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angel emily

Posts: 1020

Boston, Massachusetts, US

For the models.

Tyra made reference to this once on ANTM and it always kind of stuck with me, ha!  The reasoning behind the classifications are that models stand out from the crowd among a sea of girls who can be described as "pretty, but not a model" ("mall pretty"!) ...

So, I'll tell you from my perspective!
Does your portfolio/look say "mall pretty" or "model"?

Please note - This says nothing about your potential to model.  Especially art models who one might not recognize on the street as a model.

Feb 28 13 04:09 pm Link

Model

Julia Francesca

Posts: 2386

Maumee, Ohio, US

me!

Feb 28 13 04:19 pm Link

Model

YanaModel

Posts: 44

Nogales, Arizona, US

I'm in!

Mar 01 13 01:49 am Link

Model

angel emily

Posts: 1020

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Caustic Disco wrote:
me!

Mall Pretty!

Mar 01 13 06:21 am Link

Model

angel emily

Posts: 1020

Boston, Massachusetts, US

YanaModel wrote:
I'm in!

Mall Pretty!

Mar 01 13 06:21 am Link

Model

Leone P

Posts: 515

Batley, England, United Kingdom

Sure, try me.

Mar 01 13 06:31 am Link

Model

C A K E M I X

Posts: 873

Louth, England, United Kingdom

interesting

Mar 01 13 06:45 am Link

Model

The Grace Gabbana

Posts: 351

Santa Rosa, California, US

smile

Mar 01 13 06:50 am Link

Model

SsinUrn

Posts: 274

Virginia Beach, Virginia, US

i'm game wink and won't get mad for bein called pretty in any manner

Mar 01 13 06:52 am Link

Model

MatureModelMM

Posts: 1295

Detroit, Michigan, US

Please smile

Mar 01 13 07:07 am Link

Photographer

Derrick Thompson

Posts: 3

Denver, Colorado, US

Lets do it

Mar 01 13 07:16 am Link

Model

Meghan Devlin

Posts: 683

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Fun idea! All right, give it to me straight. smile

Mar 01 13 08:44 am Link

Model

_eMMe_

Posts: 866

Florence, Toscana, Italy

Uhm... I don't feel pretty at all...
Curious of your opinion

Mar 01 13 08:54 am Link

Model

angel emily

Posts: 1020

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Leone P wrote:
Sure, try me.

If I saw you on the street, I'd think "maybe she does alt modeling - maybe".

Mar 01 13 09:17 am Link

Model

B E A R

Posts: 474

Riverside, California, US

Hmm, ok

Mar 01 13 09:17 am Link

Model

angel emily

Posts: 1020

Boston, Massachusetts, US

C A K E M I X  wrote:
interesting

I'd think "Maybe she's an alt/art nude model".

Mar 01 13 09:18 am Link

Model

angel emily

Posts: 1020

Boston, Massachusetts, US

The Grace Gabbana wrote:
smile

You stand out as a model.

Mar 01 13 09:19 am Link

Model

angel emily

Posts: 1020

Boston, Massachusetts, US

SsinUrn wrote:
i'm game wink and won't get mad for bein called pretty in any manner

You're 5'11" and have a model look.  If I saw you on the street, I'd definitely think "Wow, model" -- but your portfolio is terribly depressing and just makes me go "WTF?".  Work with better photographers who have better concepts for you and work on your expressions!

Mar 01 13 09:19 am Link

Model

angel emily

Posts: 1020

Boston, Massachusetts, US

MatureModelMM wrote:
Please smile

I don't see "model" but you are in a very different genre that is less obvious....

Mar 01 13 09:26 am Link

Model

angel emily

Posts: 1020

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Derrick Thompson wrote:
Lets do it

Skipped, because you're not a model.

Mar 01 13 09:27 am Link

Model

angel emily

Posts: 1020

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Meghan Devlin wrote:
Fun idea! All right, give it to me straight. smile

You have a gorgeous face and when styled right, I think you could make me think "Model!"

