There’s no such thing as the perfect body.! Everyone has a different body. That’s why there is different types of models. Once you have figured out what type of model body you are, (plus size, runway, fit, etc..) try to be the best of that genre. For instance, if you are about 5’11 and a size 6 ask yourself these questions: Are you the healthiest you can be? Do you exercise and eat as healthy as possible?
If you answered yes than you might be better to go toward being a fit model. Fit models are toned, in shape with tight bodies. You can find them on magazines such as Shape, advertisements for sports wear, and you can make a fine living.
If you answered no than eat a lot healthier and see if those pounds drop. Do not starve yourself! That is the misconception some people have. They think they have to starve themselves in order to lose weight. That is not the case at all. Eating healthier means a total life style change. You will have more energy, be less depressive, feel great, and most likely live much longer when you eat the right way. Dropping to a size 4-2 will bring you to runway.
If you are 5’11 and your body is larger than the average, you would be good for Plus size modeling. In todays fashion scene there is a lot of opportunity for Plus size models and the possibilities are endless.
If height is the issue for you, that isn’t a problem either. Models who are 5’8 have just as much opportunity as taller models.
If you are shorter than 5’8 the opportunity will be limited however there is still chances. Petite models are usually from 5’4-5’7 and there are agencies that represent the petite model. However if you have a unique look or luck is on your side, as with all the other genres, you can have the same opportunity as the 5’11 model. Models such as Kate Moss, Devon Aoki, Twiggy, are all 5’6 and look at their careers!
So the good news: whatever your body type is, it’s perfect! You will figure out what your natural body type is by closely listening to it. If you were born 5’4 and you have stopped growing most likely you will never be 5’11. That’s ok. How can you be the best 5’4 you can be? Look at your skin, look at your stomach, look at your thighs and lets work on making our bodies the best it can be. If you are 180 pounds and feel great, than that is perfect for you. But if you are 180 pounds and were once 120, maybe the 180 isn’t your natural weight. Did you have more energy when you were 120? Being healthy is the most important thing. Mind and Body. So, lets work on that and you will find the model inside of you.