REQUIREMENTS FOR SWIMSUIT MODELING JOBS
Most swimsuit modeling jobs have very specific physical requirements since swimsuit models must have great bodies. Almost all swimsuit models have long legs, small waists, great curves and nice tanned skin.
- Most female swimsuit models are between the height 5'6"-6'0"
- Female swimsuit models are between 100-130lbs, in proportion to height.
- Swimsuit models must have great skin, usually tanned, and with no big, noticeable tattoos.
- Swimsuit models usually have long legs, a small waist, and a "bottleneck" figure as this looks best in swimsuits.
SWIMSUIT MODELING AGENCIES
Modeling agencies send out their top models for swimsuit modeling jobs. The models are also usually their high fashion and editorial models. The modeling agencies work with national retailers, companies, local stores, and fashion designers with swim wear collections and related products.
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SWIMSUIT MODELING PHOTOGRAPHY
Swimsuit models can engage in TFP's with local photographers to help build their modeling portfolios. Not only can these photographs be creative when taken in different and unique exotic settings, but they can also be used in stock photography. Swimsuit models, import models, and showroom models are often photographed in swimsuits. Being photographed in their swimsuits will also show off any model's body. This is definitely something top modeling agencies look for.
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SWIMSUITMODELING PORTFOLIOS& COMP CARDS
A swimsuits model's portfolio and comp cards should include a variety of photos, styles, and poses in different swimsuits. Your modeling portfolio and comp cards should show off your body. Read more on modeling portfolios and comp cards >
SWIMSUIT MODELING COMPETITIONS & MODEL SEARCH
Every year, companies hold swimsuit modeling competitions, like the Miss Hawaiian Tropic and Swimsuit Illustrated, to promote themselves. The model search start at local modeling competitions, then advance to national and international levels.
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