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Posted 3/2/14
yea, but make friends. connection gets your everywhere.
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It really depends on what you're modelling I guess. Societal norms would also be an influence... but that changes depending on where you're from XD

So if you're short, and dream of becoming a model, I wouldn't let go of that dream just yet.
Posted 3/3/14
Lots of my friends have their height altered in post.
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Runway models must be tall. Catalog and commercial models are slightly more flexible as editing and camera angles can allow leeway. Normally you must be 5'10" as the minimum. Being very vertical for the fashion industry in the western world is normal. I can't speak for runway models in Asia, but I know one commercial and one catalog model in Japan. One is 5'4.5" and the other is 5'5.25." Their body frames are very petite, however.

My grandmother was a model for Neiman Marcus back in the late fifties to mid sixties. At the time she was 5'6" with a 19 inch waist. I knew a girl in high school who was around 5'8" and she was a plus size model (US size 12/14). Heidi Klum was known for being a shorter model, but she made it work beautifully. There are all types of models with all types of bodies. Anything is possible.

I don't recommend it, but I've read articles of Korean women who had leg lengthening surgery done in order to become more westernized (they all got facial surgery as well). The surgeon break the legs, separate them slightly and hold them together with inserted rods as the bone grows back together. It is a highly painful and expensive procedure that has to be done multiple times in order to get even a little bit of length added.
Posted 3/3/14

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I don't recommend it, but I've read articles of Korean women who had leg lengthening surgery done in order to become more westernized (they all got facial surgery as well). The surgeon break the legs, separate them slightly and hold them together with inserted rods as the bone grows back together. It is a highly painful and expensive procedure that has to be done multiple times in order to get even a little bit of length added.


man, that made me cringe lol



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Validity wrote:
I don't recommend it, but I've read articles of Korean women who had leg lengthening surgery done in order to become more westernized (they all got facial surgery as well). The surgeon break the legs, separate them slightly and hold them together with inserted rods as the bone grows back together. It is a highly painful and expensive procedure that has to be done multiple times in order to get even a little bit of length added.


man, that made me cringe lol





Made me cringe too, i dont even want to imagine it...

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It's not a set requirement, but photographers, casters and designers generally want someone tall.

A couple of the castings I went on when I was a bit younger, the guys were around 5'10 minumum and the girls were around 5'6-7 min.

So to sum it up, you can get work if you're smaller, but certain photographers will ask for a set height.
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