Bullied for her height, this 6ft 2in teen is clapping back at her haters with a budding modeling career
19-year-old Aeva Andersson was called a "monster" on many nights out with friends because of the way she towered over everyone else around her
A teenager, 6ft 2ins tall in bare feet and 6ft 7ins in her favorite pair of heels, has clapped back at her bullies who made fun of her height in the best way possible: by pursuing a career in modeling.
Nineteen-year-old Aeva Andersson was called a "monster" on many nights out with friends because of the way she towered over everyone else around her. She said that she was told her modeling career would never work out when she was just 13-years-old because she was considered "plus sized".
Aeva told the Daily Mail that she "always" wears her heels when she goes out at night with friends and that she has learned to embrace her tall figure. She is also determined to show those who doubted her that she can be a model after she was signed up by Models of Diversity. She said that even though initially the bullying "shattered" her confidence, she now realizes that it is her height that makes her different and is also the reason she was signed by the agency.
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She said: "I'm glad I never gave up hope of becoming a model. I always go out in heels, because I don't care if I scare people off anymore - I know there's nothing scary about my height."
The teen, who is from County Donegal in Ireland, then said: "I had always been ridiculously tall growing up - I was the giraffe in all of the school photos. And throughout my school years, I would get called a monster and told that I scared off the boys because of my height."
Aeva continued: "I was labeled as plus size by a modeling company too because of my size, so that shattered my confidence even further. But I had always wanted to be a model since I can remember, so I knew I couldn't let people get me down and had to keep going. Now I'm working with massive brands to advertise their clothes and taking part in catwalks - suddenly I'm not a monster anymore."
After she struggled to find any modeling work with an agency when she was 13 years, the young model thought that her dream of becoming one was going to be shelved. Her confidence also took a major beating as the nasty comments on her height got much worse - both in school and outside.
She said: "When I was initially told I'd struggle to find work, it broke my heart, and I kept on getting knocked back because of my height. On top of that, every day when I would go to school I would overhear comments for my height - I was taller than everyone; the boys, girls and teachers. I was never asked to dances because of how tall I was and would constantly scare off the boys, which resulted in me being single for the entirety of my teens. And whenever I would go on a night out in heels I would continually be called a monster by people, because I towered over everyone."
Aeva is now, however, triumphantly showing all of her bullies who called her names by signing up with high street brands for modeling shoots. On top of everything that has happened to her, she still wears her favorite heels with pride and even has a boyfriend now who loves her.
She said: "Patience was a virtue, and I'm glad I never gave up my hopes of becoming a model. I was signed to Models of Diversity because my height made me so different, and now I work on national projects all of the time. I always go out in heels, because I don't care if I scare people off anymore - I know there's nothing scary about my height. And I've stopped scaring the men away with my height, because I've finally got myself a man - who's luckily 6ft 4inches himself."