Why Brooke Shields Warned Her Daughter Not To Pursue Modeling


Former supermodel, Brooke Shields, found herself in a fix when her younger daughter, Grier, expressed a keen interest in pursuing a modeling career. While many parents may be overjoyed to see their child following in their footsteps, Shields was not excited about it. During a recent interview on Live With Kelly and Mark, the 58-year-old candidly discussed her reservations regarding Grier’s choice.

The actress revealed that she initially felt apprehensive when Grier expressed her desire to be a model due to her experience in the industry. Shields also detailed that the public attention that comes with it might be overwhelming. “I fought it for so long,” she told Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos. “The rules have changed since I was [a model].”


Brooke Shields Reveals why she didn’t want her daughter to be a model


Shields explained that the modeling industry has witnessed a lot of changes in the past years, especially with the advent of social media, which did not exist during her own time. “It’s such a different industry now than it was,” she admitted.


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She claimed that her daughter’s niche as a runway model was also a source of worry for her. “That’s brutal, and backstage is just brutal,” the 58-year-old said. “I never did runway. I don’t think I would’ve been able to handle it.”


The actress says she eventually supported Grier’s choice

However, Shields explained that she came to terms with her daughter’s decision and respected it because she noticed her undeniable passion and interest in modeling. To protect and help her live through the challenges that come with being in the public eye, Shields confessed that she set some firm rules.


“I finally had to give in and say if you’re gonna do this, A) I’m not gonna be your manager. You’re going to be with an agency,” Shields said. “You are gonna have a great work ethic. It’s not going to be comfortable and you’re gonna listen to me. Those are my rules. And you’re going to college.”

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