By: Kristina Anderson, Barbizon International
Models come in all shapes and sizes and there is a place for many different looks in the industry. We put together a list of a few different types of modeling and some of the requirements each type has.
Promotional modeling is an interactive type of modeling where a model works at events like malls, concerts, tradeshows or expos to promote a specific brand or product. There are no set requirements to be a promotional model and criteria is typically requested based on client preferences.
Fashion models typically model clothing and accessories in some type of advertisement. Generally, fashion models are tall (females between 5’8” and 6’0” and males between 5’11” and 6’3”). Both mainstream and plus-size models can be fashion models. Additional specific measurements are also required.
Runway models walk in fashion shows, typically modeling clothing and accessories. Like fashion models, runway models are tall (females between 5’8” and 6’0” and males between 5’11” and 6’3”).
Catalog models are hired for print modeling and appear in the pages of catalogs. There are no set requirements to be a catalog model and criteria is typically requested based on client preferences. Catalog models should photograph very well.
Editorial models are photographed for spreads in high fashion magazines like Vogue, Elle or Harper’s Bazaar. Generally, editorial models are tall (between 5’8” and 6’0”) and thin.
Commercial modeling involves advertising products, services, companies and more. There are no set requirements to be a commercial model.
Ready to learn more about becoming a model? Sign up to attend a Barbizon audition in your area.