CHOOSING A CAREER / JUN. 17, 2016
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Top 5 Myths About Becoming a Professional Model

Do you want to become a full-time professional model? Do you have what it takes to work in the fashion industry?... All you need to do is read this article!

Have you always aspired to become a professional model but were afraid you wouldn’t be able to pursue it due to the crazy myths related to the modeling profession? All these tales create a never ending maze for new people who want to pursue their lifelong dream of becoming a pro model.

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Here are four of the top myths for people who want to pursue a career in modeling with actually helpful information.

1. You Have to Be Tall

Okay, even though there are many height requirements for the runway models, this doesn’t mean that people who are under 5' 9" can’t find work. There are so many large agencies in Paris, New York, and Milan who are ready to make exceptions for aspiring models who have the full package.

Need proof? Kate Moss, at 5’6" managed to break this height barrier myth and became one of the best supermodels of the 21 century. This also applies to male models like Aaron Frew who, at 5' 7" works for one of the best fashion agencies in Milan- d’Management.

And even if you are worried that a top fashion agency won’t hire you, there are so many other opportunities out there which are open to models of all heights.

2. You Have to Be Skinny

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For many years, women have complained that models don’t represent what “real” women actually look like, and with so many women demanding for this change, the modeling industry finally responded. The plus size modeling market has dramatically increased over the past decade and has become one of the most important sectors of the industry.

Modeling agencies not only welcome people with a curvier appearance, but they are also making them superstars! So if you are big, curvy, bold, and “real”, and you know how to be a model, then you will definitely succeed in this sector!

3. You Have to Be Young

Similar to the previous point, people are demanding to see a more real representation of people, and this means regarding their size, age, and overall look. Modeling agencies and advertising campaigns are looking for people who can represent products important to an older age demographic. So, if you are over 25 it isn’t over for you yet, agencies will always be looking for models of all ages and sizes.

4. If An Agency Likes Me They Will Pay for Everything

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This is one area that usually creates the most confusion for new people aspiring to become models. Fees, start-up costs, and expenses have a lot of misinformation which can bewilder a new model and make him/her give up their dream.

I bet you have heard the phrase “if an agency likes me it will pay for everything”; well, sorry to break it to you but this is not true at all. If you want to find out more about the truth behind these costs, visit this article for more information.

See Also: What It's Like Working as a Promotional Model

There’s always a place for people in modeling who are willing to put in the work to succeed. Do you think you could become a professional model? Let us know below…

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