What is Fierce?
The Urban Dictionary say that it was first used in the 1990’s to 2000’s by gay men to describe
absolutely everything that was of “exceptional quality” Then it came to be known as being bold, displaying chutzpah when relating to fashion, clothes, hair and makeup.
And also: A word that can describe something as outstanding, really cool, eye catching, brutal and satisfying. Now it is a term used in fashion for anything cool, sexy, awesome or something positive.
So when we, as models, are told to be … Fierce … What can we do? To me, you have to think
outside the box. Go to your closet and get a piece from here and a piece from there and magically put them all together until ?? Well theres the rub. What one thinks of as fierce another may think you’ve just totally lost your mind but if fierce is, an attitude that we ascribe to be, then what you need to do is, do what we have always been told … Be yourself! Be the fiercest you that you can be and still love it. And when you really have found the truth and when you can stand alone and shout, “Hey guys this is me!” Then, fierce or not, you have passed the test. Because the only thing any of us can really do is, be the best you, you can be.