Top 366 Modeling Quotes

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“When I was a teenager, me and a couple of my friends entered a couple of modeling competitions just for fun, and one of those got me an agent in Sydney.”

― Abbie Cornish

“Modeling is a tough job, your co-workers are your rivals, it really puts a damper on your perspective of other girls.”

― Adriana Lima

“With modeling, social media is such a humungous part of it now. You get jobs because of the amount of followers you have.”

― Adwoa Aboah

“I did a school fashion show, and I got scouted there, but I wasn’t very interested in modeling at that point.”

― Adwoa Aboah

“I’ve been lucky enough to have been given a platform through modeling, so now I can use it as an activist.”

― Adwoa Aboah

“What drew me to modeling was this idea of being independent.”

― Adwoa Aboah

“Not just in modeling, but in society, there’s so much pressure about what a woman should be, and, of course, it’s just so unobtainable. You can never become that thing, because it’s such a projection.”

― Agyness Deyn

“Fortunately, most human behavior is learned observationally through modeling from others.”

― Albert Bandura

“There are tons of black girls modeling, and each one is special.”

― Alek Wek

“When I started modeling, it was like, ‘Oh, she’s too dark,’ and I kind of looked at them like, ‘You’re too daft.’”

― Alek Wek

“Starting modeling in the ’90s, it was quite surreal. They were like, ‘You’re so different! So weird! So bizarre!’ And I’m like, ‘I’m so normal. What are you talking about?’”

― Alek Wek

“I did a modeling gig for Burberry once, and it was a great experience, but no I am not a model. I want to be a model because it’s a lot easier than acting.”

― Alex Pettyfer

“I didn’t mean to be a TV presenter, I just hated modeling. It feels very odd that it’s turned into this ‘It-girl’ thing. What does that even mean? I wear clothes and I go out. It’s so weird.”

― Alexa Chung

“I have never been a professional model; I have had some modeling sessions.”

― Alexandra Kosteniuk

“I was modeling with an agency in New York and a manager with the agency introduced himself to me one day and he said he had auditions for someone my age. He asked if I would be interested in doing some.”

― Alexis Bledel

“I’ve, like, lived in a bikini my entire life, so modeling bikinis was, I don’t know. It was just so natural to me.”

― Alexis Ren

“Modeling was so fleeting it doesn’t count in my life scheme.”

― Ali MacGraw

“Modeling isn’t boring.”

― Amber Valletta

“I went to the U.S. to start my modeling career at a very young age. So, venturing into films and handling the pressure isn’t a big task.”

― Amy Jackson

“Cause I’m a musician, I’m not really good at posing and being a model, like, modeling.”

― Amy Winehouse

“When you’re acting, you’re a person. When you’re modeling, you’re a hanger.”

― Analeigh Tipton

“In modeling, because you’re the center of attention, it builds up people’s egos. Sometimes people lose touch with reality. But that happens with acting, too.”

― Andie MacDowell

“Makeup contracts are the Oscars of the modeling world.”

― Andreja Pejic

“If I wasn’t modeling, I’d be studying economics or international politics.”

― Andreja Pejic

“I started modeling quite young. I would really recommend to every girl not to start modeling until they turn 17, to be honest. Before that, I think you’re not mature enough.”

― Anja Rubik

“I had never thought that I would be involved in narrative structures. As a young guy, I was more interested in abstract modeling. But as I got older, I began to see that there was no reason to limit myself to any intellectual or conceptual postulate, when in fact I’m a professional student of music.”

― Anthony Braxton

“I got scouted for modeling on the street. I’m such a tomboy – still am. I just never thought about modeling before, but I thought, ‘Ooh, interesting, similar world, perhaps it’s a way into something.’ Then, I was on my third photo shoot ever, and Adam Leech from ‘Downtown Abbey’ saw me reading poetry and asked me to recite some.”

― Anya Taylor-Joy

“Modeling had never entered my consciousness. I was always like, ‘I’m going to act.’ But I thought, ‘If this can help me with that, great.’”

― Anya Taylor-Joy

“I love acting. Modeling is fun, too, but I feel like there is more room to stretch yourself and open yourself up to new experiences with acting. That’s why I got into acting in the first place.”

― Arden Cho

“Modeling is really silent acting.”

― Arizona Muse

“My son is really good at being on trips with me. He understands what’s going on. He grew up with me modeling, so it’s quite normal for him to be on a shoot and in pictures because he sees me doing it.”

― Arizona Muse

“Tax rates aren’t everything with regard to incentives to work. I would probably work at a 100% tax rate next to a nude modeling studio. I’m joking, but you know what I’m saying. There’s a lot more to it than just tax rates. It’s economics that I do; I don’t do nude modeling studio economics. People do respond to taxes.”

― Arthur Laffer

“I started modeling at the age of 14, when I was in Std 9.”

― Asin

“Modeling gave me an opportunity to be someone I’m not each day.”

― Bar Refaeli

“Since I was 8 months old, till I was 12, I did commercials and ads and cute little stuff for kids. Then I had braces on my teeth. They took them off when I was 16, and then I started modeling more seriously and doing more fashion.”

― Bar Refaeli

“Modeling for adidas is a dream I never knew I could achieve. I’ve had it in my mind to work with such a dope ,and it’s so amazing that I get to be a part of a campaign with so many powerful voices.”

― Barbie Ferreira

“I rarely got retouched when I started modeling, and it was crucial to me to show an accurate, realistic picture of me because that’s beautiful, too.”

