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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Plus-Size Modeling

Plus-size modeling, unlike petite modeling, is gathering a huge following in the fashion world and more and more agencies are developing plus-size divisions. The reason for this is simple: in America people are getting bigger in size, not smaller.

That's not to say that anyone is promoting obesity, but with the average sized woman being larger than your typical fashion model, the modeling industry is starting to cater to this large target audience.

Plus-size models must meet almost the same requirements as fashion models: they must be tall (5'8" to 6'0"), with a great face, nice bone structure, clear skin and a well proportioned body. The size requirements may differ from each agency but the general range is somewhere between a size 10-18 (some exceptions are made for size 8). Plus-size models get booked for runway shows, fit modeling, print work and a score of other well-paying gigs.

The best way to find out if you have what it takes to be a plus-size model is to look up agencies that have plus-size model divisions. Take note of each agency's requirements and submit yourself to the ones that you feel would be the right fit for you.

Slowly but surely the modeling world's image of beauty is changing to accommodate the times, so all of you big, beautiful gals, give it a shot and represent the millions of women who look just like you!

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