Thursday, 24 November 2016

Types of Models

At the risk of sounding like my grandma I will start today off by saying things aren't what they used to be! However, I am meaning it in a good way, and specific to the modeling industry. Gone are the stereotypical and standardized looks and sizes of models from back in the 1980's and 1990's. Today some preconceived notions of what a model should weigh, how tall they should be and what dress size they ought to be do still exist but I can assure you that times are changing as we are celebrating diversity more than ever!

In addition to the changing times there are also numerous types of modeling genres you may not be familiar with, making this industry more accessible to you than you thought – no matter what your weight, height or age! Not everyone is suited to the very slender and tall requirements for most runway or high fashion models or agencies, so lets explore what may fit you better and without you having to change. 

Here are some areas of modeling you may not know about or have considered before:

  • High fashion
  • Runway
  • Catalog/commercial/ lifestyle 
  • Glamour
  • Fit
  • Art 
  • Promotional/spokes-modeling
  • Plus size
  • Showroom or in house
  • Hair modeling
  • Parts (feet, hands, legs) 
  • Pinup
  • Social media modeling/Brand influencers
  • Fitness

The Model Educator has an extensive modeling career which spans a number of the genres above. Here are some examples of her work in a few different categories of modeling.

Catalog modeling

Body parts modeling

Glamour modeling

In house or Showroom modeling

The above list of different types of modeling more or less covers every type of look, ethnicity, height, weight, size, and age. So you may not fit the mold of a stereotypical model but that does not mean to say you cannot do some modeling and get paid!

Not sure on which category you fit into to? 
Always wanted to become a model but didn't know where to begin? 
Parents do you have concerns for your child who wants to be a model? 

Then contact The Model Educator for a one on one educational session to point you in the right direction and help you gain access to the modeling industry!

1 comment:

  1. Good information there... I think it would be very helpful to young people who want to get started with modeling. Maria is a very knowledgeable and experienced model, and this information could help kickstart someone's modeling career in the right way.