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Hi everyone,
I love my current job, I've an offer from Amazon and I've an onsite with Google as well. I would love to get selected at Google.

But, It had always been my dream to walk the ramp confidently and look hot.

I've always been this studious kid to the outer world .I love dreaming about modeling and imagining myself there .
It would be so bad ass being a coder and a model, that would inspire lots of young people as well plus I would look hot

I don't want to quit debugging or developing, I want to do it as a part time or like a hobbie or Idk.. But I definitely want to do this sooner.
I'm 21 yr old, female

Is there anyone who have explored modeling?
Any suggestions or opinions?

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    L337Code

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    L337Codemore
    I legit thought you wanted to move from SWE to ML from that title, fucking clickbaited
    Oct 4 5
    • Rippling / Eng
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      Rippling Eng

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      I do, but not completely
      What if I don't like it there?
      I love what I'm doing
      Oct 4
    • ForRent / Eng 🌀⛈️
      I think he meant Software Development to Machine Learning side of things.
      Oct 4
    • Rippling / Eng
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      Rippling Eng

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      Oh lol, ok
      Oct 4
    • Cisco / Eng greedyengr
      This is a legit underrated comment.
      Oct 4
    • Tubular Labs MSjy44
      I was thinking if you want to do modeling, why don't you look for data scientist position....
      Oct 4
  • Facebook
    L337Code

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    Rip your inbox
    Oct 4 0
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    not_larrymore
    Dude stop fantasizing and get back to Leetcode. Those LC hards are not gonna solve themselves.
    Oct 4 2
    • Rippling / Eng
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      Most sane comment ever😂
      Oct 4
    • Adobe fngstained
      They don't solve themselves either way 😡
      Oct 4
  • Google hooli.xyz
    PICS OR GTFO
    Oct 4 3
    • Rippling / Eng
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      Rippling Eng

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      😂😂
      Oct 4
    • Rippling / Eng
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      Candid I say 😌
      Oct 4
    • Indeed Ìñδèèδ
      Touché
      Oct 4
  • Google 听不懂
    Lol is this bait for thirsty SWEs?
    Oct 4 3
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      Waat, no.
      I really want to try modeling🤦
      Now, I'm re-thinking
      Oct 4
    • Google 听不懂
      Serious answer: My last girlfriend was an art/fashion model. Sounds like you’re interested in fashion modeling. I would suggest finding amateur photographers on instagram and messaging them. Often they are willing to do TFP work (Trade for Portfolio or something like that) where you both practice your part and try to shoot something for your respective portfolios with no money exchanged.

      Make sure you look up what the industry standards are for who owns the rights for the photos and make sure you can use them for your portfolio.

      If you are really inexperienced then consider hiring a pro or semi pro for a couple of hours so they can provide you with more direction while still shooting something for your portfolio.

      After you have a portfolio you feel represents your personal style pretty well you can start looking into agencies and transitioning onto the runway I guess
      Oct 4
    • Rippling / Eng
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      Oh, that is actually helpful. Thanks
      Oct 4
  • Broadridge / Eng wolfmonkey
    You can definitely do that, wouldn't be the first SWE that's modeling. Hit up a few modeling agencies, and practice your cat walk. Or become an IG model.
    Oct 4 5
    • Microsoft / Consultant micrusade1
      "IG Model" that's the most cancerous advice I have ever seen.
      Oct 4
    • Broadridge / Eng wolfmonkey
      Possibly, but if you think "IG Models" are just half naked females calling for attention, you're thinking with the wrong head, my friend. There are plenty of fashion/ runway models that have been scouted from that platform.
      Oct 4
    • Rippling / Eng
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      Oh right, that's a good place to start with. Need to do some search on some good modeling agencies.
      Oct 4
    • Broadridge / Eng wolfmonkey
      Lyndsey Scott is a leading software engineer and Victoria's Secret model  - https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/victorias-secret-lyndsey-scott-ios-apple-instagram-model-a8532451.html
      Oct 4
    • Rippling / Eng
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      Yeah, love her. She looks damn confident and hot
      Thanks for the link :D
      Oct 4
  • Maybe start off Instagram or something?

    Personally I don’t agree with the notion of modeling because it creates unrealistic body standards or beauty standards for women, especially young girls who are programmed for life thinking they need to look like that. (And men also having those same standards for women.)

    But yeah, I suppose at the same time it will be an example of how SWEs don’t need to “look” a certain way, and you can be both glamorous and nerdy too or something.

    But would that create more pressure on female SWEs to look that way too?

