Model Physical Requirements Review – If You Plan to Become a Model, Know the Requirements

Model Physical Requirements Review

Model photo by Bob Pardue


This tutorial is a virtual physical exam for newcomers in the modeling business.  I hope you come away from it with a basic knowledge of the model physical requirements and use this review to start your career in the entertainment network.

Do You Know What the Requirements to Be a Model Are?

There are lots of simple ways to tell if you have the physical characteristics needed to become a female model.

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Welcome to your modeling lesson. Some of these modeling tips for beginners may seem silly and irrelevant when you first hear them but believe me, you NEED TO KNOW THIS!

Getting started can be overwhelming but it doesn’t have to be. One of the first steps to take is to see if you meet the requirements to be a model and start checking out the type entertainment jobs you want to get involved in.

Model Requirements – How Tall Do I Need to Be to Model?

This review of  model requirements is meant to answer the question; “How tall do models have to be?” among others in the industry.

If you plan to work in this network, especially in high fashion or runway – before you go to a single audition you need the following physical attributes …

a) You need to be at least 5’8″ tall or taller ( Especially for runway ). Some commercial or promotional models are not quite as tall although height is still a plus.
b) Your body weight and proportions need to flatter your height
c) You need to have a good skin complexion without lots of pimples or blemishes
d) Your hair should be in good shape (no excessive split-ends or over-dying damage)
e) Your teeth should be well taken care of, straight and white (a dynamite smile)

She Has the Requirements to Apply for Modeling – Do You?

Look closely in the mirror and be honest with yourself. We all have limitations.

Some of these things listed above you can work to improve and some (like height) you were born with.

Even if you don’t have all the requirements to apply for modeling like the girls you see in the pretty magazine or billboard pictures, don’t give up hope just yet.  There are other opportunities awaiting you as you’ll discover below.

Listed are some of the different types of modeling you’ll encounter.

  • Beauty & Glamour Modelling
  • Commercial
  • High Fashion
  • Plus and Petite Modelling
  • Runway
  • Teen and Child Models
  • Promotional

Although I am the first to admit that there are exceptions to every rule, below you’ll find some of the model physical requirements you’ll need to have (or can learn) to become a model. As in any industry, there is usually a fine line between success and failure.

Learn the Model Physical Requirements Needed to Fine Tune Your Career

To genuinely start a model career there are other things you need to have besides just the physical model requirements of the business. Study, and more importantly put all you learn about getting started into practice for maximum success in your chosen field.

Be professional. No matter if you plan to attend runway modeling auditions to get listed with fashion management companies or you plan to apply for modeling work in promotional jobs – to have a chance of becoming successful, you first need to think and act like a professional and successful person.

An example: When a weekend golfer comes to a large area of water and has to hit over it, many times the thought pops into his head, “I sure hope I don’t hit it in the water!”.

As soon as he says it, the mental picture raises its ugly head visualizing his hitting the ball right in the middle of the pond.

You know what happens next? You’re absolutely right! He hits the ball in the water!

On the other hand, a professional golfer comes to the same body of water and she visualizes the ball floating effortlessly to the other side (or on the green).  Does this make sense to you?

Visualize Yourself as a Successful Model

Once you begin to see yourself as a successful model you’ll start doing the things to make it happen.

Sounds easy, doesn’t it? Well, it does require work but so does working a 9-5 job.

So, now that you’re seeing yourself as a future success story, let’s get to some basics you must know …

Types and Skills

So, you see? Once you learn how to become a model, there might be a place for your in this career choice if you will just look a little further.

No matter if you meet plus size model requirements or you have a thin body type needed for high fashion, you are the only one who can decide where and when to begin.

Everyone can’t stroll down the catwalk and not all have the modeling requirements for this type job but many people are happily working in the entertainment industry using other skills, looks and abilities.

Hope you have a successful modeling career. You’ve got to at least make an effort to try so get started turning your dreams into goals today.

The Modeling Tutorials

Bob Pardue’s Free Modeling Mini-Course is an intensive, well-informed instruction and online school you can read online.

You’ll learn the basics, the modeling requirements for today’s performing arts industry, all about the talent agency business and how to interview with the agent directors.

Whether you want to get jobs in high fashion, do commercial, runway, promotional or catalog work, Bob Pardue’s tips can help you discover how to apply for modeling network jobs, and lots more with his tutorials.

You’ll find this educational website very informative. I think you can learn the model physical requirements with these tips and advice. But remember, nothing works in building a model career unless you do!! Success to you! – Bob

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