Vittoria Ceretti, Anok Yai & other models slammed nepo-baby Lily Rose Depp

Last week, Lily Rose Depp’s Elle Magazine cover story came out, and most people rolled their eyes at her and her idiocy, white privilege and blindness to her own nepotism. Lily Rose has two massively famous parents – American Johnny Depp and French model, actress, singer and muse Vanessa Paradis. Paradis has a big career in France and… Lily Rose looks a lot like her mother. Lily Rose got a Chanel contract when she was only 16 years old, and of course she’s gotten modeling and acting jobs based on her name and her parents’ fame. Not according to Lily Rose though, who told Elle:

“The internet seems to care a lot about that kind of stuff. People are going to have preconceived ideas about you or how you got there, and I can definitely say that nothing is going to get you the part except for being right for the part. The internet cares a lot more about who your family is than the people who are casting you in things. Maybe you get your foot in the door, but you still just have your foot in the door. There’s a lot of work that comes after that.”

Well, a lot of people who are NOT nepo-babies have some thoughts about all of that. Model Vittoria Ceretti got it started, posting this message on her IG Stories:

“I just want to share a thought here because I can. I bumped into an interview of a so-called ‘nepo baby’ or whatever y’all call it,” she began her Instagram Story post, which was later shared by the gossip account Diet Prada. While Ceretti conceded that the nepo baby in question has probably faced some rejection, the model pointed out that their privilege and family connections have likely cushioned any blow.

“You can tell me your sad little story about it (even at the end of the day you can still always go cry on your dad’s couch in your villa in Malibu), but how about not being able to pay for your flight back home to your family? Waiting hours to do a fitting/casting just to see a nepo baby walk past you from the warm seat of her/his Mercedes with her/his driver and her/his friend/assistant/agent taking care of HER/HIS MENTAL HEALTH. You have no f–king idea how much it takes to make people respect you. TAKES YEARS. You just get it [for] free day one.”

“I have many nepo baby friends whom I respect, but I can’t stand listening to you compare yourself to me. I was not born on a comfy sexy pillow with a view. I know it’s not your fault, but please, appreciate and know the place you came from.”

[From Yahoo]

Good for Vittoria, truly. I’m glad she said this and I hope that Lily Rose is f–king listening. Another model, Anok Yai also spoke up around the same time as Vittoria, writing about how broke she was when she moved to New York to work as a model, and how she felt like she was on a knife’s edge, with no one or no money to fall back on for years and years. She also wrote, in part: “I will see some of you privilege kids stress about not booking a job because of the impact of your career while there are those of us who stress because we don’t know if we’ll be able to take care of our parents this months or put our siblings through school…I know you work hard and have your struggles like the rest of us, but goddamn if you only knew the hell we go through to stand in the same room that you were born in.”

Anok and Vittoria posting their statements on their respective IGs ended up giving space to several models – none of them nepo babies – the space to tell their own stories and how it bothers them that they can’t even talk about this within the fashion industry, how much nepotism is “baked into the system.” You can follow this thread:

Photos courtesy of Avalon Red, cover courtesy of Elle.

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77 Responses to “Vittoria Ceretti, Anok Yai & other models slammed nepo-baby Lily Rose Depp”

  1. Casey says:

    This is AMAZING 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

    • LIONE says:

      God, I love brave young people not afraid to speak the truth!
      It’s very brave of them because where the nepo-babies have a cusion to fall in, they don’t. So just by speaking they could risk losing jobs or opportunities.
      GOOD FOR THEM BEING SPEAKING OUT! They’ve worked HARD. They know how much it really takes.

      And now I’m waiting for Lilly- Narcissist Depp to turn this back around on herself. How it was good of her to talk about it so it opened up a new conversation or some bs.
      Ugh. All she has is her last name. Not talent, no features. Must be “so hard”…

  2. Eleonor says:

    They roasted her.
    And the are freaking right.
    If I had connections I would them, it depends what you do with that.

    • XOXO says:

      While I agree with the models, I don’t fully blame Lily-Rose. She was obviously not taught to appreciate her position and privilege. She was not raised to value the things she took for granted, she wasn’t taught how the other half lives. I blame Depp and Paradis for raising this pray.

      This is why I will always appreciate Angelina Jolie, and how she seems to be raising her kids.

      • C says:

        Paradis and Depp were exactly what she is – emotionally immature kids who dropped out of high school to focus on music and acting and got caught up in their respective worlds. Difference was, they both made it on their own. I am sure Lily-Rose had basically no real parenting whatsoever.

