A new video shakes the fashion industry. The 23-year-old London model Adwoa Aboah strips naked in front of the cameras of a new StyleLikeU project, That What's Underneath. “When I was a teenager I dreamed of being like the others. Blonde, white, with blue eyes and sexy ”she says Adwoa Aboah, which adds in a devastating confession: "I think I was born a little sad"
"I just didn't want to be Adwoa"
"I just didn't want to be Adwoa," continues the model, who as a child hated to wear curly hair, but when she managed to straighten it like the rest of the girls, she felt bad and wore a hat for almost two years trying to hide it.
As the video passes, Adwoa Aboah undresses literally and metaphorically, revealing his fears and secrets. The model that only appeared a few months ago on the cover of Vogue Italy, she continues telling the camera how she fell into drugs when she was just a teenager. It all started because of their insecurities about his image and for not fitting in with the people around him.
"I remember thinking I couldn't feel emotions anymore, it wasn't worth it," says the young model before breaking into tears. After drying her tears, she continues to report her introduction in the world of drugs at age 14, something that did not stop until thanks to her parents she was admitted to a detoxification center in Arizona.
In addition, Adwoa adds that its beginnings in the fashion world contributed to increase its insecurity and his use of drugs to alleviate his insecurity. "The rejection of certain jobs, losing contracts and being judged by appearance ... I generated a second skin and ended up getting used to it, but this helped to increase my hatred of myself," he admits in the video.“Seeing me in a magazine didn't make me feel better. I think that if you don't like being in your skin, it doesn't matter how many times people tell you that you are beautiful ”
Even when he achieved success in the fashion industry, Adwoa admits not feeling gratified for it. “Seeing me in a magazine didn't make me feel better. I think that if you don't like being in your skin, it doesn't matter how many times people tell you that you are beautiful ”
However, Adwoa Aboah He did not recover completely after passing through the rehabilitation clinic in Arizona and after that time he has been in treatment three more times. In addition, although she admits in the video that she tried to fight her demons, in October 2015 suicide was attempted through an overdose, after which he was in a coma four days and in psychiatric treatment one month.
However, last Christmas he realized how much he had around him, people, opportunities, life and opted for it. Founded Gurls Talk, an online forum where girls from anywhere exchange experiences, messages and confidences, and that has served as an escape route.
“I have realized that I cannot be anyone else. You may not love me at all times but now I am fine”Concludes Adwoa.