First of all, forget beauty queens. Models are everything but pageantry girls. We are welcomed to the world of art as we too are freaks. we stand out and usually for all the wrong reasons. Until we find the reason we stand out and instead of rejecting it we harness it, love it, and help it to grow into a super-freak, and that in turn, creates the best model.
Models are not the pretty girls/popular girls/boys in high school, (the “in” crowd usually peak by 21), rather the oddities, the nerds, music students, we come from all walks.
If you’ve stared down bullies in your life you’re halfway there as a model. You won’t always get cast and people will say horrible things about you. You must not take this personally! They are merely reflecting their own inner turmoil and directing it as you simply because they are jealous.
I can honestly say I was just in a room with 9 other models, all of whom were in university studying anything from kinesiology to oncology to genetics. And I was floored by their beauty. I too have studied journalism and medical radiological technology. It’s amazing what you wouldn’t know until you ask the goddesses themselves.
So you think you got what it takes? Find what makes YOU different, make it YOUR brand, and when people start copying what you do, you’re on your way kid. Go get em tiger’s and tigresses!