5 TIPS for aspiring plus models By Madeline Jones Whenever we mention plus size fashion and modeling we receive many messages with model hopefuls looking to take steps to becoming a model. This month we decided to give you a true MODELING 101 session with genuine and honest information about having a plus size modeling career. #1 YOU MUST READ and RESEARCH There is no short-cut to a modeling career. We all hear the stories about girls walking in the mall and being discovered. If that happens for you, awesome! For the rest of you, you need to do the work. You must READ everything that is out there about the modeling industry, plus size modeling history, who the top models are, who the fashion designers and brands are. Sign up for blogs that send out castings and modeling information. #2 WHAT TYPE OF MODEL ARE YOU? Know the type of modeling you are pursuing and the requirements. Do you know what a fit model is, what they do and what the requirements are? Do you want to be a print model, runway model or showroom model? All of this information is on our blog, past magazine issues and countless other online resources.