Victoria's Secret Model Lyndsey Scott Prefers Coding Over the Catwalk
Lyndsey Scott is what you would call genetically blessed. In addition to being born with drop dead gorgeous looks, Scott has also got some serious brains behind that beautiful mug of hers. But even though she's found major success as a model, Scott doesn't like to think of it as her only career. The 29-year-old Scott has been busy off the runway, developing seven phone apps.
The model-turned-computer programmer told ASOS that she actually prefers coding over modeling, mostly because she finds it difficult encouraging young girls to take on her fashion career. "I have trouble endorsing modeling as a career…I love it so much but you basically have to be a genetic freak in order to do it and most people aren’t."
Another reason Scott prefer the computer? The control.
"Some of the most beautiful girls I’ve ever seen in my life don’t get lucky. [Modeling] is the sort of career where you have absolutely no control, whereas you have complete control with programming, which I really appreciate."
Scott graduated from Amherst in 2006 with a double-degree in theater and computer science. So, while some might be surprised by her coding skills, Scott is beyond qualified.
Of the seven apps Scott has created, two have already been picked up by Apple. Her latest app — 'Code Made Cool' — was made for ASOS in hopes of inspiring their young female users to dive into the world of coding. App users will be able to create scenarios with none other than the dreamboat himself, Ryan Gosling. Um, genius!
It's hard to think Scott would receive any flack for her double life, but she says she doesn't mind it. "I'm fine with being called a geek or a nerd if that means I'm smart, but there is a negative connotation to that sort of word and there's an assumption about who you are as a person if you like technology. Perhaps if there wasn’t, we’d get more women interested."
We think Scott is well on her way to helping change that stereotype! If you're interested in checking out 'Code Made Cool', click to download it on iTunes.
Image: Code Made Cool