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.
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. I feel like anyone getting into high fashion has to be aware of the requirements.
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.
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.
According to her I had “a very bloated stomach”, “bloated face”
“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.
^ 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."