Police are the shield that protects the citizens from everyday threats. The heroics of police have motivated many young talents to offer their services for the nation by joining the police force. Initially, the number of men in the force outnumbered the women in the force.
However, this is not true nowadays. Women have come up in enormous numbers to offer their services. One such brave woman is Samantha Sepulveda. She joined the Freeport Police Dept. in New York. However, this was not the only profession she was pursuing. She was living a dual life and faced a severe backlash when it was revealed.
Childhood of the braveheart
The life of Samantha Sepulveda was filled with harsh times. Originally, she was born in the Dominican Republic, but her parents did not find the place treating them properly and came to the United States to get a better life for them and their child.
Samantha's mother was desperate to move to the U.S.A. when she was offered a hefty salary in one factory in New York. This made her mother shift and bring herself and Samantha to the city of skyscrapers.
An exemplary sport star
The hustle of the city was getting better of Samantha, and she was struggling here. However, the only thing that hooked her to the city was that the city offered her to play sports.
Samantha looked like she was an athlete by birth, and it was clear by the skills she showed in the sports she played. She was a skilled player in lacrosse and everyone in her high school witnessed her playing amazingly. The love for sports also helped her get a scholarship for a Bachelor's in Management program from the University of Massachusetts.
Wolf of wall street to Brooklyn nine-nine
Samantha had a great college life and with her passion and hunger for success, she made her way into Hofstra Univerity and pursued masters in finance. Only a little time was left before she could get a high-profile job, which will give wings to her career.
However, Samantha Sepulveda had other plans. She joined the police force and shocked everyone who knew her. From almost getting an easy and high-paying job, she settled for a dangerous and not so well-paid profession.
For everyone who knew her, it was an abrupt decision. The career choice she took was poles apart from the education she pursued. However, for Samantha, a job that allowed her to help others was more important than the one which paid her more.
Everyone, when came to know about her reason to join the force, understood and supported her. She was unmovable in her decision and was determined to get a meaningful life rather than a hyped one and with this motive; she got herself enrolled for the job.
Samantha faced a lot of hardships when she got herself enrolled in the academy. The police field is a male-dominated world, but she was determined and tried to overcome every discrimination and bravely encountered each trouble.
One word which can describe Samantha is sedulous. Many times, she had the thought of leaving the academy and running away to pursue some career that matched her education, but she was no quitter. She had that dedication and love for the force, which kept her going.
The challenging part
Being in the police profession is no joke. The person must remain on their toes whenever the situation calls for it. The profession threw a series of challenges in her way and made her question her decision several times.
However bad these hardships were, her dedication and diligence for the department kept her hooked to her dream and it paid off at the end. She joined the Freeport Police Department in Long Island, New York, and lived her dream to become an officer.
Never backing down
The profession of police demands a lot of physical prowess, which was lacked by Samantha. However, she knew she can work hard and get the job done. She had the dedication and the courage to give a tough competition to her colleagues. This made her hold on to the job and end up being an asset to the department.
Her sports background gave her an athletic advantage in the profession. While her composed conscience made her dominate the field, she had that persona that made her likable by everyone. She was also quick to respond to any situation that made her a significant addition to the force.
Size doesn't matter
Samantha was small, which was underestimated by the goons and criminals. However, to cover up this possibility, Samantha wore clothes bigger than her size, making her look broader and higher. This way she tried to cover her physical appearance.
She learned this technique while she was in the department and from other colleagues in the department. A less feminine look helped her look threatening, which was good for her profession.
Getting the appreciation she deserved
When she was in the department, she became an important addition to the force by catering to her unmatched intel and bravery. Her dedication and diligence compelled the officers to take her consultations and suggestion in important cases. This was like a dream come true for her. All the challenges she faced and the grinding she did for the profession paid off at last, and she enjoyed it.
Being one of the best female officers in the department, she had her days of joy. But these days were numbered, as her secret which was shortly revealed ruined all her hard work and sacrifices.
Truth surfacing up
No one had the balls to criticize or say something about her work in the police department. Her work was always perfect, which led her to a successful career. But people always criticize. She was keeping a secret from everybody, but this secret surfaced up as she was now not so involved in the work.
Samantha thought her personal life was of no concern to the people at work, and it was best to keep it as a secret. But people were smart enough to notice that. The people criticized her and talked behind her back. The back bitching made her uncomfortable at work, making her feel like an unwanted person in the department or like a criminal.
The division of Private and professional life
What Samantha did in her private life should have been of no concern to anyone. But people are always jealous of successful individuals and defame them, Samantha was no exclusion. People stared at her and treated her differently. However, Samantha knew that it was something from her private life which was encouraging people to behave like that. But she couldn't speak about it with her co-workers.
Everyone at work was now concerned about what the successful girl from the Freeport Police Department was hiding. Several rumors were now surfacing up, and she became a topic of gossips. She knew this would not end and if she tells them the truth, chances are that the situation might worsen. Therefore, she stayed quiet about it. But people were now a skeptic.
Time for the big revelation
Samantha was never worried about the rumors that were churned around her. The job she was doing and the way she handled her cases was second to none. She knew she was doing great and was answerable to none. But her absence from the work was something that made people question further about it. No matter how well, she had her leaves filed and recorded, or hand over the case for someone to look in her absence, people were now going overboard with the rumors.
