Why Do Models Always Look Good?

  • Amy Bebbington
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Models always look good, right? It’s part of the job description to always appear absolutely flawless for every single photo opportunity, but sometimes what you see on camera isn’t always reality. It’s an important lesson to learn early on in the industry that whilst yes, models always look good in theory, there’s a lot of work that goes into that. From the make-up artist through to the photographer and then the person who edits the photos, there’s always someone else working away behind the scenes.

How Do Models Always Look Good?

On every modelling job, there is an entire team of people working away behind the scenes to ensure that a model looks his or her best. There will be the people who initially chose the model for the job – as there will have been a set ‘look’ in mind. There will be hair stylists and makeup artists, too, to ensure the creative vision is fulfilled. In many ways, it’s an art form.

Models Always Look Good

The photographer will also be skilled at portraying people to look a certain way. Then you have the fact that lighting will be taken into account as well, and there may even be extra help such as a wind machine. Finally, photos will be edited to achieve a look of perfection.

Is It Important That Models Always Look Good?

On a shoot or a catwalk, a model is paid for one thing, and that is to look his or her best. If she or he did not look the part, it would entirely defeat the object. That’s why there’s such a focus on aesthetics, because at the end of the day they’ve been hired to accentuate the worth of clothing or a brand. The idea is that they look unattainable, or at the very least, desirable.

Models Always Look Good

If you’re hoping to pursue a career in modelling, it’s important that you look presentable. Aside from the ‘look’ that an agency might be looking for, it’s important to go onto the job as ready as possible. That means being neat and tidy, and clean. Anything else is usually up to the people at the shoot; whilst they might tell you to come wearing some base make up, typically everything

Models always look good when you can see them in the public eye, but often, outside of a shoot they may look like everyone else. Obviously, there are natural beauties in the modelling world – but what’s important is to realize that a lot of what we see is just the model playing a role.

Everyone has worth, no matter what they look like.

Do you think models always look good? Do you think it matters that what you see on camera isn’t always the truth?

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