What I Learned From Being a Model

Different Types of Modeling

From my modeling start in 2011, to the present, I aim for greatness in every photo and video that I am fortunate enough to be a part of. I meet wonderful skilled photographers and videographers who work hard everyday to make their dreams come true and help me reach my goals.

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“When most people think of female models they automatically think of legendary supermodels Naomi Campbell, Gisele Bündchen, Kate Moss, Heidi Klum, or Tyra Banks. However, there are many other types of models.”

The balance careers

While I enjoy stepping out of my comfort zone and trying something new, like the Fashion (Editorial) shoot I took part of in Virginia, my prefered modeling styles are Commercial, Promotional, and Catalog.

“Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.”

Wilma Rudolph

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The Main Styles for a part-timer

Commercial

Commercial models can be any age, size, or height because they’re needed for a variety of functions. Commercial models can do everything that isn’t generally associated with high fashion, including ads for products and services—such as housewares, food, travel, and tech.

Promotional

Promotional models often book jobs to promote products or services at trade shows, conventions, and live events. They must be very outgoing, friendly, and have an excellent understanding of the client’s product because they may be required to talk about the product or answer questions from potential buyers.

Catalog

Catalog models are considered to be commercial models, which means models need to look more like “real people” than editorial models. They need to possess a few essential physical attributes, such as glowing skin, healthy hair, and a killer smile, but instead of falling into the physical requirements of fashion models, they have to have a look that appeals to the client’s target audience.

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Fashion (Editorial) Model

Fashion models, or what the industry refers to as “editorial models,” are high-fashion models that you see in magazines such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Elle, and they usually work for top fashion labels such as Armani, Prada, Marc Jacobs, Gucci, Valentino, and others.
Female editorial models are generally at least 5 feet, 9 inches tall and very slim, with measurements that are usually around 33 inches around the bust, 23 inches around the waist, and 33 inches around the hips. While I may be on the shorter side at 5 feet, 3 inches I was chosen to be in this Vogue style shoot in Virginia by Liquid Lights Images.

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Jessica Sherman
Pasadena, Maryland

Published by Jessica's Media

Creative Media Journalist that blends over 8 years of experience with a strong academic background encompassing a Bachelor of Science degree. Skilled in working collaboratively with cross-functional teams and diverse subjects in the delivery of entertainment. Recognized consistently for performance excellence and contributions to success in customer satisfaction. Strengths in sales and computer technology backed by training in three Maryland Casinos.

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