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The Modeling Life by Donna Rubinstein, Jennifer Kingson Bloom

"Through the years, Donna has become a friend to many young models just starting out. For most, she gave them their first start. Think of her as your friend and take her advice, and learn about this exciting career you've been thinking about."--Barbara Taylor, mother of models Niki and Krissy

What's it really like to be a fashion model? How did top models get their big breaks? Do I have what it takes to break into this business? If you have ever asked any of these questions, The Modeling Life is the book for you -- and Donna Rubinstein is the woman to answer them.

As the model editor of Seventeen magazine, Rubinstein has helped launch countless careers, including those of such big names as Niki Taylor, Kate Moss, Cameron Diaz, and Liv Tyler. Now, in The Modeling Life: The One (And Only) Book That Gives You the Inside Story of What Business Is Like and How You Can Make It, she goes behind the scenes with today's top models and shows how dreams can come true. Young hopefuls will learn about a model's day-to-day routine, the highs and lows of the career, and how one can achieve a balanced life in an ever-changing industry.

Through interviews with more than 50 models, including Niki Taylor, Beverly Peele, Navia Nguyen, and Jaime Rishar, and anecdotes from her more than ten years in the business, Rubinstein gives practical advice and an insider's glimpse into the world so many young women dream of. She covers every aspect of the modeling industry, including:

  • Tips on getting and dealing with an agent
  • A step-by-step guide to how the industry works
  • Scams to know and avoid
  • Lists of modeling agencies, conventions, and contests
  • A quiz that can help young girls determine, "Are You Cut Out to Be a Model?"
  • Diaries of photo shoots
  • Priceless tips from models themselves

"I lecture at modeling conventions, appear on television talk shows, and get inquires from all corners of the globe about modeling," writes Rubinstein. "The most common questions I am asked, over and over again, are 'How can I get into modeling?' 'Do I have what it takes to be a model?' and 'What is it really like to be a fashion model?' For every young person who has asked me those questions, as well as for those who have always wondered, I have written this book."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399524097
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/12/1998
Pages: 314
Product dimensions: 7.52(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.89(d)

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