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For Mars, a Los Angeles native who just finished a double major in psychology and women, feminist, and queer studies from Vassar, and who hopes to become a counsellor or therapist, the lessons learned on set were truly priceless. “My favourite part was when we were all shooting together,” they say. “It reminded me that modelling is a skill – and it took a lot of work!”
It’s also worth noting that, for some, this work and these skills serve a higher purpose. “This wasn’t just about fulfilling a dream,” says Rania, who flew in from Marrakech, Morocco. “It was a fierce determination to shatter stereotypes and empower us to embrace our identities unapologetically.”