Modeling 101: Do I Have What It Takes To Be A Model?

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Photography: Rafael Clemente for the April 2015 issue of PMM // Model: Maxey Greene of Dorothy Combs Models

Are you an aspiring plus size model? Would you like to know more about how to break into the plus modeling world? Then this Modeling 101 feature is for you!

Every week, I will be answering a modeling question on the blog that are asked often by readers and aspiring models. This is a great opportunity to learn more about breaking into the business and gaining tips and honest input on how to proceed in deciding if plus modeling is the career for you.

This week’s question is…

Q: Many people tell me I’m pretty and should model. Do I have what it takes?

A: Here is the truth about fashion modeling: being pretty or taking a good picture ‘does not’ a model make.

Before you make the decision to pursue a modeling career, know the type of modeling you are best suited for. If fashion modeling is what you’re pursuing, know that models are the package. Models have a look, know how to move in front of the camera and can connect and have chemistry with the camera. Models need time and money to develop their book and skills.

For more plus modeling advice and tips, please visit the following links on the blog in our Modeling section:

How to Be a Plus Size Model

How To Get Started In Plus Size Modeling

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