If you’re reading this post, then you or someone you know probably has a desire to step on the bandwagon and become a model.
But you may be of the belief that size zero, clear skin and 6’ plus height is what it takes to get there.
If that is the case, then you really need to continue reading this article because Cornwall Models & Promotions agency dares to challenge such beliefs.
We all are different, and these differences are what make us beautiful.
It doesn’t matter if you are short or tall, fair or dark, skinny or curvy.
It all depends that how much passion you have to achieve the career of your dreams and we’ll take care of everything else!
General Specifications and Categories Of Modelling
Let’s first talk about some general categories and basic requirements, then we’ll narrow down our discussion towards innovation and change in the modelling industry which agencies like us are bringing to revolutionize this industry.
Among the many categories of modelling, here is the list of the most well-known types;
- Fashion Modelling: Such models work for designers, editorials, at runways or similar fashion campaigns. They need to be incredibly tall and thin and the size, height and age requirements for them are very strict as the clients want their models to have a lively, youthful appearance.
- Commercial Modelling: Such models work for the advertisements and every kind of print media including billboards, magazine covers, product covers and even the shelves of the supermarket. They need to be appealing enough to make the buyers purchase that product which they are advertising. That’s why, the size, height and age requirements vary as each product have a different target audience with different liking and disliking.
- Glamour Modelling: These models work for products like lingerie, swimwear and men’s magazines. They don’t need to be tall, but must have a certain physical appeal. No doubt, glamour models charge much higher as compared to fashion or commercial models but, you are recommended to peruse this field only if you are confident enough to display what it needs.
- Plus size modelling: This is an emerging field which nobody could’ve imagined in the past. And surprisingly, the demand for plus sized models have been increasing because advertisers need them for areas where skinny models cannot fit in. If you are naturally curvy and confident enough show your talent to the world, then this field is for you.
Some other categories include fitness modelling, influencer modelling, real life modelling, kids and body part modelling.
There are very strict size requirements for fashion and commercial models while the other fields don’t ask for too much.
A fashion or commercial female model needs to be 5’8-11 inches tall, waist can be 22” to 26”, hips size varies between 32”-35” and age should be between 16 to 24 years.
While the requirements for a male fashion model are, 5’11 to 7’ height, 30” to 32” waist and they must possess impressive physique and body features to be a part of this industry. The age requirement is lenient and men of age 16-40 are eligible to peruse this career.
What Is the Problem with This Approach?
If you are a person who cannot meet the above criteria, you might be thinking that how unfair this approach is, right?
Many so-called modelling agencies work tirelessly to keep these standards in place.
But Cornwall Models and Promotions believes this is a very unnatural definition of beauty.
Such stereotypes are silently killing millions of dreams every day and causing ambitious youngsters to blindly transform themselves to become a part of this abnormal competition.
There are many who have become a social media sensation because of their unique features which are considered “odd” and “bizarre” in the mainstream fashion world.
But their huge fan following and admiration from the public is proof that people want to see variety and individuals to which they can relate to!
Who Is Behind This Unnatural Classification?
Now the question arises, if the audience is no longer interested in such a stereotypical approach to be a model, then why is the mainstream modelling industry still showing us the same things which are against the rules of individual differences?
The main obstacles in the way of fashion democracy are the agencies.
The motto of ordinary modelling agencies is earning big profits and they will continue to supply such models if the profit is there.
But no matter how much they resist to change; the industry will revolutionize one day.
We can see that the fashion industry has already started to respond to the diversified fashion needs and the concept of ‘plus sized models’ as an example.
Cornwall Models & Promotions is also playing its part to bring that positive change. We truly feel that things are not meant to be this way and there must not be such strict standards to stop people doing what they love.
We are doing this not as a publicity stunt, but to represent our world in a better way.
Bring the Change; Be A Part Of Cornwall Models and Promotions
No matter what your age, race, size, height or disability is, you can become a model and we’ll help you to achieve your dream career.
We’ll not gauge you based on these so-called standards because our motto is to encourage individualism and together, we can change the face of the fashion industry by revolutionizing it for the benefit of all.
We welcome all kind of diversities, shapes, sizes and colours to bring more realness in the fashion industry. Register yourself here to start a new era of your life and never forget to stop dreaming because only the Sky Is The Limit!