This page has tips on how to start
modeling, how to save money, how to make the right choices and what to
expect from the industry. Despite the glamour and hype you have
seen about the modeling profession, it's hard work. It's boring
(sometimes). It's tedious. It's filled with rejection, ups and downs,
It's a lifestyle, not an 8-5 job. Not all jobs pay well. Unless you
are seriously committed about modeling, willing to work at it on your
own time, live a healthy life style, etc., you will not succeed as a
The best measurements for modeling are 5'9" , 34b bust, 24" waist, 34"
hips. If you are within one inch of these measurements you will be
very versatile to model almost anything. High Fashion models are
typically 5'7" to 6' tall and an extremely thin size 7 with 32-35"
bust, 22-25" waist and 33-36" hips.
They are not necessarily classically beautiful. PETITE measurements
would be 5'5" to 5'8" tall and a size 5 to 7. The model MUST have a
well-proportioned body. PLUS SIZE models are 5'7" to 5'11" tall and
wear a size 12 to 14, have a well-toned and proportioned body with a
thin face, good skin and beautiful hair. Always provide very accurate
measurements to the agency and to customers. (Helps to save
embarrassment if you get hired for a job and the clothes don't fit
because you were not honest). For a man, heights should be 5'11" to
6'2" and you must fit in a 40-42" jacket.