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The biggest mistake made by aspiring models is not knowing about plus size model types. Basically this means knowing what part of the industry you are best suited for. Spending the time to get to know yourself and your type will help you know what kinds of jobs you could book as well as which agent(s) to market yourself to.
To get started, you need to look and see where plus size models are being hired and where. You can find this information:
Look at exclusive plus size clothing companies online to see what kinds of models they are hiring. Check out: Avenue, Catherines, Lane Bryant, Fashion Bug, Silhouettes, Torrid, UllaPopken.com, Always For Me, Hips and Curves and many more
Grab some general fashion mags
Collect catalogs that use plus size models
Watch TV commercials to see who is hiring curvy models/actresses to represent their products. Examples include Dove, Applebees, Crystal Light, etc.
After studying these resources, answer the following:
What types of models/performers are being hired?
What companies are they being hired to represent?
What do I have in common with these models?
Based on these findings, where do I see myself fitting in?
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