Bourret in 2013
October 24, 1971 |
Hacienda Heights, California, US
In terms of my career, I am glad about the steps and moves that I have made.
It's so funny to think that I used to be a model and here I am doing arbitrage, shipping and negotiating margins, the list is endless.
It's like night and day… to do business, in Europe, there is no bull, they are pretty straightforward.
I know this is rather trivial – I will not be very deep about this – but it's great when you call the hottest restaurant in town and ask for a table for five at 8:00 P.M., and they say, 'Okay,' instead of, 'You have to wait two months.'
Everyone has egos, and you want to come out on top. You have to pick yourself up and go at it again.
With modeling, you are the client and you give them what they want… with music, it is all about you, people are buying into you as a person.
Well, you know, in this crazy world of entertainment, I would say if you have a dream, you have to pursue it.
You could be going to have supper with someone who happens to be male, and all of a sudden he is your boyfriend of nine months… and I am cheating on my existing boyfriend.
Nothing is better than waking up in the morning and being excited to go into work.
Even someone who works with me, like this girl who works with me, her name is Sue. She lives with me and holds the fort; she takes care of all these little things. She takes care of the money situation, and I would not be able to live without someone like that.
It was good because it helped me get where I'm at today, but then people stereotype and say we don't want to use her because she's known as the 'Wonderbra girl'.
In terms of my career, I am glad about the steps and moves that I have made. Because I would not want to blame anyone else but myself if anything goes wrong.
I made my first million pounds at the age of 26. As a little girl, I said I would retire when I had made my first million. The reality was different. When I did make it, I wanted to make another million, and another, and another after that.
I'm a big believer in persistence, don't be greedy and, above all, work hard. It's what keeps me going.
I have done so much: modeling, acting, singing, the calendar, the lingerie line, and there have been times where I have wanted to give up but I went for it.