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Guide to Modeling 101 Labels/Category Section

It's located on the right-hand side of this blog. Simply scroll down past the Popular Post section, About Me section and the Blog Archive section and you'll see it right there: "Labels."

I don't know how many of you guys have been using it to locate posts on different subjects but I figured to help encourage more people to do so, I've included a list of the labels and a brief description of what blog posts you'll find under each category:

Addressing a Reader Comment

Sometimes people post their thoughts and opinions in the comments section of my blog posts, not just questions. This category contains my responses to those posts.

Answering a Reader Question #1-362

Anyone familiar with Modeling 101 already knows about my "Answering a Reader Question Series." It originally started on this blog but soon there got to be so many that I was afraid it would overwhelm the other posts. As a solution I created a new blog just for reader questions.

However, I wasn't able to move the existing reader question posts over so instead I decided to put them all in one place for easier reference. Future reader questions are now answered on my other blog:

Modeling 101 - Answering Reader Questions with Dania Denise

Baby, Child & Teen Models

All posts in this section are related to younger models.

Body Art

Tattoos, piercings and other forms of body art as they relate to pursuing a modeling career are in this section.

Casting Calls

From agency castings calls (also referred to as "open calls") to other types of castings in the modeling industry can be found here.


Models attend castings as a regular part of their job. Find out what to expect in most casting situations.

Comp/Zed Cards

Blog posts in this section deal with comp/zed cards, one of the most widely used marketing materials for models.

Dania Denise

Posts in this section deal with news, events and other "happenings" as they relate to my own modeling career.

Did You Know?

Short posts, filled with fun facts and other interesting modeling information.

Freelance Modeling

Posts for anyone interested in becoming a freelance model and working without the assistance of a modeling agency.

Industry Speak

Posts written to help people better understand the modeling industry and the agencies that play a big role within it.


From agency interviews to interviewing with potential clients, readers will find tips and other information to help them be at their best and make a great first impression.

Male Models

It's not always about female models! This section is just for modeling topics that are relevant to male models of all experience levels.

Model Matters

This section covers a wide range of topics that affect models of all experience levels, such as self confidence issues and other concerns that typically come with pursuing a career in modeling.

Modeling Agencies

Don't know the first thing about submitting to or working with modeling agencies? You'll find everything you need to know in this section.

Modeling Contracts

You can't be an agency represented model without a contract! The posts in this section help to demystify the often intimidating subject of modeling contracts.

Modeling Portfolio

All blog posts related to putting together, maintaining and updating a modeling portfolio can be found here.

Modeling Resume

Dealing with a modeling resume but aren't sure where to start? The posts in this section can help.

Modeling Scams

One of the biggest problems with getting into modeling are the many scams out there. Find out which ones to be on the lookout for.

Modeling Tips

Who doesn't love tips? These posts offer easy to understand advice and tips for a variety of modeling related topics.

Money Matters

Need to figure out when to keep your money in your wallet? These posts will help.


It's all about who you know. Learn what networking is all about and why it's so important for models.

New & Inexperienced Models

The posts in this section deal specifically with noobs.

Parents of Models

Parents who have kids and teens that want to get into modeling will find a ton of useful information to help them understand the process and what to expect.


One of the biggest parts of a model's career are shoots. All posts in this section deal with a variety of subjects that are all about photoshoots.


A model is only as good as his/her presence in front of the camera. Tips, tricks and advice for being better at posing.

Promotional Modeling

Promotional modeling is a different niche compared to the other categories of modeling. People interested in getting into promo modeling will benefit from the posts in this section.

Quick Tip

Similar to the "Did You Know" posts, Quick Tips are just that: short and sweet but filled with vital info on a wide range of modeling subjects.

Skin Care & Grooming

Posts in this section are all about maintaining your inner and outer beauty.


Snapshots are the way to get one's foot in the door of the modeling industry, especially when seeking an agent. The posts in this section will show readers why that is.


Similar to the Body Art section but the posts in this category are just for matters dealing with tattoos.


Obtaining tearsheets is the ultimate goal for any model. The posts in this section are all about tearsheets and information related to getting published.

Types of Modeling

These posts deal with breaking down the different types of modeling so aspiring models will know where they fit within the industry.

Victoria's Secret

Becoming a model for VS has quickly grown to be one of the most talked about subjects on this blog so I decided it deserves its own category.

Video Reply

Readers have the option of getting their questions answered in a video reply format. All you have to do is ask!

Video Tips

Sometimes I like to break up all the writing with a little video for readers who are more into the visual aspect of things.


Unknown said…
Hi Dania, this us actually a question. How soon after getting published in a magazine can I post other photos from the shoot that didnt get published on social media?
Dania Denise said…
Hi, Unknown! You'll find the answer to your questions in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #988," which can be found on my other blog: "Modeling 101 - Answering Readers Questions."

Please visit this link: and you can view your post there. Thanks for reading!

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