Everybody believe all females models are like Gisele Bundchen, Heidi Klum or Naomi Campbell, but fact is there are several types of famous models, who you probably ignore, who are making an excellent income. Most of them are working what’s called ‘behind the scenes’ as fit, showroom and commercial models. They’re working in a wide range of companies, I can name some of them here: pharmaceutical, fitness, suppliers, manufacturers, airlines and many others.
You can certainly fit into these categories, it doesn’t matter if you cannot be in the supermodel category, I’m going to list you all types of modeling so you can identify yourself in one or several of them:
Fashion models or also known as editorial models are the kind of models you see in magazines like: Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, Elle, etc. They work for top fashion designers like: Prada, Gucci, Giorgio Armani, Marc Jacobs among others. These kind of professionals are 5′ 9″ to 6′ 0″ tall and also very slim. Their measurements are bust 33″, waist 23″, hips 33″.
Most of the times, modeling agencies look for what they called ‘the complete package’ when deciding if they can be editorial models, nonetheless don’t be down in case you don’t meet the exact stats they ask for.
Runway or Catwalk.
These models use to be 5′ 9″, anyways 5′ 10” – 5′ 11” is considered much better. They have to have the exact measurements, because they have to fit the clothes the designers are going to show to their respective clients. Most of the times the measurements of these models are no more than 34” – 23” – 34”.
The designers hire models to fit the clothes they made for their respective collections, so they don’t make their clothes to fit the model, they only exception of this rule is when the model is someone like Naomi Campbell.
These kind of professionals can be any age, any height or any size. They practically can do everything, as long as it’s not related to what is known as high fashion. Some examples: food products, tech devices, travel industry, etc.
This is a market that has become a real important part of the fashion and commercial model industry. Fashion agencies have special division for these kind of modeling. There actually exist very famous plus size supermodels.
These kind of professionals are most of the time determined by the size instead of exact measurements, like size 12. Size 12 is not considered a plus size model in the real world but in modeling it is.
These kind of professionals are most of the times 5′ 7” and under. Most of the times These kind of professionals don’t do runway work, they are booked for lingerie and swimsuit and also parts modeling. Because These kind of professionals have smaller glove and show sizes, they are hired as hand and also foot models.
Lingerie and Swimsuit.
These kind of professionals are more curvier and also more voluptuous than the editorial models. Swimsuit Models have a wide range of work possibilities, they’re always hired to do Swimsuit modeling. The can model undergarments, summer wear, sleep wear, lingerie, etc. They also can be other types of models like fit models.
These kind of professionals are most of the times even more curvy than editorial fashion models. They also work in the swimsuit and lingerie modeling too. The type of modeling refers to the type of posing the models do in their photos. Glamour modeling is considered sexually suggestive and also alluring compared to fashion modeling. Girls who pose for playboy magazines, for example, are glamour models.
These kind of professionals are fit, athletic and toned. A lot of these models start as trainers or athletes and included fitness modeling in their CV. They work for: supplement manufacturers, athletic wear companies and fitness companies. They’re, most of the times, commercial models too.
It’s important not to confuse These kind of professionals with fitness models. Fit models work behind the scenes. They work with garment manufacturers and fashion houses. These companies use these models to make sure that fit and sizing are actually maintained in what is called as ‘the clothing manufacturing process’.
Garment manufacturers companies need a wide range of sizes and also shapes from these models, so that they can fit their garments correctly before they reach the final consumer.
If you’re a woman who can maintain your measurements, these type of modeling is perfect for you.
These kind of professionals work modeling specific body parts: feet, hands, eyes, and legs.
Hand: can work for nail, jewelry and also beauty related products. Client use to hire these models in film or print.
Foot: get hired by shoe companies primarily, but also by beauty and nail products. Also anywhere else the perfect feet is required.
Most of the times, petite models get hired by part models, because of their smaller body parts.