From being a model, philanthropist, and mom, to building safe parks, educational programs, and family support centers for children with special needs — one can't help but wonder how @natasupernova fits everything into 24 hours. She attributes it all to her upbringing. Raised by a single mother who struggled to put food on the table, she was responsible for caring for her younger sister Oksana, born with autism and cerebal palsy. "It was hard," she recalls, "but Oksana has been the light of our lives." When she wasn't caring for her sister, she sold fruit at a street cart until she was discovered at age 17. Her rise was to success was so fast, she earned the nickname “Supernova” and it stuck ever since. Swipe for more from the supermodel in our March issue. | Photographs by @chriscolls
“I’ve always been very goal-oriented — in my career and in life. So it's hard for me to tell if I’m ever pushing myself TOO far,” explains Olympic skier @LindseyVonn, who fought her way back to this year’s Olympics from two torn ACL injuries, a tibial and spinal fracture, and loss of movement in her hand — the injury she credits as the scariest of them all. “No one could tell me if I would regain function of my hand. I couldn't write; I couldn't spell my name; I couldn't eat food; I couldn't even brush my hair,” she recalls. So how did she push through it? “You have to focus on the small steps and the little victories. It’s too frustrating to think long-term. Some days, my goal would be just to bend my index finger,” she tells @samanthajsimon. “It's a constant struggle. But my injuries made me so much stronger as a person. Adversity really makes you appreciate everything that you have — and I'm truly lucky to be able to ski and to do what I love every single day.” More on her fight back from career-threatening injuries and her future plans at the link bio.