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Can I Be a Model?
New models often ask themselves whether they have what it takes to become a model .You are likely to hear that to be a model you need to be beautiful, tall and slender with perfect proportions. Now this is
certainly true for high fashion models, where designers want one type of model that they feel shows off their designs in the best way.
However, if you do not fit this criteria, don’t despair as there are many other areas that you can work in successfully and lucratively as a model. The modeling industry needs all different shapes and sizes. It ranges from the models who are required for the runways of Paris and Milan to those being seen in the background of TV commercials. You need to find the right fit for you and your place in the industry. To help you with this we have listed the different types of modeling work that’s available and the criteria for each, and as with most things in life there are always exceptions.
When you see the incredibly tall and lean figures that grace the runways and editorials for the leading fashion houses and designers, these are the High Fashion models. They are generally required to be between
172cm to 180cm (5”8 to 5”11),
4-6 US (6-8 UK)
34 bust size.
Age 14 to 25.
Ages 16 to 40's
180cm to 188cm (5”11 to 6”2),
chest size of 94cm to 106cm (37” to 42”) and 76cm to 81cm
(30” to 32”) waist
Men tend to have longer careers if they look after themselves.
This is modeling for magazine editorials and covers such as Vogue, Elle etc. The standard requirements for these models are similar to those in High Fashion and you must be very photogenic Quite often the same models will work in both Editorial Print and High Fashion. These editorials provide great exposure for
models even though the fees earned are sometimes relatively low. This is normal and it can take a few years to gain the experience needed to get the bigger paying jobs.
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As a newcomer into the modeling world or an established model you need advice from time to time .
This is a 3 part series that would ensure you are at the top of your game in no time.
What are the career expectations of a model?
Becoming a model is the dream of every young girl or boy who craves fashion,designer clothes, glamor, being center stage and traveling the world.If you are determined to pursue a professional modelling career, and you feel that you have what it takes, there are a few key things to keep in mind when you decide to take that crucial step onto the catwalk
Time and Dedication
Building your modeling career and portfolio takes time, effort and dedication. A model must be strong-
minded and resilient to navigate the chaotic waters of the fashion industry.
Confidence and a strong-will
This the best assets of self defense in this high-paced, ever evolving and fiercely competitive modeling world.
If you want a successful modeling career, being professional is one of the most important things when working on a photo shoot. However, a fashion shoot consists more than just of a series of poses. You
have to be prepared to withstand long hours with fashion designers or in a photo studio, while keeping a positive and helpful attitude. Nobody wants to work with a model who makes the job more difficult with negativity or ego.
Where In The World Am I?
While being a model and having a modeling career has its rewards, one of the pitfalls of the industry is its nomadic quality; a model must be willing to move cities at a drop of a hat. This often results in the feeling of loneliness and the feeling of being out of touch with ones family. Enjoy The Ride. If you want to succeed in the modelling business you have to put your heart and mind into it. However, keep in mind that the professional cycle of a model is extremely short lived. So enjoy this exclusive and extraordinary race by living
it passionately, but don’t forget to take pleasure on what comes next after you’ve crossed the finish line.
1. We drink tons of green tea.
Green tea is a powerhouse when it comes to health benefits. Packed with
antioxidants and metabolism-boosting properties amongst many other
health benefits – it is a must for every diet.
2. Soy is a huge part of our diets.Plant based
proteins are all the rage at the moment, but we have been eating
soy-based for millenniums. Miso, tofu, edamame and soy sauce… all are
delicious and healthy alternatives to spice up your dinner table.
3. We get moving. In
metropolitan and crowded cities like Hong Kong, the super efficient
public transportation often beats driving your own car. This means a lot
more walking on a daily basis, which is definitely a healthy habit to
keep that waistline slim!
4. The sun is not our friend.
I’ll admit, some of us are pretty extreme about staying out of the sun:
we carry umbrellas and wear hats with UV face shield protection on
sunny days. Though this may be a bit more conscious than necessary for
some, the lesson learned is that we are absolutely religious about
skincare and sunscreen. The sun in all its beauty is unfortunately the culprit to aging and skin cancer if measures are not taken, so slather on that SPF!
5. Dessert is usually just fresh fruit.
Contrary to our western counterparts, dessert for us is usually fresh
fruits. If we want to get fancy, most Asian desserts are fruit, nut or
tofu based. This radically reduces your caloric consumption, though a
piece of cake is divine in moderation!
6. We love ginger.
In stir-fry, in soups, in tea – we love our ginger. It stimulates
circulation, improves the immune system and is even an aphrodisiac.
7. Our dairy intake is very minimal. Dairy is quite minimal for the standard Asian diet. There are plenty of reasons why we should ditch dairy,
one most obvious is that milk was made to turn a 100-pound baby calf to
a full-blown 1,000-pound adult cow. Now I don’t know about you, but
that’s very eye-opening for me!
8. Chinese medicine teaches us to heal from within. While typical western medicine usually provides an immediate cure with pharmaceutical drugs, Chinese medicine
has ingrained in us that health needs to be improved from the roots.
Instead of providing drugs that may instantly conceal the problem and
take away the symptoms, we often opt for long-term internal healing
soups and medicine. This mindset is a huge factor in our health, as we
listen and focus on our bodies more often!
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Date ;Wednesday, 7th of August @
Troy Lounge (next to Oriental hotel) Victoria Island, Lagos
Time ; from 6.30pm -
10.00pm. (No African time).
It's also Yemmy Brown's birthday party at
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Fashion exhibition by:
*Taibat Bello of Classietabbie's creations
Ehimaka of Five Fingers couture
*And we also have a beautiful female artist coming to perform all the way from Cameroon, her name is MUSEBA
+ A Surprise appearance/performance from one of Africa's biggest stars :x
DJ Big N will be jamming for the night.
Guest Judges to speak after the performances:
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*On air TV/Radio Personality, the beautiful Shine of Cool 96.9 F.m
*Segun Ake, CEO of Canbit Music
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