Model: Kaity Wuebbolt From Canada
The fashion industry is quickly expanding and becoming more inclusive of a broader spectrum of models and industry professionals. Consequently, fashion model hopefuls are checking more boxes, booking more shows, and trotting across the globe to fulfill their super model dreams! Making it as a plus-size model in the fashion industry is still no easy feat, but the progress is apparent and the possibility is tangible. If you’ve been itching to finally take that leap of faith on a modeling career, keep the following crucial tips in mind.
Model: Stephanie L. Maryniak from France
Are You Plus-size Material?
Just like in other forms of modeling, an individual has to have the right DNA for plus-size model dreams to materialize. Having the right physical dimensions, as far as body type is concerned, will not cut it. Skin and haircare are equally important. Do you have a skincare regimen that keeps your skin healthy and glowing? Are you moisturizing and exfoliating to preserve your skin? How about your hairstyle? Is it current, clean, and kept? These examples are a small fraction of plus-size model requirements. But on a much larger scale, they are a testament to your habits, consistency, and discipline and will ultimately separate you from your peers.
Model: Caterina Moda from Canada
A plus-size model also has to look the part. If you walk into an interview for a job as a business professional, you are likely going to show up in an iconic suit or a dress that makes a statement; models are no different. While they may not necessarily sit around desks, they are still working. Your style is your brand and it is your obligation to make yourself marketable by being selective in your style choices.
The fashion industry places a lot of emphasis on confidence, and rightfully so! It is an industry saturated with “No”s – it’s obsessed with outward appearance and ideals that evolve through seasons and time. Your skin should be as thick as your body. In other words, you have to be strong, mentally, and believe in yourself and your abilities. It is a cut-throat industry for any kind of model; there are no free passes or exceptions - especially for plus-size models.
Model: Anna Diallo from France
Finally, if you want to make it in the plus-size fashion industry, you must have a passion for education. That passion should motivate you to learn everything you can about the industry. Make magazines your textbooks and study what is current, what has worked, what has failed, and what is different. Get acquainted with trailblazers and movers and shakers of the plus-size fashion industry. And once you have soaked it all in, practice. Perfect your art - take all your rejections and transform them into runway shows, print, and press.
Model: Shahidah Alia from United States
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