The Models Of Yesteryear And Today–Why We Admire Their Looks

Today, we’re an appearance-driven society. Everyone wants to look and feel their best. We often want to copy the looks of a famous model through their clothes, makeup, and hair. It gives us inspiration to try to look our best. The models of yesterday depended on how slim you were. Modeling today is trying to be more inclusive of everyone. Modeling came from a French term for posing for a portrait to what it is today. In fact, it’s a profession for both women and men. Fashion modeling is the most popular form of modeling that most people identify with. People went from posing for painted portraits to standing in front of a camera. The following is a comprehensive list of the most popular models then and now.

How To Become A Model

A model portfolio is one of the resources an agency will use to select their models. It’s very important to create an impressive modeling profile. Many agencies want to know how you’ll look without a lot of makeup in your headshot. More importantly, your portfolio should also include a minimum of 3 quality photos. You should always use a camera and avoid photos that are uploaded from your phone. The standard shot with a plain background will give the agency an opportunity to get a clear view of your looks.

Popular Models From Yesterday

Cindy Crawford

Spotted out in Malibu, Cindy Crawford is the definition of a timeless beauty. At 51, she still turns heads as a mother of two and a devoted wife. Crawford stands at 5’9″, has graced the modeling industry since the 80s, and started the term “super model.”

Brooke Shields

Brooke Shields got her start at the tender age of 11 months old in an Ivory Snow advertisement. She is famous for her modeling career promoting Calvin Klein jeans. However, Shields is also an actress with leading roles in several movies. The movie Pretty Baby (1978) was one of her first.  However, Blue Lagoon (1980) allowed her to display her true acting abilities.

Tyson Beckford

Tyson Beckford had no plans of becoming a model. He grew up in the Big Apple and was recruited by a hip-hop magazine. The star-studded hunk would later grace the catwalk for Polo sportswear as their frontrunner male model. He dominated the modeling industry when females were in high demand.

Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell is a fiery model of yesteryear with a singing and acting career. She is best known for her work as a runway model. The London beauty is also known as one of the industry’s top 5 supermodels. In fact, Campbell is still very active in the modeling community.

Famous Models Of Today

Kendell Jenner

New to the modeling industry, Kendell Jenner is worth $10,000,000 dollars. She began her modeling career at the age of 14 in 2009 with Wilhelmina. She is also a part of the famous Kardashian sisters and the daughter of Kris Jenner. Most of her work is on the catwalk, but she also does photo print modeling.

Gisele Bundchen

Gisele Bundchen is the highest paid model in the world. She is known for being a fashion model and has graced the catwalk. Today, she is still active in the modeling industry and is married to famous NFL football player Tom Brady. Bundchen was born in Brazil in 1980.

Miranda May Kerr

Miranda Kerr is an Australian fashion model. She began her career at 11 years old as the face of many popular ads in Sydney. Dubbed a top supermodel, she is also a famous businesswoman and author. She is currently a Victoria Secret Angel. Kerr is a happily married mother with one son.

Duckie Thot

Duckie Thot is a model on the rise to supermodel status. She will be the new face for L’oreal Paris. She was 3rd runner-up on Americas Top Model and was born in Australia. She also made an appearance in the SS17 Yezzy Show with Kanye West. Today, she is working with Fenty. Thot started her modeling career at the age of 15.

Many women and men still aspire to be discovered in the modeling industry. Signing to the right agency can open up many doors, including the infamous catwalk opportunity. If you’re interested in becoming a model, the fastest way to get recognized is through a scouting agency.