What are the requirements to be a Plus Size Model?


Source: Plussizemodel.com

What are the requirements to be a Plus Size Model?

  • Between 5’8″ and 6’0″ 5’9″ is pretty much minimum for larger markets though Wilhelmina in NYC does represent a few girls who are 5’7″ and 5’8″.
  • A size 10, 12, 14, 16 Sizes 8 and 18/20 are also used, but are not as common.
  • Toned. You may be a “plus size,” but you may have to be in shape if you model swimwear, lingerie or fitness gear.
  • In style and in demand. You must have a look that is current yet not overly trendy. Plus-size models model a lot of “classic” wear. You don’t want to have a buzz cut and a pierced nose if you get called for a Talbot’s shoot. Keep your hair and make-up in fashion.
  • Age. Teens through middle age.
  • Proportionate. You should be in proportion. Your bust, waist and hips should be about ten inches apart in size (i.e. 42-32-42) or very close. In addition, the shorter you are, the smaller your size should be. Someone who is 5’8″ would be expected to wear a smaller size (12/14) than a taller model. It is all about length and proportion.
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One thought on “What are the requirements to be a Plus Size Model?

  1. plus size modeling requirements?? okay, i understand that in some way, but what about real women?? what about real modeling? It seems as though plus size modeling is a copycat of regular modeling..It has to meet a certain criteria..what is wrong with this? all women’s bodies are not evenly distributed..I understand you have to go by the rules…but what about ‘real’ sizes? ‘real’ women.

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