― Barbie Ferreira

“Most economists, when modeling market behavior, tend to sweep major fluctuations under the rug and assume they are anomalies. What I have found is that major rises and falls in prices are actually inevitable.”

― Benoit Mandelbrot

“When I went to L.A., I started modeling, hoping to travel and learn from photographers. It led to auditions to do commercials.”

― Beth Riesgraf

“32 in modeling years is like 60.”

― Bianca Balti

“The whole time I was modeling, I had a place in Paris, and a place in New York, and I was really single.”

― Boris Kodjoe

“Until you prove yourself, modeling the behavior of iconoclasts is dangerous.”

― Brad Stone

“I did a little modeling in Minnesota, but because I was a heavier ‘model,’ I didn’t pursue it much when I lived there.”

― Brianna Brown

“We were on a competitive traveling soccer team for nine years. Nikki then went on and played two more years in college. We both started getting into modeling and commercial work.”

― Brie Bella

“Acting is very similar to modeling.”

― Brigitte Nielsen

“I love modeling.”

― Brooke Burke

“Modeling is the world that I feel most welcome in.”

― Brooke Shields

“My younger years of modeling were really just filled with fun trips. I was doing catalogues for Alexander’s and Bloomingdale’s.”

― Brooke Shields

“I was the first child at four at a modeling agency, so I had an advantage.”

― Brooke Shields

“I’m not going to sit here and say, ‘Pity me; I came from modeling.’ It’s opened a lot of doors. People will take meetings because they’ve heard the name before. That’s an advantage that I have.”

― Brooklyn Decker

“I’m a size 4. In modeling, that’s often too big.”

― Brooklyn Decker

“With acting, if you audition terribly, at least you know, ‘I messed that up. I was horrible. That’s why I didn’t get the job.’ With modeling, it’s like, ‘I’m not cool this year; therefore, I’m unemployed for a while.’ With modeling, it’s just, either you’re liked, or you’re not.”

― Brooklyn Decker

“I had no idea what modeling entailed and what an agency was. It was crazy. As I continued to do it, it was fun for me to learn everything from A to Z.”

― Cameron Dallas

“I work hard, but my modeling career gives my views undeserved attention.”

― Cameron Russell

“Modeling is one of the few professions where women out-earn men, and that’s because we’re more valuable objects and ornaments.”

― Cameron Russell

“Modeling is great because I don’t have lines to memorize. But I find acting much more challenging – which is a good thing!”

― Candace Kita

“I have done so much: modeling, acting, singing, the calendar, the lingerie line, and there have been times where I have wanted to give up but I went for it.”

― Caprice Bourret

“With modeling, you are the client and you give them what they want… with music, it is all about you, people are buying into you as a person.”

― Caprice Bourret

“This modeling thing, it’s pretty easy, but actually it’s also really tough.”

― Cara Delevingne

“I love acting. I do it as a hobby. If I was able to have that as a career… Hopefully the fashion thing is a stepping-stone. I was so worried when I started modeling that it would hinder my chances of acting.”

― Cara Delevingne

“The thrill of acting is making a character real. Modeling is the opposite of real. It’s being fake in front of the camera.”

― Cara Delevingne

“When I first started modeling, they used to bleach my eyebrows all the time.”

― Cara Delevingne

“With acting, the last thing you do is try to look pretty. Modeling actually makes acting harder – it makes you so self-aware.”

― Cara Delevingne

“All eyes are on you when you’re modeling and acting, and I just didn’t want the attention when I wasn’t working. But as I’ve gotten older, I’ve become more comfortable with my body and am taking more fashion risks.”

― Carey Lowell

“My mom cooked pot roast with noodles and frozen vegetables. Or she’d make spaghetti or hot dogs, or heat up TV dinners. Before I started modeling at age 19, I was 5’8″ and weighed 165 pounds.”

― Carol Alt

“There was really no friendship in modeling, though a certain amount of warmth comes from running into models you know on shoots, because you end up in so many unfamiliar places, from Alaska to Africa.”

― Carol Alt

“Motherhood has brought me many joys and insights, but the new perspective it granted me on the role I had inadvertently played in young women’s lives for the 2 decades I spent in the modeling industry was downright sobering.”

― Carre Otis

“My doctor felt that the main contributing factor was so many years of malnutrition, especially during my formative years, even before I got into modeling.”

― Carre Otis

“Anorexia was there for me before I got into modeling, but because of the arena and the demands, the disease really got out of control for me. It’s like being an alcoholic and going and being a bartender.”

― Carre Otis

“I’ve been modeling since 2012, when I was 18, so I am used to following a crazy schedule.”

― Catriona Gray

“I hated modeling.”

― Chace Crawford

“We always had ‘Vogue’ in our house. But, when I was around 12, my Mom finally took me seriously about modeling and put a stack of magazines in front of me, then told me to study all the poses. The ones I loved the most were in ‘Vogue.’”

― Chanel Iman

“I don’t get facials. The last time I got a facial was when I first started modeling when I was 15 or 16. It made my face completely break out.”

― Chanel Iman

“I’m thinking of slowing down on modeling and branching out to other things. I want to pursue some new and old dreams and start making them happen.”

― Chanel Iman

“When I was a little girl, I lived for modeling and fashion – I used to love, love, love modeling.”

― Chanel Iman

“When I was a kid, probably 16 or 17, I got spotted by a model scout that wanted to represent me, and they sent me one modeling job, for Wall’s ice cream. I did one job for them, and then a catwalk shoot for Kangol caps, and decided modeling was not for me.”

― Charlie Hunnam

“Modeling was never a passion of mine.”

