13 Types of Models

What you may or may not realize in the modelling industry, there are quite a few different types of models.

While our modelling agency work with different types of models, it is advantageous for you to know in advance what type of model you’d like to be so that you can focus your attention in that direction.

Here’s a list of different models:

High fashion (Editorial) Models

Models who work in the fashion industry are often known as editorial models. The term “editorial” or “print” modelling refers to the use of photos to communicate a story. Designers, current fashion or beauty trends, the newest in cosmetics, hair, skin-care, and other topics are all included in a picture article. These editorials are highly sought after since they set the industry’s current trends. Fashion models are hired by major fashion firms and appear on the covers of worldwide fashion publications such as Elle, Glamour, and Vogue.

A female fashion model’s normal height ranges from 5 feet and 9 inches to 6 feet. The necessary height for men is 5 feet 11 inches to 6 feet 3 inches. Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, and Karlie Kloss are all well-known fashion models. Chrissy Teigen, Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, and Miranda Kerr are some of the other well-known fashion models. These kinds of models need to maintain a pretty stringent living plan. Diet and exercise are two topics that require special consideration. Professionalism and an aspirational mindset are also required.

Fashion (Catalogue) Models

Catalogue models are in higher demand than ever before thanks to the internet boom. They are not only setting new fashion trends in print catalogues, but they are also taking over the Internet world. To capture the attention of the client’s wide audience, catalogue models must resemble genuine people. They use eye-catching imagery and well-written material to get people to buy their items or use their services. As a result, they do not strictly comply with the fashion model’s strict specifications. They do, however, require a captivating personality, a positive attitude, good skin and hair, and a million-watt grin. The customer specifies if he or she wants short, tall, young, old, skinny, or plus-size models of various races, depending on the catalogue.

Commercial Models

Commercial models can wear a variety of hats to meet the needs of their clientele. They can be any age, size, shape, or height because their jobs range from product advertising to service marketing to promotional events for housewares, cuisine, travel, and cosmetics, among other things. Commercial models function in a variety of industries, including print, digital, retail, and television. Their task is to look good in retail apparel or to be able to properly advertise a product or service. Commercial models are employed if they are between 5’6″ and 5’11” tall in the case of females, and between 5’9″ and 6’2″ tall in the case of males, according to the industry’s standard sample size. These are also one of the most common types of models in Malaysia.

Mature Models

It’s never too late to start modelling as an adult. It’s more crucial than having the expertise to be at ease behind the camera, to convey grace and a friendly personality, and to maintain a professional demeanour. A mature model is often between the ages of 35 and 40 and is healthy and physically fit. A mature model is unconcerned with greys, wrinkles, or age spots. Several high-end fashion publications and big design firms are considering employing models of various ages in their campaigns and catalogues. Assignments in the health, pharmaceutical, and editing fields are also available. Many have demonstrated that age is only a number and that it is never too late to break into the fashion industry.

Promotional Models

Promotional models are sometimes known as brand ambassadors or promo models. They usually work on projects for consumer-oriented brands. Promotional events, trade exhibitions, digital debuts, live shows, and conferences all use them. Some brands that hire promotional models in Malaysia include My News, Maggi, Daniel Wellington and many more. Because a large part of their job is to drive consumer demand for a given product or service by personally dealing with potential customers, they must be extroverted and highly interactive. This is a common type of brand promotion or marketing. A promotional model should be articulate, smart, fully comprehend the client’s requirement, and have an in-depth understanding of the product, in addition to being conventionally attractive. A promotional model’s chances of finding employment and being noticed by professionals and industry insiders increase as he or she works more.

Parts Models

A Parts Model is a model that specialises in modelling for specific body parts such as the hand, leg, foot, and facial features. Editorial, advertising, and catalogue work all benefit from a parts model. This style of modelling is aimed at meeting very precise visual needs. For example, the model for a jewellery brand endorsement must have immaculate, even-toned skin and well-trimmed and shaped nails.

Fit Models

Fit Models collaborate with fashion designers and manufacturers to ensure that each garment has the perfect fit, drape, and movement. Because the garment and fashion industries cater to a wide range of people, their samples are designed to fit a variety of shapes and sizes. Their items can’t be transported unless the sizes of their outfits are double-checked. This is when a fit model’s role comes into play. Fit models, whether tiny or plus-sized, do not need to have the editorial and runway figures printed in publications, but their employment demands them to be well-toned and keep steady body weight. Fit models, who have ideal size 6 or 8 bodies, play a huge impact in how the items we buy actually fit.

