The common misconception today is that plus size modeling justifies being overweight, and those skinny models are the people who make the effort to look good and deserve modeling blah blah. Now let’s dispel some of these misconceptions and explain why plus-size modeling is actually progressive for society.
Plus size not too big, medium size
When we use the word “plus size” it refers to the world of modeling. As you probably know, regular industry standard models have very strict height and weight requirements to meet in order to qualify for most types of modeling. However, these models are not necessarily “healthy” (being underweight and malnourished can be just as harmful as being overweight) and this does not mean that everyone is physically able to meet these standards.
Plus-size models are actually models that represent the average body figure in society. By doing this, they are able to communicate with a larger audience better than industry standard models. They’re also a testament to the fact that modeling isn’t just about looks, it’s also about how you project confidence, and to what level you can shape and portray your intended emotion and message.
Brands and trade marketers are beginning to understand the importance of plus-size models
Given how well plus-size models have represented the general population, commercials and marketing have begun to appreciate this area of fashion. Major brands like Ralph Lauren, Nike, and Levis are just some of the best brands for incorporating plus-size models into their brand and product management strategies.
Remove the stigma
This fashion comes at a critical time when the world is flooded with unrealistic beauty standards. Yes, there’s still criticism going around about how plus-size models aren’t actually plus-size, and that more plus-size models should be involved in high fashion and runway modeling. It is true that there is still a lot of room for progress and there is certainly a need to accept all kinds of paradigms.
We as a society are evolving and change will come, albeit slowly. We are currently witnessing the curvy fashion revival of the 1950s that spawned Marilyn Monroe. So hold on because as a society we are going to expand on not size alone, but fashion.
“To all the girls who think you’re fat because you’re not a size zero, you beautiful, society is ugly.” -Marlin Monroe
The importance of human relations and public speaking skills for an ambitious model
We have all met at least once a good public speaker and someone who is an excellent communicator. You may also have heard that this is good for adults in their business, but what about models? Most of the time, models will not speak and stand as they are asked to, but public speaking and human relations skills actually play a very crucial role in a model’s success.
As a model, you won’t be in a closed studio all the time. Many times your photo or video will happen outdoors. There are cases like runway modeling. Fashion shows and promotional modeling at parties and events with a large group of people. Being good at public speaking will boost your confidence in such places because you know that you can speak with confidence if asked and you will have no fear of confidently showing your body in a crowd.