― Charlize Theron

“I was four when I started modeling. My mom was very much an off-the-stage mom who knew nothing about the business. She married my stepdad when I was about four, and he had been an actor. Because I was a really smiley kid and could read, which is something they’re always looking for, she just decided to give it a shot.”

― Charlotte Arnold

“I started modeling, doing the Sears catalog kind of thing, then did a lot of commercials when I was growing up.”

― Charlotte Arnold

“I always wanted to be a teacher or wanted to do something with food. But modeling, I just never thought I could do it myself, really, ever. I still have trouble calling myself a model. I just never thought I was tall enough or skinny enough.”

― Chrissy Teigen

“Basically I was really modeling for fun, but it wasn’t ever something that I wanted to do to begin with.”

― Chrissy Teigen

“When I started modeling, I was told to tan, but I always protected my face.”

― Christie Brinkley

“One of the first times I came to New York was for a modeling and talent competition, IMTA, which I won. I came with a group, like a modeling school from Fresno.”

― Christopher Gorham

“By the time I was 7, I did walk-ons, catalogue modeling, you name it. In the Queens where I grew up, you didn’t go bowling on Saturday; you went to dancing school.”

― Christopher Walken

“Modeling is a profession where your worth is tied up with looks.”

― Christy Turlington

“I always recognized that modeling would allow me to see and do a lot, so I looked for opportunities to learn and grow.”

― Christy Turlington

“I never looked at magazines before I started modeling. I was 13 or 14, and none of my friends were into magazines. We were into the fashion of the day, though.”

― Christy Turlington

“I almost had to exhaust myself at modeling before I could say, ‘O.K., I’m ready for school.’”

― Christy Turlington

“I haven’t left modeling completely; I just took a step out, and I now have the rare luxury of picking and choosing how to spend my days.”

― Christy Turlington

“I have my family, which is my main thing; the organization; a modeling career. All these things are important, but family definitely comes first.”

― Christy Turlington

“When you’re modeling you’re actually acting for the camera and the photographer. It’s more fun, too because there are no lines to memorize.”

― Cindy Margolis

“The world of modeling can be hard; just as cruel as it is glamorous.”

― Cindy Margolis

“I got into modeling first, then acting came along pretty soon, and I landed my first role in a Korean drama without education, without any acting experience whatsoever.”

― Claudia Kim

“I will continue modeling until they don’t want me anymore basically because I do love it very much.”

― Claudia Schiffer

“I did some modeling here and there but nothing really big. There was a time when I simply bummed around, waiting for offers.”

― Coco Martin

“I love modeling, and I want other girls to enjoy the experience.”

― Coco Rocha

“I’ve always thought of modeling as a performance, so I don’t mind kind of pretending. I kind of pretend in a lot of my poses that I am a ballerina or a hip-hop dancer or a grunge performer.”

― Coco Rocha

“In ten years of modeling, I’ve trained myself to relax and be able to use my upper body.”

― Coco Rocha

“Weirdly enough, in my 14 years of modeling, I’ve only worn a blonde wig three times. I have no idea why I’ve never been given the option to really try blonde as a model. But here I am doing it on my own.”

― Coco Rocha

“Having worked with many of the world’s top modeling agencies for the last decade, I’ve seen what works and doesn’t work in managing a model’s career.”

― Coco Rocha

“I was the first model to get a blog and talk about anything in modeling.”

― Coco Rocha

“If it weren’t for my Irish dancing, I wouldn’t be modeling.”

― Coco Rocha

“When I started modeling, I didn’t feel like I had a big sister to tell me how this industry works.”

― Coco Rocha

“When I first started modeling, I had the chance to walk the runway with Naomi passing by me, but I didn’t know anything about supermodels. But when I saw her backstage, she complimented me on my walk, and I thought she was so nice – everyone was freaking out that I didn’t know who she was.”

― Coco Rocha

“I’m having fun playing with clothes now. I didn’t used to appreciate the clothes as much when I was modeling. It was a job.”

― Cody Horn

“I started modeling and after a while the photographer Bruce Weber introduced me to Joel Schumacher, who cast me in my first film, and I just fell in love.”

― Cody Horn

“I had the serendipity of modeling during a temporary interlude between Twiggy and Kate Moss, when it was actually okay for women to look as if we ate and enjoyed life.”

― Cybill Shepherd

“No, I always hated modeling. I developed an early hatred of modeling just from having to do it; having won Miss Teenage Memphis, I had to model, and I hated it. It bored me.”

― Cybill Shepherd

“I’m not too worried about that. I am a big believer in modeling.”

― Daniel Greenberg

“My sister Gloria asked me to try modeling.”

― Daniel Wu

“I was modeling since I was four and acting in commercials since I was five – this was when I was in New York. I then moved to LA when I was 16… but before that I had done a play on Broadway.”

― Danny Masterson

“Relationships with a modeling career is super difficult.”

― Devon Windsor

“My parents raised me to put school first and modeling and extracurriculars second.”

― Devon Windsor

“Obviously, modeling and acting are very different. With acting, there’s just so much more to explore on an intellectual, emotional, and physical level, especially with ‘Ma.’”

― Diana Silvers

“Modeling is so… not superficial. Well, I guess it is. But it’s boring.”

― Diane Kruger

“Even while modeling, I was still practicing kung fu and boxing as sports.”

― Djimon Hounsou

“At thirteen I began modeling, doing my first television commercial in ninth grade for Pizza Hut.”

― Donna Rice

“The ideal girl is driven, working on something other than modeling or being a singer.”

