SOME IMPORTANT THINGS A RUNWAY MODEL MUST TAKE NOTE OF, IF SHE WANTS TO BE ONE OF THE BEST IN THE INDUSTRY IN 2020
We talked about few things to know about modelling some weeks ago, so now we are going to give you some important things a runway model must know.
Many people don’t know that models work really hard to make it to the top. A model must eat right, work out constantly and have a ton of confidence before they walk a catwalk for a famous designer. It’s not easy to be a runway model and these ladies have to obey a few rules to earn a spot on the catwalk.
Some of the most important rules a runway model must follow are sticking to a very strict diet, giving up some of their favorite foods for a long time, and getting a trainer who will help them achieve the body that they want. However, there are other rules that just seem way over the top. It’s been said that many models don’t eat at all the same day of a big show and they must follow an insane beauty regime to keep their skin looking perfect.
Just like any job, there are rules that must be followed. However, a day in the life of a model can seem overbearing with these strict rules and more stressful than your average job. Check out these 20 rules that a runway model must follow to make it to the top!
1. *HAVE A DRINK BEFORE A BIG SHOW*
To ease nerves, models are known to have an alcoholic beverage before a big show. To walk in a huge show like the famous Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show can be extremely nerve-wracking, so a model might have a glass of champagne or any other alcoholic drink that can help her feel less stressed.
2. *EAT PIZZA POST SHOW*
Once a show is over, a model can finally relax and eat that slice of pizza they have been craving. Working out, eating healthy and maintaining a positive attitude is all worth it in the end for these women. At the end of a runway show, models enjoy chowing down on pizza after all that hard work
3. *DON’T EVER LOOK DOWN*
It’s hard not to look down when walking a catwalk, but models are constantly practicing and perfecting their walk. Before a show, models usually have the day before to actually walk the runway that they’ll be walking the next day, which can help a ton, especially if a model has to wear sky-high heels.
4. *HAVE A PERFECT POSTURE ALWAYS*
Practice makes perfect, and models are hired for the runway based on their walks, which means having excellent posture. Designers want to see a model exude confidence in her walk, which means always looking straight ahead with shoulders relaxed and a killer walk, of course!
5. *THEY MUST HAVE A LOT OF PATIENCE WHEN PREPARED FOR A SHOW*
While the catwalk may seem graceful and everything is running smoothly, behind the scenes is a different story. Backstage can be chaotic and models are told to stand still while they are being dressed and undressed in front of everyone, have their hair pulled into perfection and have their makeup done however the designer wants. Models need to have a ton of patience while all this is happening to them.
6. *AVOID EATING ANY FOOD THE SAME DAY OF A SHOW*
Sadly, many models avoid eating before a show so that they don’t become bloated or feel heavy before walking a catwalk. Walking a catwalk can be a nervous situation for any model, and by not eating; a model can risk fainting or even feeling weak. There are plenty of healthy and nutritious foods a model can eat before going to work and get the engery they need before a big show.
7. *HAVE A POSITIVE ATTITUDE OF THE RUNWAY*
It’s important that a model has a positive attitude on and off the runway. Being a runway model, and a model just in general is a tough job so it may be hard to keep it cool and not feel overwhelmed. Feeling good about yourself is most important and learning to have confidence is key. Maintaining positivity when a model’s work is over is key to living a healthy lifestyle.
8. *INSTEAD OF DRINKING MUCH OF THOSE BREWS, MODELS DRINK MATCHA TEA*
Models are ditching their usual cold brew drinks and sticking to matcha tea. Matcha has a ton of health benefits, is packed with antioxidants, boots metabolism, burns calories, and even calms the mind, which is perfect for a model who is about to walk the catwalk. So that green drink a model is holding is most likely a matcha tea.
9. *POSSESS CONFIDENCE WHEN ON RUNWAY*
While on the runway, models want to posses a ton of confidence. It can be nerve-wracking to walk a catwalk with hundreds of eyes on you, but practice makes perfect! Even Victoria’s Secret models can get nervous walking down that infamous runway, but with a natural smile and a great strut, no one can even tell.
