It makes me feel so ugly. Why can't there be short/average models?
Only tall women can be beautiful?
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Hon, there are 2 things very, very wrong here.
#1, you are thinking about runway and editorial, which are basically the only 2 kinds of modeling where height is an absolute must.
You know that runway and editorial are only a tiny TINY percentage of modeling jobs, right? Like, probably not even 1 percent?
Most modeling is print work. Print uses a huge diversity of models, including women of all heights.
The body type that IS excluded from modeling, for the most part, is the "in-between size" -- like, size 8 or 10, too small for plus-size modeling but too big for standard jobs. Those women don't find a ton of work unless they lose some weight or (ironically) gain some.
#2, you are equating models with beauty.
Again... nope. ESPECIALLY not runway models!
Girl you know what the point of runway models is, right?
Runway models are BACKGROUND.
They are basically clothes hangers, with legs.
The point is to choose the body type that will divert the LEAST amount of attention away from the clothes.
Runway models are specifically supposed to be NOT "sexy" or "beautiful", because that would defeat the purpose!
Editorial models -- think glossy ads, VS angels, etc. -- square up a little better with society's stereotype of "beauty", but, really, who gives a shit? LOL
I was an editorial model through my early and mid-20's. That look got me... well, modeling jobs, but, not much else. It's DEFINITELY not the look that most men want, if that's what you are thinking about. And it really doesn't open a ton of other doors, that other kinds of female beauty won't also open.
Srsly though, we NEED to get rid of this stupid idea that runway and editorial models are actually supposed to represent the whole of female beauty... and the even stupider idea that that's somehow perpetuated by men. (I know a grand total of zero straight men who prefer a size 00 woman. Zero, out of literally thousands. The only man I've ever met who was the least bit judgmental about this, was as gay as the day is long.)
I HATE when people perpetuate this idea. It's a fucking stupid idea, and it makes women feel like shit. Help people get rid of it, please. Especially women. One woman at a time.9
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