― Drake

“I was scouted when I was, like, sixteen, and I hated it. I wasn’t ready to work. When I turned 19, I decided to move to Paris to pursue modeling for myself there. It was kind of a way to get out of the house and discover something for myself, in a way.”

― Dree Hemingway

“Modeling is not a passion of mine. I have been having fun with it, but it’s just to pay the bills.”

― Dylan Penn

“I like doing the editorial stuff because it’s nice to do something that’s more me. But modeling for brands and the things to make money… I guess I don’t really like being the mannequin. It’s a very strange concept.”

― Dylan Penn

“I had already been approached to do modeling, but in the beginning, I didn’t want to hear of it. Then, after two months of delivering pizza, I changed my mind, and I presented myself at the agency.”

― Dylan Penn

“I was a bit of a tomboy when I started modeling. And I’ve always felt athletic and strong.”

― Elaine Irwin

“Besties Adwoa Aboah and Cara Delevingne have lot in common. They are both beautiful It Brits with impressive modeling chops – and matching half-heart tattoos that symbolize their unbreakable bond.”

― Elaine Welteroth

“It took me six years to be comfortable modeling a swimsuit.”

― Elizabeth Hurley

“I’ve only done one shoot where it’s modeling clothes, not like me in my environment. And the stylist, literally, I had her stand behind the photographer and do poses.”

― Elizabeth Olsen

“I did a bit of baby modeling. I loved it.”

― Ella Purnell

“Acting and modeling have nothing to do with each other.”

― Elle Macpherson

“My favorite part about modeling is probably my least favorite part as well. It’s traveling. Because it goes both ways. It’s so amazing to get to see the world; we’re so fortunate to go to all these places that I would never be in unless I was a model.”

― Elsa Hosk

“I hated modeling. I was so scared. But as soon as I started doing jewelry, I did better as a model.”

― Elsa Peretti

“I was real into theater, and then I tried soccer, acting and ballet. Both my parents didn’t want a child-star model, so I didn’t get into modeling until I was 14.”

― Emily Ratajkowski

“I’d rather just be who I am and get the kind of movies that I want or the kind of modeling jobs I want based on who I am, really.”

― Emily Ratajkowski

“I signed with an acting agent first; I wasn’t really interested in signing with a modeling agent. But that same day, they said, ‘You should go over to Ford.’”

― Emily Ratajkowski

“I don’t know that it needs to be a transition from modeling to acting. I think that they can both exist at the same time.”

― Emily Ratajkowski

“When I was modeling in Japan, I could blend in a little because of my hair, but my roommates with blonde hair got harassed. People would touch their hair and grope them in the subway. Actually, a lot of groping happens in the subway in Japan, but that’s probably true of subways everywhere.”

― Emmanuelle Vaugier

“After doing modeling and films, I was always keen on doing TV. It was in my to-do-list. So when ‘Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi’ happened, I was more than happy.”

― Erica Fernandes

“I had a really negative look at the night-life side of Hollywood, which I really didn’t like. I went to New York to focus on modeling, and then of course found that New York was not any different from Los Angeles.”

― Erin Gray

“I was such a tomboy – goofy and, in my eyes, nerdy – and I never thought I would end up in modeling. I mean, you see pictures of these girls in magazines who have this incredible talent, and no one ever really thinks you can make it to that level. At least I didn’t!”

― Erin Heatherton

“When I first began modeling, I was very conventional looking. I had hair down to my waist in a side parting – almost church-like. But beneath the sheath of hair lay this Amazonian, strong-looking frame.”

― Erin O’Connor

“Someone once referred to modeling as being like winning the lottery gene pool. It’s such an odd way to put things, but what is different about modelling is that the industry often picks you.”

― Erin O’Connor

“I put my money in the bank: I have to think of life after modeling, when I’m not famous any more.”

― Eva Herzigova

“I remember, one day, I just printed out about a hundred CVs, and I was running around London. I was going to modeling agencies, temping agencies, anything. I was so desperate.”

― Fleur East

“I did not particularly enjoy modeling. I felt I was only utilizing 10 or 20 percent of my abilities. In India, it’s just another job.”

― Freida Pinto

“To people who traditionally charge $10,000 for a 3D animating app, we say you should be free-to-play and generate a revenue stream. Think of a 3D modeling package almost like an RPG.”

― Gabe Newell

“I’m not just a model who plays volleyball, or a volleyball player who supports herself modeling. I’m a female athlete personality.”

― Gabrielle Reece

“I never had only one job. I was either playing ball or writing or doing TV or modeling.”

― Gabrielle Reece

“In 2005, I had one more year of college left, and I was taking a summer class in Barbados. I got discovered in the airport on my way back and started modeling at the beginning of my senior year at Bucknell.”

― Garrett Neff

“Even after they had stopped modeling for Playboy and had settled down with other men to raise families of their own, Hugh Hefner still considered them his women, and in the bound volumes of his magazine he would always possess them.”

― Gay Talese

“Modeling is not something you excel because you are clever but is based on physical appearance, but then you have to be a businesswoman, like, to keep your longevity.”

― Gelila Bekele

“Modeling is always something I’ve really admired because I’ve seen my mum and sister do it.”

― Georgia May Jagger

“I didn’t want to miss out on my education to model. I can’t do just modeling.”

― Georgia May Jagger

“I was discovered by Paul Marciano of Guess when I was actually, like, two years old. And so I started with Baby Guess; I did Guess Kids, and then I stopped because I was a really competitive horseback rider and a club volleyball player. I went to Junior Olympic qualifiers for volleyball. So, I kind of stopped modeling.”

