Lovely Camille, Future Diplomat
â€œIt was difficult when I was younger because I wasnâ€™t exposed to diversity, except for the people in my family,â€? she tells The Black Star News.
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Where She’s From: Beautiful Camille Davidson grew up in a predominantly white suburb of Pittsburgh, called Oakmont.
“It was difficult when I was younger because I wasn’t exposed to diversity, except for the people in my family,” she tells The Black Star News.
“During kindergarten through about fifth grade, I can honestly say that I had an identity crisis; I wanted to be white and I somehow convinced myself that I was. My parents soon became aware of this and began teaching me how to be proud of my heritage--Puerto Rican and African American. They soon decided it was best to put me in a private school where ethnicity itself was constantly being celebrated. My parents taught me how to be myself and no matter what, always strive for excellence.”
Camille started college at the University of Southern California and that’s where she landed her first modeling job for Logan Milan Clothing Company out of Los Angeles.
“After awhile, I realized that I didn’t belong in LA and I decided to transfer to the University of Pittsburgh,” she says. “I am now pursuing my Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and African Studies with a double major in French and Spanish.”
Where She’s At: “As far as my modeling career, I still have a lot to learn and discover,” She continues. “As it pertains to my academic career, I am a second year double major and double minor. Next year I plan to study abroad in South Africa in the fall and France in the spring.”
“Right now I am learning French, Xhosa and Swahili, which I hope will help me, academically, when I travel abroad this year,” the scholar and beauty adds. “I also hope to join a new modeling agency that will help me further my modeling career. Ultimately, I do not see myself being a full time model when I finish college. Instead, I would like to become a United Nations Ambassador after going to Law school.”
“My boyfriend of two years is enlisted in the United States Army. This July, he may have to be deployed to Iraq for a year,” Camille says, when asked how she deals with challenges. “The only way to get through a situation like this is to pray without ceasing. I pray every day for God’s will to be done and for his angels to stand guard around my boyfriend.”
Camille has scored impressive gigs. She was featured in Jenesis Magazine’s “Brains Behind the Beauty” section last August in addition to her work with
Logan Milan Clothing Company. “I am also proud to say that I just landed an internship with the Pittsburgh AIDS task force. I am excited to be a part of such a great organization,” Camille adds.
“If you think you are beautiful but you do not make smart decisions, to me, you are no longer beautiful,” she continues. “Beauty plus brainpower is a simple equation that equals confidence. And, with confidence, you can do anything.”
So how does this young model and diplomat-in-waiting prepare to step out?
“As for perfume, Bond Number 9, the scent of peace has a really beautiful smell. Clothing, Dolce & Gabbana and Marc Jacobs are both very inspirational clothing companies. Shoes: Jimmy Choo, these shoes embody elegance.”
Camille’s Words Of Wisdom: “Carpe diem. Seize the day. Make your lives extraordinary---a quote from the Dead Poet’s Society.”
Camille’s Secrets Of Success: “Prayer. Without God, I wouldn’t exist. Literally.”
Camille’s Favorite Three Books: “How Europe Underdeveloped Africa-by Walter Rodney; Kaffir Boy-by Mark Mathabane; and, Leaves of Grass-by Walt Whitman.”
Three Leaders That Have Most Inspired Camille: “Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, and My Dad.”
The First Three Things Camille Would Do As President: “End the war; find a way for all United States citizens to receive adequate healthcare services; and, somehow create an international diplomacy council as a way to end wars, political injustices, and strife instead of using guns.”
Camille’s Favorite Cars: “I am such a car buff. I have sub scri ptions to three different car magazines. I love BMWs and Audis because they are just amazing vehicles. The Lamborghini Murcielago is a very powerful, yet expensive, machine as well.”
Camille’s Five Favorite Entertainers And Their Songs: “Wyclef Jean-Million Voices; Jack Johnson-Banana Pancakes; John Mayer- Gravity; Prince-Darling Nikki; and, Sam Cooke-A Change Is Gonna Come.”
Camille’s Five Favorite Websites:
A Short Camille Story: “One of the most inspirational experiences that I have ever had happened to me while I was in South Africa a few years ago. I worked with this organization called LIFE located in George, South Africa. This organization caters to the needs of the children living in the area, feeding them, teaching them and spending time with them. The most amazing feeling comes when you visit these children, some of them were poor; some of them were orphans, and others were infected with the AIDS virus. These children are expected, by society, to deal with adult problems while still trying to maintain life as a kid. I loved every second that I got to be with them. The most magical moment is when you see how happy they are that someone from so far away has taken time out to visit and play with them.”
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