around issues of climate justice. As models became social media stars she worked to leverage their unique role as media makers to highlight social protest and draw attention to, and push for, industry solutions.
In 2017, she became one of the founders and lead organizers behind Model Mafia, a growing network of over 200 fashion models building community and power, striving for a more equitable, just, sustainable industry and world.
In 2018, she was nominated for a Shorty Award for her work organizing models to expose systemic sexual harassment and abuse in fashion. She has twice been named Humanitarian of the Year and was named Social Media Star last year by models.com, provider of the industry’s most influential model rankings. Her work has been recognized by the New York Times, The Guardian, Vogue, Glamour, Refinery 29, i-D, NYMag, Business Insider, The Telegraph, CNN, NPR, and ABC.
In 2012, she graduated with honors from Columbia University with a degree in economics and political science.
She is currently finishing work on a book about fashion, intuition, and power.