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Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Kendall Jenner, and Gigi Hadid are some of the biggest names in the modeling industry, from both past and present. Walking in runway fashion shows across the world, appearing in ad campaigns for the most exclusive brands, and gracing the covers of magazines is a glamorous life to live. However, this is not the norm for the vast majority of models.

High fashion modeling typically calls for very tall and thin individuals, and this is often what people think of when we talk about a model. Commercial modeling campaigns allow for more diversity in the type of people that are used. These are the individuals of all shapes and sizes that you see in many toothpaste commercials and food advertisements. Just because you do not meet the model stereotype does not mean you are excluded from this career path.

While modeling can be an extremely lucrative career, you only get paid when you book a job. This requires consistently going to auditions and submitting headshots to put your name in the hat for various projects.

If runway shows, photo shoots, and commercials are what you have in mind for your future, then a career in modeling may be for you. We interviewed professional models to learn more about how much they make and what they really do on a regular basis, so check out the career profiles below to get started.


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