Industry professionals and veteran models sit down with emerging talent for monthly installments where IMG Models share their best recipes, learn valuable life skills and, most importantly, build community. At IMG, every face has a story. Want to tell us yours? Perhaps best known for her athletic physique and honey-blonde tousled mane, she is currently the face of the iconic Chanel No. While that isn't an absolute truth, Ballou is one of the most accomplished and celebrated male models of the modern era.
It is estimated that more than half of American women are over size 14 and the average waist size of an American male is But with plus-size and curvy female models usually a US size 10 and up, and plus-size and brawn male models wearing a size XL and up, more sizes are being represented than ever before. This is great news for brands because it means they can target a broader audience and have their message reach people no matter their size. Models have often been separated and categorized by size, and many brands have regularly catered to either straight-sizes or plus sizes, but not to both. Today, we are seeing a mix of models of all sizes working on the same campaigns with one another, and more brands are making clothing that fits a wide variety of sizes. We witnessed straight-size model Coco Rocha walking alongside plus-size models Precious Lee and Iskra Lawrence, among others.
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Ever wondered how top models really get discovered? Teen Vogue did some investigating. Their latest video gives us all an insight into the fashion world - revealing the ways some of the hottest young models were scouted by their modelling agencies. Some were discovered the traditional way - through simply walking into an agency, or being stopped in the street or shops by a model scout even when they were as young as years-old! One male model even had his now-agent run up to him through a busy crowd in London's Covent Garden to give him her business card.