In terms of people in the fashion world with whom Park empathizes, she names lea T, the famous transgender model who worked with her on a Redken campaign.
“I know that it’s really hard [ for someone like her, too] because fashion can be fickle and people can seem disposable,” Park says. “These things go in and out of trend. Real issues almost become trends. Asians, blacks, ethnicities, gender…those things almost beocome a novelty, which makes me upset. But look, it’s changing. I’m on your cover. I’m Asian and I’m blonde.”
- Soo Joo Park in “Model Citizen” by Elio Iannacci in FASHION April 2016