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Answering a Reader Question #117

Anonymous Wrote: Hi Dania! I had a question concerning open casting calls- in your previous post, you said wear little to no makeup. What kind and how much makeup would be acceptable to wear to a casting call if a person were to wear it?  Great question, Anonymous! Okay, so this is my recommendation when it comes to makeup for casting calls if you absolutely must wear any: For Female Models: - light concealer for any pimples/blemishes - powder to take care of shiny areas - light coat of mascara - clear lip gloss (no color) For Male Models: - light concealer for any pimples/blemishes - powder to take care of any shiny areas You definitely want to go for as natural of a look as possible. Hope that helps!

Quick Tip #4

Category: Posing For female & male models When posing with a model of the opposite sex, it is especially important to create images where the both of you are looking in the same direction. It might sound silly but if you think about it, a good picture of a couple can be an even greater image when they appear to be looking at the same thing. Sometimes looking in different directions can work but in many instances, it is a better composition overall if the two are looking in the same general direction. During your couple shoots, don't be afraid to tell your modeling partner to look at some object in the distance that both of you can focus on before the photographer snaps the photo or to direct each other as to where you plan on looking so that he/she also knows where to set their eye level at.

Answering a Reader Question #116

Anonymous Wrote: Hi, Dania! I've got a question- Normally, I have 35 inch hips, which I know is pushing it for modeling, but still works. However, my thighs, in proportion to the rest of my body, are just a bit thicker. They don't touch each other or anything, but I definitely feel like if I excersised more I could slim them down a bit. However, I'm reluctant to try certain types of excercise because I don't want my legs to get buff and bigger than they already are. Are there any types of excersise that slim legs down, especially thighs? Thanks so much!  Hi, Anonymous! I did some searching for you and here is what I came up with: This link is to the site and has a few exercises that are good for slimming the also has videos of how to do the exercises for reference: Flatten Your Belly, Slim Your Thighs & Firm Your Butt in 2 Weeks Below is additional information and exercises from the site FitnessHealthZone.

Answering a Reader Question #115

Emily Wrote: 'Rates Vary' That's not very specific or helpful. Is there a range for regular clothing photo shoots (mainly gowns, dresses, tops...ect.)? What about 10-15 looks per shoot that take 8-10 hours a day?  Hi, Emily, thanks for the questions! If you are looking for more specific information about pay rates, you should read the following post I did on this subject: Modeling & Pay Rates: How Much Should You Charge? If you still have questions, feel free to post your question(s) or email me directly.

Answering a Reader Question #114

Anonymous Wrote: Hi! I have questions for you. Due to a recent growth spurt I've found myself at 5'9" at age 15. I have always wanted to be a runway model. Though I am currently not in shape due to swimming season being out, I think I have the right body type. Except that I read to be a runway model you have to have a C cup and under, never bigger. Is this true? Second, I don't have the most attractive face in the world, (I have a rather large nose and kind of heavy jawline)  Hi, Anonymous! For runway it is better to have a smaller chest. This is because of the sample sizing used by designers, which is typically very small. Having an A or B cup is ideal. While there are some runway models with larger busts, the norm is for female models to have a flat or very small chest. As to whether this would completely prevent you from doing this type of modeling, that will be determined by the agencies you submit yourself to so you should still submit your pictures and

Answering a Reader Question #113

Brit-Brit Wrote: ok i have a question ok if u have like bad teeth like a big over bit and a gab in ur teeth is there like an modeling company that will fix it 4 u and will have a contract thingy. Like if they c protentrial in u and u very pretty and like u have everything but ur teeth r bad. Hi, Brit-Brit! Great questions...let's see if I can help you out. So I will say first off that there is no black and white answer to this question. These types of situations are mainly on a case-by-case basis, meaning that not every person will have the same results if they find themselves in this situation. If there is a lot of work to be done on your teeth, this can easily cost thousands to hundreds of thousands of dollars. In most cases, an agency won't want to invest that much money into one girl when they know they can easily go out and find someone with her same look that already has good teeth. You have to keep in mind that there are tons of girls who may not look exactly the s

Dania Denise Facebook Fan Page

With the relaunch of my official website,, I finally decided to put together my Facebook fan page. I know I've connected with a number of you on my regular FB profile but here is another way to stay in touch and keep up on the latest updates and highlights in my career. I'm still new to having a fan page and managing it so bear with me as I learn this new feature of FB. =) "Like" Dania Denise on Facebook Website Relaunch

With a new year, I decided to revamp my official modeling website. After a while everything needs a little sprucing up so I'm happy to announce that is brand spanking new and I would love for you all to check it out. Plus, there's a contact form that people can fill out to get in touch with me directly. 2011 Dania Denise Official Modeling Website...Check It Out!!! Hope you like it! =)

Quick Tip #3

Category: Clothing/Undergarments For female models Ladies, pasties will become your best friends! Random topic, I know, but one that is definitely applicable to modeling. While most women tend to deal with pasties when it comes to wearing an outfit that is not good for wearing a bra underneath, this sticky undergarment is also ideal for doing shoots that involve implied nudity, which can include high fashion, editorial, swimwear, glamor and lingerie. There are instances where you might have to do a pose that suggests you are topless but without actually showing any part of your breast/nipple area. Doing the actual pose itself, however, does involve going without a bra and when working in between poses and setups, having no coverage for your breasts can be quite embarrassing, especially when dealing with a male photographer, guys in the photography crew and/or male models. Using the pasties is an ideal way of being able to move freely in between setups and poses without being self