Forums > Model Colloquy > Bow-legged Runway Model?

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Leandra Cole

Posts: 15

Dallas, Texas, US

I really do need to practice my runway walk, but I have a little problem; I'm bow-legged.  Is there any method that can help me improve my walk, or am I doomed?

Jun 20 12 03:00 pm Link

Model

Fifi

Posts: 58134

Annapolis, Maryland, US

Post hidden on Jun 20, 2012 08:08 pm
Reason: not helpful

Jun 20 12 03:04 pm Link

Model

Julia Francesca

Posts: 2393

Maumee, Ohio, US

just grab a full length mirror, place it at the end of the hall, and try a gazillion different walks until you find your signature walk that works for you. then practice it to death until it's second nature. good luck! smile

Jun 20 12 08:05 pm Link

Photographer

IrisSwope

Posts: 14857

Dallas, Texas, US

I feel like Fifi's answer was probably the most helpful honestly

Jun 20 12 08:22 pm Link

Photographer

Mark

Posts: 2918

New York, New York, US

try walking on all fours smile

Jun 21 12 07:09 am Link

Model

Abby Hawkins

Posts: 2004

Boston, Massachusetts, US

You might be able to compensate with a more exaggerated "walking the tightrope".  I've seen some models downright cross their legs one after the other when they walk, so much so that they almost zig-zag down the catwalk.  That might help create the illusion that your legs are straighter together?

Jun 21 12 07:23 am Link

Model

Leandra Cole

Posts: 15

Dallas, Texas, US

Thanks for the tips guys!  I'll keep those in mind, except the orthopedist one, lol.

Jun 22 12 06:39 pm Link

Model

Sabine Luise

Posts: 890

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Sorry for bringing this up from the past. Great tip that someone else might need to look for.

Apr 02 13 04:22 pm Link

Photographer

picturephotos

Posts: 521

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Leandra Cole wrote:
I really do need to practice my runway walk, but I have a little problem; I'm bow-legged.  Is there any method that can help me improve my walk, or am I doomed?

The best you can do is perfect your runway walk, with bowed legs.  Expect to only be booked for shows where the designer doesn't mind bow-legged llamas.

Apr 02 13 05:42 pm Link

Photographer

Bravo Magic Images

Posts: 765

Temple City, California, US

Try Walking like Mick Jaguar and then you have the moves like jaguar.

Apr 02 13 05:46 pm Link

Photographer

Beautifully Soft Focus

Posts: 530

Peoria, Illinois, US

I wonder if anyone replying to this post bothered to even look at her port and images. She is not that bowlegged.  In fact her images barely show it if at all. My advise practice your walk, posing and presence. Because you look is stunning.

Be easy,

Alvin

Apr 02 13 06:12 pm Link

Photographer

Christopher Carter

Posts: 7734

Indianapolis, Indiana, US

Bravo Magic Images wrote:
Try Walking like Mick Jaguar and then you have the moves like jaguar.

Who is Mick Jaguar?

Apr 02 13 06:25 pm Link

Photographer

Patrick Walberg

Posts: 43485

Salinas, California, US

Mnemosyne Photography wrote:
Who is Mick Jaguar?

A handsome male model who can sing pretty good too. 




...    At least that's what my mom told me.  wink

Apr 02 13 10:07 pm Link

Photographer

Ralph Easy

Posts: 6426

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Mnemosyne Photography wrote:

Who is Mick Jaguar?

He is with Kiss Richards of the Rolling Bones.

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Apr 02 13 10:09 pm Link

Photographer

Christopher Carter

Posts: 7734

Indianapolis, Indiana, US

Raoul Isidro Images wrote:
He is with Kiss Richards of the Rolling Bones.

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Wait is he the one who made out with David Birdie?

Apr 02 13 11:08 pm Link

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Ralph Easy

Posts: 6426

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Mnemosyne Photography wrote:

Wait is he the one who made out with David Birdie?

Yes, the man who fell to Earth.

There was talk of a sequel "The Man Who Fell From A Tree" but poor Kiss Richards did it in real life...

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Apr 02 13 11:29 pm Link

Photographer

sybarite photography

Posts: 140

Zwolle, Overijssel, Netherlands

Atelier57  wrote:
I wonder if anyone replying to this post bothered to even look at her port and images. She is not that bowlegged.  In fact her images barely show it if at all. My advise practice your walk, posing and presence. Because you look is stunning.

Be easy,

Alvin

Exactly... you have normal legs girl... just practice a good walk... get your confidence.

Apr 03 13 06:02 am Link

Photographer

Yan Tan Tethera

Posts: 4184

Biggleswade, England, United Kingdom

Raoul Isidro Images wrote:

Yes, the man who fell to Earth.

There was talk of a sequel "The Man Who Fell From A Tree" but poor Kiss Richards did it in real life...

.

Haha

Apr 03 13 06:10 am Link

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KMP

Posts: 4834

Houston, Texas, US

Raoul Isidro Images wrote:

He is with Kiss Richards of the Rolling Bones.

.

LOL....  This is too funny..

Apr 03 13 06:17 am Link

Photographer

Francisco Castro

Posts: 1873

Cincinnati, Ohio, US

Atelier57  wrote:
I wonder if anyone replying to this post bothered to even look at her port and images. She is not that bowlegged.  In fact her images barely show it if at all. My advise practice your walk, posing and presence. Because you look is stunning.

Be easy,

Alvin

I did, and none of the images she had posted will show whether she does or does not have bowed legs; no shots that are "straight on and standing straight". Before anyone can say if she does or does not have a problem for a fair assessment, a photo without the posing "tricks" will need to be seen.

Apr 03 13 06:44 am Link