Anonymous asked: What are the requirements to be a model?
It depends on what kind of model you want to be. I assume you are talking about a fashion model though.. You generally need to be between 173 cm and 183cm tall (some get through at 170), with measurements within the industry standards of which ever country you are starting in (though, again there are always exceptions). Other than that it is all quite subjective. Beauty is in the eye of the client. There is no “must have small nose, large lips” etc. Things that do help though is good bone structure, a naturally slender frame, healthy skin, clear skin and long legs. :)
What I love about the industry is that diversity and what others might see as flaws, like gapped teeth, freckles, wide set eyes etc are embraced not hidden!
You need to be a hard worker, willing to work in freezing weather shooting summer clothes and hot weather shooting winter clothing, be OK working long hours on very little sleep and you need to do what you are told by the client (you’re the canvas after all, so no diva behavior). To book jobs you need to be the type of person others will want to work with as well! Personality gets you surprisingly far. No one wants to shoot with a snotty brat who whines about the shoes being to small all day! Haha.
I’m sorry if that was a bit of a ramble! I’m half asleep and have had flu medication. Is there anything specific you want to know? :)