Glamour models do not need to be tall or thin; instead it helps to be shapely and curvaceous. Some companies still use glamour and fashion models for promoting their company through calendars and marketing campaigns. Magazines such as Playboy and Penthouse are world-famous and many glamour models who have appeared in such magazines have become famous celebrities in their own right.
However, most glamour models end up on the internet modelling on websites, live webcam or streaming videos as there is a huge demand for glamour models in this segment. Hourly rates for glamour modelling are often higher than other types of modelling.
The field of glamour modelling is more accessible than others, and there are many photographers who do test shoots for glamour models. However, beware of seedy photographers and agents in this field. Make sure you check them out first before you sign on to do anything.
Always be comfortable and in control, and if you are unsure, take someone along with you. Getting into the high-paying glamour modelling work can take as much effort as becoming a high fashion model.
In the UK, you have to be over the age of 18 to pursue glamour modelling by yourself.
How do I maintain a healthy body and mind in a highly competitive industry?
It is a challenge to keep this balance when it seems you are being judged by others all the time. Try to find some balance in your life by keeping in touch with friends who are not in the 'industry', and spending time on other activities. Having interests outside of modelling will help too. Being self critical, judging yourself harshly, or paying too much attention to the opinions of others can all get you down. Think about how you could help be positive towards other people- giving them compliments, or encouragement because what goes around comes around too.