What does it take to become a model?

As fashion week fever kicks in around the world the spotlight is centred on the models that walk down the runway.


Express September 18, 2010



As fashion week fever kicks in around the world - shows are ongoing in London and in Delhi right now, while Karachi will see fashion week take place this October - the spotlight is centred firmly on the models that tirelessly walk down the runway. Models have to stay put in layers of make-up, tall headdresses, uncomfortable shoes and often unflattering clothes and put on a smile and a confident walk for the world to see. Often dismissed as mere ‘hangers’, models in Pakistan have become all-rounders of sorts, dabbling in acting, hosting corporate events and TV shows and even becoming designers.

But what does it take to become a model? The Express Tribune spoke to Pakistani designers, stylists and choreographers about the five key things needed to become a model.

Hassan Shehryar Yasin

Choreographer and designer

Height - should be tall

Beautiful

Should have sense of professionalism

Versatility

Presence

Frieha Altaf

Choreographer and former model

The right attitude - being punctual etc

Looks, figure, height

Being very professional

Social skills and networking

Ambitious

Rizwan Beyg

Designer

Height

Looks

Personality

Confidence

Hard work

Kohi Marri

Photographer

Confidence

Personality

Motivation

Enthusiasm

Patience

Nadia Hussain

Model

Height

Figure

Photogenic

Should have no airs

Education

Tapu Javeri

Photographer

Bone structure Complexion

Height

The desire to become a model

Be photogenic

Published in The Express Tribune, September 19th, 2010.

COMMENTS (1)

SadafFayyaz | 11 years ago | Reply They forgot to mention that tantrum that one must have for becoming a model.......:P
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