November 24, 2014

Everybody can become a successful model – Janina Nectara for Observator Special Antena 1 TV

Did you know you can have a successful model career throughout your life even though you don’t fit the rigid standards of height, weight or age? The greatest news is that today there are countless models categories.
There are women like you, like me, like all of us, earning millions of dollars, although they’re far from being supermodels!
Maybe YOU can be the next one!
There so many types of models that it’s impossible not to fit in at least one of them if you really want to be included in this high league!
Just to give you a quick hint, besides RUNWAY MODEL, EDITORIAL FASHION MODEL, CATALOGUE MODEL, there also are COMMERCIAL MODEL, SPOKESMODEL, GLAMOUR MODEL, TRADE SHOW MODEL, PETITE MODEL, FITNESS MODEL, BODY PARTS MODEL, PLUS-SIZE MODEL, ART MODEL, ALTERNATIVE MODEL, FETISH MODEL and the list goes on…

We’ve got used to believing that only perfect women can become models. How could you make it to the magazines without the standard measurements – 90-60-90, if you don’t go over 175 cm and don’t weigh as much (or little) as required? Very simple, because anyone can become a model with just becoming aware of their qualities. There’s a place in the fashion industry for any woman, even if overweight, even if she doesn’t stand taller than 155 cm, even if she sports tattoos or has her hair dyed in the colours of the rainbow – and this you’ve seen in one of Observator Special’s materials. So being a model doesn’t just come down to donning fashion on a runway. Watches and jewelry makers need women with beautiful hands. Those in the sportswear business need athletic bodies and in commercials people of all ages can make a splash.

 

One of the biggest myths of the modelling industry is that every model needs to be really tall, slim, young and with well proportioned features. Even if the majority of modelling agencies have very well-defined standards, they only stand when it comes to catwalk models. The truth is that anyone can make a career in this field if they play their cards well and if they know how to correctly market themselves.

 

Janina Nectara: There is a category altogether special and unexpected that can virtually make anyone fit in. I’m talking about commercial models. Because there’s a huge market for commercials, ad campaigns, TV productions demanding certain typologies for each type of character, anyone can fit into this category, of the commercial models.

 

Still, there are a few inconvenients to this option. The jobs are not steady, just for being so undemanding. More exactly, commercial models are not required to respect certain standards and requirements, reason for which the competition can be quite fierce.

 

JN: Another category is that of the fitness models. They’re those models who have a well-defined body structure. Still, they shouldn’t fall into the other extreme either and be looking like body-builders.

 

Even if they bear similar names, the fit models shouldn’t be mistaken with fitness models.

 

JN: Fit models are the ones making fittings for a fashion house, meaning that they’re hired by a designer to try on the clothes before they get transferred to the stores. This is actually the main advantage of this category of models. The fact that they’re reasonably well paid and that they don’t have to go running from one casting to the next. Still, there’s also the downside of their lack of visibility, meaning they never actually come in front of an audience.

 

Of a much greater popularity are glamour models. Even much more so. Many regular models that reach the age of, maybe, 35, and are invited to step off the runway, add years to their careers by becoming glamour models.

 

JN: The glamour model is one who shoots mostly for men’s magazines. Not necessarily nude, but the main request they need to follow is to display a rather lascivious, sensual attitude.

 

Even if they don’t fit the standard measurements of model agencies, there are women who can earn millions of euros having, basically, one single outstanding feature. It usually is a hand, an ear, exceptional hair or a beautifully contoured foot.

 

JN: They are called body part models and are those models who use just a part of their body. There are a great many models, supermodels even, who look amazing when shot head to toe, but who, on close-ups on particular body parts, are not that proportional.

 

Here is where body part models step in. From among these, the best paid are the hand models. This is because there’s a great variety of products that they can advertise for – from jewelry to watches, down to nail polish and other cosmetics.

 

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