For years, Aaron Simmons lived in Miami Beach and made a living posing for ads and commercials for Cosmopolitan magazine, Wendys and the Weather Channel.
But where some people aspire to become Americas Next Top Model, Simmons recently gave up the life of the beautiful people in order to follow his dream of being an inventor.
He admits a lot of his modeling contacts tried to talk him out of his career change but figured he owed it to himself to make a mark based on what is inside him, rather than outside.
The model-turned-inventors first invention, the treepot, is a planter that holds eight inches of potting soil and makes it look like the tree is growing inside.
Simmons hopes his risk-taking inspires other models to look inside themselves for fulfillment rather than just depending on their looks.
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