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A models choice? They don’t know they’re born!

Oscar-winning actress Kim Basinger has gone back to her modelling roots by signing a contract with IMG Models aged 60 joining her 18-year-old daughter, Ireland Baldwin, on the established agency’s books.

Basinger’s modelling potential was first spotted in 1969 when she was just 16 and a contestant in a local beauty pageant by Ford Models co-founder Eileen Ford. At first she declined their offer of a contract and instead enrolled at the University of Georgia, only to reconsider months later, leave university and move to New York to begin modelling professionally.

She stopped modelling in 1976 after becoming frustrated with the industry and decided to concentrate on her acting career, moving to Los Angeles and taking acting workshops.

“It was very hard to go from one booking to another and always have to deal with the way I looked. I couldn’t stand it. I felt myself choking,” she has previously said of the job.

A statement made by many a professional working model. It can be draining having to constantly make sure every inch of you is in peak condition. Most people will consider it a choice and not one to be moaned about once made.

But is it a choice? What if the average working model only chooses this because they have, or indeed think they have no other avenue or career path available to them that would provide them with the same level of income? That said, could it ever be considered a hardship?

The old expression ‘some people don’t know they are born’ springs to mind. But what does that mean? Is it just a cover up for good old fashioned jealousy? The expression has many a theory behind it’s meaning. But for the most part it seems to be agreed that it predominantly means that the person accused has something of greater value than their awareness of it. And that said, this equally being a common opinion of those who model, by those who don’t.

Whilst it is a fabulous career and indeed somewhat of an accolade if successful, nothing is just given. We may well be born with looks to achieve it. But that does not necessarily come with the desire to. Equally we may not have the right look and want such a career more than anything else. Or is this simply a case of the grass being greener?

Conclusion

Too much moaning and complaining makes for continued column inches. Everyone moans. We all complain. Nothing is ever going to be ‘fair’ or ‘perfect’. Because if it were, we would all live a life of boredom with no reason for conversation, competition, aspiration or progression.

To those who think Kim is too old to model or wrong to complain about the low points of her career – focus on your own life, identify your own weaknesses and fix those. Leave Kim to sort her own life out any which way she chooses.

To those who don’t believe that beauty pageants are a platform for success in a variety of careers – please read the above.

To those who know nothing about the modelling, beauty or fashion business but claim to be industry experts regardless – 😐

Lots of love from,

Every Model Mag

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RIDICULOUS EMAIL ADDRESSES

Ah yes, ridiculous email addresses. There is nothing more irritating than searching through your emails for a recent enquiry under the actual name of the person who sent it with not a chance of EVER finding it. But why? Surely searching for the actual HUMAN NAME OF A PERSON would be the most sensible way of quickly tracing a mail right? You are quite likely to find an email quickly that way aren’t you? Yes you are. And let’s face it, most busy working professionals may have the systems in place to file mails in an ‘easy to find again’ manner, but rarely do they have the time.

So, a model booker is sitting at at their work station with far too many things to do for the length of day given, and needs to instantly find an email a potential model sent them last week. But this is NOT going to happen if your email address is called something like, let’s say, “Pwiddyicklefing@ridiculous.com”

HOW ARE WE SUPPOSED TO FIND IT THEN PWIDDY.ICKLE.FING?End result… potential model signing = NO model signing.

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So, “pink&sparkly@highlyembarrassing.com”, what makes you think you would be suitable for the role advertised? I guess it would depend on the business, what role it was advertising etc. But for the world of modelling at a high level? Not a chance!

Seriously though, the modelling industry is a BUSINESS just like any other. Would you apply for any other job under the heading of “I’mthefitone@nobrainer.com”? Just because the modelling industry has a great deal of young people in it, looks like fun and is deemed as glamorous, does not mean that you are dealing with your friends at the end of an email. You are more likely to be communicating with a much older person, a professional, and someone who has the power to sign or NOT sign you. And one who will take one look at your ridiculous email address and either, dash to the bathroom as a response to their utter disgust, and / or delete it spontaneously.

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Oh and incidentally, those who are in the business will know that the above statement ‘looks like fun…’ has a strong emphasis on the ‘looks like’. It can be fun of course, but it is hard work, requires dedication, commitment and self discipline to succeed. That and a huge number of other variables more appropriate for another blog at a later date.

So be professional. Keep your ‘ridiculous’ email address for personal use (if you must). But set up a professional email address, preferably using your ACTUAL name.

