Types of Female Models

Female models to the world of advertisements are like spices to the world of food. These not only enhance the flavor of food but also makes it more presentable and consumable. Female models add glamour to the advertisement and are usually more attention-grabbing among audiences.

Many celebrities, including well-known singers, actors, sports personality and reality TV stars often take up the task of modeling besides the regular work because of the famous face can better connect with the viewer. The body type determines which kind of the female model one is.

Listed below are the 12 types of female models based upon the products they model for and their body type:-

1) Glamour Model


Glamour models are generally more curvy and bosomy. These kinds of models can double up as the swimsuit or lingerie models too. These models are more sexually appealing or enduring so that they can instantly attract the audiences. Female models that usually appears on the leading magazines cover page belong to this category of models.

2) Fashion or Editorial Model

These kind of models are high fashion models that are seen in international magazines such as Vogue and Elle. These models are hired by top international and national brands such as Armani, Parada, Gucci, etc.

There are specific prerequisites for such models such as height of around 5.9 inches or more, very slim body type with the measurements of about 33 inches around the bust and 23 inches around the waist along with 33 Inches around the hips. Exact statistics matter a lot for such models so if you don’t fit into this category don’t be disheartened, you could be a model otherwise too.

3) Runway or Catwalk Model


Runway or Catwalk Model

These models are usually tall say around 5.9 inches or more. Besides this, precise measurements of 34 inches around the bust, 23 inches around the waist and 34 inches around the hips are necessary. Taller than the prescribed height is better for such models because that will enable fitting the clothes that the designer are supposed to showcase at the event to their clients.

The fact worth noticing is that for such models, the designer labels don’t prepare the dress according to the model’s size rather models have to be well structured to fit into the clothes designed by labels.

4) Commercial Model


These kinds of models can be of any age group, size, and body structure, including height because they are needed for playing different roles in the photoshoots or videography. Such models are typically associated with product photography and not high fashion modeling.

5) Plus size Model

These models are gaining popularity in the modeling world because they are more connectable with the masses. The fashion agencies in the commercial industry are accepting such models in an open-hearted manner.

Many top fashion agencies have plus size divisions that hire plus-size models. The models are determined by their size rather than the exact measurements such as size 12 and up.

6) Child Model


With the growing influence of e-commerce business, child models are also high demand. Various agencies are engaged in hiring child models which are in the age bracket of 12 years and under. Their size and height is not a big concern. A child with a good personality and has no camera fear can be trained to be a model with professional training by renowned training Institute.

7) Petite Model


These are very slim body models which are generally 5.7 inches tall or under. This model typically doesn’t do the runway or catwalk modeling and are usually hired for lingerie, swimsuit, and part modeling assignments. Such models typically have smaller shoe size and gloves size and hence are called as foot and hand models.

8) Swimsuit or Lingerie Model


These models are a very curvy body and more voluptuous than editorial models. These models undertake modeling assignments regarding swimsuits, bikinis, Lingerie, sleepwear, summer wear, undergarments. These models also do fit modeling and showroom assignments.

9) Fitness Model


Fitness models are those who have athletic, toned, and very fit body type. Such models usually start as a trainer or an athlete and finally turns to the modeling world to inspire the masses toward a fitness regime. Modeling assignments for such models include known fitness companies, Gym, supplement manufacturers, and athletic wear brands. Fitness model can also double up as a commercial model.

10) Fit Model

Fit Models are not the same as fitness model because the fit model works behind the scene in the fashion houses and with garment manufacturer. Fit models help in ensuring that the size and the fit of the clothes manufactured by a brand for a specific client. Apparel manufacturer has to check the precise fitting of the customized dress before delivering it to the client. Such models need to maintain the consistent size and measurements to qualify as the fit model.

11) Promotional Model


These models promote the product or services at various exhibitions, trade shows, conventions, and live events. These have to be overly extrovert and friendly and need to have an excellent understanding of the product. Their job profile requires live interaction with prospective clients on the display platform. Many potential buyers tend to soothe their queries by asking the model questions regarding the product on the display platform.

12) Mature Model


The market for mature models is witnessing upward trend as such models are quite professional, intellectual, and more relatable with the common masses. The model above the age of 30 comes under the category and can work up to the age of 80s or 90s if they are maintained enough for the modeling assignments. Such a model can opt for commercial modeling as a career as these are capable of performing every role that a commercial model plays.

Crucial points for becoming a model

For becoming a model, professionally done modeling portfolio is a must-have. In the competitive industry like that of modeling, the success of the model depends on the time and the kind of assignments they take up. Adequately search about well-established model hiring agencies as they can place the model in high-profile places such as magazines and fashion shows.