Helping Others Like Gaultier Helped Me

Stacey McKenzie | Posted 08.10.2013 | Canada Style
Stacey McKenzie

When I met Jean Paul Gaultier, I was very close to reaching my breaking point. The bullying, teasing, criticisms, hate, and NOs were beginning to take their toll on me. Jean Paul was the first designer to tell me I was beautiful. Jean was also the first to encourage me to stay true to myself and pay no mind to what anyone thought. If it weren't for Jean Paul Gaultier, I wouldn't have been offered many of my modeling or acting opportunities.We are all blessed with our individual talents, gifts, and opportunities for a reason. It's my hope that I can use mine to share, inspire, and help others -- like Gaultier helped me.

A Model Citizen Making An Impact

Samuel Getachew | Posted 11.16.2012 | Canada Impact
Samuel Getachew

Ottawa's Mahlet Seifu is having a far reaching impact here at home and abroad. As if having a full time business consultant position is not busy enough, Mahlet started modeling seven years ago, and is now a fashion designer with the hope of helping a cause that is near and dear to her.