The world of modeling can seem glamorous, inviting, and exciting and to a certain extent the modeling world is all of those things. Most people would be attracted to this larger than life industry with its great clothes, wonderful accessories, like jewelry and make up, great paychecks, and well known fashion designers like Michael Kors, Zach Posen, Vera Wang, and Ralph Lauren. The modeling world seems like a great fairy tale and a dream come true, Right? It also has to be stated that not all fairy tales end with the words ‘happily’ ever after’ and also great dreams can become terrible nightmares. In the modeling world, there can be much backstabbing and bouts with a variety of eating disorders. You may now be asking yourself, why this can be the case in the modeling world? Well, sit tight because the answers are soon to follow.
There can be a dark side to every profession. Therefore, the modeling profession seems to not be immune from having a dark side as well. The modeling world’s dark side seems to be that fact that models are a bit over competitive and like to back stab and trash talk each other. In addition, people in the modeling industry, especially women feel a great amount of pressure to be a certain size and look a certain way in order to maintain their jobs as models. Therefore, due to this pressure some female models restore to not eating enough food or staving themselves all together and becoming anorexic. Models can also consume a lot of food at one time and then throw it up and become bulimic. Both anorexia and bulimia are very serious eating disorders that can and often are fatal. The issue that arises when both women and men see models that are very thin is that they may believe that society wishes all people to be as thin and pretty as some of the models. Therefore, society in general can become consumed with being thin and endangering their health in order to look like the perfect fashion model. This information is not meant to discourage people from wishing to join the fashion and modeling industry. This information is here to caution people about wanting to become a model before they have considered both the pros and the cons of becoming a model. It seems like in order to become a model the best thing that people can do is to have high self esteem in order to be able to okay with themselves no matter what they look like; also, most well known model become a teen model at about 13 or 14 years of age.