The Many Misconceptions About Models
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Join Date: Mar 2010
That modelling is a glamorous job.
It can certainly be glamorous for some models but not for the majority. And even then, those models who are able to live a more glamorous lifestyle will probably have begun modelling in very unglamorous circumstances. There's a lot of tough criticism, late nights and travelling.
I also think that employment legislators undervalue or misconceive modelling as a profession. There is shockingly little legislation to protect girls who are often under age and working in a foreign country. Models can work ridiculous hours (fittings which go on into the early hours, for instance,) are paid incredibly little especially when they've just started out (or they're paid in trade) and work in conditions that many would find uncomfortable (I remember watching an interview with Anja Rubik who said that when she started modelling, girls all got changed in separate cubicles backstage but now they're often crammed into a small room, for instance.) Younger models can be quite easily taken advantage of without the right guidance.
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