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Posted 3/2/14
Is it always required for a model to be tall, like 5'8? I see in Taiwan, some models are around 5'4. And that was for popular fashion stores. Maybe modeling is different over there.
Posted 3/2/14
5'4 is tall for a taiwanese person.
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haikinka wrote:

5'4 is tall for a taiwanese person.


yeah, guess that makes sense.
Posted 3/2/14

Leechan69 wrote:

yeah, guess that makes sense.


Glad I could help.
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photoshop solves a lot of "defects"
Posted 3/2/14
Generally, for the "traditional" model, they want you to be tall. Not to mention anorexic.
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In western parts you got be at least 5'7-5'8. The fashion industry here thinks everyone is a tall anorexic woman when that's not the case. "To be beautiful you got to be skinny" right?
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Posted 3/2/14
It's not required but preferred.
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It depends on the type of modeling. For runway modeling they want tall, thin models. Essentially walking hangars to show off their clothes. For swimwear and intimate apparel there is greater flexibility because they're looking for more curvaceous women. In one area they want you focused on the clothes. In the other they're selling the fantasy that if you buy this you'll look this sexy and curvy is sexy.

Plus there is an entire section of the Western industry devoted to modeling for petite lines.
Posted 3/2/14
Omg I am so 5'9 my modeling career is totally over. I'll never be beautiful
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Omg I am so 5'9 my modeling career is totally over. I'll never be beautiful

Lol

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In western parts you got be at least 5'7-5'8. The fashion industry here thinks everyone is a tall anorexic woman when that's not the case. "To be beautiful you got to be skinny" right?


I wish in the fashion industry would let various types of women model, not just tall and super skinny. being super skinny isnt healthy at all. Its one thing if you cant help it and your just small like that but its another thing if your starving yourself. I just would like the fashion industry to promote something good, like healthy size girls. that goes for the guys as well,I know they can be small too.
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Posted 3/2/14

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VenussKiss wrote:

In western parts you got be at least 5'7-5'8. The fashion industry here thinks everyone is a tall anorexic woman when that's not the case. "To be beautiful you got to be skinny" right?


I wish in the fashion industry would let various types of women model, not just tall and super skinny. being super skinny isnt healthy at all. Its one thing if you cant help it and your just small like that but its another thing if your starving yourself. I just would like the fashion industry to promote something good, like healthy size girls. that goes for the guys as well,I know they can be small too.


I'm right with you. Until the world changes it's ideals of how beauty is looked at, nothing is going to change. The female population (or even the male population) can fight back and start voicing their disliking of not having healthy woman to showcase their clothing. Maybe that will help with change but I don't see it happening any time soon.
Posted 3/2/14
if you're super famous, you don't have to be tall... like Christina Aguilera, for example, she's only 5'2 and she was modelling for Versace somewhere in the past
Posted 3/2/14
Yeah, secretly a model in China, and I'm only 159 cm.
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