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Among all the important aspects of being a model—be it for supermodels or not—is your skin and hair. There is a much-needed overstatement of this fact. If in case you still don’t understand, again, skin and hair. We repeat, skin and hair. Your skin must be flawless, unblemished. Your hair also needs to be faultless and immaculate.

Nope, we have no preferred skin type nor color in the modeling world, but no matter what your type or color of skin, it must be smooth, non-dry, free of blemishes, and perfectly taut. Your hair must be healthy-looking, shiny, and also not overly long. These are major and then let us take a look at the other features necessary. 

Do not be shy

You will have to promote yourself and look for opportunities to step up and prove your abilities. Standing back and being “polite” will not get you where you are going. Be yourself, let your personality shine, and have a confident attitude. If you don’t feel confident, fake it; modeling often requires acting skill as well!


The 60/ 20/ 20 Rule

This 60/20/20 Rule is really just simple. Twenty percent of aspiring models actually become models, and of that twenty percent, only twenty percent again will succeed in reaching that noteworthy level of becoming a “catwalk” model for African Fashion Weeks, Africa Fashion week, and/or a model for top designers.  With that said, you must understand that modeling has varying levels of success much like any other profession. You should always go to the top.

A Model’s Height

Taller is always better. The minimum height requirement to grab a career as a top model is about 1.78 meters tall for peeps and 1.80 meters for dudes. Actually, Supermodels are much taller than that—they are 6 feet tall and even more! But, there is no room for discrimination, lol. The only true to the matter of fact is that taller models simply display clothes much better than shorter models do. Aside from that fashion designers can also cut larger pieces of clothing for taller people, so that it results in a better display of their items especially on small screens or in the smaller pictures of a magazine.


The Body Types that the Modeling Industry Greatly Prefers

For most models, the issue of weight is a very sensitive topic. Generally, models have to be quite slimmer in proportion to their height, so they can fit into the various articles of clothing that designers may want to have them wear. Think around 5 up to 15 kilograms less than the recommended weight for your actual height.  For hip measurement, the maximum is about 35 inches, and then for waist measurement, take this down by another 10 inches.  For females, the breasts should also not be too large, not unless the type of modeling you’re planning to do greatly depends on having full ample-sized bosoms. Remember though, you shouldn’t go out and start to drastically lose weight just so you can become a model. That won’t be wise for modeling anymore.

Preferred Model Clothing Size

The typical fashion model size for women should be no less than size 2 and no larger than size 6. This is, of course, unless you are a plus-size model - which is also a new booming trend now.


 Do You Have to Be Ultra-Skinny? The Tide is Starting to Turn.

Being “ultra-skinny” is no longer the elite body type requirement much preferred in the fashion industry today. Decades before, the motto was “the skinnier, the better”, and aspiring models then did anything and everything they can to lose weight—even it meant endangering their health because of extreme dieting. But now, attitudes are slowly changing. The fashion world has slowly begun to accept the fact that not all women who are 6 feet tall are strictly 102 pounds. In Spain, in the year 2006, the administration made the surprising declaration that overly thin models will no longer be tolerated or allowed on the catwalk. This pronouncement from the Spanish government has then led the modeling industry to re-evaluate its goals and directions.  So there you have it. You don’t have to be super skinny.

Go get it girl – the basic or classic physical requirements of being a (super) model. If you have any one of these, you might want to consider joining the world of modeling. You don’t need to look perfect, just know your assets and learn how to make the most out of it.

6 Body Requirements You Need Have To Become A Model


Among all the important aspects of being a model—be it for supermodels or not—is your skin and hair. There is a much-needed overstatement of this fact. If in case you still don’t understand, again, skin and hair. We repeat, skin and hair. Your skin must be flawless, unblemished. Your hair also needs to be faultless and immaculate.

Nope, we have no preferred skin type nor color in the modeling world, but no matter what your type or color of skin, it must be smooth, non-dry, free of blemishes, and perfectly taut. Your hair must be healthy-looking, shiny, and also not overly long. These are major and then let us take a look at the other features necessary. 

Do not be shy

You will have to promote yourself and look for opportunities to step up and prove your abilities. Standing back and being “polite” will not get you where you are going. Be yourself, let your personality shine, and have a confident attitude. If you don’t feel confident, fake it; modeling often requires acting skill as well!


The 60/ 20/ 20 Rule

This 60/20/20 Rule is really just simple. Twenty percent of aspiring models actually become models, and of that twenty percent, only twenty percent again will succeed in reaching that noteworthy level of becoming a “catwalk” model for African Fashion Weeks, Africa Fashion week, and/or a model for top designers.  With that said, you must understand that modeling has varying levels of success much like any other profession. You should always go to the top.

A Model’s Height

Taller is always better. The minimum height requirement to grab a career as a top model is about 1.78 meters tall for peeps and 1.80 meters for dudes. Actually, Supermodels are much taller than that—they are 6 feet tall and even more! But, there is no room for discrimination, lol. The only true to the matter of fact is that taller models simply display clothes much better than shorter models do. Aside from that fashion designers can also cut larger pieces of clothing for taller people, so that it results in a better display of their items especially on small screens or in the smaller pictures of a magazine.


The Body Types that the Modeling Industry Greatly Prefers

For most models, the issue of weight is a very sensitive topic. Generally, models have to be quite slimmer in proportion to their height, so they can fit into the various articles of clothing that designers may want to have them wear. Think around 5 up to 15 kilograms less than the recommended weight for your actual height.  For hip measurement, the maximum is about 35 inches, and then for waist measurement, take this down by another 10 inches.  For females, the breasts should also not be too large, not unless the type of modeling you’re planning to do greatly depends on having full ample-sized bosoms. Remember though, you shouldn’t go out and start to drastically lose weight just so you can become a model. That won’t be wise for modeling anymore.

Preferred Model Clothing Size

The typical fashion model size for women should be no less than size 2 and no larger than size 6. This is, of course, unless you are a plus-size model - which is also a new booming trend now.


 Do You Have to Be Ultra-Skinny? The Tide is Starting to Turn.

Being “ultra-skinny” is no longer the elite body type requirement much preferred in the fashion industry today. Decades before, the motto was “the skinnier, the better”, and aspiring models then did anything and everything they can to lose weight—even it meant endangering their health because of extreme dieting. But now, attitudes are slowly changing. The fashion world has slowly begun to accept the fact that not all women who are 6 feet tall are strictly 102 pounds. In Spain, in the year 2006, the administration made the surprising declaration that overly thin models will no longer be tolerated or allowed on the catwalk. This pronouncement from the Spanish government has then led the modeling industry to re-evaluate its goals and directions.  So there you have it. You don’t have to be super skinny.

Go get it girl – the basic or classic physical requirements of being a (super) model. If you have any one of these, you might want to consider joining the world of modeling. You don’t need to look perfect, just know your assets and learn how to make the most out of it.
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