      • Aurora says:

        I agree that it all comes down to your rearing, but she’s been modeling for almost ten years now. She interacts with other models, overhears their conversations, and I guess she’s on friendly terms with some of them other than Jenner, Gerber etc. She’s an adult now, and she can’t ignore that virtually no one is led to the straight path to the right doors as she’s been.

      • SarahLee says:

        XOXO she’s an adult now. She is perfectly capable of learning her own lessons. Of course she hasn’t had to do so because she’s privileged as hell and doesn’t even realize it. At some point, we have to stop blaming parents and start holding the “kids” accountable for their own actions

      • C says:

        Oh, she knows. That’s why she’s on record talking about this at least twice in interviews. She knows and it’s the one thing her privilege can’t get rid of – people pointing it out!
        As other people say here, the industry plays its role in making sure nepotism continues – but it’s definitely helped along by glamorous public interviews where she can look like the victim.

      • Serena says:

        While I also blame her parents, she is an adult now. She’s gone around, worked and known lots of people and she has all the informations she may want at no, this falls completely on her.

      • Deleria Campbell says:

        So is Lilly Rose is less of a model or actress because she did not to struggle for her roles ?. so she must not have A voice because of who her parents are? Please people I empathize with person less fortunate than others , I admire parents who struggled so their kids don’t have too .Children should not be responsible for taking care of their parnets if their parnets are healthy to take care of themselves, they are not responsible for taking care of their siblings financially or other wise , but if a child is in the positions to help his/her parents or siblings , I believe they can help, to ease the burden. So stop knocking someone because their struggles are not yours and stop making her story yours. I believe Ms. Lilly Rose can hold her own. And as a struggling mom but bless one . Yes she might have doors open for her, I believe she had struggles too it may not be the same as many but it still A struggle and she has the right to express it ,so lay off her . people who came from nothing to make something out of themselves should be thankful for how blessed they are , because without struggles rewards means nothing. Ms. Lilly Rose your present in this world bring A little happiness to some young girl in parts of the world you my never heard of and they never knew who your parnets are or care. And as a black woman I know white privilege is real , but she did not create this privilege and fighting her does not make a difference because this is bigger than her.

  3. Savu says:

    God, how difficult is it to say “I’ve had a lot of advantages, I’m lucky, but I work hard too”? It’s just not that hard. Blows my mind every time people can be this clueless.

    • Leonelda says:

      Exactly. And comparing yourself to a doctor especially after a worldwide pandemic. GIRL.

      • ElleV says:

        i mean, yes there’s nepotism in medicine, and generally, it’s seen as a *bad* thing that the kids of doctors dominate medical schools – that’s the whole reason why medical schools are trying to create pathways for underrepresented students! i’m not sure she’s making the point she thinks she’s making

      • Lux says:

        @Ellev the “nepotism” in medicine largely comes from economic and social capital. I actually loathe to call it “nepotism” because if you have no aptitude for science or your grades just plain suck, no way will you pass your MCATs and survive 7 years of med school/residency just because your parents did. As the wife of a doctor whose parents were both doctors, it’s mostly about having that security to go into medical school without debt and having the family background/knowledge to scaffold your learning in the sciences. It is entirely incomparable to what Lilyrose is saying; the business/finance field, where nepotism is 100% real, is way more similar to her experience.

      • hangonamin says:

        agreed. why can’t she just say hey i’m a very very fortunate person to have all of these opportunities, which i don’t take for granted, so i work hard after being given them. instead, she goes on to make a completely idiotic comparison. being a doctor takes years of training and sacrifice and being smart enough to pass tests. her parents were actors/models who got her a job when she was 16 years old. you think someone who have parents that are doctors could get their kid a job at 16 years old in medicine? do you think a 16 year old can pass a medical licensing test? let alone handle the stress of being in medicine?
        Let’s be real, 90% of her profession is having that door opened. yes you have to work hard afterwards, but the number of people that work hard and are talented is insanely high, but most will never get that chance to have that foot through the door bc that door has already been closed by someone like her.

    • Alexandria says:

      Yup I don’t understand it either. It’s not difficult and doesn’t negate your hard work. If your privilege is a fact, just recognise and acknowledge it. We can all move on.

    • FHMom says:

      Yes. They can have a sh*tload of other issues like Bella Hadid. Nobody is claiming their lives are perfect. BUT to not see the extreme privilege or acknowledge that they wouldn’t have the career they have without their connections is just pure ego. And stupidity. None, and I mean NONE, of these nepo models are special. Unlike the models who have started from the bottom and have IT in addition to all the hard work and perseverance. Those models have earned their success. Nepo models were handed their careers.

