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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Video of Model Cameron Russell: A MUST WATCH for ALL Aspiring Fashion/Runway Models!

I'm so thankful my friend, Turner, shared this video on my Facebook wall. Model, Cameron Russell, only speaks in this video for a little under 10 minutes but everything she says was so profound and moving that I couldn't help but share it here with my readers.

Young ladies (and gentlemen), really listen to her perspective and the experiences she's had and why they play a part in how she perceives the modeling industry. It's 100% truth and isn't meant to downplay or discourage anyone from pursuing modeling but it does shed a lot of reality on an industry that is all-too-often glamorized for the wrong reasons. Just something to keep in mind if you really want to become a professional, working model:

Note: Cameron is a fashion/runway model so her experiences and career stem from those areas of the industry. Because so many aspiring models dream of runways and magazine covers, this video will definitely apply to individuals with these goals.

The topics she touches on don't necessarily reflect the working experiences of print models, however.


Anonymous said...

Hi! I've been in contact with an agency and did my first test shoot a couple of weeks ago.
Now they told me that they want me as a 'people' model, and not as an ordinary model as we talked about before...I have the right measurements, age and length for ordinary modeling (I'm a girl, 15), and the photographer was really impressed of me.
I'm happy that the agency wants me at all, but I want to be able to work fulltime as a model, and they told me I can't do that as a people model.
Another agency has been interested in me, can I have two agencies? As a people model, I won't have a contract...I'm sorry, I'm really frustrated and didn't know who to ask :(
What can I do??

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Anonymous! You'll find the answer to your questions in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #557," which can be found on my new blog: "Modeling 101 - Answering Readers Questions."

Please visit this link: http://amodelsdiary-readerquestions.blogspot.com/ and you can view your post there. Thanks for reading!