I'm just at university and I'm very happy, I'm going through my second year at the moment but ever since my first week in London I have been getting "scouted" by modeling agencies, I always thought "no way I'm not pretty enough" but it happened a bit too often and I'm starting to think to myself that a lot of girls would kill for this chance so is it something that is worth me at least giving a chance?
Most Helpful Guy
Don't do it. Know former models. They say it's an incredibly shit industry.
If you're being scouted, you have the look. Clean lines, tall, thin.
The pay is not very good. When you're working per hour it's good, but the total take is not that good. However thin and pretty you were, as a model, you constantly (apart from brief glorious moments) feel that you're not thin enough and not pretty enough.
The industry is full of sleazebags who will be implying, sometimes with accuracy, that they could be helping your career if you were fucking.
You get to go to clubs/parties where you're the live bait for rich guys who will throw you free drinks and drugs trying to get in your pants.
If you're good looking and in London, I suspect you could pull down great money as a waitress in an after work drinks spot in the city if you want part time work. Bankers tip will, easier and more reliable money than modeling and doesn't leave you with hammered self esteem. I'm in a poorer financial center than london, and the waitresses in the financial core spots can make like 80k/year if they're working a lot of hours.
By contrast the average full time model in the u. s. is making 27k.2
Most Helpful Girl
Modelling isn't a job you can have forever or one you can be one of the few who make it big
I suggest just to continue with your studies and If you really want to model
Do it on the side and not as often
Rather get that degree4