If you are taller or larger than the average human being, you may have what it takes to be a plus-size model but you'll also need drive and desire to make it in the industry. If you've think you've got what it takes and you're interested in plus-size modeling the first thing you need to do is to research plus size modeling agencies.
When you're first breaking into the plus-size modeling industry, you won't need a full portfolio to begin making inquiries. Instead, concentrate on photographs that show your natural beauty and that aren't particularly staged or posed. Aim for at least one high-quality face shot and a full-body shot in simple, flattering attire.
Image is everything in plus-size modeling. Many casting directors or producers are looking for a certain type for a certain character. For example, Rikki Lake was cast in the movie "Hairspray" when she was just 19 because she was the right weight for the character she was playing.
More and more print and television ads are being produced with plus-size models and there are more and more plus size modeling agencies.. Playtex is currently running a bra campaign that features plus-size models and the television show "Mike and Molly" has two stars who are plus-size models.
Lane Bryant held a large-scale lingerie fashion show to launch the "Cacique Intimates" lingerie collection on February 1, 2000. The 2003 final large-scale catwalk show featured Roseanne Barr as Matron of Ceremonies in a cabaret setting complete with Moulin Rouge-style singers and dancers. All of the models were recruited through plus size modeling agencies.
As with any type of modeling, becoming a plus-size model involves dedication, hard work and perseverance. You should plan on going to as many auditions as possible and to constantly check talent sites like Explore Talent for auditions listed in your area.
When you arrive for your audition as a plus-size model, make sure that you dress for the part, are well-groomed and have a positive attitude. Make sure to smile, make eye contact and listen well.
Several plus-size models have had long and successful careers in the industry and there are many plus-size celebrities who have also flourished, including Mia Tyler, daughter of Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler and Cyrinda Foxe-Tyler and half-sister of actress Liv Tyler, began plus-size modeling at age 20 via an appearance in Seventeen. She was represented by Wilhelmina Models, who is one of several plus size modeling agencies.
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