(NL) Ik schrik van mezelf als ik dit artikel teruglees. Maar ik ben weer terug, nu als èchte #fitgirl; ik voel me vrij!
Anouk Sanders’ (Paparazzi Model Management) message to the fashion industry? “I would like to see a change in the “must have” measurements for a model. Everyone is diffrent, and so is every body.”
I wondered what models actually think about the BMI ban, as these are the ones possibly directly affected by the ban. These were the reactions on the ban by models Eline, Deborah, Eva, Patty and Jacomien:
When I first started modeling, aspirant models had to send a printed letter and a stack of photos in an envelope to a modeling agency. If you wanted to have your photos returned, you’d have to enclose a stamped envelope and put your address on the back of photos.
Now, 16 years later, contacting agencies to see if you can model works quite differently. How this works exactly is, however, still unclear to many aspiring models. As such, girls regularly ask me how they can become a model and which steps they should take.
Of course you should firstly meet the requirements regarding appearance. This usually means that you are at least 1.73 m, have size 34-36, are 14 years old or older, have straight teeth, a flawless skin, a symmetrical and interesting face and beautiful hair. There are exceptions to the rule, and that’s Kate Moss (she is shorter than 1.70 m).
It is not my expertise to indicate on the basis of a persons looks if he or she can be a model. I’d rather leave this to the bookers of modeling agencies. What I can do is give aspiring models a push in the right direction by sharing a few tips.