It might sound like hyperbole to refer to a body parts model as a ‘supermodel’, but in the case of Gemma Howorth it’s no overstatement. The UK based model has been a foot double for Kate Moss, appeared in campaigns for Hermès and flies all over the world for photo shoots. Her feet are even insured for a seven figure sum such is their worth. Howorth is currently out in Australia as an ambassador for Scholl and to lead a public class in ‘Solates’ in Sydney this Saturday. She explains what it’s like when a stubbed toe can spell career disaster…
What are the requirements for being a model?
Is there a minimum or maximum height, weight or other factor?
There are many different types of modeling categories. Each modeling category has different requirements. The main modeling categories are:
Editorial / Fashion
Commercial / Print
How to Start Your Modeling Career
Over the past few months, our Models 101 column has given you the inside scoop on the modeling world, and a look at the faces that bring our favorite fashion collections to life. We’ve covered everything from the ad campaign faces to watch this spring, to plus size models, and even models that are challenging gender roles.
But the one aspect of modeling we haven’t covered yet is how to become a model – and by the looks of the comments and emails we’ve received, it seems like many of you are curious about entering the modeling world yourselves.
If people have always told you that you should be a model, and you’ve been looking at models in magazines and on billboards, with a voice in your head saying, “That should be me”, you may be wondering… what’s next? Where do you start and how do you get your foot inside the door of the modeling world? Here, I’ll lay out a few basic steps that every aspiring model should follow.