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Friday, March 2, 2007

Classy, Not Trashy

I definitely believe that you can be sexy and be seen as a sex symbol without having to bear all. As you can see in the photo accompanying this post, while the collage is pretty risque, it's tastefully done. It shows just enough skin to be a tease, yet covers enough to keep it from appearing pornographic.

That is the type of sexy I specialize in. Why ruin the mystery by showing all the goods up front? While I commend models that pose in publications such as Playboy, I myself am not interested in nude or adult modeling.

The "Classy, Not Trashy" attitude is one that I have maintained for many years now. I really started to embrace this modeling philosophy after being rejected for certain print jobs because I wasn't slutty enough--note that I didn't say "sexy"--I meant slutty.

There is a huge difference between the two. At first I thought it was just all in my head, but after watching two or three girls with their butt cheeks hanging out of their short shorts, or pratically seeing their crotch because of a too-short skirt, get accepted for callbacks, that's when I knew that this was the way some parts of the modeling industry operated.

I just refused to take part in it. For me, I love showing off my curves and teasing the viewer. But I always want to do it in a way that won't make anyone looking at my photo go, "Ewww.."

Of course, this topic is addressed towards the older models who are 18+. Sometimes you may have to take a little bit of a risk when it comes to posing risque, but your comfort zone should never been violated. Use your sexuality carefully and approach each project or gig with an open mind but be firm in what you will or will not show.

If you don't get booked because you don't want to show too much, then stick to it--there's nothing wrong with that or with you. If anything, it will garner you a good reputation for maintaining your class and respectability as a model. I know it has for me. Don't let anyone tell you different!

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