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Are Models Good Role Models?


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veronicaraye veronicaraye 8 years
def. not role models
veronicaraye veronicaraye 8 years
def. not role models
designergirl designergirl 9 years
Of course not-who would want to be a human clothes-hanger whose career is over when you're 30.
vixen2 vixen2 9 years
role models? for sure! look at kate moss~ ooooh.. what? what? on the flip side, LOOK AT HEIDI KLUM
vixen2 vixen2 9 years
role models? for sure! look at kate moss~ ooooh.. what? what? on the flip side, LOOK AT HEIDI KLUM
pinupsweetheart pinupsweetheart 9 years
There are the ones that fought and rose to the top, others are a bad image with drugs
misogi misogi 9 years
If models were seen as celebrities instead of just girls who "need to look good and keep their mouths shut" (accoring to robs1325) then this question would be more applicable, if that makes sense. I think a model who sees her career as a small time period in her life and has other ambitions is admirable, though. There are plenty of models who plan on starting careers in music, acting, and art. Give it up for them! :)
misogi misogi 9 years
If models were seen as celebrities instead of just girls who "need to look good and keep their mouths shut" (accoring to robs1325) then this question would be more applicable, if that makes sense.I think a model who sees her career as a small time period in her life and has other ambitions is admirable, though. There are plenty of models who plan on starting careers in music, acting, and art. Give it up for them! :)
robs1325 robs1325 9 years
They need to look good and keep their mouths shut.
ktownpolarbear ktownpolarbear 9 years
i think they're not supposed to be role models, but sometimes they become one. i agree with rachpeters92, someone like heidi klum is a great role model to look up to. but, defintley not kate moss. what a train wreck.
rachpeters92 rachpeters92 9 years
they can be. it just depends. if they are healthy, successful models like gisele bundchen and heidi klum then yeah, but i dont think people like kate moss are good to look up to.
lovealways lovealways 9 years
I don't think it's right to generalize. While most models don't seem to follow desirable lifestyles, there are some who do. In the end, whether or not she's a role model is a matter of how the model lives her life. It's not because she's a model.
SarahwithanH SarahwithanH 9 years
Models are supposed to be living coat hangers, not role models. They live crazy lives that no one would even want to live unless they had to. Constantly traveling (to a point that isn't fun anymore) and being viewed purely on your looks isn't something that people should look up to.
bizzybee bizzybee 9 years
For the most part, models are looking for work and striving to better their careers. In general, I don't think they make for good role models. I do believe, however, that there are individuals who have modeled professionally who could be considered good role models. Christy Turlington is one who comes to mind for her work with anti-smoking campaigns.
martini-queenie martini-queenie 9 years
Modeling in and of itself is an objectifying career. So models as a general group are not role models as women should aspire to use their brains rather than just their bodies. But a specific model can be a role model based upon attributes and work outside of her career.
Pink_Lipstick Pink_Lipstick 9 years
I think the majority of models promote unhealthy body image without really thinking about it just because young girls and even some women may think that you have to be super-skinny to be considered beautiful. Models are just doing what they have to do to be successful in their profession, but it doesn't stop people from trying to emulate them. I loved that Madrid banned the use of some models because they were too skinny recently. Hopefully, it's a step in the right direction for the industry.
Shpohlc Shpohlc 9 years
i think it can go both ways. because we shouldn't clump all models together. Some are good, and professional, and show actually get the point that they are constantly getting watched by millions. and every dicision that they make could affect someone else. but some dont. and that's them being stupid.
Shpohlc Shpohlc 9 years
i think it can go both ways. because we shouldn't clump all models together. Some are good, and professional, and show actually get the point that they are constantly getting watched by millions. and every dicision that they make could affect someone else. but some dont. and that's them being stupid.
sweetheart_450 sweetheart_450 9 years
It depends on the model. Someone mentioned Tyra and Naomi. I'd say those are pretty good examples of a good role model and a bad one. Some models have become very well-known, so they (whether they like it or not) are looked up to. If a model is barely known or pretty much non-existant, then I don't think they can really be classified as role models - seeing as nobody knows who they are to begin with. If people want someone to blame for the "super skinny" thing, blame the designers.
sweetheart_450 sweetheart_450 9 years
It depends on the model. Someone mentioned Tyra and Naomi. I'd say those are pretty good examples of a good role model and a bad one. Some models have become very well-known, so they (whether they like it or not) are looked up to. If a model is barely known or pretty much non-existant, then I don't think they can really be classified as role models - seeing as nobody knows who they are to begin with. If people want someone to blame for the "super skinny" thing, blame the designers.
Princess-Rebecca Princess-Rebecca 9 years
They're not role models. And trying to be like them is not a very good thing.
Princess-Rebecca Princess-Rebecca 9 years
They're not role models.And trying to be like them is not a very good thing.
MrsJigglesworth MrsJigglesworth 9 years
I think it depends on the model. Some do lead healthier lifestyles than others and are very ambitious.
andrea426 andrea426 9 years
yeah i think it depends on the model. i more so admire their look..each one of my favorites carries a specific look. and it's funny because it's not even a matter of them being a "role model" to me...i mean helloo, i'm either the same age as them or older.
Lala77 Lala77 9 years
I meant : If you're...sorry :))
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