Being big is not going to ruin your passion. We do have more opportunities for plus size models.



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    A plus size models is a full figured model with a curvaceous body. Fashion designers are starting to look more closely into the potential of using plus size models with more demand coming from the public to cater for full figured women. Become Plus size model are usually used in commercial modelling.

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    Catwalk modelling is the only category to have a height restriction. The standard height requirement for female catwalk models is a minimum of 5’8. There are always exceptions to the rule such as Kate Moss but these are few and far between.

    In order to fit the high fashion clothing samples female catwalk models need to be slender (at most a UK 8). Desired looks vary from brand to brand but the standard female catwalk model has a defined bone structure, clear complexion and striking looks.


    As fashion trends change so do looks for models. For print modelling the requirements vary from agency to agency. As with catwalk modelling the standard height is 5’8″ but some agencies will take on shorter models if they have a great look. Again, in order to fit into the samples high fashion print models will need to have a lean body.


    Commercial models can have a variety of looks. Depending on the product or service that they are advertising their required looks can range from that of the average person to someone with stunning looks. There are huge opportunities within commercial modelling – such models are hired to be ‘the face’ of a product or service. Give us a call to find out more about the opportunities within commercial modelling.


    In order to be a fitness model you will need to have an exceptionally toned and healthy looking physique. A lot of fitness models are personal trainers or ex-athletes so be aware that your body needs to be in the best shape it can be. A typical booking could be to advertise a fitness product/service or a healthy lifestyle therefore your muscle definition needs to look realistic. There are several agencies that specialise in fitness modelling. A lot of fitness models also make a lot of bookings as commercial models. Get in touch to find out more about getting into fitness modelling.


    Practically anybody can do promotional modelling provided you are presentable and well groomed. Promotional models are hired to interact with prospective consumers by promoting a particular service or product. Promotional models are often hired to work in shopping centres, busy high streets and tradeshows to interact with the general public so you will need to be comfortable interacting with people. Call us today to hear more advice on promotional modelling.

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    Glamour modelling is hugely popular as there are no height restrictions. It is not to be confused with underwear and swimwear modelling. Glamour modelling is more provocative and is geared towards the ‘lads mag’ market. You will need to be over the age of 18 to be a glamour model. The most successful glamour models tend to have a curvy, toned physique and bags of body confidence.


    Catalogue modelling offers a range of opportunities for prospective female models. There are hundreds of catalogues and brochures in circulation so if you fit the client’s brief there will always be work for you. Catalogue models appear in images in print and online also. Because catalogue models are supposed to represent the general public there are opportunities for models of all heights, ages and sizes to gain work in this field. Call now to hear more about catalogue modelling.


    Become a Model, by registering with AF Models we will give you all the advice and tips on how to give yourself the best chance to get into modelling – whether you’re aiming to sign with an agency or go freelance. AF Models will advise you on how to give yourself the edge. We will help you to select images that show you at your best and teach you how to build your portfolio andA approach modelling agencies professionally.