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Philly Peterson
Posts: 8
Baltimore, Maryland, US


I wanted to know if I have the requirements to be a top Model?
Nov 22 12 05:55 am  Link  Quote 
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Michael DBA Expressions
Posts: 3,163
Lynchburg, Virginia, US


Impossible to say, because the #1 requirement is entirely INSIDE your head.

I've been in this business a long time, long enough to recognize that attractive women are a dime a dozen, but ones with the personality and drive to make it through the rejection that is sure to happen (since nobody can possibly fit in all jobs available) and the perseverance to keep at it until it works are rarer than hens teeth. I know hundreds of beautiful wannabes who never make a dime as models, and a handful of plain ones who make a modest living at it anyway simply because they are relentless.
Nov 22 12 06:06 am  Link  Quote 
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Aaron Lewis Photography
Posts: 5,083
Catskill, New York, US


This question gets asked a lot. I'm actually working on an article for the EDU section.

As a photographer, unless we see some quality well taken photos or have had an opportunity to work with you, there's no way to answer that question.

Because there are so many facets and genre of modeling no one can tell if you've "got what it takes" to be a model based on a few snapshots. It's all about your style and your ability to pose, perform, follow direction and a little to do with your actual physical look.

So saying, "do I have what it takes" or "Can I make it" is a very very very broad question which won't have an answer for years. Get photographed, try, learn get photographed some more and in a year or two you'll be able to answer that question yourself.

If it's what you want to do, then do it. Don't let people discourage you because they don't think you're "model material" Do it for fun, learn and grow, then see where it leads you.

To some, having the look and being able to pose comes naturally, others struggle to learn it. Both may or may not succeed.
Nov 22 12 06:42 am  Link  Quote 
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Albertex Photography
Posts: 15,084
Mansfield, Texas, US


Read this: www.newmodels.com

You may want one of these:
Model mentor: http://www.modelmayhem.com/po.php?thread_id=812235

And ask your question here:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/t.php?forum_id=9

Welcome to the Mayhem.
Nov 22 12 08:39 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
DMesser Photography
Posts: 1,288
Oceanside, California, US


Welcome to the Mayhem.  Your age may work against you as a fashion model, but your figure will help you with lingerie and implied.   Good luck and keep networking by browsing photographers, reading casting calls and writing your own casting call.  Good luck and have fun.
Nov 22 12 10:28 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
M Pandolfo Photography
Posts: 12,116
Tampa, Florida, US


No.
Nov 22 12 10:33 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Philly Peterson
Posts: 8
Baltimore, Maryland, US


Fuck you bitch I wonder what your mother look like .this is for the last post.
Nov 22 12 03:39 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
AJ_In_Atlanta
Posts: 12,659
Atlanta, Georgia, US


Philly Peterson wrote:
Fuck you bitch I wonder what your mother look like .this is for the last post.

Clearly you do not have the right attitude to make it in modeling in any small way let alone a top model.

Nov 22 12 03:47 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Philly Peterson
Posts: 8
Baltimore, Maryland, US


Your mother bitch fuck u
Nov 22 12 03:51 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Cherrystone
Posts: 36,415
Columbus, Ohio, US


Philly Peterson wrote:
Fuck you bitch I wonder what your mother look like .this is for the last post.
Philly Peterson wrote:
Your mother bitch fuck u

Why don't you say how you really feel? big_smile

Nov 22 12 03:55 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Exterminate
Posts: 65
Seattle, Washington, US


Philly Peterson wrote:
Fuck you bitch I wonder what your mother look like .this is for the last post.

>_>

Is this real?

Nov 22 12 03:55 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Burlap Rats
Posts: 18,942
Riverside, California, US


And I know that I am going to get a very mature, and intelligent response to this, but dear god woman! Nobody has been rude to you! Chill out!

