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Ruslana Korshunova, 20, leaped to her death from a lower Manhattan building in 2008.

Ruslana Korshunova was 20 when she plummeted from a building next door to her apartment in Manhattan’s financial district in 2008.

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Interesting. In the picture below you can see her on the right. Look at the dress she’s wearing : the symbol on her dress.

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kupo95 3/9/2016 - 2:44 pm

Woman was beyond and ran to her death just a running start wow just wow

bah 3/9/2016 - 3:30 pm

1. The symbol on the dress means nothing. Models on the runway have no say in what they wear. Neither do they have a say in their makeup or hair. All that is done for them by stylists. The author of the article probably *chose* to put that picture up probably bc of the skull symbol, now that she is dead. It makes for a better story to show that kind of picture.
2. Being beautiful is one of the hardest things to be in life. YES, let me say it again, it is a HARD life to be beautiful. You know why? Because 99% of women will hate you and be jealous of you. And 99% of men will treat you like a toy. They will say and do whatever it takes to bed you, then leave you.

I used to be a model- I am not tootin’ my own horn- I was never as beautiful as she was. I never asked to be born a girl, or to be born “beautiful.” My entire childhood was wrought with such agony and pain, bc my own mother and sisters HATED me bc I was pretty and they were not. So I got beat up and shamed. Every. Single. Day. of my sad and painful life.

I couldn’t make female friends bc they all hated me. I was also super skinny and could eat whatever and never gained an ounce. So they hated me more. But some pretended to be my friend, only so they could be passive aggressively mean to me. Women like to cut other women down. So much hate and jealousy. By the way, I didn’t have a bf till I was 22. So it’s not like the girls had a reason to hate me and be jealous, but they were anyway.

My entire childhood, I wanted to take a knife and cut into my face. All I wanted was to be loved, not hated. And what my face and body looked like I had no control of. I had no control over the fact that women all hated me. This started when I was 5 btw. And I grew up with bruises all over my body (from getting beaten by my mother and female siblings, so I always wore long pants and long sleeved shirts, always all covered up, so it’s not like I was “asking for it.”

And then men. Of course, there are the men only want you for one reason and one reason only. But they will lie and manipulate you, to make you think they care about it. Then after you have become a “notch on their belt” they leave you. Oh, and let’s not forget about rape, or attempted rape. If you are pretty, then you’re basically living a life of trying not to get raped, no matter what you do, you will get harassed. I am all covered up when I go out. But the harassment never ends.

Oh, and let’s not forget that people automatically assume, and treat you, like you’re a bimbo, completely devoid of intelligent thoughts *just* bc you’re beautiful. OH- and bc you’re pretty, people feel like they have the right to be mean to you. They think that the world gives you everything bc you’re pretty and so they feel entitled to make your life a living hell just to “offset” all the wonderful things that you must be getting in your life bc you’re beautiful.

I am not saying that SOME women don’t benefit from being pretty. I just wanted to bring to light that being pretty doesn’t necessarily mean a good life, or that good things just happen to you bc you’re pretty. Being pretty oftentimes will lead to people hating you and treating you bad. Oftentimes, beautiful people have more problems than normal people do, and if you look around, some of the most beautiful people are also one of the most fucked up people.

It’s just really sad to see stories like the one you posted, bc it happens to so many girls.
The problem with this world is that there is not enough love and kindness.

bah 3/9/2016 - 3:31 pm

Didn’t mean for my comment to be so long. Thanks for anyone who read it all. It just hits home for me.

joe_bag_o_doughnuts 3/9/2016 - 5:30 pm

No..thank you for sharing your pain with us. I am sorry for what happens to you.

Moneypenny 3/9/2016 - 6:59 pm

:/

Cordless 3/9/2016 - 7:34 pm

I read the whole thing.
I agree that there’s not enough love and kindness in the world. 🙁

Hazy Day Sunflower 3/9/2016 - 8:45 pm

Wow. Nice comment bah. all valid points.

whiskered-fish 3/9/2016 - 8:57 pm

Wow bah…thank you so much for that really eye-opening perspective. And I mean that.

Hazy Day Sunflower 3/9/2016 - 8:59 pm

And now half of the forum is dying of curiosity about what bah looks like, the other half is speculating about just how beautiful she is…

And HDS is saying…she? I thought bah was a dude.

Mf 3/9/2016 - 9:03 pm

Heh, add me to the “i thought bah was a dude” camp, regardless of how he… she… it? looks like, bah is cool in my book, and that’s what matters.

mindlessgamer619 3/9/2016 - 9:10 pm

A pretty woman huh? Don’t even worry about me. I won’t even waste my time worrying about that stuff. I have zero chances anyways..
Where was I going with this?
……
@HDS, help.
DX

bah 3/9/2016 - 9:17 pm

maybe i’m androgynous?

bah 3/9/2016 - 9:17 pm

😉

mindlessgamer619 3/9/2016 - 9:19 pm

ummmm..
uhhhh
duh.

