• Fri, Dec 10 2010

20 Facts About The Modeling Industry That Always Surprise People

It occurs to me that every “shocking expose” or article about the modeling industry I have ever read – in the past 15 years – touches on one of the following 20 themes. See if you can come up with any I haven’t hit.

1) They don’t look like that in real life.

2) No. Really. EVERYTHING IS AIRBRUSHED.

3) Models consume very few calories compared to most people.

4) Models will order cheeseburgers when out with reporters to make #3 seem not true. In spite of this, models consume very few calories compared to most people.

5) Sometimes, models have eating disorders.

6) If you are young and beautiful, a lot of people will give you drugs. FOR FREE.

7) Models often look good in clothes that will not look good on you.

8) No matter how many times Kate Moss does drugs, she will be forgiven.

9) Sometimes beautiful young models date ugly, rich old men.

10) Everyone would like to work with Karl Lagerfeld

11) Models work in conditions of extreme heat or cold.

12) Sometimes, models are put in dangerous situations.

13) Models have parents.

14) Runways are hard to walk down, and slippery!

15)  My goodness, photographers really can be creepy

16) Naomi Campbell seems to make shockingly bad decisions.

17) Models really don’t get paid that very much.

18) When she was growing up, everyone thought she was uuugggllllyyyy.

19) Cindy Crawford is [insert Cindy Crawford's age right now]

20) Modeling is not as glamorous as it is made out to be.

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  • S

    Most models are pre-pubescent. Those that “develop” are forced to retire, and many others starve themselves to maintain the body they had at 12. If somebody wanted to start their modeling career at say, 20, they would likely be too old.

  • Eileen

    Cindy Crawford is 44. *Insert gasps*

  • Chandra

    Re #18, not just ugly, usually also a tomboy: this goes for new movie starlets as well as models. Interestingly, I have yet to see a staright male model or actor claim he was a total girl’s blouse at school…

  • Julia Friedman

    Jennifer, are you sure about #13?? I thought they were aliens…

  • beautyyy_12344345342

    fuckkk ittttt?//////// modelsarehutchiiii

  • saqoiuyha

    I really want to be a,models

  • AngelOfTruth

    Your very sad.

    Nobody in this world is perfect.

    When are you going to post all of the fact about yourself that always surprise people?
    Let me help you start

    1. The negative view you have on things.
    2. Calling things facts when their obviously assumptions.
    3. You can finish right???

    I think that if you write with a bit more positivity you’ll get very far ;)

    • Me

      i think this was to more inform than to be negative….

  • AngelOfTruth

    Your very sad.

    Nobody in this world is perfect.

    When are you
    going to post all of the fact about yourself that always surprise people?

    Let me help you start

    1. The negative view you have on things.

    2. Calling things facts when their obviously assumptions.

    3. You can finish right???

    I think that if you write with a bit more positivity you’ll get very far ;)

  • Ethan

    facts need a lot of empirical evidence to be established as such.

  • DarkAngel

    Your veey judgemental. I myself do a lot of modelling and hardly any of what you said is true. Yes sometimes airbrushing is used. But for models on a runway. Live. They’re not airbrushed. When you’ve been on runways all of your life they’re notnhard to walk on. Many photographers are actually quite charming. I’ve never dated a rich ugly man. Sometimes I do have to work in extreme conditions, but it comes with the job and I’m all perectly fine after.