Modelling Industry

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anonymous asked:

Once I was scouted to be a model but then I got hospitalized and couldn't go and when I went they measured me and lied saying my waist is 27 when it's 24 or 23 and im pissed and offended they didn't like me

That’s so horrible. I’m so so sorry the modelling industry are very critical. If you want to model, do it on your own through social media!! (Instagram) have photo shoots with you friends :) it will be so much more fun xxx stay strong lovely take care 💕

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Why is hailey there what has she done besides being known as Justin's side chick

she apparently models, i cannot take the modeling industry seriously anymore lmao


Today British supermodel Jourdan Dunn announced she has landed her very first Vogue UK cover for February 2015. The magazine had been criticised for not featuring a solo black model on its cover since Naomi Campbell in 2003. Given Jourdan’s success you can’t help but question why has it taken so long for her to get this cover? And what is the situation with racism in the fashion industry today?

Last year Jourdan exclusively told British broadsheet newspaper The Guardian that ‘people in the industry say if you have a black face on the cover of a magazine it won’t sell’. The most prominent racism in the fashion industry is in terms of the models selected to walk for designers in their fashion shows. Jourdan again has said 'I find it weird when agents say 'You’re the only black girl booked for the show. Isn’t that great?’ Why is that great?’ Diversification has definitely happened in recent years in the modelling industry especially with a rise of Asian models yet still ¾ of American fashion houses choose a large outweighing of white models to black, at around 70% in 2014. 

In December 2013 Joan Smalls the first black model to be signed to Estee Lauder. Smalls, spoke on racism at this time and said ’They say, “Well, it’s just that designer’s aesthetic.” But when you see 18 seasons in a row and not one single model outside a certain skin color…?’

American model, Chanel Iman also cited similar problems. She says that she is often turned down for jobs because they 'already have one black girl’ for the job. 

French model Anais Mali also suffered particularly at the hands of fashion bosses in her own native country. 'This is Paris, black girls don’t work here’, agencies would tell her. 

In 2013 supermodel Naomi Campbell co-founded the Diversity Coalition campaign to tackle racism in the modelling industry. In 2013 only 15% of the models whom walked for designers in New York were not white, just 6% being black. She was the first black model to appear on the cover of British Vogue in 1987. Naomi has stated she believes the modelling industry is even more racist now than ever before. Campbell sums up the argument well, “What we are asking for is that you are based on your talent, on your beauty, not on the colour of your skin.

Major fashion houses including Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Chanel, Armani, Gucci, Saint Laurent, Roberto Cavalli and Marc by Marc Jacobs were listed as fashion houses whom were guilty of having several shows without featuring a single black model. When is the fashion industry going to grow up, excuses like there are not enough black models is surely getting old? 


Benjamin Ryan Melzer is Making Room on the #RunwayForAll

To learn more about Benjamin, follow @egoshooter on Instagram. This story is part of an ongoing series featuring models who are redefining industry standards and making sure there’s room on the #RunwayForAll.

“#RunwayForAll means we all have beauty in us,” says Benjamin Ryan Melzer (@egoshooter), who lives in Germany. “People told me I couldn’t model,” he says. “I’m not talented. I’m not tall enough. I’m not good at telling stories through pictures. Today, I’m proof they were wrong.” Benjamin was named Yvonne when he was born. During his transition from female to male, he asked his parents what they would have named him if he was born a boy. “My mother said Benjamin, and my father said Ryan,” he says. “So they chose my new name.” About a year and a half ago, Benjamin flew to London for his first photo shoot. “The moment I stood in front of the camera I wasn’t nervous anymore,” he says. “It felt like home for me.”

Meet the disabled models changing the face of the industry

‘I didn’t see myself as having a disability until I stated modelling,’ says Kelly Knox. ‘My barrier as a model isn’t that I have one hand, it’s the attitude and ignorance of people in the fashion industry.’

Knox, 28, from Enfield, north London, was born without a left hand. ‘The hospital never said why,’ she says. ‘They just told my mum that it’s more common in girls and it’s more common on the left side.’

Knox’s modelling career began when she won TV show Britain’s Missing Top Model in 2008. Her prize comprised a fashion shoot in Marie Claire and she was shot by world-famous photographer Rankin.

Knox has appeared on Gok Wan’s How To Look Good Naked, opened Pakistan Fashion Week, appeared on billboards in Oslo, starred as a zombie in a Samsung internet advert and, most recently, walked the catwalk for the P&G Beauty Trends 2013 fashion show in January this year.

She’s also appearing in a Channel 4 show due to air in October but she’s sworn to secrecy about that.

‘I never wanted to be a model,’ she says. ‘I only entered Britain’s Missing Top Model to inspire people who had disabilities. But I realised I was good at modelling and I really enjoyed it. So I thought I could get out there and challenge people’s perceptions of what it meant to be beautiful.’

Knox says walking the P&G catwalk has been the highlight of her career so far. ‘If a brand as big as that can embrace someone like me as a model, then why can’t other brands?’ she asks.

