Candice Huffine: so I thought I was hot stuff
Well, after we got more information on [the business], we came to New York for a couple days and did a bunch of open calls. We took some pictures in our front yard — not knowing what we were doing, we were just kind of winging it. I was given a contract that day, but there was some rejection involved.
Which is common in this industry.
But try telling that to a 14-year-old. A few places wanted me to lose weight, and I was like, "Oh, okay, maybe that’s common?" I was a size six, so I thought I was hot stuff. I was a freshman in high school, tight little body, thinking, I’m going to be a model. And then when someone is like, "I need you to lose fifteen pounds." I [was] like, "How do you do that?!" And then when I finally was handed a contract, the stipulation was that [they’re] signing me under [their] plus board, and I never looked back.
I highlighted the line so I thought I was hot stuff, in the title, to note that it's very common occurrence for "pretty" teen girls to think they're model material.