Friday, October 10, 2008

Model.Live episode 10 recap

On this week's

The girls are finishing up Paris Fashion Week and IMG is deciding whether they have what it takes to be long-term successful models.

Madeline books one show - she closes for Manish Arora and looks beautiful. But even though she finally got to walk on the runway, she still doesn't feel confident about her abilities to be a model. So she decides to let her hair grow out. I guess all those nasty comments from casting directors finally got to her.

Meanwhile IMG is deciding whether Austria should take a year off to grow up and mature a little bit. But Austria shows surprising conviction that she wants to still be a model and refuses to go back home to her "old life and friends." I think the girl just needs to clean up a bit- put on some makeup and smile with confidence. She seemed lackluster at castings and didn't show much personality. She ends up booking one show at Paris Fashion Week.

Cato was clearly the most successful of three, having walked for major shows such as Prada, Dolce and Gabanna and Louis Vuitton. But she is aware that this could all be over tomorrow so she revels in her success.

This episode really highlighted the fact that models have to work very hard to get to the top, but it's even harder to stay there. It also shows how precarious their jobs are. They are expected not only to book shows but to book editorials, then campaigns and then long-term contracts. It's a never-ending job and I feel for them; especially the young ones.

Next week: Life after Fashion Week

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