Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Hungry: A Young Model's Story of Appetite by Crystal Renn
Hungry: A Young Model's Story of Appetite, Ambition, and the Ultimate Embrace of Curves" by Crystal Renn(co-written with Marjorie Ingall) is a book you should read and I am planning to read. I might read it on the plane to the Emmys this week!
This is a great interview with Crystal on Salon and she also has appeared in Glamour, Vogue and proves you don't have to change YOU to get ahead.
A great video featuring Crystal.
A question to comes to mind right off the bat is: When you started to weigh your "normal" weight, and feel more comfortable with your 'real self' did your agency continue to work with you or did you have to start over and submit again to agencies?
In a Salon interview she mentioned that because FORD Models had many divisions she was able to carry through into other divisions such as plus size, but she still had to push for her chance, "And I was on the people around me to treat me no different than a Size 0. I was like, "Send me to those photographers! Send me, and see what happens. The worst thing they're gonna say is, 'No way.' And then, whatever, then we go to the next one. The interesting thing about Ford [modeling agency], as opposed to other agencies, is that they have many different categories of models. So when you're with an agency that's that supportive of a variety, I have to say, the judgment is way, way less. And the pressure is off. They were completely, 100 percent behind me, and because of them, I was able to do what I do. Another agency would have said, "No way.""
The article on Salon.com
Shorter girls that are a size 12-14 should keep in mind, Crystal is tall.
She is 5'9" and Fashion Agencies like FORD, today tend to have plus size divisions, however they do have height requirements as well. Beware.
Print agencies are more likely to work with shorter models of all sizes. Submit to commercial print agencies and focus on beautiful facial shots, smile shots, and lifestyle personality commercial print shots for your compcard submission.