10. *STICKING TO A PLANT BASED DIET*
How do models stay so lean and always seem to have the perfect figure? Sticking to a plant-based diet is one way these ladies stay so healthy and fit. This diet not only consists of healthy fruits and vegetables, but also nuts, seeds, and beans. If they choose to add meat, you’ll most likely see a smaller piece of lean protein next to half a plate of colorful veggies.
11. *SACRIFICE EATING SOME OF THEIR FAVOR*
Model’s are on crazy strict diet’s and they have to sacrifice eating some of their favorite foods, snacks, and sweets to maintain their figure. However, some models have stated that being in this industry has helped them forget about these not-so-healthy foods because they are constantly working day in and day out.
12.*MAINTAIN AN INSANE BEAUTY REGIME*
Beauty is a model’s business and these women take their skin very seriously. Many models’ follow a strict beauty routine and make sure to avoid any food that might make their skin break out. Runway models have makeup artists cake their skin with products, so it’s especially important that these women take off all that makeup and cleanse their skin before bed.
13. *HAVE A NATURAL SMILE ON THE RUNWAY*
It’s important not to look so severe when walking on the runway, but models also shouldn’t smile from ear to ear. Depending on the designer, it’s important to put on your most natural smile and look straight ahead. A natural smile will show confidence even if a model is hiding behind her nerves on the runway.
14. *PRACTICE YOUR WALK UNTIL YOU NAIL IT*
Falling on the runway in front of hundreds of people can be embarrassing, but even the most famous model’s have taken a tumble in their career. A distinguished and confident walk is what designers look for and it is possibly the most important aspect when becoming a runway model. It’s not easy to perfect a runway walk, so models are constantly practicing.
15. *MODELS ARE ASKED BY THEIR AGENCIES TO “CHANGE” THEIR NATURAL LOOKS*
There are tons of pressure in the modeling world and one of the scariest sides of this industry may be agencies encouraging models to change their appearance, under artificial means. Many women already deal with insecurity and for a new model; hearing that they need these “changes” is tough to hear. you can learn more about modelling by clicking on this blue link “few things to know about modelling”
16. *THE MORE TATTOOS THE LESS WORK A MODEL CAN FIND*
It’s hard to believe that in this day and age modeling agencies refuse to hire models with tattoos, believing that having ink is a liability and highly discouraging models to get them. However, there are models that continue to get tattoos despite the rules and will secretly cover them up with makeup.
17. *THEY ARE FORCED TO EAT DURING LONG SHOOTS*
A model’s life isn’t easy and besides walking multiple runways, they have to be ready for photoshoots that can take hours. It can be exhausting for a model, and so, fashion companies like Vogue have specific rules so these women don’t become tired and overworked. One rule that many high-end fashion companies set is that workdays cannot exceed 10 hours and that models MUST eat during such long shoots.
18. *THEY MUST PASS A HEALTH TEST*
In many countries, like in France for instance, new rules about a model’s figure have been set in place to combat eating disorders. These specific rules state that a model must weight a certain amount and have a certain amount of fat on her, as determined by a BMI (body mass index) test.
19. *THEY HAVE TO WORK OUT BASICALLY EVERY SINGLE DAY*
Models weren’t magically born with the most amazing bodies. These women maintain their figures by doing a variety of workouts day in and day out that will have them runway ready. Top models, like Victoria’s Secret Angels, will have trainers who will get them in the best shape for the show, especially since they have to wear some of the most scandalous outfits on the runway!
20. *MODELS MUST EAT RIGHT*
Any model will say that to maintain their killer figure they need to eat right 24/7 and work out constantly. When dieting, a model might have a berry smoothie for breakfast, greens for lunch and end the night with lean protein and vegetables. While this may sound like the most boring meals to some, it’s especially important that models realize what they are putting in their mouths.FOLLOW US on