Sixtine Rouyre is a 21-year-old model, student, and total heartthrob who just spent the last six months in Paris, France. Sixtine is more than just a gorgeous girl, but the confidence she exudes is killer. She's always going to be the happiest girl in the room, maybe because of how much love she knows to show herself or maybe because she knows how to just say fuck it and really do her. Now that her European escapade has come to a close, you can find her strutting her stuff around New York and slaying on the 'gram. Keep reading to get to know more about Sixtine and her journey!
How did you reach your current career and makes you love what you do?
I started modeling when I was about 13 and still living in Texas, with the goals of one day walking the Victorias secret fashion show. I quickly gained a following on instagram and used that as a platform to get more jobs and practice shooting more and more. Once I moved to New York, I set out to get signed to an agency. After a lot of “no’s” I quickly realized that the chances of walking for Victorias secret was slim and that being under 5’6 and over a size 6 was going to make it hard to get very far in the modeling world. But I persisted. I saw the gap in the industry and I felt that more girls like me needed to be represented so I didn’t give up. I am signed with 2 agencies now! I love modeling because it gives me a chance to spread my message: you don't have to be a size 0 or 5’10 to be beautiful. Modeling allows me to use something I used to hate and turn it into something positive.
What would you tell yourself when you were younger and/or what advice would you give other women?
I think I would tell myself not to worry so much about looking like the girls in the magazines. I spent so much time obsessing over looking a certain way or being a certain size but in reality, when you look around at all the people on the street, only a very small percentage of people look like the girls on Instagram or on the covers. So I would tell my younger self: you are beautiful as you are. No matter the size or shape: you are beautiful. To other women, I would say the same. The minute you start obsessing over your body and yourself the way you obsess over others', you will be so much happier.
Who inspires you to live your best life?
My mom. She has given me so many tools to go out and be successful and she is an inspiration to keep going and keep reaching for your dreams. She has supported me my whole life. She supported my decision to go to NYC and to go to NYU. She supported my dreams to become a model. And today she continues to inspire me to keep going. She always tells me “Life doesn’t happen to you, it happens for you” and that’s the quote I live by.
Is there something you were self-conscious about when you were younger and have learned to embrace today?
My body, 100%. I was anorexic in high school because it was the thing to do among my friends. I dropped down to a size 0 and I was still so unhappy with my body. It wasn’t until about a year or so ago that I decided that I was never going to be happy as long as I was dieting and obsessing and overworking my body and I decided instead I was going to appreciate it instead. I mean, my body keeps me alive, it keeps me moving, it provides and nourishes me so I should cherish it! Today, I still have my bad days, of course, but I’ve really come to embrace my curves and my tummy rolls and my stretch marks. They make me who I am.
What do you love about yourself?
I’m considered a pretty happy person and I love that about myself. I’m always laughing, always smiling, always ready to crack jokes or make the best of a bad situation. I love being the happy person in the room, the one people turn to to cheer up.
What do you love about lingerie?
I love how lingerie makes me feel. If I’m ever feeling down about myself, I throw on some lingerie and have a dance party in my room. I don’t have to wear it for a guy or for someone else to feel sexy in it, I just feel great putting it on. Lingerie makes me feel like a bad bitch.
What are you excited about for the near future?
I am excited to graduate from NYU in a year!