Do I Need Money to Be a Plus Size Model?

Do I Need Money to Be a Plus Size Model?

People ask me this question ALL the time… and the answer is a resounding, “Yes!” As this is a business, in order to be a plus model, you will have to invest something in the business of YOU! Testing with photographers, body maintenance (teeth whitening, nails, hair, etc.) and traveling are just some of the investments you will have to make.

You will also need the time for castings and networking, so you will have to find a day-job that offers income AND flexibility so that you can pursue your career goals of becoming a plus model.

What is ‘testing’ and do I need photos
as an aspiring plus size model?


  1. Hawa Keelson says

    Hello I want to be a plus size model but I don’t know where to begin and I am very very interest?

  2. says

    Click at the top of the blog where it says, How to Be A Plus Size Model, where you can find a lot of information on plus size modeling (check back frequently as we continue to ad content). We recommend reading Maddy’s Top 10 Things to Ask Yourself. This section was created specifically for this very question. Best of luck to you!

  3. francia a solomon says

    i want to try my hand @ modeling n was wondering who do i send my picture too

  4. says

    Hi Julie,

    Unfortunately, to be a model, you need money just as you would need money to pursue any career. It is an investment in yourself. You will need to headshots, be able to maintain your hair, teeth and body and etc. I believe that if you want something bad enough, you can make it happen if you work at it. So good luck and don’t give up.



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