There has never been a better time to enter the modeling industry. We are seeing models on the runway that we would have never seen 20, 15, or even 10 years ago. The recent shift in the industry, from cookie-cutter beauty to inclusivity, has made way for everyone to enter the playing field. Agencies had always operated as the gatekeepers for models, and only a handful of agencies housed the world’s top talent. While that may still be true today, the rest of us are still being scouted and invited to join the world’s stage. Perhaps it was the rise in social media, as it gave everyone the opportunity for exposure. We started to see Instagram accounts turn into celebrity pages, and gain model-like recognition. Soon after, the industry began paying attention to new looks, and the spotlight broadened its narrow focus. Race, size, gender, skin condition, age, being pregnant – these are no longer facing the obstacles they once did. The truth is, there is no one type of beauty. We always knew this, and now the industry is catching up.
There has never been a better time to test your luck in the modeling industry. With FMO, you position yourself to be seen by industry professionals, so be sure to sign up and be part of the shift. You never know who’s going to need your unique look!
Here are some of our favorite models, who are stepping into the spotlight and opening the doors for everyone.