2009 GOTOFFTOAFALSEstart for me when a slip onice left me with a shatteredwrist... being waited on for afew weeks was lovely, but didnothing for my resolutions tolose weight and work outmore! The article on p14couldn’t have come along ata better time – apparentlyspring is the best season forlife changes, so I am dustingoff my to-do list and amdetermined to get back ontrack. If making it as a modelis among your ambitions thisyear, there’s plenty in
to inspire and help you. And,as always, a dedicated teamat Models Direct workingon your behalf. Read aboutthem, and the assignmentsof our models have worked onrecently, on pages 5-12.GILLIAN BENDALLEditor
In this issue
04First impressions last
Creating a good first impression iskey to getting your assignment offto a flying start. Here’s how to makethe most of those new encounters
05Models Direct news
A round-up of news from the team at ModelsDirect, plus models talk about theirrecent assignments
09A match made in heaven
Well, at Models Direct anyway! Signup and you can be sure there’s ahard-working team dedicated to thetask of finding you modelling workaround the UK
13Snap to it!
Don’t let yourselfdown with poor portfolio pictures – adecent image is just a click away…
14Make a fresh start
Spring isthe season for new beginnings, andthat makes it a perfect time to setout rules for a healthier, happier life
A recent survey of past and present Models Direct talent revealed themotivation behind their modelling ambitions. Some said they dreamt ofa full-time career as a model while others simply hoped to earn extramoney from assignments. But a convincing percentage cited the desireto ‘do something different’ as their main inspiration. Interesting, then,that a study by the New Economics Foundation found that Britonshave Europe’s fourth-highest levels of boredom. Clearly those involvedin that study hadn’t heard of Models Direct!
Happiness comes with curves,according to a study whichrevealed that size fourteenwomen are the most satisfiedwith their life and looks.Girls who wear the dress sizerated their general happinesshigher than any other, accordingto research from cereal brandSpecial K.More than 43 per cent of size14 women also said they were ashappy as they could be with theircareer, and almost a third saidthey couldn’t be more contentwith their love life.Second happiest are size12 women, with almost three-quarters saying they arecompletely satisfied with theirfriendships and 45 per centsaying they enjoy a verysuccessful career.Size eight women came third inthe poll of 3,000 women, closelyfollowed by those who wear asize 16 and a size 10.Those who wear a size 24 orabove did not fare quite so well,with 18 per cent admitting theyare extremely unhappy with theirlife, less than four per centunhappy with their career andmore than one in 10 extremelyunhappy with their love life.But researchers discoveredthat it’s not just plus-size womenwho are unhappy, as size six girlscame fourth, with size 18 womenat number five.A spokeswoman for Special Ksaid: “It’s great to discover thatbeing a size zero doesn’tnecessarily bring happiness. Ourresearch shows that the curviersize 14 woman is much morecomfortable with her shape andhas a happier outlook on life.”