Curves, Cats, and Creams

Considering a Curvy Career? Here’s What You Need to Know.

on December 28, 2013

Thanks to trailblazers like Emme Aronson and Robyn Lawley, major magazines and designers are on the hunt for curvy models like never before and if you’re dreaming of becoming the next curvy cover girl, here’s what you need to know:

1.”Plus size” has a whole different definition in the modeling world than in the real one, usually referring to a model as small as a size 8 or 10. Especially in catalogs this is true because the general consensus is that customers from sizes 4-16 will all be able to relate to that model and will be more likely to purchase the pictured outfit.

No matter what size your dress label says, though, don’t hesitate to strut your stuff in a modeling agency interview as long as you are proportioned, especially if you’re a well-proportioned hourglass, which is the shape highest in demand. Most agents agree that a model can be marketable if she is toned and healthy, has clear skin, shiny, bouncy hair, and a stunning smile.

2, Height requirements for print and runway usually range from 5’7″ – 6″, although, again, there are exceptions to this rule as long as you are proportioned. 

3. When going to an open call, bring 5 or 6 pictures, including a head-on face, profile, and full body shots, preferably something in a bathing suit, which can be a one-piece as long as it really shows your curves. Note: remember to not use any products on your face or hair; the agency wants to see the real you!

4. More important than any measurement is your personality! “Personality is paramount,” states Anthony Higgins of MSA Models. “The model is helping their client sell their clothing, their toothpaste – whatever it is. The good models understand that.”

I hope at least one of you reading this will be gracing the cover of Vogue someday, and I hope that by then “plus size supermodels” are simply called “supermodels”, because that is what you are!’s-a-plus!


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