    • Kirsten says:

      Or even just not say anything at all? But don’t open your mouth and say, “I’m no different than anyone.” Sure, OK.

  4. Digital Unicorn says:

    I think Miss Depp is going to need some salvo for those burns – everything they say is true. Depp will never have to worry about paying the rent nor will she ever have to deal with racism – that interview she gave reeked of white privilege and am glad she’s been called out for it.

  5. Becks1 says:

    DAMN, Lily Rose is going to regret that little interview, isn’t she??

    This line:
    “goddamn if you only knew the hell we go through to stand in the same room that you were born in.”

    That’s the point that so many nepo babies seem to miss, right? You were born in this room that others are desperately trying to claw their way into. I don’t understand how so many will only acknowledge that as a “slight” advantage.

    And that’s not getting into the financial aspects of their advantage, which so many models in that thread highlighted.

    • JanetDR says:

      That statement really resonates!

    • Faja says:

      Need it be said how Lily would not stand out were it not for pedigree papers? She is very pretty, yet gives face amnesia sans genetic allure. The other models in tweets have both a vibe and distinction most “nepo babies” lack.

  6. Stacey Dresden says:

    The nepo babies really don’t get it at all

  7. Amy Bee says:

    This happened when Kendall Jenner talked about working hard. These nepotism babies will never learn.

  8. Southern Fried says:

    So happy to see real models speak out and light that little depp twit’s ass.

  9. Emmi says:

    I think we need to be honest here because it goes so much further. She wouldn’t be in that room if she didn’t have those parents. The pics chosen here make it painfully obvious. She’s a very pretty girl and her face is cute but she is not a model. I can’t stop staring at everyone else and she is just there, hanging out on the cover of Vogue, looking basic in Chanel.

    • Snoozer says:

      She’s also had a significant amount of plastic surgery. So has Zoe Kravitz. Go to the celebplasticface IG account, they’re both on there, and once you see the side-by-side photos and read a description of what CPF thinks they’ve had done… you can’t unsee it!

    • SquiddusMaximus says:

      Right??!! I don’t want to debase myself and sound shallow, but my lord those women blow her out of the water. She is skinny and blonde and pretty — end story. The others have the magnetism that make you want to stare.

    • Vet says:

      Those girls are true beauty. Those girls are hard to just not stare at. When I was modeling I was told to my face, we are not hiring anymore blacks or we don’t book black models. Then I look at Ms. Depp and see a basic white girl who is cute, but nothing special. Who has the nerve to talk about how hard it is. If she was not her parents child, there is no way she would be a model.

    • Summer says:

      Lily-Rose also does not have a model’s body type. She would have been rejected at the door if it weren’t for her parents.

    • Annalise says:

      @Emmi- I came here just to say the exact same thing. If her last name wasn’t Depp, she wouldn’t be modeling for SH*T. It seems like for some of these nepo-babies, you just have to not be dog meat.

      “Hmmm, should we give her the contract? Her forehead IS rather huge…..whatever, give it to her, fuck it. She’s Johnny Depp’s daughter. At least she isn’t dog meat.”

    • BeanieBean says:

      That was my thought as well. From the photos alone you can see the true professional from the ‘had my career handed to me on a silver platter’ model.

    • AnnA says:

      Vittoria and Anok are simply stunning. Lily, on the other hand, is just pretty, almost basic looking. Her mother has always has much more charisma, allure, and charm.
      Lily Rose would not be where she is today if it weren’t for her parents.

  10. Esmerelda says:

    You know, models are often portrayed as shallow, but those references to taking care of parents and siblings are the opposite of shallow, they are the words of a young person shouldering a lot of responsibility. I’m in the tech field and I can relate completely.

    What Lily Rose doesn’t understand is that it’s not only down to booking jobs: it’s the lack of stress. She started doing this for a lark (it was offered, mummy arranged it, seemed fun) at 16, with nary a thought to trouble her pretty head. Lots of other young people don’t have that experience, it’s serious for them.

    And the only thing we ask of Nepo babies is to acknowledge their privilege.

    • Normades says:

      Exactly, the Chanel contract just fell out of the sky and onto her lap. She didn’t have to do anything for it.

      I’ve worked with a lot of models in my day and in general they are very nice. The Brazilian gals were always really funny and didn’t take themselves seriously. But what they all took seriously was their job because they knew they had to be absolute professionals to be asked back. These young women are working in some off the most expensive cities in the world and have to make ends meet. Once they do a lot of them send money back home to their families.

