Saturday, August 24, 2013

Tips on how to become a Top model 2

This post is part of a series written by a guest blogger, do visit their blog andise globals

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.

  • High Fashion
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.

  • Editorial Print
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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