| ImThatDiva wrote:|
I mean, as someone with a cousins who work at two major fashion magazines. I can be honest, or I can be honest. I'm only being honest, however, when you get in front of the people who will hole your fate in their hands, they will be honest and you have to have thick skin to deal with that. Severely thick skin.
I agree, people should follow their dreams, but dreams should be measured within the scope of reality.
That's what I was trying to say.
Honestly, it's not just height and weight. It's your facial features, skin, teeth, length of your neck ... you name it.
They will look over a perfectly lovely young woman .. and tear her to shreds.
Let's face it .. every young girl would like to believe that she is the next supermodel but there is only a tiny fraction of the population that actually can
model. Period. There are LOTS of agencies that would be happy to string you along .. giving you odd jobs every few months though so that you can tell folks that you are 'a model' though.
There was a TV called 'the network' or something like that where this guy that had X number of modeling agencies in NY for 30 some years would go to some little agency in some small town and revamp their business. The first thing he wanted to see were the models and 99% of them .. were not real models and had absolutely no potential for modeling.
The agencies would try to defend themselves saying 'there's all sorts of models out there' blah, blah, blah ... but an agency has got stay in business so they need people that can 'work' regularly .. else they become a second rate agency and no one takes them seriously in the industry.
So all the good contracts from top magazine etc will pass them over and go elsewhere for models. For the agency ... it's about Reputation. And a person just can't turn up at Nordstroms etc and say they want to model for them .. they have to be represented by a Modeling agent that can work out the terms for the contract etc.
So this guy on this TV show would put it right out there and he would even berate the agency for keeping these people on the books ... basically giving them false hope.
Then he would send his scouts out into the town and find women that had REAL potential for modeling and bring a boatload of them in. Wow ... what a clear difference in the sorts of women they used to represent and the sort of women he brought it.
It's a 'look' that you have to have.
And ... certainly you have good self esteem and a strong sense of who you are if you want to hang with the big boys in NYC where girls that DO have real modeling potential ... have trouble getting work.
It is ... competitive.
Again, if you want to try it .. do so, but keep a level head about it and be strong .. because it's a though business.
Edited by Printer_Ink - Apr 28 2013 at 5:15am