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20 Dec 2008, 1:33 am

People frequently say I ought to be a model, and as that I could care less about things of the sort, I'd never really considered it.

But now I need money.

And it seems like models get paid pretty well, especially considering how pointless and simple such a 'job' is. Is this so? Is it even worth the effort?



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20 Dec 2008, 2:51 am

go to school and you'll get paid more. your still young, unless your super beautiful like tyra banks, or whoever i wouldnt even think about being a model. become a scientist :)


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20 Dec 2008, 7:56 am

unless you are 5'10 around 120 with clear skin and a beautiful face. you won't make squat.



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20 Dec 2008, 8:24 am

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20 Dec 2008, 8:33 am

How hard would it be to get into modeling? I've heard the same things about me. The best part is, I've never had to worry about zits once. I know there's different types of models for different things, so hopefully being 5'3" wouldn't be too much of a problem. I'm thin, so that part works.



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20 Dec 2008, 8:38 am

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22 Dec 2008, 10:54 am

There are many different types of models. As some have pointed out, most people think of the tall skinny runway types. But look at adverts, there are hand models. They just hold something like a bottle of perfume. There's face models who just do pic like for hairstyles or makeup. There's leg models who just do stockings ads. And so on ...
Careful with the agencies, some will ask for fees, then never place you.
Look in classified sites like "Craigslist" to see the opportunities.


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22 Dec 2008, 12:29 pm

Lightning88 wrote:
How hard would it be to get into modeling? I've heard the same things about me. The best part is, I've never had to worry about zits once. I know there's different types of models for different things, so hopefully being 5'3" wouldn't be too much of a problem. I'm thin, so that part works.


In the modeling world, 5'7" is borderline short. 5'3" would be midget. Sorry.



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22 Dec 2008, 10:00 pm

my daughter's done some modeling, never made much.

It depends on the modeling, type, reason.

Be very careful about getting leads from Craig's list...a lot of that is for pr0n sites, or worse.

Also, watch out for those 'if you'll come and pay x amount of dollars, we'll shop your face to Hollywood' outfits. A lot of the time, you get the pic, they get the money, and blow town. Reputably, she got an offer to be an extra in 'Pirates of the Carribean II', but it didn't come to pass.

If you can make money on it, go for it. But to be honest, it's like trying to be a rock star; it takes years of hard work to build up some recognition....



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22 Dec 2008, 10:30 pm

miscellaneous FYI:

Quote:
The 10 worst jobs in America
Low pay, no benefits put these workers in a tough spot
By Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch
Last update: 6:59 p.m. EDT Nov. 1, 2007
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- Models are paid millions to twirl in the latest bra and panty set. Right? Nope -- not unless they are one of an extremely small (and beautiful) handful of young women.
Last year, models made a median hourly wage of $11.22, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a bit less than twice the minimum wage of $5.85. Not so glamorous.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Model_(person)



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23 Dec 2008, 12:08 am

Too much, no matter how little.



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23 Dec 2008, 12:51 am

i have been told that when models do catwalk shows they get to keep an item they wore as part of the wages.



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23 Dec 2008, 2:09 am

Lightning88 wrote:
How hard would it be to get into modeling? I've heard the same things about me. The best part is, I've never had to worry about zits once. I know there's different types of models for different things, so hopefully being 5'3" wouldn't be too much of a problem. I'm thin, so that part works.


5'3 is an issue



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23 Dec 2008, 7:40 am

I'm not sure about supermodels because I am not that tall but I got offered to do modelling a couple of years ago through an employment agency. For modelling clothes but I said "no" because I simply don't have the confidence. I can't stand people looking at me as it is.



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23 Dec 2008, 7:55 am

I am going to go anorexic so I can have a hawt body.



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23 Dec 2008, 8:07 am

You don't have to be anoxeric. I don't have an anoxeric figure. Personally, I find alot of the super skinny super models unattractive.