      • ElleE says:

        These two women are mean-girling LRD and for what?

        I almost feel sorry for her that, for all of her privilege, the line of work she wants to go into is modeling. Careers are generally short-lived, and women are subject to abuse. Also, other models seem super fun to work with based on these quotes. Lol

        And people talking about height requirements for models is ridiculous. Two of those models could fit in Linda Evangelista‘s back pocket so are the frame “standards” logical in any way?
        The designs would be so much better if they didn’t have to hang on skeletal frames. Just look at any Versace runway show from the 90’s and compare it to one now, and tell me that the clothes weren’t absolutely spectacular when designers didn’t have to work with postage-sized canvasses.

      • C says:

        Mean-girling? Lol, come on.
        The reason we have this discussion is modeling sucks and has always been a difficult profession and it’s completely ludicrous to compare Lily-Rose and her career experiences to the average model who is more like a 15-year-old straight from Estonia in NYC standing for 9 hours at a fitting with no food all night or something. Lily-Rose will never ever be abused in any way in this industry. And since she’s trying to brush it off in a public interview of her own, why can’t others comment?
        Evangelista is 5’10 and Anok Yai is also 5’10, Vittoria Ceretti is 5’9 so I’m not sure what your point is. And there are more than just two echoing what Vittoria said.
        Even though models back in the 90’s were fuller, they were still way smaller than the average woman and discussions about that were happening even then.

    • Michael says:

      Strangely enough Lily is quite good friends with Bella Hadid and Gigi Hadid who both make sure to acknowledge how lucky they are to be in their position so she had a literal roadmap to follow. But often lessons are learned the hard way.

    • Otaku fairy says:

      Good point. It can be easy to dismiss anything women in certain industries have to say with some ‘feminist’ point about how any woman benefitting from her looks is thee enemy of ‘real women’ anyway. But what you said is so true. It’s good to hear what the business is like from women who weren’t protected by nepotism.

  11. Jess says:

    I see these nepo-babies and I think about Ben Stiller doing the same thing with Franklin Leonard. At least LR is young. It’s so gross how these nepo babies (and grown ups) can’t admit to the massive advantage they have.

    • Lens says:

      Yes Ben stiller was adamant he wasn’t the recipient of nepotism although everything written about him early on was he was the son of stiller and Meara the famous comedy duo. Jamie Lee Curtis and Sean penn also were two olds who were adamant that they didn’t get a break after the leg up and it’s rampant through out industries not just modeling and acting. Which is true but modeling and acting are more subjective professions where you can get jobs just because someone likes your face and presence (and NAME.) I respect those that don’t take their parents famous name (Like Jackson White from Tell me Lies). And I don’t think we should conflate this with white privilege although that is a separate privilege because if your dad is will smith you might just have a career as a teen if you want or get instant respect like David Washington gets.

      • Iris says:

        Jamie Lee Curtis has very clearly said being the daughter of famous actors helped. She told the New Yorker “ auditioned many, many, many times. And then it was between me and one other woman, whose name I know but I will never say publicly. I’m sure the fact that I was Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis’s daughter, and that my mother had been in “Psycho”-if you’re going to choose between this one and this one, choose the one whose mother was in “Psycho,” because it will get some press for you. I’m never going to pretend that I just got that on my own, like I’m just a little girl from nowhere
        getting it. Clearly, I had a leg up.”

  12. Samab says:

    Right and on point. Lily rose Depp has facile features that remind me Kate Moss by the way

    • Normades says:

      Meh. Moss was discovered as a teenager in an airport I think. Middle class as they say in England. She became ultra famous because she had a look that was in at the time that wasn’t like the glamazons. She had «it» and was an THE it girl for her times.
      I don’t think Lilly has « it ». Even her mom wasn’t a beauty like say Isabelle Adjani but had a quirky appeal with her gap smile and gamine ways. Her mom definitely had « it ». (Also let’s not forget she famously dated Lenny Kravitz so it’s funny that both their kids are Nepos now).

  13. ML says:

    What nepo babies also gloss over is the relationship that their parent/s has/have to the industry. It’s a lot harder for someone like Karl Lagerfeld to say no to LRD’s mother than to someone he has no relationship with. If your parent went to an Ivy league school and donates tons of money as an alumnus and you want to go to the same school, the university feels more pressure to let you in because they don’t want to offend the graduate and want his/her money. Nepotism has clear advantages. AN and VC really went all in and made the modeling world transparent. Well done.

