Whenever you see the tall and lean models that walk the runways and editorials for the leading fashion brands and designers, these are the high fashion models. They are generally between 5”8 to 5”11, with a dress size of 4-6 US, with a typical bust size of 34. However there are other areas of modeling such as print modeling, that do not have the same requirements.
Isobella Jade is only 5’3″ and was a somewhat successful petite model. She worked out of New York City.
Most people though are unaware of the height requirements for fashion modeling. When they find you attractive, they tell you you could be a model. Which may not be far from the truth. You see, there are many other areas that you can work in successfully as a model. The modeling industry needs all different shapes and sizes. It ranges from the models who are required for the runways as well as those being seen in the backgrounds of commercials. Here are other types types of modeling work that’s available even if you are not.
Commercial Print-This can range from magazine advertising to billboards. The benefit of Commercial Print as a model is that the target audience of the advertisers varies considerably.
Catalog – Companies create catalogs to sell their latest clothing lines or various others products. Here you will find many opportunities for different model types, as the model is chosen depending on the target audience of the different companies.
Glamour – Is modeling that emphasises a models sexuality. Glamour Modeling can range from lingerie and swimwear shoots, to artistic/nude photography to men’s magazines such as FHM and Maxim.
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