Model business constantly attracts beautiful girls, like the light of moths. After all, it seems that you can quickly get rich and become famous, without making any special effort. And what a girl does not dream of being surrounded by fans, photographers, appearing in the most glamorous magazines and wearing the most fashionable things. However, not everything is so simple in this matter.

The model business itself is controversial and largely closed from the eyes of the general public. Yes, many are satisfied with the information that is passed from mouth to mouth, pouring into new details and myths. So it turns out that the profession of the model is surrounded by stereotypes and fictions.


The work of the model is very easy.

This work is really interesting, but it’s certainly not simple. The work of the model is endless shooting, which can last for 12 hours a day. It’s good if there’s even a half-hour lunch break. For the day of the model, you sometimes have to get to several places at different ends of the metropolis, and besides, you also need a good knowledge of the language. It’s easy to get tired of this. But in fact living in such a frenzied rhythm you still have to look good. Shooting in a swimsuit does not necessarily mean heat around – in the pavilion there may be only 10 degrees. And this is even logical in something, because advertising swimsuits should be ready long before the onset of the warm season. In the summer, on the contrary, models can be made to wrap themselves in a fur coat on the ankles to advertise the salon of the bellows. All this suggests that the work of the model is primarily a job. Although we should not forget that the model has its pluses – endless trips around the world, meetings and acquaintances with new people and even stars.

The models are unhealthy and even depraved.

The work of the model pursues a simple goal – the sale of as much production as possible. It is her advertising and produced. Usually it’s clothes, furs, perfumes. All customers want to see in their ads a character of perfect beauty and purity, this will force them to buy the goods themselves. If the model is bruised after a sleepless night in the club, with traces of nicotine or drugs, to be exhausted and disheveled, then it will not be needed by anyone. After all, the image of the product will suffer, and buyers will not buy it. That’s why customers choose those models that look as fresh and healthy as possible.

Models practically do not eat anything.

Again, one can remember the conduct of a healthy lifestyle. Which model will look good if she refuses to eat normally? Yes, and starvation will not allow the model to lead an active life, which requires running around the numerous castings, which can exceed ten a day. It happens that the models eat in fast food, because they do not have the money and time for a full meal. But in fact all the same – eat!

Models abroad simply become sexual slaves.

In our countries of the former USSR, the model business is still poorly developed. There are few customers, the model has virtually no chance to find a decent job and build a career. But we have a lot of beautiful girls. This creates a situation where supply exceeds demand. Abroad, the model business is much older, there are more customers, prospects, and work. And the person as a whole lives much safer there. Even in the “wild” Turkey the authority of the police is high, even oligarchs respect the law. So, having a full contract on hand, the government will force the customer to fulfill all the conditions. On buying a court and speech can not be. So there is nothing wrong with traveling abroad. If a girl goes to work for an agency abroad, she will receive a full set of documents that guarantee her working conditions and safety. Usually the model has the ability to constantly communicate with relatives through Wi-Fi, which is available in almost all demountable apartments for representatives of these professions. A misunderstanding can be completely solved with an agent that will help to resolve the problem.It is necessary to understand that a trip abroad is not a ticket to sexual slavery, but a chance to really win your happiness, to get to the very center of a fashionable life. Only in this way the model can break through, and earn and visit in different parts of the vast world.

In the modeling business everything is solved through the bed.

Usually, customers have established requirements for who will work in his project. If he needs a brown-eyed stinging brunette, the blue-eyed blonde, even through the bed, can not get work done. After all, it just does not fit the right requirements. A similar situation develops with agencies. The employer first of all looks at the ability of the girls to pose, walk on the catwalk, and not what they are in bed. These skills have nothing to do with the profession. In the modeling business people sleep with each other, but this is a private matter for everyone. At any enterprise there are sympathies, people converge, so why are they only talking about models? They are also not alien to anything human. The bed can only solve some personal issues, and private life is rarely associated with work. There is even such a point that male employers do not particularly strive to make novels with models, it is simply not profitable for them. After all, such a close relationship implies some obligations, which will break the usual business relations.