― Gigi Hadid

“I started modeling when I was about 2 or 3 years old; I started with Baby Guess, and I did Guess Kids, and that was the extent of my modeling career as a kid. I took all of my elementary, middle and high school years off to focus on school and sports.”

― Gigi Hadid

“What people want to know is, OK, what’s after modeling? It’s not just OK anymore to model until you’re 25 and then stop and be a housewife.”

― Gigi Hadid

“You know, everyone says, ‘Modeling and acting are so similar’… they say, ‘It’s so natural for models to become actresses because they use the camera.’ I don’t think of it in that way.”

― Gisele Bundchen

“After I grew some facial hair, I looked a bit older, and I guess that’s what the modeling world wanted because I started booking more luxury brands.”

― Godfrey Gao

“Well I was eight years old, and I have an older cousin who is three years older than me and she was doing acting, commercials, and modeling at the time and… to see my cousin doing that was really inspiring and I wanted to do it. So I went to my mom and I asked her if I could do it, and for the acting part of it, she made me study for a year.”

― Hailee Steinfeld

“My first modeling job was Gap, and my first time in front of the camera was for a Soda Pop Girls commercial – it’s one of those Bratz dolls, Barbie dolls… one of those.”

― Hailee Steinfeld

“I wrote a play that I directed and I was in, and I paid for the sets and the costumes and to put it up in a theater all through modeling. It really afforded me a lot of creative control in my life.”

― Hailey Gates

“I was embarrassed about modeling. When you’re at school and you’re modeling, it sounds very glamorous, but I didn’t want to do things that no one else was doing. I didn’t want to be the odd one out. I wanted to be part of the gang.”

― Hannah Ware

“I have always found photography magical, and became more taken with it whilst modeling.”

― Hanneli Mustaparta

“When it comes to modeling, I always feel like my body is a myth or a story that is told by other people, and no one knows what my body really looks like.”

― Hari Nef

“Modeling has always played off my D.J.-ing, but it is a fun supplement.”

― Harley Viera-Newton

“People are building apps that are doing super-crazy things, and there’s a lot of talk about modeling and microtargeting. Facebook can predict when people are going to break up, and Target is able to predict if a woman is pregnant before she knows just based on the type of lotion she bought.”

― Harper Reed

“When I came out of school I didn’t even think that modeling was a job.”

― Heidi Klum

“In the small amount of modeling work I’ve done, I’m always told that I never smile.”

― Hero Fiennes-Tiffin

“I’m not ready to decide if modeling is what I want to do with my life.”

― Hope Hicks

“Modeling for a year taught me a lot. I got very involved in the fashion industry and met a bunch of people who I admired.”

― Hunter Schafer

“I began modeling in N.Y. and doing commercials. That led to regional theatre and then Broadway and then movies.”

― Ian Ziering

“Modeling gave me so many experiences, like traveling and being exposed to global cultures, but the most valuable lesson has been working with designers who truly are visionaries in their field.”

― Iman

“When I started modeling, they tried to pay black models less than they paid Caucasian models. I turned down those jobs because I knew what I was worth.”

― Iman

“I started the cosmetics in 1994 after I stopped modeling, out of my frustration as a woman of color not finding what I needed.”

― Iman

“I was a tomboy growing up. Even after I started modeling at thirteen, I didn’t learn how to do my makeup.”

― Isabeli Fontana

“Maybe there’s some kind of modeling that can be tedious, like catalogue modeling, but there’s a kind of modeling, with runways or working with Richard Avedon, that’s not very far from acting. Besides the fact that you don’t have a partner to react to, the body language is the same.”

― Isabella Rossellini

“Like virtually all of the women I know, I spent my teenage years battling with my body and feeling I wasn’t good enough. A lot of that negativity is because I was pursuing a career in modeling and was told countless times that my body was too big. My hips and thighs were too wide.”

― Iskra Lawrence

“Modeling was not an endgame for me. I didn’t particularly enjoy the act of it.”

― Ivanka Trump

“I have a tough skin and enough confidence not to worry too much about being underestimated because of my last name, my relative youth, or my modeling background. It comes with the territory.”

― Ivanka Trump

“GIS, in its digital manifestation of geography, goes beyond just the science. It provides us a framework and a process for applying geography. It brings together observational science and measurement and integrates it with modeling and prediction, analysis, and interpretation so that we can understand things.”

― Jack Dangermond

“Modeling was something I wanted to try from a really young age.”

― Jacquelyn Jablonski

“Before I started modeling, I had never been out of the country, and now I feel like I’m out of the country at least a few times a month, if not once a week.”

― Jacquelyn Jablonski

“I also want to try acting – give it a shot – maybe take some lessons, I think that could be fun. I feel like that could even help me with modeling, because in a way you have to act.”

― Jacquelyn Jablonski

“I want to be Gary Barlow and peak when I’m 40. That’s my plan – he’s who I’m modeling myself on. Most people are completely beautiful when they’re young, and then there’s always a point when they get older where they say: ‘Oh, what happened?!’”

― James Corden

“I’m definitely focusing all of my attention on acting. Modeling comes up by default, and I love it – of course I think that it’s great – but I’m definitely focusing all of my attention on acting.”

― Jamie Clayton

“I’ve always needed to bulk up, so until the modeling took off I was ramming Big Macs down my throat and doing plenty of bodyweight work. I’m over the Big Macs now, but I’ll still drop down and do my press ups whenever I find the time.”

― Jamie Dornan

“I was very ambitious. It all started because my first boyfriend dumped me when I was 14. I’d always wanted to be a model and thought, ‘Right, he’s going to see me everywhere.’ I was relentless in my pursuit of modeling. It was revenge.”

