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What Does A Woman Need To Become A Model? - Modelfactory

When most people think of female models they automatically think of great supermodels like Naomi Campbell, Gisele Bündchen, Kate Moss, Heidi Klum or Tyra Banks. Although there are many other types of models whose names you may not know but who are earning a lot. They are working behind the scenes as fit or showroom models and as commercial models working with manufacturers, suppliers, pharmaceutical companies, airlines, automobile manufacturers, fitness companies, and more. Even if you can't be the next supermodel, you probably still fit into one of these categories of female models.

Fashion (Editorial) Model

Fashion models, or what the industry refers to as "editorial models", are the high-fashion models you see in magazines such as Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and Elle, and they usually work for top fashion labels such as Armani, Prada, Marc, and others. work for. Jacobs, Gucci, Valentino, and others.

Female editorial models are typically at least 5 feet, 9 inches tall and very slim, measuring typically 33 inches around the bust, 23 inches around the waist, and 33 inches around the hips.

Modeling agencies will always look at the full package they offer when determining whether or not they can be an editorial model, so don't be discouraged if you don't exactly meet these stats.

Runway or Catwalk Model

Female runway or catwalk models are usually a minimum of 5 feet, 9 inches tall, but taller is preferred. Runway models must have accurate measurements so that they can fit into the clothes the designer is going to show their clients. Their measurements usually do not exceed 34 inches around the bust, 23 inches around the waist, and 34 inches around the hips. Designers hire models to fit the clothing they create for their collections; They usually don't make clothing to fit the model.

Commercial Model

Commercial models can be of any age, size or height as they are needed for a wide variety of tasks. Commercial models can do everything not typically associated with high fashion, including advertising products and services—such as home goods, food, travel, and technology.

Plus-Size Models

The plus-size model market has become an essential part of the fashion and commercial modeling industry. Many top fashion agencies now have plus-size divisions, and we've seen more plus-size supermodels over the years than ever before.

Plus-size models are typically classified by size rather than exact measurement, such as sizes 12 and up. In the real world, a size 12 isn't considered plus-size, but in the modeling industry, it can be.

Small Model

Petite models are usually 5 feet, 7 inches tall or shorter. While petite models don't usually do runway work, they are often booked for modeling swimsuits, lingerie and parts. Since smaller models usually have smaller shoe sizes and glove sizes, they are as popular as foot and hand models.

Child Model

What do celebrities Brooke Shields, Jodie Foster, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jennifer Connelly, Natalie Portman and even CNN's Anderson Cooper have in common? They were all child models. The age range for child models is typically 12 years and under, and they can be any size and height. Agents representing child models are looking for kids with lots of personality and who can do well on set and around strangers.

Swimsuit or Lingerie Model

Swimsuit and lingerie models are often curvier and more sexist than editorial models. There are many opportunities for swimsuit models in addition to bikini modeling; Swimsuit models can model lingerie, undergarments, sleepwear, summer wear and they can also be showroom and fit models.

Glamor Model

Glamor models are generally more curvy and sexier than editorial fashion models, and they also often work as swimsuit and lingerie models. Glamor modeling usually refers to the type of posing a model does in her photos - usually more sensual or attractive than a fashion model. People who appear in magazines like Pinup Models and Playboy are considered glamor models.

Fitness Model

Fitness models are models who are very athletic, fit and toned. Many fitness models started out as athletes or trainers and have included fitness modeling in their resumes. In addition to working for fitness companies, supplement manufacturers and athletic wear companies, fitness models are often business models as well.

Fit Model

Not to be confused with fitness models, fit models are models who work behind the scenes at fashion houses and apparel manufacturers to ensure that clothing remains in shape and fit throughout the manufacturing process. Garment manufacturers require a variety of sizes and fitted models to properly fit their clothing before it can be shipped to consumers.

Maybe you don't have the height you need to be a print model, or the height of a runway model, but if you can maintain your measurements consistently, then a career

Fit modeling may be for you.

Parts Model

Parts Models specializes in modeling body parts such as hands, feet, legs and eyes. A hand model can book jobs for jewelry, nails, beauty-related products, and anywhere a client needs a "perfect" hand. Similarly, a foot model may book jobs with shoe companies, nail and beauty products, and with clients who require "perfect" feet.

Clients look for well-proportioned body parts and ones that can fit the size of a sample shoe, glove or jewelry. Smaller models often find work as part models due to their smaller shoe sizes and body parts.

Promotional Model

Promotional models often book jobs promoting products or services at trade shows, conventions and live events. They must be very outgoing, friendly and have an excellent understanding of the customer's product as they may need to talk about the product or answer questions from potential buyers.

Mature Model

The market for mature models has grown tremendously as baby boomers enter their 60s and beyond. Mature models are generally at least 30 years old, and they can function well into their 80s and 90s. Mature models are often considered business models and they can do everything a business model can.

Catalog Model

Catalog models are considered business models, which means that models should look more like "real people" than editorial models. They should have some essential physical attributes, like glowing skin, healthy hair and a lovely smile, but instead of falling into the physical requirements of a fashion model, they have to have a look that will appeal to the target audience of the client.

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