The next top model has graced our televisions for several seasons. Bringing the names of Tyra Banks and Ella Macpharson to the forefront. These women were and are some of the most sought after lingerie models. The have graced the cover of publications such as Sports Illustrates a world leader in magazine readership.
More recently have we seen the rise of favorites like Joanna Krupa and Emily Scott.
Being a lingerie model actually has little in common with the fashion model industry. The rules and regulations are much tougher for a swimsuit or lingerie model. For instance, the models gracing the runways of Paris or Milan must be between 5’9″ and 6′ and have measurements such as 34-24-34. These are less important in a lingerie model.
Bikini models must still be gorgeous but in an innocent kind of way. Their measurements are a factor because they must have an attractive physique but it is not the only factor. As you look around the bikini fashion world, you will recognize a trend toward that certain look.
If you are interested in the swimsuit-modeling world, have a look at the following tips:
1.) When joining the world of fashion and in particular swimsuit fashion search for highly publicized competitions. Many times nightclubs will hold these competitions to get press for their establishment. Their press is your press especially if you place well.
2.) A good photographer is essential to a career in modeling. Find one whose photos are stunning. Do not skimp on price here your portfolio is too important.
3.) Find a theme that highlights your beauty. Fashion magazines love the model who is experienced in theme shoots. Always choose something that will accentuate your positives and downplay any negatives.
4.) Its not what you know but who you know. This statement is true whether we like it or not. So use it to your benefit. Get out there, meet people in the industry, you will learn more, and have a better chance at your big break.
5.) Find a swimwear company whose products you are comfortable in. This goes back to the networking, you never know when a brother of a friend may need a model for a new line of swimwear that you look great in.
6.) Stay in shape; make a regular workout an integral part of your life. Modeling careers depends on a pretty face and a well-defined body. Besides when you workout you feel great and that is bound to shine through at a photo shoot.
7.) Practice, practice, practice, team up with a photography enthusiast who is well versed in the tricks and tips of the lingerie modeling trade. The more experience you have the better prepared you will be when your big break comes along.
Many fashion designers are seeing the potential in the lingerie and swimsuit market. For this reason the market is growing very quickly, this is a potentially hot market. Get out there and model your heart out, you might just make it big!