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Odds of Getting In

The odds of getting in are fair to decent. Models are needed for online publications, catalogs, and print campaigns. Editorial gigs may wane due to the recession. Companies are less willing to pay for expensive advertising campaigns. This trend may change if the economy improves.

The modeling industry changes faster than you will back stage. During the '90s, supermodels like Tyra Banks and Cindy Crawford experienced a heyday. However, all that changed when the fashion industry turned to Eastern European models like Natalie Vodianova (who started at age 11) for runway shows. These models were in their early teens and didn't appeal to the media. Today, the fashion industry has gone back to hiring Americanized-looking models. Editorial and print campaigns tend to hire celebrities more than anonymous models. However, fashion models are still needed on the runway. Ironically, the runway is one of the safest places to go to for many models.