We Interview Model of the Year Contest, Hannah Stark
Today we chat with, Hannah Stark, an inspirational teen with an incredible mission. Hannah truly represents what it means to “be your own kind of beautiful.” We get her take on fashion, confidence and inner beauty.
TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF. WHAT’S YOUR NAME? HOW OLD ARE YOU?
My name is Hannah Stark, I am a 16 year old Christian girl who loves to try new things, and strives for greatness.
WHAT DOES CONFIDENCE MEAN TO YOU?
Confidence to me is knowing your own worth, embracing your imperfections, and knowing your strengths.
WHAT MAKES YOU BEAUTIFUL? (AND YOU CAN’T SAY YOU’RE NOT, BECAUSE YOU ARE)
What makes me beautiful is my positive mind set. Before the sun comes up every morning I try to name five things I want to accomplish that particular day, and five things I am thankful for. I believe that when you have a positive mind and spirit internally, your beauty shows on the outside as well.
WHAT DOES INNER BEAUTY MEAN TO YOU?
Inner beauty to me makes you beautiful. Anyone can pose at just the right angle, and wear just the right makeup, but not everyone would be kind and compassionate enough to help someone in need. True beauty comes from within.
IF YOU HAVE OR HAVE DEALT WITH BODY IMAGE ISSUES OF YOUR OWN CAN YOU DESCRIBE THEM AND HOW YOU HAVE OVERCOME THEM?
Yes, even as a naturally small slim built girl, I have dealt with body image issues. As a young girl who had the basic pressure of doing my best and keeping my appearance up. I took it to the extreme, at 11 years old I had a severe eating disorder. The only thing that saved me was praying, to God. Now five years later being fully recovered I speak other girls and boys across the world to help overcome there eating disorders.
WHAT ARE YOUR WORDS OF ADVICE FOR GIRLS YOUR AGE DEALING WITH BODY IMAGE ISSUES?
Knowing that you are wonderfully and perfectly made in Gods eyes is so reassuring.
HOW DO YOU HANDLE NEGATIVITY ON INSTAGRAM?
Instagram negativity really stated after I hit 30k followers, after my past reality TV show. My advice is not to read the comments, plain and simple.
WHAT DOES #BEYOUROWNKINDOFBEAUTIFUL MEAN TO YOU?
Being your own kind of beautiful to me means, knowing there is nobody in the world that is exactly like you, and using that to your advantage.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE FASHION TREND AT THE MOMENT?
My favorite fashion trend at the moment is velvet! Sherri hills velvet dresses make a statement, because every girl loves velvet and Sherri Hill!