These days, Høyer’s focus may be on the runways rather than the courts, but the model has found that her history as an athlete informs her approach. “Although they are two very different platforms, there are so many things I have learned through tennis that I can pass on in any other work-related situation,” says Høyer. “I learned that to achieve my goals, you need to work hard and be dedicated.” For Høyer, modeling and tennis really aren’t all that different; both require tenacity and a bit of healthy competition. “I often describe the fashion industry, and modeling, as an elite sport. It is a competitive world where it’s about being the most-sought-after model,” says Høyer.
Well, in the original post, she specifically said that even if this gig was "her last," it was worth it. To be honest, the entire story is quite surprising to me; if those are recent pics, and her measurements were what she said they were, it is a bit interesting that they said she was "too big." My issue with it isn't that she got dropped, but rather, that models like her (there are other models bigger than her that still were in the show??) are dropped when completely out of place "models" like the hadids, haley baldwin, etc. etc. still book shows and have no scrutiny or standards set for them. Seems like a story that is kind of lacking some contextI'm not in the fashion industry but something tells me calling out a specific casting agent in a public forum is kind of a career killer. I feel like anyone getting into high fashion has to be aware of the requirements.
I feel this, but as @espressoenthusiast said, this is kind of surprising given her measurements and the other types of bodies we regularly see in shows nowadays... is it whining, or whistleblowing? I don't know. I think models deserve some standard of job security. Actors have unions, after all.I imagine a lot of average-sized people will feel sympathy reading all these cases about models being dropped for being too fat... but to me, it just feels kind of like a lot of whining.
At first Ali Michael was an example of what happens to models who whine and complain and backstab. But Ali did it before social media was big and she also had a minor comeback due to social media. Some of these girls are so dumb they think they can make up for being blacklisted by going the outrage porn route, getting followers etc.I'm really disappointed by the whole "this model was told she was too fat!" narrative. While I understand that Ulrikke must be genuinely upset, the fact that she's going so public with her story seems purely aimed at generating outrage and attention, like a lot of girls before her. She's not going to change any practices in modeling; she's just alienating herself further from the truly dedicated people in the industry.
Then she did.According to her I had “a very bloated stomach”, “bloated face”
So what? Like that would kill her? It was hopeless at that point anyway but at least the agent was trying to make it work. They probably didn't finally decide to drop her until seeing the stubborn woe-is-me attitude and continued "appetite"...“Ulrikke needs to drink only water for the next 24 hours”
I'm not in the fashion industry but something tells me calling out a specific casting agent in a public forum is kind of a career killer.
It's not the talented tall, lanky girls with visible cheek bones that are the problem. It's the nepotism kids who know that daddy will be able to buy them a place and they'll never have to face this situation because they're not overly obese.^ Since everyone wants to get into modeling, I hope young girls who read this story can actually get behind what it really mean to be a model and it's not for everyone.
Yeah but even if you're tall and thin and model worthy like this girl, you need thick skin.It's not the talented tall, lanky girls with visible cheek bones that are the problem. It's the nepotism kids who know that daddy will be able to buy them a place and they'll never have to face this situation because they're not overly obese.
Fernanda Ly's quote is pretty haunting/raw, definitely the best part of that article "The fashion industry is fickle and only luck is on your side, or perhaps it is not. The determining factors of your success are predisposed before you are even born; your height, body type, facial structure, etc. It’s all a genetics game before you can even call yourself a ‘model’. After that, only luck comes into play whether your look is ‘in’ and you receive work. Success arrives exponentially as a model, however once your time is up, you are thrown away like used goods as another model comes to take your place instantly. There are models who are trapped in very long, slave-like contract periods with very little to show of it. I personally know of many who receive almost no money after tax, agency commission, and conversion rates: These girls were fed dreams that instead became nightmares as agency debt piled up; who else is the pay for constant travel, accommodation, food, language classes, comp cards building up, but the model? These girls that I know of have, not surprisingly, disappeared from the industry only to return to their remote village without their promised success."