― Jane March

“Los Angeles fashion is the Starbucks of the modeling world.”

― Janice Dickinson

“The industry has died as far as modeling has gone, and I’ll tell you why. Magazines are featuring the Halle Berrys and Sarah Jessica Parkers, all the actresses. Makeup companies are featuring all the celebrities. All the models have died.”

― Janice Dickinson

“At 16 years old, I was signed to my very first modeling agency. That was my first real introduction to the entertainment industry. It really opened my eyes to a world that was available to me.”

― Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman

“I’d always enjoyed acting, but modeling was so time-consuming – and lucrative – that I didn’t pursue it.”

― Jerry Hall

“I always wanted to have a family – that was one of my big wishes. And in school, I’d taken drama, and I’d always wanted to act. I did go to drama school in New York, Los Angeles and London, and I did small parts here and there, but I never really had the time. Modeling was always paying more.”

― Jerry Hall

“I guess you can consider photo shoots modeling, but it’s never really interested me. I find it somewhat boring, actually. It wouldn’t be something I would do.”

― Jessica Lucas

“I started with the modeling.”

― Joanna Krupa

“I was a judo athlete, while taking modeling as my side job, before I eventually quit my professional sports career over a knee injury.”

― Joe Taslim

“The first entry into modeling doesn’t build your confidence. They pull out the tape measure and pick you apart. I’m a curvy woman, so I was definitely told I was ‘too curvy.’”

― Joelle Carter

“If done correctly, dynamic scoring will provide a more complete picture of Congress’s actions. This is exactly the type of modeling the private sector uses, and advances in data collection and analysis create an opportunity for it to be employed accurately.”

― John Delaney

“If each of your time steps is one week long, you are not modeling the stock price terribly well over a one-week time period, because you are saying that there are only two possible outcomes.”

― John Hull

“The problem with interest rates are that you are not modeling a single number, you are modeling a whole term structure, so it is a sort of different type of problem.”

― John Hull

“I went to New York, I think at the end of 2010, and did a competition called IMTA. I didn’t do that well in modeling and ended up winning male actor of the year, so a bunch of agencies wanted to sign me, and I ended up moving out to L.A. in 2011.”

― Joseph David-Jones

“I did a lot of modeling in the U.K. A lot of it wasn’t high fashion because I don’t have the body or the face for high fashion modeling. I did a lot of sportswear, swimwear, and beachwear.”

― Joseph Gatt

“There is something about the mindset of a scientist that is different – an awareness of uncertainty, modeling, proof.”

― Joseph Stiglitz

“Modeling isn’t all that tough.”

― Josie Maran

“There were a few models who used to stay close to my building. I used to admire them and tell my friends that I did. Those models told me get into modeling.”

― Juhi Chawla

“I was successful and I enjoyed modeling, but it got to a point where I felt like I had ‘been there, done that.’ I wanted something that would inspire me and challenge me. I needed something that required more creativity. I started writing and I started auditioning. Simply posing in front of the camera was no longer enough.”

― Julia Voth

“To make money in New York, you have to add gigs when starting out, so while I was acting quite a bit, I would do modeling.”

― June Squibb

“I express myself a lot on Tumblr, especially through my diary entries, but my Instagram is my modeling portfolio. I have my game face on at all times.”

― Justine Skye

“You want to accomplish everything; there’s no limits to what you want to do. You want to do movies. You want to do modeling. You want to be an entrepreneur – you want to enter every aspect of the entertainment business.”

― Justine Skye

“As scary as it is, I like making real, direct eye contact with people from the stage. In a sense, it’s like modeling: that feeling of locking in and projecting some kind of emotion to try to captivate people.”

― Karen Elson

“I never cared about modeling. As a model, you’re powerless.”

― Karen Gillan

“I don’t like modeling, but in terms of the places I got to visit, it was great.”

― Karen Gillan

“There’s a lot of knowledge in civil engineering about how soils will react when subjected to heavy loads. When you take lightweight vehicles and granular soils of varying composition, it’s a very complex modeling process.”

― Karl Iagnemma

“In between acting, I’m still going to be doing modeling and different ventures.”

― Karrueche Tran

“I was 14 when I started modeling. At the end of that first day my mum said, If you want to do this, you’re on your own because I’m not traipsing around London ever again like that. It’s a nightmare.”

― Kate Moss

“I’ve done modeling since I was 18, but it didn’t take off until I moved to Los Angeles. Modeling has always been something I’ve been really good at, and has been something that’s helped pay bills.”

― Katherine Webb

“Modeling and pageants help me overcome feeling insecure about the way that I look and my height.”

― Katherine Webb

“Because modeling is lucrative, I’m able to save up and be more particular about the acting roles I take.”

― Kathy Ireland

“It’s been an extraordinary journey. I have learned so much along the way. I entered the modeling industry as a business person already. I always knew I belonged on the other side of the camera.”

― Kathy Ireland

“The entire time I was modeling, I was trying and failing at businesses. In fact, we would have started our business much sooner had I been more successful.”

― Kathy Ireland

“I entered the modeling industry as a business person already. I always knew I belonged on the other side of the camera.”

― Kathy Ireland

“I went to a local modeling school when I was about 10 and learned to walk the runway.”

― Katie Holmes

“It’s weird that the world sees modeling as a negative. It just blows my mind how many people think that because I was a model, I think I’m pretty and that I can use my looks to get ahead. I’m not pretty!”

― Kellan Lutz

“I started out modeling at a young age and surrounded myself with different brilliant minds. I have so many people to get educated from, and I’ve been a sponge.”

