Janice Dickinson

(Janice Doreen Dickinson)

Janice Dickinson
Janice Dickinson
  • Born: February 16, 1955
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Model, Author, Talent Agent

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Janice Doreen Dickinson is an American model, photographer, author and talent agent. Initially notable as a model, she has been disputably described by herself and others as the first supermodel. One of the most successful models of the 1970s and 1980s, she also served as a judge on four cycles on America's Next Top Model beginning in 2003. She opened a modeling agency in 2005, which was documented in the reality television series The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency (2006–08).

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And I will never, ever respond to anybody - man, woman, vegetable, or mineral - who tells me to keep my mouth shut.
As the saying goes, I want to be the best-looking corpse there is.
Aside from my modelling, by the early Nineties I was also starting to work as a photographer, which I loved. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Back in the day I was doing runway, editorial, advertising, spokesmodeling, and public appearances. Those are five different categories.
Beauty opened all the doors; it got me things I didn't even know I wanted, and things I certainly didn't deserve.
But as a young model, I never felt as beautiful as I looked.
But you see, that's the gilded prison of fashion. We're riding in private jets, and meantime I was so incredibly, painfully sad and lonely.
Celebrity is hawking make-up, cars, everything; it's shifted.
Every six months I fly to Dallas to get botox and I also get collagen injections.
Everyone steals from something or someone.
Follow sound business trends, not fashion trends. Business, Commerce & Finance
Hey, I fool the camera. I'm a liar, a magician.
I became a cover girl and an editorial model, and then I became a runway model.
I borrow bits from everyone.
I can only speak from my own personal experience, being behind the camera and in front of it, but every magazine cover you see is completely airbrushed.
I can wrap my legs around my neck.
I don't know why in society when a woman demands perfection she is called crazy. Society
I find the light and work it, work it, work it. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I got a book deal without even turning in one shred of a writing sample.
I grew up in an abusive home and was told on a daily basis by my father that I would never amount to anything and that I looked like a boy.
I grew up studying ballet; I grew up honing my craft.
I had to fight like hell to convince people I was beautiful in my own Polish half-breed way.
I have a very vivid imagination.
I have been shaped by my mistakes and disappointments - just as I have been shaped by my successes.
I have to make sure I exercise and that the ingredients that go into my body are completely organic.
I have to wake up and drink chamomile tea to slow down.
I hike and make sure everything I eat is organic.
I lived the stuff that Jackie Collins writes about.
I relax, meditate and do 80 minutes of yoga every day.
I was hot and I knew it and it went to my head.
I was lusted after walking down the streets of New York.
I was shaped by my mistakes.
I was the first to sign up for Botox when it first came out.
I was Versace's muse, I was Valentino's muse, I was Alaia's muse, Lancetti's muse, Calvin Klein's, Halston's. I could go on and on.
I wish I'd gotten sober at a younger age.
If you think I'm over-the-top, I am.
I'm a former bulimic myself and it's a horrible, horrible addiction.
I'm able to move like no one else you've ever seen in front of a camera.
I'm addicted to cosmetic surgery!
I'm aiming to become the white Oprah.
I'm keeping my acerbic wit completely fueled.
I'm not a good person to have as an enemy; say nice things about me.
I'm probably the biggest reality television star living.
I'm the female Simon Cowell. He said I'm the scariest woman he's ever met. I asked him why he never dated me, and he said I was too intimidating.
In my day, I, being the first supermodel, I hawked everything.
I've been fooling the public for years and I'm really good at it.
I've been on the cover of every magazine in the world.
I've been the queen of dysfunction and made every mistake one can make.
I've sold everything from fashion, make-up, couture magazines, radio, reality television, movies. There isn't a thing I haven't sold, including Tampax. You name it. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
Los Angeles fashion is the Starbucks of the modeling world.
Money is like hormones. It's just how you feel on any given day. Money, Coins & Minting
Mothers don't let your daughters grow up to be models unless you're present.
My first job was for a blue jean company as a sitting model. I posed for 15 minutes and made $50. It was 1976.
People identify with me - everyone does - African American women, Caucasian women, they all identify with me because I'm ethnic. Women
Photo shoots for underage girls are like letting an ant walk around with honey.
Reinvention is the key to surviving this fashion industry. Madonna is the perfect example of reinvention. She has taken something that is so little and turned herself into a legend by simply never staying the same.
Self-help books are for the birds. Self-help groups are where it's at.
The idea of the extreme makeover is disturbing.
The industry has died as far as modeling has gone, and I'll tell you why. Magazines are featuring the Halle Berrys and Sarah Jessica Parkers, all the actresses. Makeup companies are featuring all the celebrities. All the models have died.
The past explains how I got here, but the future is up to me - and I love to live life at full throttle. Life ;Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Future
Whatever it takes to make an individual feel better, I'm all for it.
What's my motto when it comes to money? Don't put so much emphasis on it! Money, Coins & Minting
Without gay men, I am nothing.