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Monday, February 14, 2011

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 attend castings in order to get their professional opinion on the subject. Of course the Victoria's Secret models are known for being larger in the bust area but you would obviously have to wait until you are 18 to pursue that.

As far as your face, many runway models are chosen specifically because they possess odd, exotic, alien or unique features so your nose and jawline could actually work in your favor. There are a score of runway models that are not considered attractive by conventional means, but it is because of that very thing that those models become sought after.


Anonymous said...

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!

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Anonymous! You'll find the answer to your question in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #116." Thanks for reading!