Velasquez, who has been dubbed the \"initial Latina cover girl,\" opens concerning her sexuality in her brand-new publication, Straight Walk. She creates that while operating in the modeling world in the 1990s, she was living a lie that was \"tortuous\" and \"eroding my soul gradually,\" according to Yahoo Parenting.
The 43-year-old was motivated to talk publicly about her trip by her 8-year-old little girl, Maya.
\" It's extremely difficult to encounter your past, so I delayed doing anything such as this for a very long time,\" she told Yahoo Parenting. \"But as my child began maturing as well as I was showing her to be truthful and honored, I understood it was time for me to set an instance-- and that indicated facing my reality. For me, living life with truth as well as honesty is the one point I intend to make certain she recognizes.\"
In Straight Stroll, Velasquez discusses her life-altering connection with comedian Sandra Bernhard, whom she fulfilled backstage at a style program, according to passages acquired by the New York Article. After they linked, Velasquez battled with what had happened as well as copulated a male style professional photographer.
\" In my head I assumed, 'I just wanted to show something, and I did.' There was no middle ground for me-- an individual was gay or not gay. Being gay was not for me.\" However she took place to date Bernhard solely, without classifying herself. \"I was deeply in love with Sandra in a manner I 'd never experienced prior to.\"
When the connection ended, Velasquez \"cried for 2 years,\" according to the Article.
She has actually designed for Ralph Lauren, Isaac Mizrahi, Chanel, Victoria's Secret as well as Sports Illustrated. She likewise appeared in \"The Mummy\" as well as \"Arrested Advancement.\"