The different model types
NOT SURE WHAT TYPE OF MODEL ARE YOU?
Don't worry, the Top Runway Models quick modeling reference will help you understand the different type of modeling job that you could apply base on your modeling fitting category. Don't lose a job because you show up to the wrong modeling call, by knowing your modeling category; you will be more prepare for the next modeling call, you will find quick identity if you are a Petite, Plus size, Glamour, Tall or Catwalk model, Curvy, Commercial and more.
Runway models must have precise measurements so they can fit the clothes that designers are going to be showing to their clients. Their measures are usually no higher than 34" - 23" - 34".
Runway - Catwalk- Fashion (Editorial)
Female editorial or Top models are typically 5' 9" to 6' 0" tall and are very slim. A female editorial models' measurements are usually - bust 33", waist 23", hips 33". Top Runway models must have precise measurements so they can fit the clothes that designers are going to be showing to their clients. Their measurements are usually no greater than 34" - 23" - 34".
This division is open to any size, age, any height.
Commercial models have unlimited opportunity and can do everything in the fashion industry, such as an advertisement, print, commercial, video, photography, brand - product ads, travel, food tech devices, and more.
Child - Kids Model
Kids models are usually accessible in all size, T, Husky, Skinny and they generally run from 12 years of age and under, and they can be any size and height. Must agent are looking for child model with lots of personalities, which can work with a stranger and love the cameras. Their natural character must of the time is what make then sign the deals.
Petite models are generally 5' 7" and under. Must petite models are often booked for the swimsuit, lingerie, and parts modeling. One of the most popular jobs is as popular as foot and hand models, due to they usually have a small role. We hardly have seen then rocking the runways due to their height, but this is changing.
Plus Size Model
If you are size 10 to 18, you could be a plus size - curvy model. The industry is changing, and we all want to be represented in real size format, and the demand is enormous. Curvy - plus size models are meager in sizes.
Mature models are generally 30 years of age and over, any high and size and work well into their 80's and 90's! However, now with the new baby boomers generation are very popular and booking lot of job. From commercial, print, catalog, advertising as TV commercial and more.
Swimsuit and lingerie models have a fit body, are curvier and more voluptuous. Must Swimsuit and lingerie models are hired for catalog, lingerie, undergarments, sleepwear, summer wear, and can also be the showroom, spoken persona, fit models and brand models.
Glamour models are mostly referral as the posing that the models are doing for the art director or photographer, they usually more sexually suggestive or alluring than what a fashion model they are typically aiming to gear toward male audiences rather than female.
Fitness or athletic models are models who are very fit and toned. They work in the fitness industry or represent and are aim toward working for fitness companies, supplement manufacturers and athletic wear companies, fitness models, are often commercial models as well.
Fit models are models who work behind the scenes in fashion houses and with garment manufacturers to make sure that sizing and fit maintained in the clothing manufacturing process. Garment manufacturers require a variety of shapes and sizes of fit models to meet their garments adequately before they start sampling and sample or product shipped to the consumer. Please do not confuse them with fitness models; they work mostly behind the scene.
Parts models specialize and refer in modeling body parts such as hands, feet, legs, and eyes. The company books them in product catalog, film, TV ads and print. Many petite models always land this type of contract, but they must have perfect feet or hands.
The promotional model is often a booking job for live entertainment or promotes products or services at trade shows, conventions, and live events. They must be well spoken, outgoing, fast learner to learn about the client product and service and ready to answer any question related to the client product or services.