It’s a good question. And something the Models Of Diversity organisation is campaigning for. It wants to break the fashion industry’s obsession with size-zero culture and promote models of all colour, age and abilities.

In Britain, more than 11million people live with a disability. But in the past six years, there has been only one physically disabled model in a high-fashion campaign, by Alexander McQueen in 1999.

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I think my new biggest pet peeve is men calling grown women girls.

All women in the modelling industry are called girls. It speaks volumes about the industry’s predatory notions of oversexed underage girls making the best models. And those women who are actually women (as in legal adult women) must undergo plastic surgery, unhealthy dieting, expensive skin care regimens and deceptive photo-retouching in order to attain perpetual girlhood, or find another industry to work in. To them, calling a woman a girl is a compliment. The perfect woman in this society, and this industry isn’t a woman at all, she is a girl. 

After signing with my very first agency in New York I was summoned into a room by two agents, who doled out very clear instructions: I was to always carry around my skateboard, never wash my hair, and constantly talk about girls so I would appear “masculine and bad boy-ish.” I was dumbfounded. But what was worse? In a pure lapse of judgment, I almost considered taking their advice. Instead I left the agency immediately and never looked back.
—  Marc Sebastian Faiella
The Scary Truth About The Modelling Industry

A new movement in the modeling industry is revealing the not so pretty face of the modeling industry, and you might be surprised at what’s being uncovered.

  • Models as young as 14 are urged to leave school to take low-paying jobs with long hours (that will only last a few years–once most models are in their 30s, their careers are over!);
  • They’re pressured into revealing their bodies in ways they might not normally want to, because they think their job depends on it.
  •  All too often, girls are asked to do “sexual favors” for the photographers who take their pictures. Gross, right? On top of that, they usually don’t have health insurance, so if they get sick, they’re kind of screwed.
  • Ziff revealed that molestation is common in the modeling world. “I get so many messages on Facebook where I have models telling me, ‘I was molested by this person,’” she told New York. “They will tell me the person’s name—‘I really wanna call him out, I’m angry.’ And a check does not justify other kinds of exploitation.”

The Model Alliance is drawing attention to issues and abuses that models face in the industry and giving a voice to those often dismissed as mere mannequins. Awesomely inspiring model Sara Ziff is actively trying to remedy these issues and protect young models from being exploited and abused.

Reblog to spread awareness on the exploitation of young models!

I just found out that in the Australian modelling industry size ten (US size 6) is considered “Plus Size”. Now first of all I hate the phrase ‘Plus Size" because it shouldn’t matter what size you are in the anyway, size does not equal beauty and anyone should be able to model. Now I understand that the industry will call girls who have more curves and don’t happen to be stick skinny (not that their is anything wrong with that!) “Plus Size” because society is not at the stage yet where we are happy to have anyone sell us clothes. But I know plenty of size ten girls who couldn’t weigh any less if they tried because and they are tall athletic girls and if they even tried to lose weight they would land themselves in hospital because the amount of calories they burn. Yet here is a group of people tell them that they aren’t skinny enough to attend any casting call unless it is labelled “Plus Size”. No wonder the industry has so many problems and their are girls starving themselves! It shouldn’t matter what size you are if you want to model you should be able to model whatever you want!

The Victoria's Secret Angel Who Gave Up Her Wings For God

Olivia Bergrin, The Telegraph, Apr. 25, 2013
Her name might not ring a bell, but Kylie Bisutti could have become a multi-millionaire and as famous as supermodels Heidi Klum or Gisele Bundchen.

Instead, she’s chosen the quiet life with her husband in Montana over lingerie shoots, revealing her lifestyle choice in a new book which slams the modelling industry.

I’m No Angel: From Victoria’s Secret Model to Role Model, is Bisutti’s way of spreading the message that “beauty isn’t about what you look like, it’s about what’s in your heart.”

Now 23, Bisutti was 19 and happily married when she won a competition to become the new Victoria’s Secret ‘Angel’. The lingerie giant has over 1,000 stores and despite never advertising, enjoys a healthy amount of public attention thanks to its annual catwalk extravaganza and product campaigns starring its hand-picked Angels, who are regularly cited as some of the most beautiful women in the world.

But Bisutti, a devout Christian, was not comfortable with her new, titillating image. “It wasn’t about modeling clothes anymore; I felt like a piece of meat,” she says in an extract from her book, which has been serialized in the New York Post.

In it she lifts the lid on the pressures to lose weight (when her castings once dried up her agent told her it was because she looked like a “fat cow”) and how she was encouraged to play down her marriage in order to behave like a flirt.

The straw which broke the camel’s back came when a photographer kept urging her to pose too provocatively. “This is what Victoria’s Secret models do,” he told her. “This is why they hired you. If you want to be like Gisele, this is what you have to do.”

She called time on her career via Twitter with the message: “I quit being a VS model to be a Proverbs 31 wife” (Proverbs says 'Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised’).

Bisutti now channels her energy into speaking tours and her blog,, which has posts from everything about why she deleted her Facebook profile to tips for getting rid of cellulite.

She also has a 'Christian clothing line’ in the works, aimed at women of all shapes and sizes.