Modeling Types - What Are the Different Types of Models?

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If you ask most beginners what type modeling they want to train and work for they will either answer runway or fashion. That’s great! But, what if you are not super tall? There are lots of different modeling types and I want to share a few with you.

To learn how to become a professional model and getting skills, it will take more than just walking down a runway or getting a gig to do a fashion or catalog shoot.

What Kind of Model Are You? Learn Different Modeling Types

Where do You fit in as a Model? Types of Modeling Jobs

teen modeling pictureIf you are not 5’8″ or taller the odds are greatly against you for runway and many fashion jobs.

But, don’t despair! These are not the only two ways you can earn money from modeling. There are other modeling types where you might fit right in.

Male, female, teens and adults are all interested in a career in modeling but where do they fit in?

The most talked about jobs are in high fashion or runway but did you know there are other opportunities in promotional, plus size, catalog and glamour modeling?

Here are some types of international or local modeling jobs you might consider.

This may be something you didn’t know, but there are more opportunities than just walking down a runway or working through a high fashion model management agency although you may be suited for this type of modeling.

Did You Know Modeling Types Might Include Television?

If you like doing product or advertising shoots then you may want to look into doing some TV commercials.

The TV industry (local and national) is always on the lookout for new faces to promote their products.

But, I’m getting a little ahead of myself.

Below I’m going to list the different types of modeling so that you will know what’s available and where you fit into the big picture.

So, let’s go …

  • Beauty & Glamor Models
  • Commercial and Promotional Modeling
  • High Fashion Modeling
  • Plus and Petite Modeling
  • Runway Modeling
  • Teen and Child Models
  • Foot Modeling
  • Hand Modeling

Modeling career choicesAnd remember, no matter what type modeling career you choose, one of the first steps is to get a professional model portfolio done.

I can’t stress enough the importance of posting professional pictures online and having good, clear photos to leave with agencies and clients.

Now that you’ve discovered all these different modeling types it’s time to take action. Do your modeling homework and contact some model agencies to capture your dream. Visit again soon! – Bob Pardue

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