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A lot of people want to be a model because it’s glamorous, sexy, lucrative and you might want to be recognised in the modeling world. However, it’s an extremely competitive and gruelling business that will more likely break you than make you. Here are some major truths about becoming a model, as well as some realistic advice to make it happen for you.But don’t forget to be true to who you are.
Realize that there are qualities every model needs to have, depending on the type of model one wishes to become. Generally, any feature indicative of good health is a must – clear skin, a full head of hair, and overall symmetry. Other qualities such as height and weight depend on what you’re modeling. Consider working with a fitness trainer, especially someone who has a good reputation and experience with models. Tell them your modeling goals and how you aspire to look.
Paulina Porizkova’s book “A Model Summer” is a look into the modeling world of young girls in Europe.
The main setting is the Paris fashion scene in the Summer of 1980.
Our protagonist is 15-year-old Jirina, pronounced Yee-Ree-Na.
Jirina is a Swedish born and raised ugly ducking of a girl.
She stumbles out of her element, ostracized for being a misbegotten immigrant ‘communist’ she is subject to teen age teasing, child of divorced dysfunctional Czech refugee parents.
A wisp of a girl with a miserable childhood … she stumbles and bumbles her way toward the possible discovery of her swanhood … or towards her ultimate failure and demise as the wretch her whole existence has to this point conspired to convince her of as her true self …