Friday, January 16, 2009

What is a model Really? The dictionary can help

So many meanings of model. Model Car, Model T, Financial Model,…When I say the word model there is not that lush at the end of it, the “del” part of it. It does not sound like, “maa Dell.” Or “mode Dell” it is simply model. As a word that means “

noun, adjective, verb,

1.a standard or example for imitation or comparison.
2.a representation, generally in miniature, to show the construction or appearance of something. image in clay, wax, or the like, to be reproduced in more durable material.
4.a person or thing that serves as a subject for an artist, sculptor, writer, etc.
5.a person whose profession is posing for artists or photographers.
6.a person employed to wear clothing or pose with a product for purposes of display and advertising.
7.a style or design of a particular product: His car is last year's model.
8. a pattern or mode of structure or formation.
9. a typical form or style.
10. a simplified representation of a system or phenomenon, as in the sciences or economics, with any hypotheses required to describe the system or explain the phenomenon, often mathematically.
11. Zoology. an animal that is mimicked in form or color by another.
–adjective 12. serving as an example or model: a model home open to prospective buyers.
13. worthy to serve as a model; exemplary: a model student.
14. being a small or miniature version of something: He enjoyed building model ships.
–verb (used with object) 15. to form or plan according to a model.
16. to give shape or form to; fashion.
17. to make a miniature model of.
18. to fashion in clay, wax, or the like.
19. to simulate (a process, concept, or the operation of a system), commonly with the aid of a computer.
20. to display to other persons or to prospective customers, esp. by wearing: to model dresses.
21. to use or include as an element in a larger construct: to model new data into the forecast.
–verb (used without object) 22. to make models.
23. to produce designs in some plastic material.
24. to assume a typical or natural appearance, as the parts of a drawing in progress.
25. to serve or be employed as a model.

Not how it did not say a girl on the internet, or a person posing for the pleasure of men?

When I think of a model, I do not picture over-the-top glamour, which television and magazine editorials may make it assume to be like, because that is unrealistic. Modeling is not something that a girl should think is only about “shiny legs, and airbrushing and a fan blowing their hair as everyone crowds around to watch her pose.” That is not a realistic mindset to settle on. Modeling for a girl today, especially a shorter girl, is about the product, the product’s image and personality and you as the model fitting that, to sell it, because why are models needed? Because they are meant to help SELL the product, whether it is a jewelry line, or a tampon.

Look it up in the Dictionary.

That definition of what a model is, is a lot more realistic there. More than any TV show or website can imply.

And if you are shorter, then the word model should mean these things: Close ups, beauty shots, personality, smiles, lifestyle products, energy, and natural.

I would notice the girls on the packaging of haircare boxes smiling, those girls are print models. That is the type of look, headshot and appeal you want to show.

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