You have the right physical stats, but you are starting late in the game. You are 10-12 years older than most girls just breaking into the industry.
Nov 22 12 03:58 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
NewBoldPhoto
Posts: 4,897
PORT MURRAY, New Jersey, US


Exterminate wrote:

>_>

Is this real?

it's not your imagination if that's what you are asking

Nov 22 12 03:58 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Philly Peterson
Posts: 8
Baltimore, Maryland, US


Yes it's real.
Nov 22 12 03:58 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Cherrystone
Posts: 36,415
Columbus, Ohio, US


Philly Peterson wrote:
Yes it's real.

The rules are real around here too.
http://www.modelmayhem.com/help/rules/forums

Nov 22 12 04:00 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Exterminate
Posts: 65
Seattle, Washington, US


NewBoldPhoto wrote:

it's not your imagination if that's what you are asking

Ah... thank you for confirming that for me. I thought I was having an acid flash back... and I've never even taken acid. 0_O

Nov 22 12 04:03 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Exterminate
Posts: 65
Seattle, Washington, US


Philly Peterson wrote:
Yes it's real.

You should probably start drinking herbal tea. That stuff helps me when I get grouchy.

To answer your question...

Could you be a top model?

Your Pros: *from what I can see*
You are physically attractive
Tall/Lean
Great bone structure

Cons:
You're new in the game/long in the tooth

You can't seem to handle honest opinions.. in modeling (I am also a model, I do it professionally) I can tell you first hand, you're going to get opinions from other models, muah's, photographers, casting agents, etc. I can guarantee that you're not Gia, and if you're not Gia, you're going to have to eventually learn how to shut your mouth and learn the ropes, before you burn all your bridges. 

Tattoos... Yeh. If they were a stylish type of tats sure, but the ones you have do not really work for Top Model Quality.


Basically, if you could pull back your attitude, you could probably work hard and eventually get to the point where you book commercial work. But again, the tats, and attitude... are against you.

Anywhoo... be well angry lady.

Nov 22 12 04:10 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Mischa Marie
Posts: 7,892
Sacramento, California, US


I would start with learning how to take measurements.  I doubt you have a 34 inch waist and 25 inch hips.
Nov 22 12 04:12 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Sophistocles
Posts: 21,320
Seattle, Washington, US


A few years ago, this might have had potential.

But these days, trolling must be much more subtle and refined. This simply falls short.
Nov 22 12 04:14 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
NewBoldPhoto
Posts: 4,897
PORT MURRAY, New Jersey, US


Exterminate wrote:
Ah... thank you for confirming that for me. I thought I was having an acid flash back... and I've never even taken acid. 0_O

This time it's real... if you experience this sort of thing regularly you may want to mention it to your physician.
re: the bad day vs http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-iw5TaUpM1OI/AAAAAAAAAAI/AAAAAAAAABg/oWjr6XtVW8o/s120-c/photo.jpg issue I was waiting to see it it was self-ameliorating before CAMing

Nov 22 12 04:15 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Azimuth Arts
Posts: 1,486
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


AJScalzitti wrote:

Clearly you do not have the right attitude to make it in modeling in any small way let alone a top model.

+1

Nov 22 12 04:16 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
NewBoldPhoto
Posts: 4,897
PORT MURRAY, New Jersey, US


Sophistocles wrote:
A few years ago, this might have had potential.

But these days, trolling must be much more subtle and refined. This simply falls short.

"raped of body and mind" ?

Nov 22 12 04:16 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Cherrystone
Posts: 36,415
Columbus, Ohio, US


Aaron Lewis Photography wrote:
This question gets asked a lot. I'm actually working on an article for the EDU section.

I'll be looking forward to this. smile

Nov 22 12 04:19 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
M Pandolfo Photography
Posts: 12,116
Tampa, Florida, US


NewBoldPhoto wrote:
"raped of body and mind" ?

Now I'M the one having acid flashbacks. In 6 years on this site THAT is still the #1 all-time thread.

