should all runway models be skinny and tall?

@athinapie (1152)
Philippines
April 15, 2008 7:37pm CST
when i see fashion shows in television, i notice that all models are like so skinny and very much tall! i had dreams of becoming a model when i was young but all that changed since now, i am 18 years old, standing at just five foot two and with an athletic figure. so sad... but i am very happy to have heard about plus size models in the runway. for me, they are beautiful and they represent real women out there.
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@sunkissed (4332)
• United States
16 Apr 08
No, I do not think that all runway models should be tall and skiny, to me they do not even look healthy . I think they should have models from all of the body types.I do however have a granddaughter that is into modeling, she is 10 years old. She is very petite, tall and thin. But not everyone is like this.I myself am plussized. I love to see these plus-size models they look alot better to me.
@athinapie (1152)
• Philippines
16 Apr 08
i agree with you. coz not all people have the same body types and i think they should have a good representation of each body type like athletic, plus size, petite and more.
@sunkissed (4332)
• United States
16 Apr 08
I feel the same way you do, I like to see the people up there on the runway modeling every kind of clothing, not just the small petite clothing.
@MGjhaud (20742)
• Philippines
16 Apr 08
Yes. It's part of the model standards. I read an article that a model should have at least 5'8" or 5'9" in height, I forgot sorry. And they should be skinny but still presentable of being skinny. It's really hard to get into that world. It needs a lot of work to be part of the fashion industry.
• Canada
16 Apr 08
I really do think models should be slim and tall, but so skinny that they look sick or are sick. Models should have a nice figure.
@kbourgerie (8774)
• United States
16 Apr 08
No, I don't think that all models should be skinny and tall. It does not represent the way that women look today. If you go to the mall, how often do you see a woman that fits the model stature? Its simply not realistic.
• United States
16 Apr 08
I wonder how that trend got started in the first place. I doubt it was always the case in modeling. I guess they think they clothes look better on thin, tall models. But, I've seen the plus-sized models and they look better than I do and I'm not plus-sized. I think the people who model those clothes should look like the people who they are made for. If they are made for petites, then they should be modeled by petite models.