While just modeling seems to be professionally fulfilling enough for some, others like to take on side projects, or maybe they’re just trying to come up with a back up plan for when they become too old to model. Jessica Stam, despite being one of the most sought after and successful models out there, is one who likes to keep herself busy.
She’s gone the design route, which wasn’t too surprising–collaborating with both Rachel Roy and Rag & Bone on capsule collections. And now she’s writing a column for Huffington Post Canada–not something we would have necessarily predicted. Perhaps the Ontario-bred model was inspired by fellow Canadian Coco Rocha’s turn at broadcast journalism with hosting gigs for MTV Canada and ET Canada.
Her first blog post, titled “The Lazy Susan Cell Phone Experiment” went up yesterday. Instead of talking about her glamorous life as a beautiful model, she writes about how new media has lead to too much information and how we all spend too much time staring at cell phone and computer screens and are thus “missing out on genuine, unobstructed thought and human connection”–something that Stam, a voracious Twitterer, admits to being guilty of herself. It’s pretty articulate and thoughtful, and doesn’t appear to have been edited much if at all. You can read it here.