All models eventually become prostitutes.

Model business, indeed, becomes connected with another, not completely clean. Many putans call themselves models to embellish their main occupation. It happens that former models go to a business connected with sex, believing that you can earn a lot of money there. It’s no secret that representatives of escort services and just brothels are constantly circulating around the models. After all, it’s so easy to find gullible girls with pretty looks on fashion shows. So it turns out that the model business and prostitution are neighbors. But it depends only on the model itself – in which direction it will exert its efforts, how it will choose its future destiny. Good agents usually try to protect their clients from this – they hide the real name, leave their phone, not models, explain all the nuances.

All models are very rich.

When leaving for work abroad, the girl is forced to attend 10-15 castings a day. Money for the first steps is lent by the agency, it pays for the stay of the model in the country, its food and accommodation. And it is only natural that all this must be worked out and given away. Often happens, that the model in general remains in a minus, not having managed to fulfill the means enclosed in it. Such debts are the way to the top, which for some reason it is not customary to talk about, remembering only glory. Discuss usually what everyone knows is success, income. But the steps that led to this remain behind the scenes. Sometimes it so happens that the model does not get anything for its work, doing it just for the sake of accumulating experience and replenishing the portfolio. So, in a simple model from a normal, poor family, there is usually little money.

All models are stupid.

It should be understood that a stupid model can not succeed, its maximum is one season. And the explanation is simple – she simply can not understand what tasks the model market puts to her, and yet it is still necessary to build uneasy relations with colleagues in the profession. The model must know the laws that reign here, understand all the subtleties of the work. A stupid girl can not profitably present herself and achieve the necessary work. So that alone appearance for success is not enough.

All models are very beautiful.

In reality, in life, the standards of beauty differ from those that exist in the model world. But it is he who dictates his rules. Usually men like women with wide hips, but for models this is unacceptable. With such a figure, the girl simply does not fit into the clothes she proposed for the show. The face of the model should be a canvas, the basis for creating the image. It should be as neutral as possible.And those beautiful faces that are appreciated in ordinary life, just prevent birth of another image. A tall girl may seem awkward and strange, but on the podium she will look luxurious. A similar situation with the bust. In life, a large chest is valued, but for a high fashion world, a small and flat one will do. But there are also coincidences, when the beautiful girl-model looks no less impressive and outside the podium.


In 25 years, the model retires.

For the model, the moment of “retirement” is determined not by its passport data, but by its appearance. Someone in his 20 years looks 10 years older, and someone can keep a fresh look and up to 40 years. This is a very individual moment. That’s why it’s so important for the model to look young, fresh and good. Those who are successful in 30 years, continues to work. In fact, there is a vicious circle in the fashion industry, so those who do not work there begin to fantasize.

Any girl can become a model, even if her parameters are far from standard.

Commonly known are the classical criteria of beauty – growth from 170 centimeters, and the parameters of the figure 90 * 60 * 90. Those who aspire to become a model, we must understand, there are still some standard criteria. In this profession usually girls are 14 years and not older than 21 years, and the growth should be within 172-182 centimeters. In the West, for the model in general, the minimum growth is 178 centimeters. The face is desirable really nice, but the classic correct features are not so important. Many fashion designers generally look for the wrong faces with a twist. Yes, and an ideal figure is still a prerequisite. Those 90 * 60 * 90 are the best. True, according to professionals 90 centimeters – too much for the hips. Necessarily and that the skin with hair of natural color were in excellent condition. They also appreciate the ability to move and good manners. An important advantage is the knowledge of English, and better still of the French language. But the main thing for a beginning model is the ability and the desire to constantly learn. There are a lot of stories when girls easily won prestigious professional competitions, and then they were simply lost in the general mass.

Russian models are appreciated all over the world.

