AceShowbiz - Aoki Lee Simmons believes that one has total freedom when it comes to what they want to do in life. Making use of her TikTok account, the 19-year-old responded to a fan asking her decision to keep on modelling while attending Harvard University.
In the video, the youngest daughter of model Kimora Lee Simmons and record executive Russell Simmons replied to a fan asking why she wants to model even though she's "so articulate and obviously educated." To the question, she answered, "Well, one, models aren't uneducated and not articulate."
She continued saying in the August 1 clip, "But two, I think what you're really getting at is, 'Why am I going into a field that doesn't necessarily require a degree or require a whole lot of book smarts when I have a lot of education?' "
Aoki shared that while she loves modelling, it wasn't her first passion. She said that she used to play volleyball due to her height. "I think we should normalize you liking something," she went on to explain. "You don't have to do what you're immediately good at. You can be good at something and not want to do it forever."
She also hoped that people would "move towards a future" where women aren't being questioned about doing what they love. "I would like to change the idea that you can't be smart and pretty, or you can't be smart and enjoy your looks or enjoy a creative, beauty-fashion-based career," the teen said. "You can be two kinds of people in one person. That's really who I am."
Concluding her video, Aoki, who made her modeling debut in the Pyer Moss Paris Couture Show last year, encouraged her followers to follow their passion. "Do whatever you want," she noted. "Get a degree; don't use it. Get a degree; use it later ... Get a degree later. Don't get one-do whatever you want to do! And nothing is a waste of your talent. Whatever path took you there was the right one."