Kamie Crawford Has Important Advice About Setting Boundaries and Accepting That You Can’t Please Everyone

The model and TV host chatted with writer Violet Benson on the ‘Almost Adulting’ podcast and shared some valuable lessons.
Kamie Crawford

Kamie Crawford.

TV personality and model Kamie Crawford often opens up about details about her life and lessons she has had to learn the hard way on her podcast Relationsh*t with Kamie Crawford. Recently, Crawford appeared as a guest on an episode of Violet Benson’s Almost Adulting pod and shared some important advice while chatting about her personal growth in 2023.

“I was just dealing with some personal things with friends and family and trying to be everything for everybody all at once and just completely let myself fall by the wayside trying to put together the pieces of other people’s lives that frankly didn’t have anything to do with me” she candidly shared. “When I am a friend to someone, I am so devoted to you, I will do anything for you. I had to learn how to set boundaries.”

The 31-year-old, who has been featured in back-to-back SI Swimsuit issues, noted that the biggest lesson she understood last year, and she‘s so glad she did, is that it’s O.K. to say “no.”

“It doesn’t make me a bad friend to say that I can’t do something for somebody,” she reflected. “I am the type of person, I’m ride or die like, what time are we leaving? ... What do we need? Ski masks? Great! I’m there. I’ve got the car packed.’”

The Maryland native added that she realized last year that that mentality and approach to friendship was actually hurting her own relationship with herself and her own mental health, which was just not worth it.

“My mom always says, ‘You can’t pour from an empty cup,’” the former Miss Teen USA continued.

Listen to the full episode here, and stream Crawford’s podcast here.

Ananya Panchal


Ananya Panchal is a NYC-based Lifestyle & Trending News writer at SI Swimsuit. Before joining the Swim team, the Boston University Alum worked for culture & entertainment beats at Bustle, The San Francisco Chronicle and the TODAY Show. When Ananya is not writing or doom-scrolling on social media, she can be found playing sudoku, rewatching One Tree Hill or trying new restaurants. She's also a coffee and chocolate (separately) enthusiast.