Interview with Kyani Steegmans (@kyani_steegmans)

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Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path? 

I was born with a rare condition called pectus excavatum. I was bullied for years. I always dreamed of being popular, helpful for those who need it, and strong. When I was 15 years old I decided to go 100% for my dreams. I started exercising. A year later I registered for top model Europe and became 3rd. Now I want to show everyone that you can become big by following your dreams and not being influenced by other people.

Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started doing this? 

At the age of 16, I started as a freelance model. 2 months later I was selected to participate in the competition of top model Europe and finished 3rd.

Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”? 

Listen to what your body says, don’t push yourself too hard. think about what you really want and what you want to achieve. treat yourself like a trophy don’t let anyone just decide your fate.

None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story? 

I’m a great fan of Arnold Schwarzenegger. He thinks as everyone should think! when he was young he knew what he wanted to be and what he wanted to do and went 100% for it. He fought for it for years and now he is as he dreamed.

How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world? 

I try to help everyone who needs help. I answer all my dm’s.

Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life? 

“No pain no gain” is my favorite quote, my childhood was not easy. I was always bullied. I dared not do anything in my bare upper body. Those painful times are a thing of the past! I am now the person I am and I can only grow! no pain no gain means to me, despite you being bullied or you have a condition or something else there will always be something you are better at than the others and that part is the part where you have to pouch yourself in to grow.

How can our readers follow you on social media? 

They can follow me on my Instagram @kyani_steegmans.

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