If a model wants a role model to see how to continue working past the age of twenty-three they should follow the path of Carolyn Murphy. This 38 year old supermodel has been modeling since she was 17 years old and is still one of the highest paid models.
Carolyn Murphy is the face of Estee Lauder cosmetics and is still the lead model for numerous European fashion shows including those of noted designers such as Jason Wu. She is a very intelligent woman who has used her Sports Illustrated cover to help her become a force in the modeling industry.
Some models do not have a plan on what direction they want their career to take following an appearance in Sports Illustrated but Carolyn Murphy has been very different. She had no desire to be an actress so she focused on becoming the best model possible and it has paid dividends.
What makes Carolyn Murphy so special is that in an industry that craves youth she is not only still working but she is at the top of the food chain. She is a working mother who is able to balance being both a parent and a world renowned model. It seems as if her focus on the craft of modeling has enabled her to avoid the pitfalls that trap many women in which they try to do two professions, acting and modeling at the same time and the result is the quality of their performance in both suffer. Carolyn Murphy’s focus on modeling has allowed her to have a long modeling career that shows no signs of ending anytime soon.
If there is one lesson that a young woman can take from Carolyn Murphy it is to focus on your craft and to not try to do too many things at once. A singular focus can, and usually does, result in great achievement for a motivated individual.