TheCinemaholic.com provides an update on the career of Scott, a fashion model, actor, computer programmer and advocate who appears in the new Hulu documentary series Victoria’s Secret: Angels and Demons.
The article touches upon Scott’s young life in New Jersey, her early interests in programming and the entertainment industry, and her “dual degree” (in theater and dance and computer science) from Amherst College. “[S]he only pursued modeling upon graduating college,” writes Kriti Mehrotra. “She eventually became the first Black woman to sign a Calvin Klein exclusive contract, propelling her into fame and prestigious jobs, just for her experience with Victoria’s Secret to be much different.” Mehrotra quotes Scott’s comments from the Hulu docuseries about how Victoria’s Secret, as a company, was “not racially diverse” and not empowering to women.
The article lists highlights from Scott’s work in modeling, software development, and acting in TV and film, noting that she has also written a screenplay and spoken publicly about the importance of diversity in tech fields.
Scott made headlines, and was profiled in Amherst magazine, in late 2013 and 2014 for succeeding in both computer science and the beauty industry—thereby defying stereotypes about coders and models alike.