A former model Victoria's Secret applauded the internet trolls who refused to believe she was suitable for computer coding.
Lyndsey Scott, 34, graduated from Amherst University in Massachusetts with a double major in theater and computer science. After college, he moved to New York City to work as an actor and model while coding for companies as an independent professional.
In an Instagram post on @ coding.engineer, the account praised Lyndsey for its achievements. But Internet trolls quickly eliminated the idea that a model could also be smart enough to code.
Leader: Lyndsey Scott, 34, is a former model who received accolades for her achievements in the technology industry in an Instagram account called @ coding.engineer.
Disappointing: But Internet trolls took the stand to express their disbelief that a previous Victoria's Secret model could be achieved in computer coding
Facts: Lyndsey, who has modeled for Prada and Calvin Klein, slapped the enemies and informed them of their achievements in the technology industry
In a thread from a Reddit user titled "Apparently, it's impossible for women to be smart and beautiful at the same time," the person showed the types of comments that Lyndsey was receiving about her coding skills.
Beauty: after graduating, Lyndsey walked to Victoria's Secret (pictured) and became the first African-American model to get an exclusive contract with Calvin Klein.
& # 39; Nobody? I do not think so, "wrote one commentator in response to all of Lyndsey's accomplishments.
Another person made a rude comment about his intelligence when writing: "Well, printing hello word these days is considered coding."
Which others agreed quickly before saying that she was a "waste" to be a model also instead of simply coding.
But Lyndsey, who currently works as an independent iOS software engineer between acting and modeling performances, was not going to let anyone diminish her achievements based on her appearance.
Commenting on the message, she proceeded to share a long list of her accomplishments before adding: "Looking at these comments I wonder why 41 percent of women in technical careers retire because of a hostile work environment #gofigure."
According to Forbes, only 24 percent of women make up the information technology industry, and that number is decreasing.
This decrease is due to many different factors related to the work environment, the salary gap and the lack of professional advances for women.
Awesome: Lyndsey has attended shows for a variety of brands such as Prada, Gucci and Tracey Reese (pictured)
Lawyer: Since then she left modeling and focused on acting, as well as being an independent codifier for different companies.
Intelligent: through her advocacy work, she wants to help other women who try to succeed in the technology industry, which is largely a male-dominated field
After making the comments, Lyndsey republished the image on his own account and clarified to his followers why he felt the need to speak out against hatred.
"I do not try to brag hahaha, I just expose the facts in the hope of convincing at least one negative commentator that programmers can come in all shapes, sizes, genders, races, etc. to think twice before hesitating of other women and girls are in technology, "he wrote.
During her time in the fashion industry, Lyndsey broke down other barriers by being the first African-American model to have an exclusive contract with Calvin Klein.
He also went on shows for Prada, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Victoria & # 39; s Secret before moving on from the world of modeling to focus more on coding and computer performance.
Now, Lyndsey wants to use her platform to advocate for other women who want to pursue their passions and join the technology industry.