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Modeling is a fascinating career, a part time job, a life of work, or a dangerous venture.
The difference is in how you approach becoming a successful model.
This book will provide you with the information that anyone needs to know to enter the
exciting world of modeling. Modeling is a world unto itself and much more than runway
or fashion modeling. Modeling includes lingerie, catwalk (runway), hands, legs head,
teen, mature, glamour, advertising, editorial, and catalog and more. The faces of some
of the highest paid models in the world have never been seen in a photograph or video.
In fact some only “sell” their hands or feet as model subjects.
Fashion modeling is the best-known niche in the
international model world because of the
glamour, the fashion, and the money. The term
“supermodel” generally refers to a fashion or
runway model.
The term international
supermodel is relatively new to society. No one
knows exactly when the term was coined;
however, it started in common usage in the
1990’s, thousands of years after the start of the
Models have been used to “sell” product since
long before the invention of the television and
even the camera. Historians know of clothiers in
ancient Rome and other empiric dynasties that
used human models to show their wears to affluent patrons. Models didn’t always hold
the high place in society that they can today however. If Roman patrons didn’t buy the
clothes worn by the model, the model, not the designer, was to blame, and the model
was often tortured and killed. Models were often hired away by the patrons to serve in
their households as well.

For high fashion modeling there are size and "look" requirements. Model size is
currently a controversy. It seems that there is considerable disagreement in the
industry right now. Different fashion designers and modeling agencies have varying
standards that can change with each season depending on the look of the line.
In general, mainstream female high fashion models are tall, thin, young, and beautiful.
The average is 5’9” to 5’11” with some stretching it from 5’8” to 6’. There are the
atypical exceptions to 5’5” and 6’1”. Weight requirements are “thin”. Weights are
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