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Monday, December 26, 2011

Answering a Reader Question #273

Anonymous Wrote:

I have always wanted and still want to be a model but i now have five kids i have streach marks on my butt and arms and my hips but i really dont know how to get them clear because i just want to do apperances not be naked but i really need some input please i need help

Hi, Anonymous! The more stretch marks you have, the more difficult it is going to be to pursue modeling seriously. However, that doesn't mean you can't do it at all. I don't know your height, age or if you want to get signed to an agency or pursue freelance modeling, which makes it hard for me to really recommend the right path for your situation. If you do want to go the agency route, you'll want to look online for websites of modeling agencies that have a commercial/print division. Commercial/print models typically don't show a lot of skin, unless it's for mainstream swimwear type stuff. So this category could be more suitable for what you have in mind.

As far as how to get rid of or clear up your stretch marks, as my blog post stated, there really aren't many options that are completely perfect. The older your stretch marks are, the harder they'll be to get rid of. Have you made any attempts to try and treat them, such as using special lotion for lightening/fading the marks or doing laser surgery? Your stretch marks won't go away 100% but if you try a few different methods and stick to the most favorable one over the course of a few months (never expect overnight results), you should be able to find something that will at least make them a bit less noticeable than they already are.

I hope that helps!


Dania Denise said...

Hi, Anonymous! There are certain physical characteristics that different modeling categories requires. For example, commercial/print models should be attractive, girl/guy-next door types, with good/clear skin, healthy hair, nice smile and symmetrical features. Measurement-wise, commercial/print models can vary in size as long as their bodies are proportional.

Fashion/runway models typically have very unique, odd, strange, exotic or alien features (big eyes, super full lips, etc.). They usually also have strong bone structure, such as high cheekbones.

As far as your husband goes, it is important to sit and talk with him about how he would feel if you were to pursue modeling. Explain that commercial/print modeling doesn't involve posing in racy clothing, swimwear, lingerie or doing fashion shows. It is targeted more towards the mainstream public and is very G-rated when it comes to photoshoots and catalog work. Do research on modeling together so that you're both on the same page and he understands the nature of the type of work you would like to do. This will help him gain perspective on the subject and not cause him to worry about anything negative.

katie j. said...

hi dania can you do a post of piercings and tattoo's. i'm curious as to how much of an issues this would create in the industry. i personally have zero tattoo's but i have 2 in my ears and my belly button. i'm just curious as to how body modification fits into the industry

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Katie J! I've done a blog post on this topic, which is titled "Piercings & Tattoos." If you use the search tool on my blog and enter the keyword "tattoo" it is the first post that shows up in the results...but make sure to select "Amodelsdiary.blogspot.com" and not "Web" as the option.

But here is also the link to the actual post:


Lisa said...

Just beware of freelance modeling. That's where you'll be tempted into cheating on your husband and causing him to divorce you and take your children away from you, if you don't do your homework right. Sometimes agency representation is best so that way you'll be protected from shady people that might try to steal you from your spouse and ruin your family.

As for stretch marks go, do a Google search on natural and home remedies for them and you'll find some results. They cost less than other products and plastic surgery.