When we think of modeling, we often see images of statuesque men and women walking down the runway sporting the latest creations of famous fashion designers. But modeling, as you very well know, is not limited to the fashion modeling we see on the catwalk. There are many types of modeling that men and women who do not fit the typical idea of a model can dabble themselves in.
Lingerie modeling, for example, does not require a woman to be six feet tall, but pays just as well. All it requires is a perfectly toned and well-shaped body, and a woman can become a model. Men, on the other hand, can go for underwear modeling, just like Mark Wahlberg did for Calvin Klein in the 90s. There are lines of boxers and briefs that need men with well-toned bodies to model them. Swimsuit modeling also demands that models have a good physique.
Fitness modeling, meanwhile, is on a whole different level. Those who are into fitness modeling are usually muscular, and sometimes look like bodybuilders. There is, however, less focus on muscle size and more emphasis on displaying and athletic and healthy body.
Now someone might say that a majority of the world’s population do not have perfectly toned and well-shaped bodies. As a matter of fact, more than sixty percent of women are a curvy Size 12 and above. If this is the case, then they’re just the perfect fit for plus size modeling. With designers like Elena Mirò, Jean-Paul Gaultier and John Galliano now creating clothes for those who are a bit on the heavier side, plus size modeling can only get more and more popular.
But there are people who dream of becoming a model but are just too shy to try their luck in the field. Fortunately for them, they can be models nowadays without having to show their faces or their bodies. All they need to display are their feet. Through foot modeling, shoes, socks, foot jewelry, toenail polish and other get the advertising that they need.
Now let’s move on to the sexier types of modeling. There’s glamour modeling, which, more often than not, is more sexual in nature. We’re talking about photographs that would merit a page in a men’s magazine, on calendars, posters and other products that feature a pin-up girl. Playboy spreads also qualify as glamour modeling, which is starting to become a big industry and paying its top models good money. Just look at how Pamela Anderson, Keely Hazell and Carmen Electra have been very successful in this field.
There many other types of modeling that you can probably give a try, just be sure you pick one that would suit you best.