It was now when the list of rumors broke her patience; she tried to tell everyone about her personal life and end all the rumors once and for all. She knew she had to take a stand against this behavior or else she would be burdened by further imaginary tales. This was the time she was going to tell everyone about the second part of her life.
From Brooklyn nine-nine to the next top model
When the rumor mill churned enough tales to make her lose her cool and tell everyone about the second part of her life, she knew there was going to be shock and disbelief. The officers from the job almost disbelieved her story and thought of it as an abrupt tale. She told everyone about the second job she was doing.
She knew that the profession she was in will make her colleagues gather information about her and it will be soon when they will reveal the truth. So, she should tell them herself before they find out. She told her colleagues that the second job she was doing was of a model. The job was not of any ordinary model, but she was a lingerie model. She was part-time working for a lingerie brand. This made everyone go into a shock, some in amazement and some in horror.
The dual life
Working as a lingerie model was something that she had never thought of. It was a scout who reached and convinced her to try the profession because she was so fit and had a beautiful personality and face. She was doubtful of the profession, as she had kept everything at stake for becoming an officer and the three years into the career were giving her satisfaction and happiness.
The career in law enforcement was a fulfilling one and despite the challenges faced, she was living it like a dream. But she gave the audition expecting nothing positive in return as she hardly knew about the domain. The empowerment she got from being a police officer will be not present in the second job.
Just some part-time work
For Samantha Sepulveda, her second job was nothing serious, just a vent to remove any stress from her body which she got from her job at the police force. The job was straightforward for her, and she was enjoying her time there. She was an amateur in the industry, but she was still doing good and was getting the well-deserved appreciation.
The job at modeling was a cakewalk for her as compared to her dangerous and demanding job of the police. Soon she was getting attached to it and felt like she could do a lot well in this domain. Her love for the second job was now growing, and she was now getting recognition and made a name for herself in the industry. Soon she also got her fan base.
First love always holds a special place
When Samantha was getting better at her modeling career, she was getting more opportunities along her way and she was taking them efficiently. The pay was good in the industry and the work was less, but she could never cease becoming a police officer, which was the dream of her life.
Her police career suffered when more important and well-paid projects came in her way, despite her efforts of maintaining the balance between the two careers. She even hired an agent who helped in maximizing the output and efficiency. Doing both jobs simultaneously was a tough thing, and the travel she had to do for modeling projects was affecting her career as a police officer. Her frequent absence from the work was now making everyone question her duties as a police officer and made everyone doubt her.
Popularity: Good Or Bad?
Samantha was gaining a lot of popularity and this meant that her secret was about to get public, eventually. People at her work will eventually find out. The marketing of the products which showcased her as a model was now getting circulated via magazines, photos, and videos. People were getting doubtful because of her frequent leave.
She knew that her co-workers will not keep quiet and will do their investigations behind her and try to discover her little secret, and the circulations of her images on the public platforms made it easier. She was not doing any crime, but she was worried about how people will take this secret. She was anxious about the respect she had gained in her job.
Careers poles apart
She knew that her second career choice will not be well-received by her colleagues. She knew she had made an unconventional career choice, and the job she chose was on the other side of the spectrum from her first job. A police officer is a model to the people of the city while being a lingerie model is not seen as a moral job.
Her dedication and sacrifices she made in becoming a police officer were now at stake and she knew she had to save them. She was expecting some criticism, but she was not prepared for the disgust that her co-workers showed. The backlash she received by everyone made her feel like one criminal she had caught in her career.
The truth not well-received
The people were not only highly criticizing her choice as a lingerie model but also questioned her take at her profession in the police department. She was a diligent officer who took her job pretty seriously and did it with utmost dedication. But what followed was nothing but the reaction from sickened minds and disgust.
She knew that there was nothing wrong with her second job and people were just having an acute perception about it. She was doing it to vent off some stress and pay her bills.
A rare job combination
The job combination that Samantha chose was not common in those days, and the people were questioned about it. However bad the comments and criticism were, Samantha always took them positively and faced them head-on. She knew she had done nothing wrong.
She saw it as a great way to showcase women's empowerment, helping other women in the department to take careers that there are interested in. This helped her to stay focussed and be proud of what she was doing.
The Good, always prevails
Samantha was clear about the career she chose and did not give any heed to the statements of the people. She also said that none of the comments ever affected her.
Her proud demeanor and confident personality were loved by thousands who gave her their love and support. This love and support gave strength to the model and police officer.
No more secrets
The revelation helped Samantha become liberated from any stress or anxiety, as she never planned to keep it as a secret, but the way society sees her career made her do so. However, this revelation brought a lot of mixed emotions in her way.
Many positive and negative things were coming in her journey to become a successful female in both the industries, but she was adamant about not giving attention to any adverse comments.
Coming on top
As her story was becoming known to people, Samantha was getting more support from females around the world. The lingerie models supported her choice and made her realize that what she was doing was an art.
Maxim, a men's magazine, featured Samantha and made her a sensation. She got more confidence after getting featured in it and made her mind to stay in the industry, giving no attention to any criticism.
Success demands dedication
The story of Samantha proves that if you have dedication and discipline, then you can conquer anything in this world. Her fight with the society and the sickened minds of the surrounding people made Samantha a success.
To empower more women and help them stay confident in what they do, Samantha had narrated her tale in the book, American Beauty. She told everyone how she overcame all the challenges and became victorious in the end.