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What Body Shape do you Need to Model?

Models come in all shapes and sizes. Here are the types of shapes you need to become a model.

When most people think of becoming a model, the immediate thought is that you need to be tall and very thin. Back in the 1970s and 1980s the high-end editorial model typically featured a slim and slender female with minimal to no curves. Fast forward 50 years later, and now models simply come in all shapes and sizes.


While the slender and tall model, often referred to as an editorial model, is still popular with high end, fashion modeling agencies, such as IMG Models and Ford Models, smaller boutique agencies are taking on curve and plus size models, big and tall and commercial models, which represent most consumers.

Most people think that a model has to be perfect, and that is simply not the case.

Clothing brands and advertisers are obligated to push their products to as many consumers as possible, so why represent only a very small majority of people? Fashion houses such as Gucci and Calvin Klein have recently featured plus size models, as well as alternative models in their most recent campaigns.


If you are an aspiring model and unsure if now is your time to get started, rest, assured, that the best time to become a model is now. While there is no easy way to become successful in the modeling industry, Latitude is a talent platform that can help connect talent to public casting calls, modeling agencies, and help you expand your portfolio. Learn more here.


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