Ian Somerhalder: 'The World Has Been a Really Cool Classroom' (Exclusive)

Ian Somerhalder: 'The World Has Been a Really Cool Classroom' (Exclusive)

Ian Somerhalder keeps it sharp in this new, exclusive shot for CBS Watch magazine.

The 35-year-old Vampire Diaries actor opened up about learning from the world and his past in the modeling world. Check it:

On his early modeling career: “In the fashion business, if you’re a creative director or you’re a designer, it’s a very creative business and you can drive it. As talent in the fashion world, it’s significantly more vapid.”

On earning his self-guided degree in humanity: “You don’t have to be in an institution to study. The world has been a really cool classroom that we’re all in together, sort of bouncing around, learning, failing often and passing sometimes. And just like in school, the kids who are nice make the experience a lot better. The kids who are bullies and assholes make the experience not as wonderful. The thing we’re lacking the most in the world, and yet what everyone wishes for, is compassion.”

The spring issue of CBS Watch is out next week!

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