Blueprint of a Model: Do you fit the model mold?

Modeling is not without a social conscience. There are people in the industry who are very concerned about the eating disordered, drug and alcohol abusing, party-on image models seem to cultivate. However in the end modeling is a money-making venture and whether or not a girl will be able to sell herself, the clothes she wears and the products she endorses are what is most important to industry leaders.

Models have a mold and unless we are talking about specialty modeling to succeed in the industry you must fit the mold. Beauty aside, because as already noted not all models would be called pretty in real life, models must be able to project a desirable image. They must seem ideal so that the average woman will want to spend the money to be like them, wear what they wear, and use the cosmetics that they use.

If you have what it takes to sell yourself and you fit the mold you just may make it as a model.

The Model Mold

To recap, here’s the basic blueprint for your average model. If you fit this description the next step is looking for an agency that will sign you.

  • A slim build
  • A height somewhere between 5’8″ and 5’11” (there are exceptions)
  • Good bone structure with a symmetrical and angular face
  • Being naturally photogenic and/or a good knowledge of ones “angles”
  • Good posture and a strong runway walk (learned or natural)

Do you fit the model mold? Modeling is not without a social conscience. There are people in the industry who are very concerned about the eating disordered, drug and alcohol abusing, party-on image models seem to cultivate. However in the end modeling is a money-making venture and whether or not a girl will be able to sell herself, the clothes she wears and the products she endorses are what is most important to industry leaders. Models have a mold and unless we are talking about specialty modeling to succeed in the industry you must fit the mold.


Source: http://teenadvice.about.com/od/girlstuff/a/modelinggirls_2.htm