Ireland Baldwin: Modeling is hard!

Ireland Baldwin has an interesting definition of the word "hard."

The 17-year-old fashion model told DuJour magazine that her chosen profession is “much harder than I anticipated. It really takes a lot out of you."

But apparently modeling isn't always like life in the salt mines.

"Though, it is really fun," she added. "And I never thought I would meet all these lovely people.”

Still, Baldwin hopes to one day graduate from still pictures to moving ones and follow her parents Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger to Hollywood.

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“My end goal is to act, write and direct . . . I grew up on my parents’ movie sets and so desperately wanted to be in their position," she said. "I would love to be in a comedy or remake of a classic novel.”