Many of us have, at some point in life aspired to be models. For me this happened in my twenties. Sure, I thought about it in my teens too, as I was one of the tallest girls in class, but everybody around suggested I play basketball. I wasn’t the one for group sports. I did however like to have profile pictures taken of me at all ages.
But, back to the subject, my twenties remained the aspiration stage. The time when I really sunk my teeth into modelling was actually in my early thirties, go figure. And it had been a ride filled with (photo) horrors and delights, as I took on job after job, with either amateur or professional photographers.
So, what do modelling photos have to do with dating profile pictures? As far as photography goes, you can easily make the same mistakes I did when doing experimental shoots with amateur photographers. I won’t show you those shots. The prints are buried deep at the back of my closet. But I’m here to tell.
I’ve recently read the profile of a guy that started with the following: “It’s a shame that people judge you by your photos. It shouldn’t be like this.” Yes, I feel your pain. Yet there is nothing, us women, can do about the fact that we go for what’s pleasing to the eye? Don’t men do the same? So, how to become pleasing to the eye? And before you hit back that you’re no Hollywood heartthrob, here are 5 things that Hollywood has taught us …