I may not look it but i suffer from low self esteem which is why i tend to take a lot of pictures. My friends tell me I'm pretty and i could be a model but I'm not sure that I have what it takes. Doing modeling could be a good way to boost my self esteem.
I was just wondering if you guys think I'm good enough to be a professional model.
Most Helpful Guy
Let me start off by saying that you are an absolutely beautiful young woman.
BUT... that isn't enough to be a high fashion model. In fact, many of those women aren't nearly as good-looking as you are. What they ARE, though, is very tall (5'10" or taller is the norm), very skinny (and small-chested), and they tend to have unique, exotic looks. And one other thing: they tend to start at 12-13, because by 18-20, most of their careers are over, or at the very least on the downslope. Only a tiny, tiny handful last through their 20s. And like all high-end creative jobs, the competition is ugly and brutal and girls get fired or passed over for jobs CONSTANTLY. Even legit "supermodels" will tell you that they will be called in for a shoot and when they get there, they get sent home because they don't have "the right look." If you already have self-esteem problems, then you'll be the type to remember every rejection instead of every success - and there will be more of the former. So, in my opinion, fashion is probably out.
There are, of course, other types of modeling. There are glamour models (a much wider range of sizes and ages), catalog models, event models (think: trade shows, car shows, WWE ring girls, etc.), fetish models, and, yes, porn/adult models. And while there is "more" competition, in the sense that there are far more of these models to compete with, the competition isn't nearly as intense. Of course, the pay is also no where near the same as for fashion, but these would probably be much healthier for your self-esteem, and a better fit for your age and look.
The real question is: do you actually WANT to be a model or not? Because it isn't nearly as glamourous as it looks, and it can be a lot of work, long days, uncomfortable poses, being too hot or too cold, etc. If you think it's what you want to do for a living (for now, at least), then that's great, but if you're doing this JUST for your self-esteem, then you should think of it as a secondary job (nights/weekends) and keep your day job.
I will repeat what I said at the beginning, though: you are a very beautiful young woman, and shouldn't need ANYONE to validate that for you - a simple look in the mirror should suffice. But any person off the street COULD validate it for you, because almost everyone would agree that you are beautiful. Anyone who tells you otherwise has an agenda...2
Most Helpful Girl
I think you're quite pretty. I'd say so. Maybe not a supermodel since those tend to be pin-straight and tall and more unique looking. I think you might have a shot at commercial modeling, swimsuit, men's magazines or instagram modeling.
But then who knows. Kendall Jenner is doing Chanel and Balmain, so pretty much anyone can model now.
You say you are insecure. Well, then I don't think modeling is the best route for you. The modeling industry DOES NOT care about your self-esteem, they are a business and care about only body image. They are infamous for destroying many top models self-esteem even if they never had self-esteem issues to begin with. You already have self-esteem issues so that would be suicide. I would suggest developing thick-skein, VERY thick skin since modeling is super competitive.
Also, not every good-looking person HAS to be a model and not every good-looking person is. If you do want to be, then that's good but you don't have to be. Ask yourself this: What do I offer the modeling industry that nobody else can offer? How can I set myself apart from the hundreds of other beautiful girls trying to be models?