Nov 22 12 04:20 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Exterminate
Posts: 65
Seattle, Washington, US


NewBoldPhoto wrote:
This time it's real... if you experience this sort of thing regularly you may want to mention it to your physician.
re: the bad day vs http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-iw5TaUpM1OI/AAAAAAAAAAI/AAAAAAAAABg/oWjr6XtVW8o/s120-c/photo.jpg issue I was waiting to see it it was self-ameliorating before CAMing

I think it may be real... I am not picking on her. I am literally just saying. It can be hard to receive critiques, especially if you're new to it.

I tell my physician nothing, he takes notes when I tell him stuff.

**I am now no longer sure if it's real again**

Nov 22 12 04:21 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Exterminate
Posts: 65
Seattle, Washington, US


Michael Pandolfo wrote:

Now I'M the one having acid flashbacks. In 6 years on this site THAT is still the #1 all-time thread.

? I want to see.

Nov 22 12 04:21 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
M Pandolfo Photography
Posts: 12,116
Tampa, Florida, US


Philly Peterson wrote:
Your mother bitch fuck u

"I am a single mother and want to better myself for me and my children."

Nov 22 12 04:23 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
M Pandolfo Photography
Posts: 12,116
Tampa, Florida, US


Exterminate wrote:

? I want to see.

Someone must have that one or able to find a link. It was several years ago and I don't think the model stuck around very long...but boy were her threads entertaining.

Nov 22 12 04:24 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Cherrystone
Posts: 36,415
Columbus, Ohio, US


Exterminate wrote:

? I want to see.

I think it was hidden...

As a substitute look for "how you shave you vagina"

Nov 22 12 04:27 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Greg Kolack
Posts: 17,752
Downers Grove, Illinois, US


Sophistocles wrote:
A few years ago, this might have had potential.

But these days, trolling must be much more subtle and refined. This simply falls short.

These days, the OP will be given a pass for being a newb and others in this thread will get brigged for not being nice to a newbie.

Nov 22 12 04:29 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Exterminate
Posts: 65
Seattle, Washington, US


Small Fruit Pits wrote:

I think it was hidden...

As a substitute look for "how you shave you vagina"

xD

Nov 22 12 04:32 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Exterminate
Posts: 65
Seattle, Washington, US


Greg Kolack wrote:

These days, the OP will be given a pass for being a newb and others in this thread will get brigged for not being nice to a newbie.

No one was mean to the OP. I just read it thru.

Nov 22 12 04:33 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Photos 4 The Memories
Posts: 1,279
Kewaskum, Wisconsin, US


Wow someone needs a time out! IBTL
Nov 22 12 04:34 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Philly Peterson
Posts: 8
Baltimore, Maryland, US


How u shave.yours
Nov 22 12 04:34 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Exterminate
Posts: 65
Seattle, Washington, US


Philly Peterson wrote:
How u shave.yours

I like to do a nice natural V strip, personally. As it's covered by the bikini, but gives some great "Art Bush" to the nude images. How do you shave yours?

Nov 22 12 04:35 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Greg Kolack
Posts: 17,752
Downers Grove, Illinois, US


Exterminate wrote:

No one was mean to the OP. I just read it thru.

I didn't say anyone was.

Nov 22 12 04:36 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Exterminate
Posts: 65
Seattle, Washington, US


Greg Kolack wrote:

I didn't say anyone was.

I know, but since we weren't why would anyone have to worry about being brigged?

Nov 22 12 04:37 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Greg Kolack
Posts: 17,752
Downers Grove, Illinois, US


Exterminate wrote:

I know, but since we weren't why would anyone have to worry about being brigged?

Its sarcasm.

You don't frequent the Forums enough to understand.

Nov 22 12 04:42 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Greg Kolack
Posts: 17,752
Downers Grove, Illinois, US


Philly Peterson wrote:
How u shave.yours

Yep - looks like someone is back.

Nov 22 12 04:43 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Exterminate
Posts: 65
Seattle, Washington, US


Greg Kolack wrote:

Its sarcasm.

You don't frequent the Forums enough to understand.

I'm still not very good at hyperbole, and yeh, I never go on these.

Nov 22 12 04:45 pm  Link  Quote 
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