Be realistic about the plus-size modeling industry. 

So, since there is a growing need for this kind of modeling job, what do you need to do to become a plus-size model? As with any modeling business, you can go freelance or approach several agencies to see if they will put you in their books. There’s one crucial thing you need to do before coming to modeling agencies to set out on becoming this type of model—you need to step back from every perceived glamour that you think the plus-size modeling industry is for you and inject some realism.

If you’re a curvy girl and you’ve been told before that you’d be a great plus-size model, it’s only natural to feel flattered and encouraged by this. However, it is important to note that there are still specific criteria that you must meet to become a plus-size model. Being tall and beautiful isn’t everything-you’re expected to be healthy and relatively firm in your fuller body, so if you’re tall but not very tight, you’re probably not quite the right type of material. There are also other expectations for aspiring plus-size models: you also need to have good bone structure, great skin, a fantastic smile with great teeth, and shiny, healthy hair.

Show trust in modeling agencies. 

There’s one more thing you must have if you want to become a plus-size model: lots of confidence! Your modeling agency expects you to be confident in yourself and happy with yourself. If you’re feeling down, it will show in every shoot or modeling job you’re involved in. Reports of shy or clumsy models quickly trickle down to the modeling agencies. They’re unlikely to forward you for further assignments if they don’t believe you have the personality to carry it out.

Being confident will not only impress modeling agencies and help them represent you, but it will also help you cope with the pressure of attending modeling castings and interviews. As with any other type of modeling, the industry is highly competitive, so you need to take the blows and rejections and have bundles of energy and enthusiasm to help you through lengthy casting calls and shoots.

So if you’re tall, beautiful, and not too bouncy, with a lot of confidence and an attractive, photogenic face, why not contact a plus-size modeling agency today and see if you have what it takes to make it big? Models–good luck!