SUMMER ‘09 IS HERE ANDwhilenoneof us can predictquite what the weatherwillbe, we can promise that theMD team will be workinghardto help you achieve yourmodelling ambitions. Here at
magazine we’re doingour best to help too,withtipson health, beauty and mentalwell-beingfor all, plus newsof some of the assignmentsthatthose already signed upwith Models Directhaveenjoyed in recent months.Whateveryour plans thisseason,we’re delighted towelcome you to the MDcommunity, and hope you’llfind plenty toinform andentertainyou in this issue.GILLIAN BENDALLEditor
In this issue
04Ten for men
Forget thoserigorous exercise regimes, restrictivediets and guilt-ridden lifestyle plans–if you’re a man, all you need tostay healthy and happy is to followthis simple set of rules
07Models Direct news
Around-up of news from the team at ModelsDirect, plus models talk about theirrecent assignments
With its fabulousnew branding, Models Direct is evenbetter placed to bring models andclients together…
12Get a grip!
We all have a mentalpicture of who we are, how we look,what we’re good at and what ourweaknesses might be and forteenagers, it’s especially important tomake its impact on the self-esteemapositive one
Change yourskincare regime to suit the newseason…
Models Direct has unveiled a bright new look and business brandingthis summer – just the latest move in the company’s continuingcommitment to invest in its people and position at the forefront of themodelling industry. For more on the new look take a look at p11 or logon to the website www.modelsdirect.com.
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Look after your smile–it’s good for you!
Awinning smile may help yourmodelling ambitions, but now it’sclear that it could help protectagainst major health issues too.Gum disease – typicallysignalled by bleeding – affects19 in 20 of the population tovarying degrees, according to theBritish Dental Health Campaign.Research links gum disease to:•Heart disease – September2008 saw researchers presentnew evidence to the Society ofGeneral Microbiology in Dublin.Bristol University ProfessorHoward Jenkinson said: “Itdoesn’t matter how fit, slim orhealthy you are, you’re adding toyour chances of getting heartdisease by having bad teeth.”•Diabetes – Columbia Universitylast winter completed anextensive study on links to type2diabetes and established apattern of people with gumdisease being nearly twice aslikely to develop the condition.•Premature births – in July 2007the University of Chile found linksbetween gum disease andpremature births. One in threewomen at risk of prematurelabour presented with gumdisease bacteria in their amnioticfluid, as well as their mouth.•Low birth weight babies – theraising of amniotic fluids meanswomen with gum disease areseven times more likely to havealow birth weight baby.Thankfully, beating gumdisease can be a simple matterof good oral healthcare. Studiesshow people leading healthy,active lifestyles are 40 per centless likely to experience gumdisease. Brushing twice a day fortwo minutes a time with a fluoridetoothpaste is an essential start tothe routine, while flossing orbrushing between the teeth isanother essential technique.
OUR NEW LOOK
“I really enjoyed working at the show, itwas somuchfun.The people I was workingfor were lovely and very downto earth,they really looked after me and made sureIwas OK with everything I wasdoing!Theytook a fewpics ofmeandthey are goingto email them to me so I will upload theseonto my profile on Models Direct, andhopefully may gain some more work inthenearfuture. Thankyou for your help–much appreciated.”Sacha, model fee £300“The assignmentwas fantastic. The othermodels were veryfriendly. Themembers of stafffrom JasmineDirect are a greatbunch toworkwith, lookingforward toworking withthem again.”Rebecca, modelfee £400“Thank you forthe assignment,itwas a greatday. Theteammade me feel comfortablethroughout the day. It wasareallyenjoyable day.”Margaret (firstassignment within threeweeks of registering), model fee £185“Thankyou again for the assignment,all the team were extremely polite andfriendly.”Laura, model fee £300“Thankyou for the opportunityto work atthe event. I really did enjoy myself andmet some very interesting people.”Tara, model fee £260“First I got a call from the agency sayingIhadto go for a photoshootwithLee thephotographer.Iwas so excited to justtakethe photos because this was the first timethe agency got back to me. He was reallyfriendly, he explained everythingthatwashappening. After a fewdaysIwas told Ihad the partandhadto go for a wardrobecheck! The day I went I was so excited butnervous about what I wouldbeaskedtowear. ButwhenIwas there the peopleweresonice and helped me witheverything, I evengotbreakfast! On thecommercial daythey did my hair and makeup,Iwas feeling like a star already!Iwaslooked after the whole time.Itwas anamazingday and if I had the chance todoit again I would!”Antoniette, model fee £532“Both days went well. Saturday was lovely,anicechanceto be out making the mostof the niceweather and Sarah,thegirlIwaswith,was really nice and easyto getalong with which made the daygoalotfaster, even with sore feet! Sunday was