"If I stop doing the sexy pictures and start doing more of the conservative mom stuff, I'm going to lose my followers. And then that makes me less desirable for a job... It's just that the way the world is these days. So that's a struggle. I don't really want to have to be sexy Brande all the time. I'm a 40-year-old woman. I just want to be."
PHOTOGRAPHY BY ISAAC STERLING
CREATIVE DIRECTION BY LUCIA TRAN
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