Anyone who watched the first season of Americas Next Top Model probably remembers Shannon Stewart. She came in second place over all. She made a decision that most people in her shoes would not make. She is a devout Christian who will not compromise on her beliefs, regardless of what’s at stake.
One thing she will not compromise on is posing nude. Not only does she refuse to pose nude, she also refuses to pose in lingerie. She believes those are things only her husband should see. She knew that by refusing to pose nude she could have lost Americas Next Top Model right then and there. She took a chance with that decision, and it has paid off for her.
She is a great inspiration, especially to little girls who want to be a model. She actively expresses the downside to being a model and the perks of being a model. On her website she did a two part article on the downsides of modeling. She lets you know that it is not always a fun profession, without discouraging people from wanting to become a part of it.
“I have high standards and will not do things that I do not feel comfortable with, no matter how much money I might be offered.” That is a statement that many people might say, but how many would actually follow through? Shannon Stewart is a beautiful woman, both in looks and in heart.