Bernadett Speaks At Financial Firm About Confidence

I was pleased to be asked to speak at Moody’s Financial (downtown Manhattan) to an impressive group of women on how confidence translates all areas of your life. I find that everyone wants a quick fix on how to “get there” faster and the reality is there is no quick fix on how to become confident and your best self. We are all a work in progress. Trying new things, taking classes, expanding your mind, body and spirit will aide in becoming more confident. I think it’s our life’s work. Being our best. Thank you Moody’s for the honor of spending your lunch hour with me. It was remarkable to meet all of you. 

[Funny Story. The Today Show was airing stories about female entrepreneurs and Jenna Bush Hager was talking to women of all backgrounds on how they created and succeeded in being business owners. I was applauding these women as I watched at home. I was on my way to give my talk at a professional development luncheon on being confident and I ran into her on the street. Love when that happens don’t you?]

(Jenna and Bernadett)


(Should have taken picture with the entire room)

Women's Empowerment Lunch

(Few of the ladies that attended the luncheon at a financial firm in downtown Manhattan)


John Travolta and How I Got Discovered As a Plus Size Model (yup Travolta)

It was an honor to have been part of a conversation with fellow models to discuss our careers as plus size models and in my case, also an image consultant. Thank you Sharon Quinn for having me on your show, Model Behavior. The segment is about 30 minutes long but you can—-> watch me right at 6:44 and then 20:55

Few out takes from the show:

Hillary Clinton and Bernadett Vajda


Yes, that’s me when I was 19 years old and a City Year Corps member in Chicago with Hillary Clinton.  I look back and think, God, I so didn’t know how to pose for a camera. I chose this picture because clearly I’ve been through a style transformation, but our Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton has really come into her own.  I saw a photo of her today (see photo below) with Kareem Abdul Jabbar and thought, Woman oh Woman have you grown into your skin.  Bravo Hillary!! Thanks for letting your hair down.  Women in politics (any field really, yes even models) have to be smarter, wittier, dress better, our nails must always be manicured with (sugar daddy nail color by Essie, of course), our character must also be impeccable and we must have degrees in every subject matter.  Therefor, Hillary is my Golden Globes Hair and Style Winner of 2012.  It’s all about staying power.  Continue to seek your dreams and style goals.