This Gorgeous Spearfisher Is Living Her Dream Despite The Backlash (Photos)
Have you ever thought about making one of the hobbies you're most passionate about your full-time job?
For this UK-based woman, the thought crosses her mind almost every day.
Meet Valentine Thomas, a 28-year-old woman who loves to spearfish.
In 2010, Thomas moved from Montreal to the UK. While she was there, a friend convinced her to take a diving course in Egypt.
Shortly after her experience, she ventured to Ascension Island for her first spearfishing trip and fell in love with the sport.
Despite not being able to make her passion her full-time job, she still managed to break a world record in spearfishing; in 2013, she set the record for capturing the largest Atlantic Jack.
Still, her accomplishments, although impressive, cause harsh feedback and criticism throughout her social media channels where she shares insights on her exotic lifestyle.
In a recent interview with Daily Mail, Thomas explained,
People get really angry, they get upset because they are not used to seeing where their food comes from. Everyone turns a blind eye to what they are eating, and I put the reality in front of them.
But Thomas insists people are angry for the wrong reasons. She said,
If you buy fish from a supermarket, why am I the bad guy? People see blood and they get squeamish.
What do you think? Is the huntress committing a crime or proving herself as one of the most inspirational women in the sport of spearfishing?
You be the judge!