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Tips for Becoming a Good Runway Male Model

How to be a male runway model is what we find the majority of the struggling male models would love to know about. Although the women dominate the modeling scene, but the fashion industry has vast opportunities for the male to sink into and make their careers in. The male models, as is the notion is that they do not earn as much as their female counterparts do, nonetheless earn a lot.

Runway modeling has numerous rather big opportunities for the males. Below are few of the useful tips for the male models if they want to be a runway model.

First judge yourself that you have sufficient qualities to be a male runaway model. It is seen that majority of the male runway models have the height in between 5’11” and 6’2″.

The male models weigh around 140 and 165 lbs.

The body structure of a male model should be thin and smart.

If you don’t possess a strong yet thin body structure, the designers would not want to display their clothes on you and this is not your career at all then.

Make a good attractive portfolio to have work. The portfolio has to have your head shots and the shots should also highlight your whole body frame.

You need to study how to do the runway walk/ See the runway models as to how they walk.


Tips: How to become a female model?

Becoming a female model is not as easy as it seems to be. There is much struggle involved and it is often seen that few struggling models actually make it big in the fashion world turning the lucrative model. But that doesn’t mean that you lose the heart that you cannot be a model. There are certain techniques which should be followed aptly if you like to be a model.

First of all zero in which specialty in the field of modeling you have with you. If you want to go for fashion, commercial and print modeling, then there are specific requirements for the same like over 5 feet and 8 inches height and slim body structure. But if you do not possess thin body, there are other modeling tasks like plus size modeling, art, parts and glamour modeling. Choose the better one for you.

Now focus on the area of modeling which fits well on you. If you like to be a good runway model, then you have to move to New York City, Miami, Los Angeles or Chicago. Likewise, other models can choose the area as per the modeling’s requirements.

Now zero in if you like modeling agency to represent you or not. There are a number of models who in the beginning start the career by their own making their portfolio and then selecting an agent later in career.

Get your good snapshots to present to get the jobs or to show to the professional photographers and agencies. The snapshots must be of headshots, face shots and full body shots.

Search Internet or find the opportunities for modeling. You may even get the agency at your back for seeking jobs for you.

Eat healthy diet and have a sound sleep and take exercises to make your body fit.

Dark face of sexual harassment in modeling

The world of glitters called ‘Fashion’, where it sparkles a lot grabbing the attention of many rather almost all, also is laced with the shocking and bitter aspects which simply shake the whole of body when one comes to learn about them. The sexual harassment is much common in fashion industry and even this evil exists in other entertainment fraternities as well such as filmdom or television. Since the people get attracted towards the entertainment fields and the people turn star after stepping into these abodes, the ones who are already in take big advantage of the ones who love to enter into! Many of the aspiring models have to sacrifice and the scarification happens with sexual harassment.

A prominent magazine published a story on the sexual harassment with the female models in which it was described that a 16-year-old model was delivering her first photo shoot in Paris. She was inexperienced in the trade. While she took a tiny break for taking a cup of coffee, the photographer followed her to the hall where she was having her cup of coffee. He started playing with her outfits then he slipped into his hand between the girl’s legs and fumbled her. The model got stunned suddenly as to what happened to her. She could not speak up. The words jammed into the mouth. The photographer turned silent as well but continued his business. Both walked back into the room and dolled up with the photo shoot.

Sara Ziff, the famous runway model, too has been the victim of sexual harassment in the beginning of her career when she was 14. Her first casting was at the apartment of the photographer. A number of models were already waiting at the doorstep. She entered into the house. The photographer said to her that the shoot was for bathing story so he could not picture her into bathing suit. He asked her to take her shirt off. She did and then he asked to take the pants off and then he continued asking taking everything off making her topless.

Well, this happens with every new model and almost all maintain silence since they have to stay there. But the dark aspect of sexual harassment has to be highlighted to stop it.