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Modelling unlike many other careers is based on aesthetics and is an industry driven by Beauty and Glamor. Appearance matters a lot here especially if you are aiming to be a fashion model. Beauty is not restricted to just the face but your over all personality plays a vital role in fashion ? ramp modelling. How you put across your personality is very important. You do not have to be stunning or spotlessly beautiful but if you have that charm and charisma, it instantly puts you in a higher bracket of success.
On the other hand if you are aiming at being a successful advertising / commercial model or an actor, concentrate on your acting skills. You need to blend into the character you are playing and need to look natural rather than made up. Your beauty or figure does not matter in the conventional sense but matters a lot more because you are there for the shoot because of the way you look. Be yourself. Don't try to hide that extra fat. Because you were actually selected because of that. You feel your teeth don't look good but probably that's what made you fit in the character to begin with. Simply blend in.
The objective here in this advertising campaign for BlaBla cars was not about beauty or perfection but required the characters to look real life characters which general public, the prospective customers of this ride sharing service can relate to.
On the other hand, as mentioned above, being a fashion model is all about playing a role model for someone. You need to be perfect and you need to maintain it that way. You can't afford to put on those extra kilos even in days when you are not shooting as you never know when you get a call for that assignment, you had always been dreaming about.
In fashion /ramp modelling, height and weight standards are much more rigid as compared to other genres of modelling. You can't change the body type you were born with but you can certainly stay fit.
To the outside world, it may appear very glamorous. Not that it's not but there are strict rules to be followed and schedules to be maintained. If you need to report at 4am, it means 4 am no matter what. Unless you sleep early, you cant really manage that. You need to look your best, you can't afford to have puffy eyes or feel sleepy through out the tight schedule of the hectic day. be it a fashion show or a Fashion shoot, you need to look your best.
Keeping yourself fit does not involve rocket science but following the very basics and following them very religiously. Regular workouts, controlled diet, no smoking and alcohol, priority to perfectly grooming yourself are some of the key element leading to being a super model.
Looking good and your best is only one of the tips to become a successful model and it's not a guarantee that your looks alone will make you a super model. It's always a win-win situation for models. You are anyways doing it for yourself. As early as you start concentrating on your looks, sooner you have the chances of making it big. So, don't get lazy about your appearance, get going and remember, you beauty and appearance is your most precious asset!
It may just be a close shot but since the model has maintained herself, you see the well chiseled cheek and collar bones, which will never really show with that extra fat.
As a Bikini / swimwear model, you you do not have the right figure, you will not be able to carry the outfits well and not amount of photoshop can do any justice to the photographs.
Munish Khanna is a leading fashion photographer considered as one of the best and most versatile photographers in India. If you are looking forward to a career in modelling and acting, he is the right person to get in touch for guidance and your portfolio. You are at the right place, if you are planning to get your fashion collection photographed in a creative manner.