― Kellan Lutz

“I want to continue modeling and do the best that I can with that.”

― Kendall Jenner

“Modeling is my number one priority – one hundred percent.”

― Kendall Jenner

“The faces I see in the modeling industry can get dull.”

― Kevyn Aucoin

“When I was in high school in Paris, some photographers wanted my photos and asked if I was interested in modeling. I wasn’t interested because I wanted to get my education first. I was scared because I didn’t know what I was getting into.”

― Khoudia Diop

“While in Paris, I got into modeling – photographers would literally stop me on the street.”

― Khoudia Diop

“Modeling is a lonely business.”

― Kim Alexis

“Before I started my modeling career at 20, I used to replay fashion show videos on-line and study how famous models walk and pose on runways.”

― Kim Woo-bin

“When I was 13, my mom checked me into a modeling agency. Then, out of nowhere, they asked me to audition for a TV show, which I did, and I got going from there.”

― KJ Apa

“I wouldn’t have taken up modeling as a profession. It was more of a hobby.”

― Kriti Sanon

“A lot of actresses start out modeling because it’s a great way to sort of get your foot in the door. That’s all it is, though. They open the door, and you have to walk through it.”

― Krysten Ritter

“I never feel comfortable modeling when I’m pregnant, even if I’m not showing.”

― Kylie Bax

“I would love to work with designers in a modeling capacity.”

― Lachlan Watson

“I started modeling when I was 13 or 14, I think.”

― Lara Stone

“I stopped modeling so I could go to drama school at the William Esper Studio. It’s Meisner.”

― Laura Harrier

“In 1974, the modeling world changed. Jerry Ford and my lawyer negotiated the deal for the first exclusive contract in modeling history.”

― Lauren Hutton

“A lot of modeling is how much crap you can take.”

― Lauren Hutton

“When I went back to modeling, nobody knew how to deal with a 46-year-old model!”

― Lauren Hutton

“I had 30-something years’ experience in modeling, which is rare.”

― Lauren Hutton

“I didn’t really like modeling; it was fun but I always wanted acting.”

― Leighton Meester

“I’ve learned that you learn best by modeling. If you want people to learn, do it!”

― Leo Buscaglia

“I did some artistic nudes when I was I 8 with a French-Canadian photographer while I was modeling. They were beautiful shots, and they were not about nudity.”

― Lexa Doig

“I’m an ambassador for World of Children and St Jude’s, it always been very important for me to use modeling as a platform to give back or raise awareness for causes that are important.”

― Lily Aldridge

“I love modeling but also see it as a platform for the million other things I want to achieve and create in life.”

― Lily Cole

“With acting, if I’m any good at it, my modeling career would never be a hindrance but would rather be a help. And if I’m not, then it doesn’t really matter.”

― Lily Cole

“I started modeling at 14. It’s simple. You respond to what the photographer wants and wear other people’s ideas. I got bored with it, though, so I went to university.”

― Lily Cole

“There is a degree of role-playing in modeling, for sure, and you’re also in a high-profile job – there are lots of similarities for sure. But when I’m acting, I’ve got to try and be present, and I’ve got to be emotionally committed to a character, both physically and intellectually.”

― Lily Cole

“I have to admit I’ve always had quite a complex relationship with modeling and with the idea of advertising: not always knowing what I’m advertising and selling.”

― Lily Cole

“One thing modeling taught me is that the spotlight can change everything.”

― Liya Kebede

“There are things that I will always shoot, but now that the modeling and acting worlds are becoming very close, you can do a little bit of one and more of the other.”

― Liya Kebede

“I never thought modeling would become my career. I thought it was something I’d do to pay my way through college.”

― Liya Kebede

“I actually started modeling in Ethiopia, because that’s where I grew up, and I started out by just doing little fashion shows for school, and I liked it so much that I started pursuing it.”

― Liya Kebede

“I’ve been chasing some paychecks. Modeling. I don’t discriminate against paychecks. I’ve got to pay the bills.”

― Luke Rockhold

“Modeling was never anything that was a career choice. I did catalog work in Toronto to make money so that I could go to school.”

― Malin Akerman

“My mother has been an advocate for me as far as modeling goes.”

― Margaret Qualley

“In modeling, I had to learn to like myself, to love myself, to feel comfortable.”

― Mariacarla Boscono

“Modeling now is more about who I am rather than becoming someone else. I’m more brazen with what I do. I feel very comfortable in my shoes. I pick and choose what I want.”

― Mariacarla Boscono

“Laboratory experiments, field observations and atmospheric modeling calculations have now established that chemical reactions occurring on PSC particles play a central role in polar ozone depletion.”

― Mario J. Molina

“No matter what color you are, if you mentor some little boy or girl, you make a huge difference in their lives because they then model behavior that leads to success versus modeling behavior that doesn’t.”

― Mario Van Peebles

“Modeling is a great beginning, but it’s also a kind of trap if you have any ambition or a mind that needs to be stimulated.”

― Maud Adams

“I was discovered in Paris when I was there on a school trip at the age of 13. After that, my mom came in contact with Elite Amsterdam; then I started modeling.”

― Maud Welzen

“I just wanted to be the best dietician in the world – but then modeling took over.”

― Maye Musk

“Modeling is fun, but unless it’s runway, it’s just not my thing.”

― Meagan Tandy

“Early in my modeling career, when I was a teenager, I really took care of my skin. I didn’t get too much sun exposure, and I moisturized.”

