Model Categories

Actors : these are good looking and attractive actors who pose for major brands in magazines and commercials.

Artistic Nude : models that show the human body in nude nature with an emphasis on form, composition, emotional content and other aesthetic qualities. Mainly in an erotic way

Bouncers: a type of security guard with macho physique employed at venues like bars, nightclubs, ranches, concerts to refuse entry for intoxication, aggressive behaviour or non-compliance with statutory or establishment rules.

Event: these are models who are vastly experienced and diverse talent and can carefully adapt to any customized event.

Glamour: a model, who is photographed wearing very few or no clothes in order to sexually excite the target audience

Hand: A hand model is a person who models (poses or displays) their hand or hands for the purposes of art, fashion, products or advertising.

Leg : Leg models have long shapely legs. They may be used in anything that would require an image of good legs.

Online/Web: models who are appear mainly on online/web ads

Ballet: models that practice classical dance form demanding grace and precision and employing formalized steps and gestures set in intricate, flowing patterns to create expression through movement.

Brand promoter: models; It can range from representing a company at a tradeshow to handing out samples in a shopping mall or appearing on behalf of an alcohol brand at a bar

Alternative: modeling: is a branch of the modeling industry that features models who do not conform to mainstream ideals of beauty, like Goth, burlesque, latex, and fetishism

Commercial: models that can do everything that isn’t normally associated with high-fashion, such as product ads (house wares, food products and the list goes on)

Gothic: model style marked by conspicuously dark, mysterious, antiquated and homogenous features, a pale complexion with colored black hair, black lips and black clothes

Lingerie: This can range from a catalog lingerie situation where the girl is wearing a simple bra and panty set and smiling at the camera to a scene where the mood is more mature in nature

Petite: Petite models are generally 5' 7" and under. Models with smaller body size

Catalogue: Print modeling done to showcase a company’s clothing or products in their publication

Tattoo: tattoo model are models with tattoos and ink designs on their body to fit a designated job requiring that

Art: An art model poses for any visual artist as part of the creative process, providing a visual reference for the human figure in a work of art

Maternity: models that are pregnant and have a good looking baby bump

Cover: A cover model is a male or female whose photograph appears on the front cover of a magazine. The cover model is generally a fashion model, celebrity, or contest winner

Foot: is a person who models (poses or displays) their feet for the purposes of art, fashion, products or advertising.

Ebony: These are models endowed with black skin and are curvy. They depict the perfect model physique with dark skin colour.

Hair: models with gorgeous healthy hair to show different hairstyles in hair magazines or at hair shows.

Identical twin: you just have to be an identical twin of some sort, triplets and so on. Mainly used for special purposes

Runway/Catwalk models: models that does live runway shows, showrooms and other types of jobs where a designer or client needs the model to walk and show their clothing.

Hostess/Ushers: a model that receives or entertains guests in a social or official capacity might as well do same in an airplane or ship.

Model: A model is a person with a role either to promote, display, or advertise commercial products or to serve as a visual aide for people who are creating works of art or to pose for photography.

Pinup: a poster showing a famous person or sex symbol, designed to be displayed on a wall.

Swimsuit/bikini: models who are curvier and appear in advertising for any type of beach or resort location, suntan products and swimwear catalogs.

Corporate: Corporate models portray doctors, nurses, executives, and other business people in brochures, ads and annual reports.

Editorial: Print modeling for high fashion magazines , generally edgy and showcases a current style or trend.

Fitness: fitness models are models that are very athletic, fit and toned

Face modelling is a term referred to shots that are taken solely of your face. Basically to promote a particular brand with focus on facial features.

Video vixen: A video vixen (also hip hop honey or video girl) is a female model who appears in hip-hop-oriented music videos

Dancer: models who dances as a profession, basically for music videos and shows.

Fit: A model that has the perfect body sizes and proportions for a certain clothing line or designer preference.

Professional model: these are models that have a good knowledge of modeling and is signed to an agency with have history of completed jobs

New face model (aspiring model): a model new to the agency, still in development and aspire to become a professional model.

Butt models: slang for buttocks, this is a subset of parts model that has to do with models with good looking buttocks, mostly accompanied with curvy hips and are always video vixens as well

Boob models: still a subset of parts model that is specified on well shaped breast this kind of models are mostly video vixens as well

Fashion Show Room Model - Modeling for buyers in the designer's show room, Only happens where there are designer show rooms. It’s mostly a permanent job

Fashion model: models that wear clothes to display fashions

Model Types

Child: The age range for a child model is generally 12 years and under and they can be any size and height.

Senior: Models that are above 45 years old.

plus-size: model who wears a much larger dress size than the standard fashion model, but otherwise is similar to a typical fashion model.

Body Parts: models that have amazing body parts such as hands, foot, leg, e.t.c

Real Life & People: these are regular people that are used for extras to make up shoots that don’t really have to fit into other types

High Fashion: these are models with amazing figures, very tall and lean and can do the catwalk on the runways and editorial for top designers. Real Life & People: these are regular people that are used for extras to make up shoots that don’t really have to fit into other types

Model Terms

Headshot: 8 x 10 size photo of head and shoulders

Casting: Choosing models for a specific job

TFP (trade for print): this is an arrangement between a model and a photographer whereby the photographer agrees to provide the model with an agreed number of pictures of the best photographs from the session, and a limited license to use those pictures in return for the model’s time.

Agency: a company which represents models, attempts to get them work and is compensated predominantly by taking a commission from work they have gotten the model.