joining the ranks of the plus size models?
It's a fact that the world of
modeling takes hard work, determination and a desire to
Becoming a plus size model can potentially be even more
difficult. Not only do you have to find niche markets that work
with plus size models, you have to be secure and confident with
yourself and your body to present a positive image to those who
might look up to you.
Of course, it's also a niche market, which is currently
developing and expanding.
Are YouCut Out to be a Plus Size Model
Modeling isn’t for everyone, and if you aren’t in it for the
long haul it may be the wrong profession for you. However, if
you think you have what it takes to become a plus size model
there are several things you should know.
Famous models for the larger sizes include
Barbara Brickner, Tracie Stern and Gabrielle
always been know to cater to the waif-thin, so breaking
into the plus size modeling business can seem nearly
impossible. However, the modeling industry has
increasingly been opening its eyes to the potential of
plus size models and are starting to realize the beauty
in a curvy figure.
Breaking Into the Beauty
Your first step in becoming a plus
size model is to call up local and nationwide modeling
agencies to see if they work with plus size models. If they
do, you’ll want to set up an appointment to meet with the
agency. You may also want to research when the next open
call will be, because many agencies have them. Attending
auditions and open calls is an essential part of the
modeling business, and can help get your name and face out
Setting Up Your First Photo
Before attending your agency
appointment, the agency will expect to see a portfolio
of photographs of you.
You’ll want to hire a professional photographer to conduct a
mini photo shoot with you modeling a variety of different
fashions. Arm yourself with at least 5 to 10 photographs that
show off your range.
Hiring a professional photographer isn’t cheap, but if you end
up landing a job it’s well worth the price.
Important Interview - Do's and Don'ts
During your interview, you want to
keep your look simple and understated, yet classy. If you
decide to wear makeup, wear very little. It’s probably best to
wear no makeup at all, so the agency can see your real
Don’t dress too extravagantly, but take care not to err on the
side of casual either. In other words, flip flops and a t-shirt
aren’t great, but neither is a floor length formal gown. Keep
it somewhere in the middle, and be honest and open with any
questions the agency asks you.
While of course you must have beauty to become a model, beauty
actually isn’t everything.
You must also be knowledgeable about the industry and keep up
to date with the latest styles, makeup trends, and what’s hot
Do practice posing and walking, because those are essential
skills all models must have. By staying on top of your game,
you’ll remain a step ahead of the competition every
Whilst you may not actually end up modelling for the Victoria's
Secret catalogue, you can still feature in some of the top mail
order catalogs and stores.
Breaking into the plus size model industry can be difficult.
You must not only be knowledgeable about the industry, but you
must also have an intense desire to succeed no matter
if you do become a model it takes a lot of hard work and effort
on your part to stay within the standards of the modeling
ith patience, tenacity, luck and hard work there’s every
possibility that you could become the next plus size
Best of luck!
Here's my fav video of a popular plus size model showing why
she's not afraid to show off her curves:-