Cordless 3/9/2016 - 9:26 pm

LOL.
Whenever I hear the word “androgynous”, I think of the “Pat” skits they used to have on Saturday Night Live in the 1990’s.
The opening song would cheerily say “It’s time for androgyny…”

youtube.com/watch?v=UKMdVHMbsWc

bah 3/9/2016 - 9:54 pm

Androgynous like Andreja Pejic:
https ://www.google.com/search?q=andreja+pejic+pictures&espv=2&rlz=1C1KMOH_enUS509US509&biw=1366&bih=677&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi40J3XjLXLAhUOyWMKHRNsCx0QsAQIGw#tbm=isch&q=andrej+pejic+pictures

Or here (guys, this may confuse your d***s):
https ://www.google.com/search?q=top+androgynous+male+models&rlz=1C1KMOH_enUS509US509&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjJxdiDjLXLAhVK6mMKHfkBDBQQsAQIHA&biw=1366&bih=677

Cordless 3/9/2016 - 9:59 pm

Confusing indeed!

Mf 3/9/2016 - 10:07 pm

I’m a j-rock listener. Gender bender does nothing to me at this point, lol.

bah 3/9/2016 - 9:18 pm

FYI- there are a lot of male models too. So I could be either.

Mf 3/9/2016 - 9:21 pm

…. if you’re derek zoolander i’m going to lose my shit.

Hazy Day Sunflower 3/9/2016 - 9:22 pm

True

alum 3/9/2016 - 9:24 pm

Hmm, I think you kind of gave it away with “I didn’t have a bf” and “women like to cut other women down.” Break the cycle! I’m a huge fan of Sheryl Sandberg and that women should support one another. My friends are gorgeous but I don’t feel the need to cut them down in any way, could also be because I live in nyc and we have so many pretty people here. It’s like a conglomerate haha.

bah 3/9/2016 - 10:12 pm

don’t knock derek zoolander, haha

bah 3/10/2016 - 4:14 am

What if I was a boy into boys? Or trans? You never know…

sportsnut 3/10/2016 - 4:26 am

all i care is you like mma

AgentQ 3/10/2016 - 3:38 am

“Being beautiful is one of the hardest things to be in life.”

I think you must have lived a very sheltered and privileged life to say that.

PhantomCitizen43 3/9/2016 - 3:51 pm

there have been a lot of celebrity suicides over the years. Quite a few that were reported and I bet a lot tht go unreported. Life is hard no matter what level of society you are at.

rocketman 3/9/2016 - 7:14 pm

bah, Read the whole thing, i can’t make any comments, but i hit a home run!!! WOOO HOOO!

I’ll say one thing i what a shame.

bah 3/9/2016 - 8:22 pm

Oh- I thought I had read a comment earlier around noon- someone commented and thought that she (the dead model) was way way prettier than the other two in the pic. Which I agree with btw. Which probably explains why she had even *more* problems than the other models. The prettier you are, the more hated you are by people, and the more “sharks” that try to get you. Poor girl. I really do feel her pain.

bah 3/9/2016 - 8:26 pm

I think I might be the only one to say this: I feel great that she had the courage to do it. I mean, suicide is never really a good thing, but she had enough courage to go do it. Even more impressive was the fact that they said she likely leaped- bc her body was so far from the window- that she ran, then jumped. I don’t know why, but I think that was awesome. To have that last bit of fighting energy, to go fully all the way. It wasn’t a “sigh, I’m just going to fall to my death.” It was “fuck you world, I’m going out with a bang.”

Mf 3/9/2016 - 8:40 pm

What if the guy who was dating her actually had her pushed out of the balcony? i mean, he was a tycoon and she was trashing him. I read the article and she seemed to have an habit of dating older, rich men, who afterwards dumped her so… idk, she might have gained some enemies along the years. Or maybe i have to stop watching so many movies, lol.

alum 3/9/2016 - 8:50 pm

I work with models for my job, and don’t get me wrong, she is beautiful, and she was prettier by comparison, but a little on the short side for runway and not quite “stunning” enough for print/digital alone. I don’t know, but there is something fundamentally wrong with the industry that I am trained to think this way. The industry is tough, and critical and these girls are young. I wouldn’t be surprised if it was suicide, because honestly as bah mentioned, being a model, just being pretty is tough, and you are never pretty enough, or too pretty, etc.

Hazy Day Sunflower 3/9/2016 - 8:55 pm

Mental illness is non discriminatory. Folks out there think that individuals who have outward beauty are somehow immune to mental illness. Although many would think “really? Really? YOU depressed? You have everything.

The simple truth is that self esteem, happiness, mental health, they are removed from outwards appearance.

alum 3/9/2016 - 8:59 pm

Absolutely, but factor in a critical environment and the emotion intensity of just being young and being isolated (models travel away from friends and family) and I think there is an increased vulnerability.

Hazy Day Sunflower 3/9/2016 - 9:02 pm

I have a friend who was a fashion merch major in college and he used to drag me to all kinds of insane things. The most fun I had was when I got to dress the models for the runway. They would run backstage stripping naked along the way and I would be running behind them catching clothing. They always remembered to grab a scarf to wrap around their faces before ripping off their clothing, so not only running naked but unable to see due to the scarf over their heads. They were so much fun to work with. I had a very close friend who was a runway model, she could drink and smoke me under any table, she was terrifying. But fun? Plus I’d like to hang out with her because we always got a lot of attention from the college boys.

alum 3/9/2016 - 9:11 pm

I know that life, actually we used to have to keep after the models, because they were definitely not allowed to just rip the clothes off (way to damn expensive haha). A hair net over the face is preferable when pulling clothes overhead to prevent makeup from getting on the clothes. Thankfully now I work in technical design with fit models and oversee the photoshoots and casting.

bah 3/9/2016 - 10:03 pm

Yes, I understand the industry way of thinking, but yes, it is quite messed up that a drop dead gorgeous young woman is labeled as not “stunning enough.” >.<

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