This myth appeared in the early 1990s thanks to journalists. Then Russia just opened its doors to the whole world, and a real boom began on Russian models. Our girls got the opportunity to work abroad and pretty successfully blended into European standards. The criteria have not changed since then, other things being equal, blondes are more popular than brunettes. Our models say that they simply do not have a job in Russia. If people around the world are chasing interesting individuals, then in Russia they like classical images, as in the picture. We value a person, on which you can “paint” a new image each time. Beginners are often advised to change their appearance – cut their hair, remove freckles, change the shape of the lips. By the way, the domestic model Olga Pantyushenkova in the West became popular after she had her hair cut on the advice of her agent. But are many willing to make such sacrifices?

Models are constantly substituting each other.

Competition in the modeling business is a myth that came from the world of beauty contests. There are often situations where competitors are pouring glass into each other’s shoes and powder. Such actions are simply terrible, but they, fortunately, even on competitions are rare. Models are often friends, share information about the secrets of success, about agencies, help newcomers. Relationships in the representatives of this profession are partner rather than competitive. After all, the models are working on the same thing, there is no substitute for it.

Models constantly wear expensive clothes from the best brands.

It happens that for the shows with models are calculated clothes, allowing you to pick up your thing. But this does not in any way apply to pret-a-porter things, no one will simply give up exclusive creations.And the castings should be dressed so that the figure is visible. It requires simple and stylish clothes, and no expensive dresses of speech can be. A salary model is often enough only for living and food, so that the purchase of branded goods simply does not have enough money.

All models live in luxury apartments.

When the model reaches the top level, money and fame, then it usually already has the opportunity to buy its apartment. But in the beginning of a career, a woman’s home is rented by the agency, subtracting this money from future incomes. Usually we are talking about an economy-class apartment in which 3-4 models live. So the agency can spend a reasonable amount of money.

Most models have unconventional sexual orientation.

The myth that all male models are gay, came from a single story. One model girl was offended by the fact that when changing clothes at the show, male models were not looking at her naked body, but on her own. And understand the indignation of the girls can. But what did the guys think about them, seeing a sweet kiss, gaiety and caressing gestures? So it turns out that most of the rumors about models are distributed by themselves. The reason for this is the confrontation between the models of different sexes. It is known that girls get more fame, they generally earn more. In men, fame is achieved in unity. The misconception about the non-traditional orientation of models is the largest and almost an ancient one. In practice, it turns out that representatives of this profession wake up alone, work with strangers and they simply do not have anyone to talk to. Models often can not maintain relationships at a distance with people close to them. This problem is becoming one of the most common for beginner models that have been away from home. There are many addicts among the models.

This myth came about thanks to the heroin chic of the 90s and its vicious figures: the vicious Kate Moss, the photographer David Sorrenti, who died at the age of 20 from an overdose, his surviving friend Jamie King. You can recall Kelvin Klein and his scandalous advertisement Obesession, as well as President Kennedy and his devastating speech about the dangers of heroin. “Heroin chic” quickly became part of history, its traces go deep into the fashion industry, but today the remnants reach us. It is to blame for the cultivation of such a myth and cinema. You can recall at least languid in the environment of the opium rings Verushka from Antonioni’s Photo Magnification and also Gia Karanji from Gia, whose brilliant career was ruined by drugs. But today similar phenomena are in the past. Cindy Crawford says she heard about drugs in her environment, but she never saw them. Famous photographers Demarchelier and Lindberg argue that it is impossible to remain successful and at the same time to use drugs. After all, the model should work 12 hours a day to constantly look beautiful. The working day of the modern model is painted by the minute, in this insane schedule there is hardly enough time for a meager lunch, not to mention serious indulgences. Today, supermodels have gone to the background, and the model world quickly changes its characters. So the malfunction will simply not be forgiven, the girl will easily find a replacement. Who needs a scandalous reputation?

If the model has an expensive portfolio, then it guarantees her job placement.

Many customers who come to the modeling agency, really often look at the portfolio of employees. But much more valuable photos from real projects – this and publications in magazines, promotional photo sessions, photos from the shows. The professionally done portfolio will simply allow the model to be accepted into the agency’s general database, but does not guarantee the result at all.

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