The Fashion Industry’s Modeling Mystery
Why Does Everyone Want to be a Model?
The fashion industry’s model mystery is becoming HISTORY. Adiós to the seasoned pros, and hello to a constant slew of fresh faces. Every moment I focus my eyes, unplug my ears and zip my lips, I recognize the flood of anxious faces; I sense their piercing thirst; and I resist the urge to comment on their eagerness to enter the fashion industry expecting to become the next top fiercest “this person,” or “that person’s” biggest, baddest — yes you’ve guessed it — MODEL.
With the rise in reality TV shows such as Tyra Banks’ America Next Top Model and social media platforms such as Instagram adding the most fuel to the fire, the fashion industry is barfing bitterness at the excess of anxious, self-taught hopefuls flooding the market. What our beloved model wannabes haven’t taught themselves is that there is far more to becoming a reputable model than being the cutest in your school, mauling a photographer to snap you in your favorite #OOTD (outfits of the day) and entangling yourself in an endless surge of social media hype; these aren’t even close to the basics.