What's the challenge?
To pose nude in front of a drawing class at the New York Academy of Art.
What are you afraid of?
Afraid of exposing my body completely, judgement, embarrassment.
How was the experience?
When my friend suggested this challenge I thought she was crazy and I did not consider it. But, when you've faced 76 fears already, I think it's time to open your mind a little and say: f*ck it! Let's do it! I was extremely nervous about this one as you can imagine, so once I was standing on the stage I immediately turned around, faced the wall and let my robe slip down revealing my body. I stayed in that position for 5 minutes until I was confident enough to turn around and face the artists for my second pose. I was so nervous I couldn't even look at the people drawing me. Finally, I sat down for my 3rd pose and fell a bit more empowered and comfortable as I realized that I was inspiring artists to create beautiful drawings. By then, I was completely in character so I laid down for my last pose. After seeing all the drawings I got to appreciate the value of being a nude model. They were all unique and way too beautiful in their own way.
Big thanks to the academy for allowing me to face my fear and being so professional about it!!!!