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There are many ways in which models work in the industry. Not sure if this is a good fit for you? We work with models of all ages, sizes, heights and skillsets. Learn more about the different styles of modeling below and let’s talk about where you can fit in!


1.     PRINT

Print modeling is certainly one of the more glamorous parts of the industry. After all, who doesn’t love to get all dressed up with a hair and makeup team working their magic and then just snapping photos all day. But trust us, this is a hard job too! Sometimes you are expected to do your own hair and makeup and to make lots of wardrobe changes within a single shoot, especially for catalog or lookbook shoots. If you want to be seriously considered for print, keep working on your portfolio and keep your prints updated.

2.     RUNWAY

Runway modeling is also a fan-favorite amongst working models. It’s fun, high paced and most models love being the center of attention. Couture shows often require a very tall stature, but there are also smaller shows that take place inside of malls or stores, or at charity events, these can allow for shorter models to participate. We encourage models to keep their runway skills sharp. Be sure you’re practicing often; a huge part of the equation is good posture. This is something you must practice all day long, not just at your next fashion show casting.


Commercial modeling is basically when you are modeling anything except fashion. This is a huge division of the industry! Commercial shoots can be for print and digital media, as well as television commercials. Commercial models are typically everyday people who represent a wide range of ages, sizes, and ethnicities, as they are meant to appeal to a diverse audience. This is a great place for petite models to break into the industry, if they don’t meet the height requirement for the fashion divisions of agencies. This is also an extremely lucrative part of the business- commercial modeling pays very well!


Showroom modeling is a niche part of the industry. When fashion buyers from department store or boutiques need to shop for next season’s garments, it’s much more compelling to see the clothing on a real body rather than a lookbook or line sheet (kind of like a catalog but used internally between buyers and fashion line sales reps). While print and runway modeling often simply require that the model look good, showroom models must also sound good. Their feedback is essential! Showroom models are booked based on looks and personality.

5.     FIT

Fit modeling is a type of modeling that focuses on the precise fit and proportions of clothing on a model's body. A fit model literally becomes the real-life mannequin to which garments are fitted. Because the sample garments that are made from the model’s specifications will then go into wide production, it’s very important that a fit model maintain his/her measurements. Fit modeling is an important aspect of the fashion industry as it helps to ensure that clothing is designed and produced to fit the average consumer's body shape and size. It’s extremely technical. Once a fit model becomes experienced, their fitting rate goes up. This is also one of the divisions of the industry that can provide more regular/consistent bookings.

6.     PARTS

Parts modeling is a type of modeling that focuses on showcasing specific body parts such as hands, feet, legs, or eyes, rather than the entire body. This type of modeling is often used in advertisements for products that require close-up shots of body parts, such as jewelry, shoes, or cosmetics. Parts models are chosen for their specific body features, such as the shape of their hands or the length of their legs, and are often required to maintain a certain level of physical fitness and grooming.

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