Saturday, October 14, 2006

It's Time! Time To Have More Asian Models

Yasmin Tayag said...
A lot of Asians don't think they have what it takes for
modelling. What physical attributes are needed to become a
model?

There are different types of modelling - photo modelling, runway modelling, TV modelling. Within those mediums (magazines, newspapers, fashion shows for the press and buyers, television), you have different age groups, different lifestyles, etc..

When talking about physical beauty, bone structure and body proportions are really critical.

The reason most Asians think they don't have what it takes, is because they only see Caucasian models in the mainstream. It's time to have more Asians in the modelling, don't you think?

11:19 PM

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Absolutely it's time for more Asians, it doesn't have to be in your face either. Just some amount of representation to start is fine. Some designers such as Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren never use any Asians at all on the catwalks, at least in the last 15 years or so, probably not since Anna Bayle retired!!

Their clothes are made in China, and many of their customers are Asian, but they just don't represent. But then they hardly use black or other minority models too so the issue is much larger.

8:01 PM  
Anonymous NewYorkCityMestizoModel1987 said...

Yes! Finally, I can see you work the runway!
I've heard your name for a few years now, and used you as inspiration for my own modeling. Yet it wasn't until your page that I finally saw you.
I am mestizo, and I want to bring back the LOOK!
Anna, get back out there! Be on talk-shows, teach classes, whatever, but I think we can all show the world-the Filipino!

10:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Definitely! I agree 100%, and not only because I, myself, am a Filipino person, its because most models this days like Anna has said are almost all Caucasians. I remember watching the Victoria's Secret Fashion show a while ago and remember one thing: there were abosolutely no Asians at all. There were a couple Africans and South Americans but none, from what i could tell were of Asian Ancestry. Its a shame because Asian people see these and think that the career of modeling is not for them. I hope that you spread the word of how Asians are an exotic and beautiful race.

9:48 PM  

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