  14. Jais says:

    Did I read that she is 5 foot 3 inches? Real question, how many models exist at that height? She does runway too right? It’s illogical to believe her being a model has nothing to do with her parents.

    • C says:

      Standard height requirements are around 5’9. I remember saying to a group of friends in like 2013, that I expected Lily-Rose Depp would definitely become the new It girl like Cara Delevigne (who also had connections – I was wrong about it being on her level but not totally, lol). They all vigorously disagreed with me, because of her height.

      • Normades says:

        Print models can be a little shorter than runway models who are in general very tall and very thin. I have a friend who was a successful model and muse and considered short for the industry. She had a specific look and presence. That said I am 5 ´6 and she was much taller than me. 5 ´3 is unheard of.

      • C says:

        Yeah; Kate Moss was noted for her shortness when she broke out and she was 5’7.
        I remember working with someone who now models and it was crazy, she just towered over me.

  15. TheOriginalMia says:

    LRD owes those models an apology. These women talk about the mental stress and uncertainty of their lives while this dimwit strides in on her white privilege horse and secures jobs she’d never get because of her parents. The fact so many models supported them speaks to the long-standing issue & divide that has plagued the industry.

  16. Margles says:

    LR’s comment about doctors is especially funny because I have a doctor friend who is the child of two doctors. And she’s super open about the fact that it made becoming a doctor easier for her: they had the money to pay for her undergrad and education, and she had access to internships and other opportunities to make med school easier to get into. They also had both experienced applying so they couple help her.

    It didn’t mean she didn’t have to work hard. She worked so so hard. But it made it easier.

    • Normades says:

      True. Any child of highly educated parents (lawyers, doctors) will always have a leg up. Good for your friend acknowledging that.
      But at the end of the day they still have to complete the Bar or med school. Brooklyn Beckham can’t even enroll in cooking school (not dogging cooking school, professional cuisine is hard).

  17. Denise says:

    They had full right to roast her. She really is blind about her own privilege.

    But all this takes away from the root of the problem – the industry. Lily Rose and other nepo models are just the face of the problem but fashion editors, designers, casting directors are the ones who are making all of the nepotism possible. Let’s not forget that

  18. Kokiri says:

    There’s a song called “common people” by The Pulp that encapsulates this entire situation.
    One of the lines is “if you called your daddy he could stop it all”, which is why they’d never be “common people”.

    That’s what she doesn’t get. Her safety net is ginormous.

    She’s not a pretty girl. She’s not an interesting girl, with something to say. She’s not a good actor, she doesn’t emote in pictures. She’s less than vanilla, because vanilla adds flavour & depth.
    She’s just some twit who has the fortune to be born to whom she was.

  19. nutella toast says:

    I watched both trailers for “The Idol” and I have to admit (reluctantly) that she’s engaging as an actress and might actually be good. I also read the entire Elle article and looked at every picture and thought, “Meh”. There is (IMO) nothing memorable or particularly unique about her print work. Even though she *might* be a good actress (could just be good editing), she STILL got in that room because of her name, and that still bumps you to the front of the line every time. If your Dad is that messy and public about it and you can still get in the front of the line, you are absolutely privileged.

  20. C says:

    This entire Twitter thread is crazy. So many stories, so many models supporting Vittoria. Christ, even Naomi Campbell and Elsa Hosk liked it.

  21. Watson says:

    Ireland Baldwin’s tik tok had some extremely insightful things to say on this subject.

    • MissMarirose says:

      I saw that. She acknowledges her privilege and talked about the differences she had as a nepo model. Like having a hotel room to herself at a show versus the other models cooped up together in a small “model apartment.” She also had some insightful things to say about following your famous parents and still wanting to be seen as different from them. She’s a thoughtful young woman.

      • C says:

        She made some comments here where she truthfully admitted her privilege and that seems to be it? After her ranting during the Depp case she doesn’t strike me as thoughtful.

  22. Stef says:

    Glad she’s getting called out for that tone-deaf article. She came across as flippant, privileged, and an idiot to her own advantages.

    She’s 6 inches shorter than the basic requirements to be a model, you’d think that would give her a clue that she doesn’t even belong in the same league as real models. She’s cute but not a real model. I can only imagine how she must be laughed at by actual models, but too dumb to even realize it.

  23. TeamMeg says:

    Hadn’t heard of her before this, but Vittoria Ceretti is the first model I’ve seen whose allure approaches that of Daria Werbowy. Utterly gorgeous. (Wish Daria would start working again—I miss her!)

