New to Modeltypeface: Only Human
Something that seems to have resonated with a lot of my readers is my embarrassing stories. A lot of the embarrassment stems from vaginally-related narrative, though there are other body parts always willing to show me up as well. I’m fully aware that a lot of this success is due to the fact that people enjoy laughing at me. But it’s more than that.
People like to see that models can come a cropper, just like everyone else. We are presented as very airbrushed, perfect and faultless people (until we get older and do Tena Lady adverts, and even then we make it quite glamorous). Models don’t seem to have body hair/squidgy parts/pores/knees…
Well let me tell you…in regards to me at least, there’s a lot of squidge, pores, I ALWAYS miss the bit behind my ankle when epilating and thankfully I do have knees.
I went into my agency for our Christmas party (which looked a bit like this)…
…And all the models who read the blog delighted in telling me their embarrassing stories. And some of them even made me cringe!
And so ‘Only Human’ was born. I’ll be sharing with you some of their most horrific stories in a bid not only to entertain you but to illustrate the fact that we’re not really that amazing. People should stop beating themselves up that they don’t look/act like the models in the magazines cos frankly…
1) WE don’t look like that in real life and
2) We’re just as likely to drunk text/bad dance/feel self-conscious/get our period at the worst possible time…Even Naomi took a tumble on the catwalk!
I hope you enjoy it and I thank my model mates for their honesty in some of the upcoming articles!