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How to Become a Curve Model

As the fashion industry continues to evolve, there has been a growing demand for models of all shapes and sizes. The term "curve model" refers to models that have fuller figures, or are sometimes referred to as plus size models, typically ranging from UK size 10 and upwards.

If you're interested in pursuing a career as a curve model in the UK, here are some top tips you need to know.

Bridge Agency's Raul Samuel, a black plus size male model walks down a catwalk.
Raul Samuel walks in LFW AW/23 and is a Big and Tall Model for BRIDGE.
Bridge Agency's Andie, a curve female model, poses in a photoshoot.
Andie is a Curve Model for BRIDGE

Understand the Industry

First and foremost, it's important to understand the industry and what's expected of you as a model. Curve models are expected to have confidence, professionalism, and a great attitude. You'll be working with designers, photographers, and other professionals in the industry, so it's important to be comfortable in your own skin, have a positive outlook and a professional demeanour.

Build Your Portfolio

Your portfolio is a collection of your best work, including high-quality photos and images that showcase your unique look and style. If you're just starting out, you may want to work with a professional photographer who can help you create a portfolio that showcases your curves in the best possible light, this is called a test shoot.

A test shoot is a photo session that models participate in that showcases their modelling strengths and versatility. The purpose of a test shoot is to create a portfolio that can be used to approach agencies, casting directors, and other industry professionals to secure future work.

Network and Attend Events

The fashion industry is all about connections, so it's important to attend events and network with other professionals in the industry. Joining online groups and attending industry events can help you make connections and learn more about the industry. This will help you build professional relationships and even find potential opportunities for work.

Get Signed by a Modelling Agency

Research modelling agencies that specialise in curve models, have a good reputation and a track record of success. Working with a modelling agency can be a great way to get started as a curve model in the UK. An agency can help you find work, negotiate contracts, and provide guidance and support throughout your career.

Apply for modelling agencies via their website or casting calls and you may receive interest in being signed.

Stay Active and Healthy

As a curve model, it's important to maintain a healthy and fit body. This doesn't mean you have to be a certain size or weight, but it does mean that you should take care of yourself and your body. Exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, and get plenty of rest.

A modelling career is fast-paced and a full day of traveling and shooting can be physically draining for any model so maintaining a healthy lifestyle is imperative to be able to give 110% on set for your clients.

Be Prepared for Rejection

Like any career in the entertainment industry, modelling can be highly competitive and rejection is common. Don't take rejection personally and continue to work on your modelling skills and portfolio. Keep a positive attitude and remain persistent in pursuing your goals!

Becoming a curve model in the UK can be an exciting and fulfilling career path. With the right attitude, hard work, and determination, you could achieve your dreams of becoming a successful curve model.

Do you have what it takes? We are always scouting for new talent at BRIDGE for our London and New York divisions, click here to find out more!
Bridge Agency's Sophie Lait, a plus size female influencer and curve model, smiles.
Sophie Lait (right) is a Curve Model and Influencer for BRIDGE.