Doutzen Kroes Wants Her Daughter To Be The President, Not Just Pretty

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For a supermodel blessed with the genetic goodness of a goddess, it can seem a little hard to hear that they don’t put emphasis on looks, especially when they have made an entire career out of their physical appearance. But on the flip side, they can’t take credit for what they were given genetically, and nor should they have to cover it up just to seem more “normal”.

Victoria’s Secret Supermodel, and the fifth highest paid model in the world, Doutzen Kroes, is one of those rare beauties who seems to jump the opportunity to promote brains over beauty quite often.

The mother of 2 year old son Phyllon and wife of DJ Sunnery James has admitted in the past she would never change her body to fit someone else’s standards, even if (especially if!) she was ever called fat. She has even taken responsibility for the fact that being who she is has possibly caused a lot of girls to feel insecure about their own bodies. Wow! That’s refreshing to hear. But Doutz we don’t hate you, because you know what’s up!

Doutzen is pregnant with her second child, and will be having a girl this time around. This has clearly given her a chance to think about what kind of girl she wants to raise, as she made some pretty startling comments to the New York Post recently.

Here’s a revelation: she doesn’t want her daughter to follow in her footsteps and be a supermodel. Sounds a little unrealistic, right? But here’s her really awesome reason:

“Instead of saying, ‘You’re so beautiful,’ I’ll say, ‘You’re smart,’ so she’ll have different aspirations in life than beauty and modeling,” she said.

That’s not to say she is ungrateful for her career. In fact, it has been the driving force behind why she feels it is important to raise a daughter and place values upon things other than just physical appearance.

“Though I love my job, I’m not changing the world. I’d love for her to study and to have different aspirations. We need to teach girls they can become presidents, and it’s not about beauty all the time.”

Brava Doutzen! We hope your words will reach many more moms and daughters to know that outward beauty is a depreciating asset, but inner beauty, and investing in your brain is always going to be something valuable to you.

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