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Teen runaway, supermodel, and actress Carré Otis found herself in the public eye from a very tender age. Millions of people gazed at provocative images of her in magazine and billboard ads from Guess and Calvin Klein as well as in features on the pages of Playboy and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. By the time she was twenty, they had also seen her on posters for the controversial film Wild Orchid, with Mickey Rourke. The troubled marriage to Rourke that followed soon thereafter was widely reported on in the media, as were Carré’s struggles with drugs and a particularly brutal eating disorder. But to see someone naked on the page or exposed on the screen and in tabloids doesn’t mean we know who that person really is.
After a decade-long deeply reflective and spiritual journey to discover for herself who she is, Carré found the balance and serenity she sought and is now ready to share her side of the story with the world. She confronts her complex past fearlessly and with unrelenting candor to set the record straight. The result is a narrative of success, despair, and ultimate triumph over sexual exploitation and our cultural obsession with appearance—a narrative of beauty disrupted, reclaimed, and made more radiant through self-acceptance, inner peace, and the love of family.
As a supermodel, Carré Otis has appeared on the covers of Vogue, Elle, Harper's Bazaar, Glamour, and Cosmopolitan, and has worked with many of the world's greatest fashion photographers. She has appeared on nationally televised programs, offering her unique insight into the business of beauty and the high price it demands. Carré lives in Colorado with her husband and two daughters.
Good and interesting. Last few chapters dragged a little, but I enjoyed reading.Published 21 days ago by bobby collard
Carre Otis is the real thing. She walks her talk. A dynamic lady with a great story. Beauty Disrupted: A Memoir is a delight! Thank U Carre. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Annebancroft
If Carre Otis can get through it, then we all can get through it. Talk about a true survivor. She is the perfect example of someone who let their past make them stronger, not... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Rose
Tells Carre Otis' version of events surrounding her modeling career and relationship with actor, Mickey Rourke. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Lynne