So what will the world think of Lyndsey Scott, a model for Prada and Victoria’s Secret, who spends her spare time to building mobile apps?
The 29-year-old Scott has appeared in major magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar, W and British Vogue, but seems more proud to have her iPhone and iPad apps approved by Apple.
Scott has built several apps for iOS platforms. Two of them are currently sold in the Apple Store, and she is preparing to release a social networking app in the coming weeks.
Before self-taught programmer began modeling for high-end designers like Louis Vuitton, Prada, Gucci, Fendi and Vera Wang, she was an undiscovered New Jersey teenager who loved to play calculator games. In high school, she taught herself the software documentation and quickly learned to program on her TI-89 calculator.
“I first came into it, just to make fun games and entertain myself”
Her games – coding skills could not score her many points with his classmates yet! The 5-foot and 9-inch model said she was a bloomer and grow up “is still difficult to talk about” because of bullying and taunting.
“It was so bad in high school that I could not even look people in the face” “I would hide me in school, so I did not eat lunch in the cafeteria or so people between classes”
At Amherst College, taught Scott coding language Java, C + + and MIPS while she was majoring in theater and computer science. But instead of pursuing a programming career, she threw herself into a model Career.
She got her big model breakthrough in 2009 when she became the first African-American to land an exclusive contract with Calvin Klein for New York Fashion Week.
“It happened at a time when there was no interest in me as a model,” she said. “I’ve always dreamed about it, but I did not expect it. I was very surprised” That same year, Scott was elected to the most sought after fashion shows: Victoria’s Secret. She said she was “shocked and honored” to join a lineup of supermodels, including Heidi Klum, Miranda Kerr and Alessandra Ambrosio.
Meanwhile, she continued with the many new challenges – by teaching himself how to program entries in Python and Objective-C.
“I think a lot of models thought I was weird – hate a computer on my lap in the middle of a casting line,” “I’ve never really talked about programming in model business. I kept the world are very divided.”
Scott’s first iOS app was a charity – based project aimed at helping young researchers in Uganda. The app Finder sponsors for Ugandan students and guides them toward becoming leaders and entrepreneurs.
The young dual-career woman would never have called himself a nerd when she was growing up because she saw it as a hurtful words at the time. “But now that I’m older, if it means to be smart and be involved as computer science, so I have no problem being a geek!
By Yasmin Khorram, CNN