I am very involved in the fashion and modeling industry and love every aspect of it. Being in front of the camera is addicting and being behind it is a thrill, both are huge learning experiences and I wouldn't trade my time doing either for anything.
Modeling is not just pretty people walking in pretty clothes, it is an art as well as a sport. It takes time and training to do what the public see's on the runway and in magazines. The final product is beautiful and many people dedicate many hours of their lives to keeping this industry alive.