Chloe Crozier is a 19-year-old sophomore at the University of Alabama where she is majoring in apparel and textiles (fashion retailing). Originally from Huntsville, Ala., Chloe was diagnosed with anorexia when she was 15. With the support of her family and going through treatment, Chloe is no longer anorexic and hopes that other women can learn from her story.
What is your dream job? My dream job is to serve as the editor in chief of a major fashion publication, preferably Lucky Magazine. But any fashion magazine sounds delightful. Either that or a stylist.
What is your favorite virtue? My favorite virtue is kindness, especially to those who can do nothing for you or those who have wronged you in the past.
What is your favorite food? My favorite food? Too many to list. I love everything. But I never met a piece of sushi I didn’t like.
Who is your role model and why? My role model is my sister. She’s two and a half years younger than me, but I still look up to her. She has a sense of humor like none other, and she literally could not care less about what other people think about her. I regretfully lack that strength from time to time. But she marches to the beat of her own unique drum and enjoys every moment of it. She is my best friend.
What is your advice to women who struggle with body image? To the women who struggle with body image: if you realize yourself that you are beautiful inside and out, you will appear more beautiful inside and out. Confidence is very noticeable and it’s a wonderful quality. Bottom line is- you are beautiful.
What is your idea of happiness? My idea of long-term happiness is enjoying life despite the obstacles that come along, being thankful for what you have been blessed with, and forgiving the people who bring you down whether they’re sorry or not. It has taken me a while to grasp this, but it has been so strengthening for me.
What is beauty? Beauty is believing in yourself. No matter what. That and never letting anyone dull your sparkle.
What do you enjoy doing most? Things I enjoy doing most (the abridged version): running, running errands, reading, shopping, drinking coffee, singing, dancing, and roller-skating.
If not yourself, who would you like to be? If not myself, I would want to be Beyonce, hands down.
What is your biggest weakness? My biggest weakness is pizza.
What is your biggest strength? My biggest strength is being thankful for the people in my life that have taught me lessons, especially the guys that were heartless jerks. They caused me pain, but I became stronger because of them. I had my heart shattered a few months ago by a guy who didn’t deserve it at all, but after hitting rock bottom, I change my major and discovered my true passion, starting wearing red lipstick more often, red some amazing books, got closer to God, and started running more often. And then I met a truly amazing guy who has showed me what it really means to be treated right. I want to send the guy who devastated me flowers because if it weren’t for him, I wouldn’t be in such a good place right now. So in conclusion, my biggest strength is the ability to see the good in everyone and be thankful that they were in my life.
What natural gift would you most like to possess? The natural gift I would most like to possess? I wish I was better at sports.I love running, but I never excelled in any particular sport.
What do you most value in your friends? I think honesty is such an essential component to friendship. I would always much rather be told the truth, no matter how hard it is, as opposed to being told what I want to hear. Loyalty is also a valuable trait.