San Clemente California – Top Models Everywhere

Have you ever visited sunny southern California?  One of my favorite places to visit is San Clemente, CA.  I have a friend there that I say with.  I love the beach community and although it has changed over the years, it still has that small beach town feeling.  You can still walk along the main street for great food and shopping and parking is still free.

One my most recent visit, my friend and I started talking about my  blog as we made our way to the beach to grab happy hour on the pier.

I am not quite sure if it was because we were talking about the blog, but there seemed to be the Next America’s Top Models everywhere we turned.

Why is it that Southern California attracts so many “models”?  Do they migrate here or are they just “born that way” .  Maybe it is the lure of Hollywood and all that LA seems to offer that causes them to seemingly migrate to southern California.

I know I know – some of you will hate that I am referring to the beauty outside not inside, but really that is what Americas Next Top Model is out about.  I am not saying there aren’t beautiful people in other parts of the country or other parts of the world … just saying that it seems like there is a higher population there.

Just an observation ….

Anyway, food for thought. I am giving a shout out to his San Clemente Family owned carpet cleaning business.  Thanks for letting me hang at your place last week!

The TV Show

I am sure you have seen the reality show Americas Next Top where women compete for money and a modeling contract.

The show began in the spring of 2003 on the UPN tv network with former supermodel and tv personality Tyra Banks as the show’s executive producer and the show’s host. The show begins each new cycle with the contestants competing in different challenges and photo shoots, and at the end of the show, one of the aspiring models is eliminated.

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How To Break Into Modeling


You have been obsessed with fashion magazines for as long as you can remember, and your daydreams usually consist of you strutting your stuff down a long runway at New York Fashion Week.

You live for the latest issue of Glamour and Vogue and spend hours in front of the mirror practicing your poses for a photographer. Everyone says you have “the look”, so maybe it’s time to do something about it.

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Short Girls Can Model Too!

If you’re anything like me, a 5’5” girl who thinks modeling is the last possible job you could ever hold, think again. Personally, when I think of a model, I think of a tall, slender woman who is tan and has perfect features. But the truth is, short girls like us can make it in the modeling world too, if you know where to look.

To name a few:

  • DEVON AOKI – 5’5″ – She walked the runway for Chanel and Versace!
  • TWIGGY – 5’4″ – British Supermodel
  • KATE MOSS – 5’6″ – Role Model and Supermodel in Size 0 Fashion

Check out this magazine Bella Petite – The founder of this magazine organized shows and events for models 5’5″ and under.   She created and produced the a nationally televised show for petite models.

bella petite

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Ever Wonder How To Get On America’s Top Model?

  • You need to be professional.   Most people think models can do what they what how they want with who they want.  It’s simply not true.  They are professional take direction, are on time and never rude.
  • Practice makes perfect. Practice your poses and make sure you have a versatile look.  Have a friend take photos of you in a number of different poses so you know which ones you need to perfect.
  • Be confident.  You will be getting a lot of constructive criticism so you will need a thick skin.  Be prepared to answer lots of questions.
  • Hire an agency.  Pick one with a great reputation and someone who is professional when you meet them.  Interview them to make sure they have your same goals in mind.  Have them take photos and put a portfolio together for you.
  • Enter into competitions. You will want to make sure that you have plenty of experience. It makes a big difference.