Good money, my boyfriend is a model, free travel, photo shoots can be fun and creative. My summer job is hard labour in the sun, so I'd trade that to walk a runway in too-big shoes for 10x as much money any day! ... but I'm too short. With face stuff they are not as harsh just "drink lots of water, wear spf every day, and eat well". In my experience the Canadian modelling industry isn't too bad. Plus the industry is more about fit bodies than emaciated bodies now so when I went in they told me my weight was fine and just to work on defining my abs more so it's getting better. Runway can still be hell though, it might be a blessing that I'm too short for it!
Well right now their biggest mistreatment is towards underage girls. They often take 13 or 14 year old girls ship them to a country they know nothing about give them no money, no food, no chaperone, and then after the work or shows are over they don't pay them. They do this because they know these girls often don't have the leverage to speak up for themselves. And because so many girls he sucked in young they don't acquire other skills so this becomes their only source of income and are once again afraid to speak up. Also they seldom pay the models like they promised and instead give them the clothes try wore in the show. But it's only a rack item so it has rips and tears so it wouldn't actually sell for much. Also we all know the whole thing about eating disorders and such. It's also really hat for the models because there's a lot of difficulty in formulating a union because there's no set place you all work.