Mar 01 13 09:29 am Link

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angel emily

Posts: 1020

Boston, Massachusetts, US

_eMMe_ wrote:
Uhm... I don't feel pretty at all...
Curious of your opinion

You have a classic art model look.

Mar 01 13 09:30 am Link

Model

angel emily

Posts: 1020

Boston, Massachusetts, US

B E A R wrote:
Hmm, ok

You're cute but I don't see "model".

Mar 01 13 09:30 am Link

Model

SsinUrn

Posts: 274

Virginia Beach, Virginia, US

EMILY  C wrote:

You're 5'11" and have a model look.  If I saw you on the street, I'd definitely think "Wow, model" -- but your portfolio is terribly depressing and just makes me go "WTF?".  Work with better photographers who have better concepts for you and work on your expressions!

got it smile thank you!

Mar 01 13 09:54 am Link

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KristianaRose

Posts: 585

Denver, Colorado, US

?

Mar 01 13 10:13 am Link

Model

Ceci L

Posts: 235

Villena, Valencia, Spain

Me?

Mar 01 13 11:39 am Link

Model

Melodye Joy

Posts: 545

Rancho Cucamonga, California, US

I'd love to know...

Thanks!

Mar 01 13 11:52 am Link

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The Grace Gabbana

Posts: 351

Santa Rosa, California, US

EMILY  C wrote:

You stand out as a model.

Thank you! So do you.

G

Mar 01 13 12:01 pm Link

Photographer

FemmeArtPhoto

Posts: 130

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Derrick Thompson wrote:
Lets do it

???

Mar 01 13 12:03 pm Link

Model

MatureModelMM

Posts: 1295

Detroit, Michigan, US

EMILY  C wrote:
I don't see "model" but you are in a very different genre that is less obvious....

I agree with you that many of us who specialize in art modelling don't fall into the "model" look that a lot of people think of when you say the word "model."

What's really interesting is that when I was in my teens, 20's, early 30's and 5'8" at 110 pounds or less with long below the shoulder hair, people constantly asked me if I was a model, and suggested I should be one when I told them that I was not.

After I did work up the courage to model at age 35, I have been recognized as an art model quite a few times by people who have seen the photos or artwork I modelled for.  I find it even more interesting that every single one of the people who recognized me was a middle aged woman and it almost always happens in stores while shopping, or while trying on clothes.  And now I don't think I look like a model, I look like someone's grandmother, but they always comment on my figure and my hair.

Mar 01 13 12:13 pm Link

Model

Meghan Devlin

Posts: 683

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

EMILY  C wrote:

You have a gorgeous face and when styled right, I think you could make me think "Model!"

Thank you! You definitely have the 'model look'. You are a showstopping beauty!

Mar 01 13 02:02 pm Link

Model

Stephanie Newman

Posts: 69

Toms River, New Jersey, US

do tell

Mar 01 13 02:10 pm Link

Photographer

AaronPawlak

Posts: 2708

New York, New York, US

Leone P wrote:
Sure, try me.

EMILY  C wrote:
If I saw you on the street, I'd think "maybe she does alt modeling - maybe".

at the mall.

Mar 01 13 02:15 pm Link

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bow beauty

Posts: 134

Fresno, California, US

I kinda think I already know, but im curious LOL

Mar 01 13 02:21 pm Link

Model

BellaStacie

Posts: 373

Hollywood, Florida, US

I'm in!! smile

Mar 01 13 02:25 pm Link

Model

Ziggy Alexandria

Posts: 1

Atlanta, Georgia, US

my turn!

Mar 01 13 02:28 pm Link

Photographer

Russell Sears

Posts: 10

Boston, Massachusetts, US

And what categorie would you put yourself in?

Mar 01 13 02:30 pm Link

Model

Dolce

Posts: 24

Tilburg, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands

i'm curious smile!

Mar 01 13 02:49 pm Link

Model

Maruschke

Posts: 543

Darfield, Canterbury, New Zealand

Would love to know big_smile

Mar 01 13 02:58 pm Link

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Devin Sparkes

Posts: 62

Los Alamitos, California, US

me please smile

Mar 01 13 04:37 pm Link