80s-90s: The All-American perfect looking girl
90s: the individual look (the supermodel)
late 90s: the waif heroin chic
late 90s: Brazilian takeover
early 200s: androgynous girls
early 2000s: Tom Ford era (overly sexy)
mids 2000s: Eastern European wave
2004: The baby doll and alien girls
2007-2009: the clone wars
2009: the socialite model
2010: the Lara Stone remakes
2010-present: the sexy girls and plus size, rise of the asian models
Yes, this is so true.What @Milaxo said, also, many of them come from less fortunate backgrounds from which modeling is an opportunity to provide for themselves and often their family too, therefore they're hungrier for it and less likely to complain of poor conditions. If life back home is less than plushy you're not as likely to call it quits when things get 'too hard'.
Yes, this is so true.
I've also been told that in East Asia, Eastern European (generally Russian) models who are just starting out and/or unknown faces accept and work for less than the models from their own country. This in combination with the fact that there are many tall Eastern European girls makes them even more desirable, which is why magazines and catalogs all over the world have been Eastern European dominated.
I always guessed it was because the girls are tall, start off relatively slender and have an easier time maintaining a skinny aestethic, and the culture. They are more likely to put up with the demands of modeling than an American... I dont know but thats just my opinion. Plus a lot of Eastern European girls have the features that the designers want like high cheekbones, blonde hair, blue eyes...
I personally think it's because the majority of them can be very tall, small shoulders with great hourglass figures. They generally have high cheekbones and striking features.
There are a lot of them here in Toronto and I notice even the shorter ones have striking facial features. Especially Russian, Ukrainians have the nice high cheekbones but sharp eyes.
Agree. A diet of cabbage soup, borscht and sauerkraut keeps most of the girls skinny.