|Dazia, e-mail me and we'll chat on my radio show, okay? :)|
But, despite so many different versions of modeling being available, there are still some groups that don't get the same respect as the "original" models.
The 2013 model is more about confidence than ever before because they're taking something different and making it commonplace. It's the new style of defining what beauty truly is. Beauty is truly within the eye of the beholder and no magazine or industry "expert" can tell anyone otherwise.
Gone are the days where you only saw the skinny, long-haired models. Today's models are of all shapes, colors and hair styles and Google has made them mainstream.
Take my example to the right, Dazia Moore. She's a beautiful, young lady and is an example of a modern day model. Like Dazia, today's models are more likely to be curvy, may have a tattoo or two and may not ever be known for strutting down a runway.
They aren't blonde like the "traditional" Brooklyn Decker types or tall like the leggy Gisele Bundchen types. Some come off as everyday women who are more realistic to what we see in everyday life. And I think that's what a majority of their followers appreciate about them. These aren't ladies who are regurgitating meals to conform to an unnatural standard. These are ladies who take what they have and make it look good.
So, when someone mentions the word "model," don't think of the stick figure walking across a runway wearing an outfit that no one outside of the traditional modeling agency could ever wear. Think about the girl next door with a few lights, makeup and a little pizazz.
Here are some examples below of the different flavors you'll find online:
Urban - Most would say "Urban" is just a nice way of saying "black" or "Latina." I would personally prefer that people use the term "Curvy" modeling since "Urban" can come off as offensive to some. These ladies bring back the days of Marilyn Monroe's "Coke bottle figure."