Why You Shouldn't Be a Supermodel / Model

Thelistmaker
Sorry to burst anyones dream of modeling or offend any models here, but I have to say that modeling is actually one of the worst jobs on the planet. Even though modeling might sound like a glamorous job where you can get rich, famous, and attract every man in the world, it's not like that at all. In fact, it's actually far worse than that, and for many reasons. Ranging from society's stereotypes to actual proven facts, here are the ten reasons why you shouldn't become a supermodel or model.

The Top Ten

1 It's All Just an Illusion

People, not even celebrities, need to Photoshop themselves to make them look good. Everyone has their own natural flaws to accept, even though some can't. Everyone is very beautiful in their own way, no matter what. And people do realized is that when celebrities (especially models) are Photo shopping themselves, they are setting a very bad example to their fans, etc.

Just about every modeling photo taken is fake, thanks to photoshopping. Those aren't really the models true features, it's either the lighting, position, makeup, or photoshopping. So you can pretty much say that it's false beauty. - Thelistmaker

2 It Causes Eating Disorders and Death

Do you know how many girls (and even men) develop eating disorders such as anorexia or bulimia, or commit suicide because they feel inadequate beauty wise compared to models? It's a lot. According to National Eating Disorder Statistics, about 50% of women use unhealthy methods to attain the body of a model. What's even scarier is that 13 out of 100,00 women commit suicide annually because of body image. So if you become a model, then your basically contributing to this epidemic. - Thelistmaker

I agree with this: Eating disorders is never a good thing to experience at all, especially when people are body shamed. Also humans need food and drink to survive, same with animals because there are poor and homeless people in some countries that don't have good food, clean waters are dying from starvation, thirst and their bodies are very, very bony.

3 It Causes Self Esteem Issues

Being a model isn't easy, when it comes to self esteem. It can either lower your confidence through the harsh criticism or turn you into a cocky jerk who thinks their the most beautiful girl (or boy) in the world. - Thelistmaker

4 Models are Objectified

Not trying to be sexist (sorry) but it's true, most men who watch porn or glamor modeling are objectifying women in a way because they are just seen as objects. All models are basically seen as eye candy or just glorified dolls and nothing else (except meat statues, of course). - Thelistmaker

5 Models Have an Unfairly Bad Reputation

One of the most unfairly reputation they have is that they also get angry very easily for A LOT OF LITTLE THINGS and it makes them look very bad by the media. We all get angry at some point, but the way how they get very angry is crossing the line and they end up either in jail or community service. There's a story back in 1999 that Naomi Campbell got arrested for throwing her cell phone at one of her maids and her poor maid got beaten up for no reason. Then the maid called the police they (both the maid and the police officers) had pressed charges against Naomi Campbell and she had to take an anger management class because of her attitude. Naomi Campbell is very lucky that her maids were very nice to her after that because if I were one of her maids and that had happened to me, I've would've quit working of her straight away.

9 years later, in 2008, Naomi Campbell's attitude was a lot worser. Naomi Campbell got banned from British Airways FOR LIFE because while her luggage got either lost or stolen by mistake, the airport receptionist had to calm down became she was very aggressive. When the airport receptionist couldn't calm Naomi down, they had no choice but to call the police on her. The police came over and told her to calm down. But Naomi refused to calm down and started playing the race card game. This is where it gets worser: Naomi Campbell then kicked and spitted on the police officer (discusting)! After that incident, she had to do community service (including scrubbing the toilets on the last day of her community service). Also Naomi Campbell had lied about what had happened in her airport rage interview. And this is why NO ONE should assault a police officer because they protect the law.