    Anyways it’s up to you. If you want to start, gain enough Instagram followers and companies will reach out to you directly. Couple friends of mine are models, one has 15k followers.
    Oct 4 7
    • Look...trust me, not everyone can be hot. Some people have stringent gym routines and a perfect “10” body but their faces aren’t attractive.

      Some people have to work out 10x as much to get the same results as others.

      And the majority of people can’t spend an hour in the gym or on their faces every day. They have jobs (often more than one), kids, families, lots of worries and issues to deal with.

      So...having an attractive face and attractive body are just something that the top 1% of the top 1% of the world have the privilege to do.
      Oct 4
    • Rippling / Eng
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      😂😂 Oh dear, no. Nothing like that. Top 1% 😂. Anybody can be attractive.
      Besides Beethoven's music skills is what I'm talking about. Beethoven was heavily pressurized in his earlier days to become the next Mozart.
      Oct 4
    • Google Woolf
      In contribution to music history, Beethoven was at least Mozart's equal, if not greater. His legacy defined the symphony and pioneered the Romantic era. As you mentioned, the pressure was very real though.
      Oct 4
    • The analogy is more like this: If Beethoven were born without hands, could he be the next Mozart?

      Not without some extensive modern surgical technology. Exactly.

      Beauty is two things: Your face and your body. Some people are born without pretty or handsome faces period. So they could have great bodies but would never be considered “hot” in a general sense, sadly.

      That’s just the way it is. You’re born with it or not.
      Oct 4
    • Rippling / Eng
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      Then analogy is more like, can people born without body facial features to be hot?
      Oct 5
  • Microsoft / Consultant micrusade1
    Is this Rippling India?
    Oct 4 6
    • Microsoft / Consultant micrusade1
      Why tho? Chats are limited on Blind, You should DM me.
      Oct 4
    • Microsoft / Consultant micrusade1
      Also, I know 2 girls who interned in Visa and now work at Rippling, none of those 2 are hot or modelling material. If coincidentally, you're one of those 2, There's something wrong with what you're planning.
      Oct 4
    • Rippling / Eng
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      I thought you wanted to know about the work life, perks of my work location etc., and hence the dm.
      But sounds like, you aren't interested.
      Oct 4
    • Microsoft / Consultant micrusade1
      I wasn't but I am interested.
      Oct 4
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      Rippling Eng

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      Awesome!
      Oct 4
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    Well it depends on how hot are you I guess
    Oct 4 3
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      Not hot😌
      Oct 4
    • T-Mobile whatcanIsay
      Probably shouldn't do it
      Oct 4
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      Or is the reason, why I should.
      Hotness isn't a permanent state. You can change it, if you want to.
      Oct 4
  • New / Other Dittz
    24, Male, 6' 2" , in the same boat! ✌🏼
    Oct 4 2
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      Wohooooo
      Oct 4
    • New / Other Dittz
      DM if interested in striking a conversation! ✌🏼
      Oct 4
  • Microsoft / Consultant micrusade1
    OP, If you think being a model(or hot) beside a coder is going to inspire someone else, you are a total dumb-ass to think that.
    We don't care about your pictures on Instagram, we care about metrics and products which can bring a business value following the best decisions.
    That's more inspiring.
    Oct 4 5
  • Cisco Persistant
    Don't. Your chances of leading sane life are much higher as SWE than as a super model.
    Oct 4 1
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      I know, that's why I'm looking for someone who actually did modeling beside being Software Engineer.
      I know few friends of mine who are models, their life style is totally different. But Idk, let's see
      Oct 4
  • There's a former fashion model that has some sort of YouTube channel teaching coding. To the people saying it will put pressure on women to look pretty (bet those comments are coming from women), maybe, but I think young girls like seeing "girly girls" being part of a male dominated profession. That being said, $2 you're an Indian male. TC > status bro
    Oct 4 1
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      Thanks for the suggestion, I'll look into it
      Oct 4
  • New / R&D judgejudE
    I hear hand models are a different breed. Maybe give that a go
    Oct 4 1
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      Crazy idea :P
      Will look into it
      Oct 4
  • Amazon tech69
    I've toyed with the idea a few times myself. I have not pursued it but a few friends told me they started by looking for gigs on the side from reputable or at least sources that have published some work and growing their network from there.

    I say go for it but be smart and avoid sketchy "modeling agencies "
    Oct 4 1
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      Yeah. And great to know, you've thought of it.
      Did you try it?
      Oct 4
  • Nordstrom bwexct
    Smh
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  • Tesla / Eng 🐉⛈
    Start with modeling on the side since being a dev is a sure thing right now.
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      Yeah, true. Just need to find the right fit.
      Is it a Dragon- storm born reference :p
      Oct 4

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