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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Answering a Reader Question #193

B Wrote:

Hi, I was wondering if you would be able to tell me what Jet Magazine likes to see in a Jet Beauty. I would like to be a Jet Beauty and I would like to make my submission as competitive as possible. Can you please give me some pointers? Thank you, B

Hi, B! The great thing about being a JET Beauty of the Week (BOTW) is the fact that they don't have any specific physical requirements. My best advice for you is as follows:
  • Follow the submission instructions to a tee! The submission guidelines say to submit photos that are ready for publication or in other words, professional quality. That means don't send in snapshots taken with a regular point and shoot. They ask for 4 full body photos and 1 headshot...that's a total of 5. Do not send 4 and don't send 6.
  • Be sexy but tasteful. JET is NOT a men's magazine. That means choosing swimwear that is flattering to your figure and shows skin but not so much that you wouldn't show it to your parents. Avoid G-Strings and other skimpy styles, as well as poses that look more raunchy than modelesque.
  • Don't go overboard on the hair and makeup. Natural beauty that is "enhanced" by makeup and a nice hairstyle is always appreciated by Jet .
You'd be surprised by how simply following their submission guidelines will make you stand out from the rest. JET receives so many applications from BOTW hopefuls that it doesn't take much to make them disregard someone's submission if they don't provide exactly what the magazine asks for. JET likes to see a BOTW that exudes confidence, natural beauty, charisma, a great smile (if you want to smile in your photo) and a figure that is in great shape and proportional to a woman's height and weight. You don't have to be a size zero but you still want to submit pictures that show you take care of yourself, regardless of whether you're slenderer, curvier or in between. It also doesn't hurt to look at the many previous BOTWs to find images to use for reference and/or inspiration.

I hope that helps and good luck to you!

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