Das Modell, The Model

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7v3z_U0aLuc (Rammstein, Das Model)

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(Coco Rocha, Cameron Russell and Karlie Kloss – my favorite Models)

Watching the video of models catwalking for Victoria’s Secret Fashion show, I tried to recall the memories I had on the fascination of the profession.

I remembered how I was fascinated by the glamour shown in magazines and campaigns, as if they were hardly human and instead a set of art work in human shape. Like any ordinary people, I believed their lives were so glamorous that they must be feeling the queen of the world.

Yet as I grown up and encountering more and more social issues in life, I began to see the other side of being a model. Listening to Cameron Russell feeling guilty over her beauty brought her many benefits that she didn’t deserve, was almost a shock to me. The most common thing I have heard was, the difficulties of staying slim for dresses, have to calculate calories and everything. I realized then how horrendous their lives can be at times, especially after seeing how Victoria’s Secret “select” a set of models to model for their lingerie.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQpnw1lgWb0 (Picture Me by Sara Ziff)

This film (despite the fact I yet to watch it) had brought the dark side of being a model much closer and up-front of my face, through the trailer, already the modelling industry was portrayed as something empty and robotic when models were constantly walking. Not just they are physically walking, but their lives just seemed have no stopping place for a breath. The condition at the same time can be equally problematic, they often received many sexual assault like sex worker, based on their existence¬†are as if nothing more than a set of artwork…

 

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