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Jourdan Dunn is feeling the love for fashion again

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Supermodel Jourdan Dunn has had a “love-hate relationship” with her modeling career because she felt like it took away the fun of her adolescence. Since working with a life coach, however, she finally “feels worthy” among her peers.

The runway superstar — who was discovered in Hammersmith Primark in 2006 — told the June issue of Harper’s Bazaar U.K. of her teen self-esteem issues.

“I looked at it as something that had taken me away from enjoying my teens, even though no one forced me to do it,” Dunn recalled. “I guess I didn’t feel confident in myself. I had low self-esteem about my body; I was tall and lanky. Things happened quite quickly for me, but I wasn’t really able to enjoy my success.”

“It helped me to realize what my purpose is and what my passions are. I love beauty, I love art, and that’s what the fashion industry does,” she shared, regarding what she learned from her life coach.

“I never used to believe I was creative, but my life coach said, ‘You’re creating all the time!’ So I’m starting to feel the love for fashion again,” Dunn continued. “Now that I’m much more confident in my body and myself, I feel worthy to be there among all the other girls. I don’t want to hide in a corner away from everybody.”

When it comes to shooting, Dunn — who had a regal theme for her cover shoot for the magazine that was captured at Scotland’s breathtaking Castle of Mey — says she likes to be the “muse” and let the creatives do their thing.

“I’m down for the cause, whatever it is. I love the art of it all, and the creative process. Everyone has a role, and mine is to be the muse and to do whatever you want to create an iconic image,” she said.

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