Do you have a dream to be a model – a modelling dream?
Is it an out of reach fantasy?
If you had more support and confidence would you give it a go?
It’s natural that many youngsters are attracted to the life of a model as they are growing up. All those times you put on the grownups clothes and shoes and ‘borrowed’ makeup to experiment with. All a part of exploring the world and copying the examples we see around us as we develop. Sometimes the wish doesn’t leave or comes back into your mind as you reach different phases of life. Any dream, even a modelling dream is a lovely thing to have. The body we have been given is our vehicle through life and what better than to use it in this way – show it off and have it adorned, photographed and paraded on the catwalk. Is it self absorbing or shallow? Maybe, but then we don’t get to choose the unique material we each have been given do we? Of course how we look after our body, treat it and view it has a influence too.
There are as many different ways of contributing in this world as there are individuals and being a model seems to have been a role I was meant to play – incredibly! One I’ve had on and off since 1949 when I was discovered at 21 years old. I continue to enjoy it immensely and even have an entry in the Guinness Book of Records as The Oldest Professional Model in the world. What’s not to like? Dressing up, being pampered, travelling and wonderful people – so many fabulous creatives and artists. It suits me for as long as I’m needed and the young girl in me is happy.
What about you? Do you have a dream, a modelling dream – it’s never too late for dreams to come true. Do let me know your dreams and the dreams that have come true for you in the comments below as I’d love to hear.
In my next Daphne News – Types of Models, coming out next week, I’m going to discuss how open and diverse the modelling world is – is there a place for you?