“Maybe one day the world will stop underestimating Black women, but until then Lyndsey Scott ’06—actress, Victoria's Secret model, first Black woman to receive a contract with Calvin Klein at New York Fashion Week, and a noted iOS coder— is here to put the haters in their place,” xoNecole wrote in a recent interview with Scott.
Jumping off from a fall incident where Scott clapped back at online trolls who scoffed at her coding abilities, xoNecole spoke with Scott about her modeling accomplishments and her work in tech, which dates back to her days at Amherst.
“Doing what I love motivates me,” she said. “And I feel fortunate that I've been able to structure my life in a way where I have the freedom to do everything I love. I wrote a screenplay earlier this year that tells a true story that's very important to me, and it's currently in pre-production. Since I've been in Los Angeles, I've had the freedom to produce, audition, and go to my weekly acting classes, while still being able to code at home for 20 hours a week; working on cool technologies with great clients. I enjoy the balance that comes from using both sides of my mind.