So I'm attempting to enter the modeling world, as I am 5'9, and very slim. I am young, 19 so This may b to old to start modeling, but is the prime age for models and jobs. My question is, I have very low confiednce and what is called body-dismorphic disorder therefore I can't see myself for what the rest of the world sees me as. I'm asking you in total honesty if I am pretty enough to be a model, or if not. I won't be hurt or offended I just would like to have a good idea of the the publics opinions before I put myself out there in a cuthroat world I may not be made for.
Most Helpful Guy
This is a professional headshot taken by a decent professional photographer after a session with at least one makeup artist and hair stylist. It would have taken at a minimum 3 hours to get this shot.
You wouldn't be asking us if you're pretty enough for modelling, if this was really you.0
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Well first off let me just say that you are beautiful whether you can see it or not.
Secondly it honestly depends on the type of model. I can honestly say yes you have what it takes to do advertising like do photoshoots and be in comercials, magazines, or pictures of you in stores or online advertising the clothes (esoecially teen stores like Aero, Hollister, Gilly Hicks etc.).
Now that I've said that unfortunately if you wanted to be a super model and walk on runways you are the required height and you are slim but they typically go after girls that look like barbie dolls while you have a much more natural look (don't take it as an insult). Also though you're skinny either they'll require you to be thinner or if you do fit the requirement size the stress will get to you, you'll gave to stay on a strict diet, and this might lead to you starving yourself which is never good.
So do you have what it takes it really depends on what kind of model you're looking to be.1