Although the modeling industry is accepting more and more variation in their selection of model hopefuls, there are still some modeling jobs that require a certain look, a certain size, or even a certain eye color. It’s important that you not get angry or sad over a job rejection. The reasons behind them are usually based on exact requirements. This article will describe a few of them so that you don’t unnecessarily stress over not being picked for a high-heel shoe ad when you’re a guy!
As an example, some ads are specifically geared toward women and girls. Naturally, the models required for these ads are women and girls. Got it? Good! Let’s move on.
The Commercial Model
The commercial industry caters to the ads we see in family oriented magazines and newspaper. So it prefers to use models that represent the “everyday” person and family. Models that work for clients in this field tend vary in height, size and proportion. Interestingly, the models in this category earn as much money as those who work in the industry below.
The Fashion Model
Being as flamboyant as it can possibly be, the fashion industry requires models that look exotic. Tall and thin people are exotic. Deep black eyes, green eyes, and rich brown eyes are exotic. Even some skin tones are considered exotic and models with an “exotic” look typically pose for designer clothing ads and beauty products.
The Fit Model
Fit model industry encompasses the largest range of model types because the primary purpose of them is to try on clothing while designers work out their patterns. If you’ve ever been curious as to why clothing sizes vary from manufacture to manufacturer (or designer to designer), you’ve just found your answer. The sizes that accommodate fit models aren’t the same sizes that end up in the clothing store because ultimately, every designer has the final say in what a size six is.
The Runway Model
The runway model is required to look much like the exotic models in the fashion industry. But because runway models pose in person – as opposed to ‘in print,’ clients want models who are at least 5’9″ and at most – a size six.
The Showroom Model
Showroom models wear designer clothing in front of potential buyers and because it’s a lengthy process (sometimes lasting all day for a couple of weeks or more), you’d better be healthy, energetic, and up to the job to succeed in this industry. (You also need to look like a runway model.)