Despite making a whole lot more money from her modeling work, Samantha never even considered leaving the police force in favor of her second job. She had a deep and fundamental relationship with her team, and couldn’t get the sense of contribution and pride anywhere else. This ended up causing problems, as both sides began requesting her undivided loyalty.
Working as a police officer and a model was not easy. While one job requires many hours, the other one had her constantly traveling. Things really became difficult when Samantha’s colleagues began seeing her photos all over the internet, which was what caused the gossip in the first place.
A Surprising Offer
Many years before she became a police officer, Samantha knew that her dream was to work in law enforcement. The job made her feel powerful and gave her a sense of contribution like nothing else did. It took years of hard work and facing various trials to secure her position, which is why everyone was so surprised to hear of her second career in modeling.
Samantha was originally approached by a modeling scout, and despite being reluctant at first, she decided to go on an audition. What surprised her the most was that she received a different but also powerful satisfaction from modeling, just like she did from police work. Unfortunately, her co-workers didn’t share the same excitement that she did for her work.
A Natural Model
Modeling came very easily to Samantha. She had built up an impressive work ethic and physique from years of hard work with the police force. Unlike working with the police, which was both dangerous and required many hours, modeling didn’t require any effort on her part and came very naturally to her. It was a great opportunity to enjoy herself and relax.
The more modeling work Samantha did, the more she was approached to do extra work. Eventually, she built up a worldwide fan base and even began being recognized while walking down the street. This caused various larger modeling agencies to knock on her door, leading to even bigger and more luxurious opportunities for the young model.
Too Much Exposure
As much as Samantha appreciated her privacy and ability to work undercover as a police officer, modeling was beginning to really get in the way of that. Her photos were extremely popular and began reaching millions of people across the world. Her modeling agency even had a special team that helped market her photos on social media platforms.
With such exposure, it couldn’t take long for her detective and police officer teammates to uncover the truth. Samantha knew that her colleagues would eventually find out, but she didn’t think that it would end up hurting her reputation in the force as much as it did.
Bad Reactions From the Team
While Samantha expected that her teammates would be initially shocked and perhaps even skeptical of her second occupation, she didn’t expect them to react as badly as they did. The crew was highly dismissive of her line of work and claimed it seriously jeopardized their unit's ability to command respect on the street.
Although these professional criticisms were painful, she couldn’t help but agree with their logic. What ended up really hurting her, though, were the countless personal attacks Samantha received from the people she was so used to working with over the last few years. She was even openly ridiculed by some of her teammates.