  24. Frippery says:

    I know this isn’t the point of ….anything, but, why is it mentioned like a privilege thing that Lily got a Chanel contract at 16? If the modeling industry was anymore obsessed with youth, they’d be bathing in bathtubs full of blood. Vittoria, for instance, was a finalist in a modeling competition when she was *14*, and she was the most search for model on Italian Vogue’s website when she was 20.

    This isn’t a dig at Vittoria at all. It’s just an example of how success or fame at a ridiculously young age isn’t really a sign of nepotism in this particular career.

    • Ameerah M says:

      Those two things are not multi-million dollar Chanel contract though. Which Lily one got because her MOTHER had a Chanel contract. That was her point.

    • Serena says:

      Because LRD got it throughout connections (her mother) as she previously had no social media or work presence at all. Vittoria got it thanks to a competition she entered, you say, and I’m sure she hustled a lot for it, so there’s a big stark difference already.

      • Frippery says:

        I think I probably wasn’t clear on my point. Sorry. I was trying to say that big success at a young age in modeling isn’t the same as getting your big break very young in a different industry. A model is much more likely to hit it big at, say, 16-21 and then less and less likely as they age. Because it is a youth-obsessed industry.

      • C says:

        Most models don’t hit it big at all. You’re right that it is youth-obsessed, but there’s no way an inexperienced model age 15 would be handed a contract with Chanel like hers, much less be chosen to be the face of one of their biggest fragrances. The age issue is only peripherally-related. Vittoria is saying it’s more common for a model that young to spend a few years building up their credibility and portfolio before they land such a huge break and as I said most of them don’t get a big break period. Chanel itself stated that Depp is the youngest ambassador they ever chose in the history of their house.

  25. Serena says:

    SO glad models spoke up about it, I’ve had enough just listening/reading their bs so imagine living it..

  26. Sof says:

    Complaining about people defining you by your ultra famous parents and your famous boyfriend (who happened to be at his highest moment when the relationship began) when you haven’t done anything notorious… it sounds like she has a huge ego that’s being crushed.
    It’s great that the other models got the courage to speak about this, sadly I doubt it’ll have any impact in the industry.
    In my opinion, most people have a problem with nepo babies if they are talentless. For instance, I don’t think Margaret Qualley would be dragged this hard had she made a similar stupid statement.

  27. Malcolm M. says:

    Anok Yai.. my god that woman is beautiful! LRD should be waiting in line BEHIND her.

  28. Noxy says:

    I worked as an actor for years and while I didn’t know any nepo-babies I know how much the right connections help. My agent would push me ahead of others in the agency and I would get sent on literally any and every audition. I would also sometimes get favourable treatment in primary/high school/youth drama groups because I was a working actor.

    It wasn’t all great. It was mortifying when my agent would compare other kids at the agency (many of whom were friends, or people I went to school with, or both) unfavourably to me in front of everyone. I sometimes got punished by the adults in drama groups who wanted to take me down a peg because they assumed I thought I was better than the other kids.

    But for the most part it worked in my favour. I got work consistently, and despite the fact I was very aware of what an asshole my agent was I was very grateful to her for believing in me as much as she did and fighting for me. I get that it’s a mixed bag but to ignore the fact that you’re overwhelmingly positively impacted by favouritism/nepotism is ridiculous to the extreme.

    I respect the hell out of Nic Cage for changing his name to avoid nepotism in Hollywood as much as possible. Often the kids of talented professionals have talent in that area too, but they always have a leg-up in the industry and it’s so ignorant to minimise or deny it.

  29. Gorgonia says:

    Vittoria, Anok, Nyagua are my heroes, now! I’m an ordinary accountant employed, still I had so many many problems thanks to nepo babies. Nepotism is one of the things I hate the most: if you are a privileged ass, at least shut the f*ck up, don’t speak about hard work and all that stuff. There are people who has to work ten times harder thanks to people like you and still get nothing because of you.

  30. Abbie says:

    I have a negative opinion about the fashion industry in general, but bravo to these young women, well said.
    “if you only knew the hell we go through to stand in the same room that you were born in” — this rang so true, and is applicable to any job.
    Having parents that are well-established famous professors, doctors, lawyers, CEOs– there’s no comparison with their kids and everyone else coming new into that profession.

  31. Jezzebeelzebub says:

    It’s almost like being born rich & white to famous people ups the ante in terms of privilege and entitlement. Who’d have ever thought THAT?

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