To be honest there aren’t even a great deal of your friends who will find your ridiculous email amusing either. Do yourself a favour and get rid!

 

 

Bullying Amy Willerton – unacceptable behaviour

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So last night we saw Amy do her very best to attempt to create a calmer atmosphere in camp on I’m a Celeb, despite the situation created being no fault of her own. This is typical behaviour from a victim of bullying. A bullied individual will attempt to create peace even when not at fault. Largely out of fear and intimidation.

There is a great article released today in The Daily Star. Take a look online. http://www.dailystar.co.uk/showbiz-tv/im-a-celebrity-get-me-out-of-here/353844/I-m-a-Celebrity-Lucy-Pargeter-out-to-get-jungle-beauty-Amy-Willerton

More support is needed for victims of bullying. Anyone can be a victim and so many people are. It simply isn’t acceptable to be insulting, vindictive or behave in a bullying manner towards anyone.

Do people actually think that if someone is aesthetically beautiful that somehow they have less or no feelings?

It is widely recognised that it is unacceptable to be rude about a persons appearance. It is therefore surely equally unacceptable…

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Bullying Amy Willerton – unacceptable behaviour

So last night we saw Amy do her very best to attempt to create a calmer atmosphere in camp on I’m a Celeb, despite the situation created being no fault of her own. This is typical behaviour from a victim of bullying. A bullied individual will attempt to create peace even when not at fault. Largely out of fear and intimidation.

There is a great article released today in The Daily Star. Take a look online. http://www.dailystar.co.uk/showbiz-tv/im-a-celebrity-get-me-out-of-here/353844/I-m-a-Celebrity-Lucy-Pargeter-out-to-get-jungle-beauty-Amy-Willerton

More support is needed for victims of bullying. Anyone can be a victim and so many people are. It simply isn’t acceptable to be insulting, vindictive or behave in a bullying manner towards anyone.

Do people actually think that if someone is aesthetically beautiful that somehow they have less or no feelings?

It is widely recognised that it is unacceptable to be rude about a persons appearance. It is therefore surely equally unacceptable to demean those we consider to be beautiful, or too thin? Or is it?

The ‘weight debate’ is constantly an issue within the modelling industry. There are many variables involved in a persons weight. And just because someone is slim does not automatically mean they are anorexic or have an eating disorder. Is it acceptable to call someone ‘fat’? No. It is considered an insult. So why is it ok to say ‘You are too thin. You look emaciated.’ A comment heard way too often by models who are in actuality fit, healthy and naturally thin. If there is to be a rule it has to apply to everyone surely?

Editor of Every Model Magazine, Ruth Deane is often interviewed about such issues. She tells us of one particular example that appalled her.

Ruth tells us, “Radio FiveLive interviewed me alongside Dr Julia Long a couple of years ago. We were discussing beauty pageants. She asked me why, and I quote, “A big fat hairy lesbian didn’t win Miss World”. I remember thinking how utterly disgusting this comment was. Aside from bringing a persons sexuality unnecessarily into the subject it was an assuming, crude and ridiculous thing to say. Beauty is what it is. What we all find to be beautiful is personal. If we were to be presented with a bowl of pretty flowers or a bowl of sewage – which would our senses deem to be the most attractive? That has nothing to do with ‘social perception’ or ‘media influence’. That’s down to science. People should be more aware of the reality around them than attempting to gain points or kudos or whatever it is they think they stand to gain from belittling, insulting or bad mouthing any human being for the way they look”.

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Bullied for being beautiful (Amy Willerton)

What do the public think about this?

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Seemingly the females in the jungle are finding it difficult to like Amy Willerton. And why? Because she is beautiful. How ridiculous!
With such dreadful assumptions and cruel accusations based on zero evidence and despicable bitchy comments, it would be forgiven if Amy was to crack under such pressure. But she hasn’t. A wonderfully calm and accurate comeback comment last night of , “I enter pageants full of young girls, and not once have I experienced bitchy behaviour like this”. Too true Amy. A little knowledge and a big portion of ignorance makes for a vile person. Keep strong in there and continue to maintain your dignity. You are supported and backed 100% by a huge number of people.
Silly, silly Annabel and her cock sure “I’m on to her” comment. What an awkward and embarrassingly inaccurate thing to say about another human being you know absolutely nothing about. And…

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