Overview and insight

A Model is a person with a role either to Promote, Display or Advertise commercial products (notably fashion clothing in fashion shows), or to serve as a Visual Aid for people who are creating work of art or to pose for photography. Though models are predominantly females, there are also male models, especially to model clothing. Models may work professionally or casually.

Modelling (“modelling” in American English) is considered to be different from other types of public performance, such as Acting or Dancing. Although the difference between modelling and performing is not always clear, appearing in a film or a play is not generally considered to be “modelling”. Similarly, appearing in a TV advertisement is generally not considered modelling. Modelling generally does not involve speech, its about action, Personal opinions are generally not expressed, and a model’s reputation and image are considered critical.