• Catalog Modeling

    Catalog modeling is considered to be the bread and butter of the modeling industry. It doesn’t have the same allure as fashion and runway but it pays well and there is a lot of work out there.

    There are height and size requirements but the models can be a bit shorter than the fashion and runway models.

    Women are usually 5’8”- 5’10” tall , size 4 dress and men 5’11”- 6’2” , size 40 jacket.

    You must easily fit into the sample clothing. There are several clothing changes in a day and no time for alterations.

    In addition to meeting the physical requirements you must be excellent at posing and have the ability to be animated while on set.

    Clients tend to book the same models year after year because they prefer to have someone that is experienced and reliable.

    If you are very professional and have a positive attitude you could have a long and prosperous career as a catalog model.

  • Fashion Print and Runway Modeling

    This is the most familiar and sought-after job in the industry; the job that most people dream about; the world of the “Super Model”.

    The physical requirements for this type of modeling are the most precise. As a rule female models need to be between 5′ 10″ tall and wear a size 4 dress.

    For men, the height requirement is usually between 6′ and 6′ 3″ tall and the suit size is a 40.

    The size requirements can vary slightly; however, the closer you are to the normal fashion model size the more likely you are to succeed in this area.

    (Women’s Runway Photos – designer Carolina Herrera )

  • What “Type” of Model are You?

    As an aspiring model, it is important for you to figure out which type(s) of modeling you are best suited for. There are several different categories, all of which have different requirements. If you familiarize yourself with the different categories you will be put yourself on a more direct path towards a successful career in the industry.

    The modeling categories are as follows:

    * Fashion Print
    * Runway
    * Catalog
    * Commercial Print or Advertising
    * Beauty
    * Television Commercials
    * Fit (not to be confused with fitness)
    * Showroom
    * Fitness
    * Lingerie or Swimwear
    * Parts (hands, feet, legs, etc.)
    * Plus Size
    * Petite
    * Real People or Lifestyle
    * Seniors
    * Children