What is a plus sized model?
A plus size model is a modeling type that refers to people engaged in modeling plus size clothing due to their larger stature.
Plus size models are also demanded in many other “departments” then clothing, such as stock photography, advertising for cosmetics, household and pharmaceutical products and commercials, etc. The demand for plus size models is strongly increasing within the modeling industry and there are also many options within the different plus size modeling jobs.
How to become a plus size model?
The common requirements to become a plus size model in the fashion industry are the following: people who will be looking for plus size models will be looking for a stature that is between 5’9 and 6’0 and wear a size 10/12 to 14/16. However, these are the most common features to be a plus size model, many existing models do not entirely fit these standards, which means you should give it a try even though you believe that you are not within these ranges.
You also should know that brands can vary their requirements for plus size models, some are using models as small in size 6 to fit in the plus size category.
However, if you want to be in the “Fit” plus-size category, the requirements are to be a 5’7’’ and size 18/20 going until sometimes 22.
Who can be a plus size model?
Anyone who meets the standards mentioned above! However, the correct shape is not the only factor that will allow you to become a plus size model. You must be aware that brands hiring models and all modeling agencies will always be awaiting to have people that take good care of themselves, meaning healthy hair and skin, also good teeth and nails, furthermore a sufficiently fit body and a good style.
Jobs for plus size models
Most of the plus size models work for catalogs, online pictures, print campaigns and designers in specialized brands and designers, they also do showrooms and magazine editorials. Many professional photographers will also be looking for plus size models, just like body, hair and make-up artists.
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