Fitness Models

Fitness modelling is a highly competitive field that requires devotion, hard work, and determination. The majority of fitness models are health buffs. Fitness models almost always have an athletic background. They live a healthy lifestyle, eat nutritious foods, and exude pleasant energy. Because of their adaptability, these models can play a variety of roles. Athletic apparel and fitness industries, as well as supplement and commercial makers, have a high demand for fitness models.

Glamour Models

The term ‘glamour’ refers to an enticing or thrilling aspect that makes individuals or things appear alluring. Glamour modelling is a type of modelling that concentrates on the appearance or presentation of a model. Glamour modelling is typically utilised for commercial purposes, with photos appearing in publications such as magazines, posters, calendars, and adverts for cosmetics and health items. Glamour models must be at least 18 years old to be considered. Their body and appearance must adhere to tight agency guidelines. Your glamour photoshoot can benefit from the correct setting. As a result, it’s crucial to learn how to pick the ideal areas that fit your concept, accent your wardrobe and cosmetics, and integrate with your overall look.

Swimsuit and Lingerie Models

Models in swimsuits and lingerie are frequently confused with glamour models, however, the two are not interchangeable. Swimwear and lingerie models, as the name implies, model specialised clothing such as lingerie, swimsuits, summer, and nightwear. Depending on their expertise, and versatility, these models can walk fashion runway shows, appear in fashion editorials, and even appear in commercial catalogues for a variety of brands, designers, and retailers. Models of this type are required to keep a close eye on their nutrition in order to retain their shape and size.

Child Models

Consider wide-eyed newborns with grins from ear to ear, dressed in the latest children’s fashion or endorsing a variety of businesses. Children who are cheerful, happy, engaged, crowd-friendly and quick learners are often sought by agencies. They are usually younger than 13 years old. A child model can work on a variety of assignments, from editorial work to advertising contracts. The size and height of a child model vary depending on the project. When it comes to selection, agencies take a very skill-based approach. They like a child who is intelligent and has the ability to engage and collaborate with strangers. Intuition, adaptability, and understanding are all qualities that a youngster should possess.

Petite Models

Petite modelling may be a good option for you if you have a unique appearance, exude confidence, have a signature style, and have the correct attitude. A petite model stands no more than 5′ 1″ tall and no more than 5′ 7″ tall. You must be aware of your unique abilities and characteristics and use them to your advantage. You could work as a small model in the fashion, commercial, glamour, and part-time modelling industries. Select catalogues, advertisements, and periodicals have modelling opportunities available. With devoted styles, new retailers are catering to the smaller market. Petite models like Lily-Rose Depp, Emily Ratajkowski, and Aaron Frew are immensely popular in the fashion industry.

Plus-Size Models

There are more options for plus-size models in the commercial and fashion industries as demand grows. The majority of companies and agencies have a dedicated plus-size sector, which is expanding the modelling industry. More and more fashion firms are redefining defined standards of ‘beauty in a way that is different from traditional mainstream modelling, i.e. tall, slender, and perfect. A plus-size model has the ability to walk runways, work on assignments for big fashion labels, and conduct commercial modelling for a variety of publications and media sources.

Runway Models / Catwalk Models

Runway Models, often known as catwalk models, are possibly the most important because they disseminate a lot of fashion-related content and personal styling modifications. Female models must be at least 5.9 feet tall, while male models must be between 5’11” and 6’2″. Fashion is an extremely rigid industry with high and at times absurd, standards. It is a difficult industry to break into because the criteria are rigid. Models are hired by the majority of fashion designers to fit into their collections. Models with slim figures are the most popular.

Freelance Models

Models who work on a freelance basis are not full-time models. They work on shoots on a project-by-project or requirement-by-requirement basis. They are not often represented by a modelling agency or an agent. As a result, they must properly market themselves in order to attract new customers. Marketing, promotion, branding, and networking are their responsibilities. They may have fewer gigs than other models because they are not represented by an agent or agency. However, they will save a significant amount of money because they will not be required to pay any commissions, which will have an impact on the amount of money they make.

Huh, that’s all, I guess.

Evergreen Talents Modelling Agency in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia works with a large portion of different types of models, and you are welcome to get in touch any time.