Lara Ghraoui is an international top model that has worked with some of the world's leading fashion brands such as Triangl Swimwear, Victoria’s Secret and Fenty Beauty to name a few. Having recently come out online as a member of the LGBTQ community, she now uses her online presence as a vehicle to encourage girls to accept and embrace their sexuality.
Shanni sits down with Lara for a fantastic conversation about her life in Lebanon, living through a war, her coming out story, modeling and more.
00:00 - Intro
03:27 - Moving to Lebanon and living through a war
14:35 - Why Lara wanting to model from a young age
20:38 - Signing her first modeling contract
27:53 - Signs she was lesbian before knowing
33:26 - First time Lara thought she may be bisexual
41:55 - First kiss with a woman
46:29 - "Omg I am so gay"
47:31 - First breakup and heartbreak
01:07 - Ready to be publicly out and proud
01:09 - TikTok and @LesbianWithaSign
01:21 - Coming out story!
01:32 - Advice on coming out to conservative parents
01:44 - Lara's mom comes around and accepts her sexuality
01:47 - Relationship with her dad
01:55 - Victoria's Secret Show auditions
02:04 - Modeling and the different types of models
02:17 - Being naturally skinny
02:37 - Pretty privilege
02:47 - Losing male followers
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Music by the talented Richard Starr.