Success can find a person anywhere but it's only those who act on the opportunity who will be successful in life. Legendary Danish model Louise Pedersen was discovered on a train while traveling to Norway during a period in her life when she was working as a waitress. The difference between Louise and other women is that when she investigated the opportunity and became a fashion runway model as a result while other people might have never followed up. Success comes to those who are willing to pursue an opportunity.
Louise Pedersen has been one of the top models in Europe since 2002 but she is truly known for her willingness to push the artistic boundaries. Her Gucci commercial in which part of the advertisement resulted in her showing a “G” that was shaved into her private area made her a legend despite the commercial being banned in several countries. Similar to Madonna, the worldwide music entertainer she demonstrated a boldness that has ensured she will always be in the minds of top designers for both her physique and her personality.
Louise took a couple years off to have her child and yet upon her return she has had no difficulty getting modeling contracts and is now the face of the fragrance lines of Maxamara and DKNY. She understands unlike many models that a model must distinguish themselves by their personality as much as by their appearance and her feisty, unafraid attitude makes her a favorite of many designers and clothing houses.
Pedersen is in many respects a rebel in how she approaches modeling. She smokes and rarely exercises in an era where models are extremely health conscious and thus almost never smoke and are constantly working out. She does not watch her diet and yet is able to maintain her model physique. What distinguishes Louise is and will allow her to thrive as a model and in whatever other aspect of life she pursues is the fact that she has no fear. In life, one must be willing to follow up on opportunities.
Louise Pedersen is proof that much of the battle in life is just “showing up” for the opportunity. The successful people in life, in particular models, don’t avoid opportunities and are not afraid of the unknown and that is the difference between being good and great in anything in life.