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What are the requirements for being a girls underwear model?

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The requirements for becoming a lingerie model vary depending on the preferences of individual photographers and designers. Generally, however, lingerie models need photogenic appearances and proportionate figures.

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Lingerie photographers are more willing to work with models with clear, smooth skin. Individuals with less acne, bruises and scratches are more likely to succeed as lingerie models. Other aspects of good grooming are important, such as manicured nails and neatly maintained hair.

Individuals interested in modeling should identify the types of lingerie lines they hope to model for and note common characteristics in the models photographed for these lines. Many designers prefer models without tattoos, while alternative-leaning designers may consider tattooed models. Some designers specialize in lingerie for full-figured or full-busted women, which affects their model choices accordingly.

All models are well-advised to exemplify professionalism, self-sufficiency and promptness. Models should study posing, and for lingerie models, engaging facial expressions are especially important. When posing, a lingerie model should show off lingerie design features and conceal as little of the featured garment as possible.

Lingerie models improve their chances if they can style their own hair and apply their own makeup for photo shoots. Since modeling is a highly competitive field, new models should be ready to work for little or no monetary pay.

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