Sadly, models are usually stereotyped as bratty, stuck up, and snotty divas who think their the most beautiful. That's not true, since they can actually be the nicest, most humble people you've ever met. Whatever you do, never judge a book by it's cover until you've read the book. - Thelistmaker

This list is right on the spot, I also think that Models can become incredibly judge mental. - RogerWatersfan1999

That's very true, they are practically unintentionally trained to judge other models by appearance and how they carry themselves. It's sad. - Thelistmaker

6 You are Constantly Judged and Criticized

Models are not only judged and criticized; but some of them can also be pretty racist, rude, aggressive towards each other and they put others models down so they can think of themselves as if they're far more beautiful than others. They are very snobby, vain and a bit stuck up (I don't mean it in a bad way but I'm being honest).

In order to be a model, you have to meet the abnormally high (and harsh) expectations the modeling agency gives you. Also for every physical flaw, you are judged for, or they photoshop your appearance (which can create a feeling of imperfection). - Thelistmaker

7 It's Unhealthy Physically

That quote Naomi Campbell has said about how she got very skinny is but not dieting, not even exercising, smokes a lot and drinks every no and then. That is the most saddest quote I've ever heard (though people have their own choice and I don't judge them). What kind of example is she (Naomi Campbell) setting towards all females? It's a horrible example, especially of any females who wants to lose weight. They would copy Naomi Campbell's idea from her immature quote. But in reality, smoking and alcohol can both make you gain weight! Not getting enough exercise and gaining proper nutrients in your body (by healthy eating off course) is SUPER UNHEALTHY! SMOKING LOTS OF CIGARS, DRINKING ALCOHOL EVERY NOW AND THEN, BARELY EATING HEALTHY AND NOT ENOUGH EXERCISE DOES NOT MAKE YOU A HEALTHY PERSON! NOR YOUR LIFESTYLE IS HEALTHY! Naomi Campbell isn't the only one because other models drink alcohol and smoke.

You are so right. I honestly don't know why people would do that to themselves (or follow her example). Did you know that smoking & drinking actually ages you? - Thelistmaker

Did you know the average model is 5'10 and only weighs 110lbs-120lbs. That's extremely thin and unhealthy for a women. That's on the verge of being dubbed anorexic. The average woman is 5'4 and weighs usually around 124lbs. - Thelistmaker

Smoking and alcohol can both speed up your aging process. Same with illegal drugs (cocaine, heroin, etc).

8 Models Aren't as Rich as You Think

I agree. There are other better jobs with higher salaries to achieve on than modeling.

The average model makes an average of $42,180 a year. It isn't bad for income, but it shows that modeling won't make you hundreds of thousands (or millions either). - Thelistmaker

9 It's Too Much Stress and Pressure

This is why I don't like Naomi Campbell. She has an attitude problem, makes fun of others, hires ugly and stupid girls to become a model and she (and the rest of the models) doesn't have any respectful sympathy for the dead. First they want to become an objectifying models, then they want to try acting, singing, dancing, etc when they should stick to modeling and that's it. THEY'RE JUST A PRETTY FACE WITH NO TALENT WHATSOEVER! These models are very SELFISH and only think of themselves. Good luck for models finding another job because modeling is the only thing that they're good at.

I agree. Or at least they haven't found their right potential yet. - Thelistmaker

Models have to go through so much when it comes for finding an accepting agency, paperwork, and long days of hard work with posing while only being payed very little. They also go through much perfecting their bodies to just be accepted by an agency. Not to mention that models have a very restricted diet and exercise plan. - Thelistmaker

10 It's Just Not Worth It Overall

In the beginning of staring a modelling career it looks pretty satisfied. But is a lot difficult than others thought. They have to be a certain type of body (both TALL and SKINNY), there would be no larger size clothes for women especially and this part gets very sad: Even though there could still be an argument with another person at school/work, I feel like the modelling industry has argued quite a lot, compared to other careers because behind the scenes before their Runway, a lot of models would argue about the size of their wings because they wanted the biggest wings ever, so they can stand out far more often than the other models.

Why work a stressful job for only little money when you can be going big with what you love. - Thelistmaker

I agree that people can go big with what they love instead of modeling because modeling can be very stressful, not that glamorous in reality (like other jobs in real life) and actually pretty sad. Great list! Keep it up! 👍👍

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