― Melania Trump

“I modeled a little bit in Georgia growing up. I did catalogs and different things, but then when I came to L.A., I became a professional model. It sounds kind of crazy, but in L.A. was when I was able to start making a living from modeling.”

― Melissa Ordway

“Modeling is a lot of fun, but I prefer acting. It’s so much fun to get to play different characters and transform into someone else for a while.”

― Melissa Ordway

“I never had a proper modeling career. It was not something I succeeded in. Once I started acting, that’s when the fashion world kind of embraced me.”

― Mia Goth

“I was still playing basketball and baseball – everything else I wanted to do as a kid. Modeling was a chance to get out of school early and go into the city.”

― Michael B. Jordan

“Modeling wasn’t the thing that was going to define me in any way; it was just a way to make a lot of money.”

― Michelle Phillips

“All of my experiences modeling, acting, doing theater, it’s all in the work now. And the work freed me to transform myself.”

― Mickalene Thomas

“What I want to do is encourage more of that, more deaf presence in TV, movies, acting, modeling – that’s really what I want to work toward.”

― Millicent Simmonds

“And anyway, modeling wasn’t for me. I’m too short. I’ve got a big butt. It wasn’t going to happen.”

― Minka Kelly

“Modeling is just one of those things that goes along with acting. When it’s offered, it’s hard to say no, because it’s fun.”

― Mischa Barton

“I think I’ve done every crazy diet there was in the beginning, but it’s weird: I’m thinner now than I was when I was modeling. I don’t obsess about it.”

― Molly Sims

“Modeling in Europe at the beginning of my career was pretty hard, with the constant traveling and uncertainty as to where I was going to be from one day to the next.”

― Molly Sims

“I went to a modeling agency and said I wanted to be a model. I worked, worked, worked so much while I was studying.”

― Monica Bellucci

“I started working at the age of 2, doing commercials and modeling in New York.”

― Nancy McKeon

“Well, when I started modeling in the mid-’80s, the girls who did shows did shows, and the girls who did magazines did magazines. That’s what was understood.”

― Naomi Campbell

“When I started out modeling, there weren’t casting directors and there weren’t stylists, so you just dealt directly with the designer. We were all much closer back then.”

― Naomi Campbell

“I’ve been offered jobs by companies that supported apartheid many times in the 25 years of my modeling career, but I have never taken one of them. I have to refuse that money, because I’m not going to work against my people. They’ve suffered enough.”

― Naomi Campbell

“I also want to get out there in the world and do some acting and fashion and modeling.”

― Nastia Liukin

“Basketball is my main sport, which I got a lot of scholarships through, but I chose modeling over basketball, though.”

― Nia Jax

“When I came back to go back to school on my time off from modeling, I went to Palomar.”

― Nia Jax

“Gromit was the name of a cat. When I started modeling the cat I just didn’t feel it was quite right, so I made it into a dog because he could have a bigger nose and bigger, longer legs.”

― Nick Park

“Within the modeling industry, there’s no doubt that there are some girls out there that are too thin. But there are also girls who are genetically slim and can eat like a horse.”

― Nigel Barker

“I learned how to get rid of the Southern accent when I was, like, 11 years old and living in New York for the summer doing modeling and commercials and auditioning for Broadway. The mother I lived with for the summer taught me how to drop my Southern accent.”

― Nikki DeLoach

“I was studying to be a dental hygienist and working as a dental assistant. I met a photographer and decided to put my job on hold for just a summer to begin modeling.”

― Nikki Ziering

“I can’t say modeling is a hard job. And it brings the money home.”

― Noemie Lenoir

“I did a shoot with massive iguanas in Costa Rica when I was modeling back then. They were like little dinosaurs, and they sat right across my arms and by my face. The guy told me not to make any sudden movements because they had enormous claws. The guy said he would rip my skin if he attacked.”

― Olga Kurylenko

“I grew up in the Ukraine and then I went to Paris in 1996. I went there because there was a modeling agency that invited me there to work so I thought, ‘Sure.’”

― Olga Kurylenko

“I looked for acting classes in Paris just to do something different than modeling. And then one day I just thought, ‘Okay, that’s enough, I have to start doing something.’ I went to the acting agency and I just told them I wanted to act and asked them if they would give me a chance, and they did.”

― Olga Kurylenko

“Every country I would go to, even if it was just on a modeling job, I would go to their markets. If I went to Morocco for ‘Elle’ magazine, I would be in the spice markets during my off time and just come back with a suitcase full of stuff that I really wanted to try.”

― Padma Lakshmi

“I would love to go do movies; I would love to kind of delve into other things. I did do acting and modeling before, when I was a kid, so it would be nice to use those things.”

― Paige VanZant

“I’ve wanted to do some sort of acting stuff down the line, but modeling is a good way to get comfortable in front of the camera.”

― Patrick Schwarzenegger

“I remember when I first started modeling, and I would read interviews with people. Then I would see them, and they would always say something entirely different to a crowd of people than they would say privately. I always found that really offensive.”

― Paulina Porizkova

“Modeling sucks.”

― Paulina Porizkova

“As a woman of color and curve model, I never imagined when I started modeling that I would be featured in the pages of ‘Sports Illustrated.’”

― Philomena Kwao

“Modeling teaches you to be completely conscious of the camera. Acting is being totally unconscious of it.”

― Phoebe Cates

“It was only when I began modeling at 18 that I really began enjoying fashion and reading any fashion magazine I could get my hands on, and developing a profound respect for designers, fashion and how to wear it.”

― Poppy Delevingne

“I always knew I’d go back to school. Modeling was a means to an end, making money for graduate school.”

― Rachel Nichols

“There’s no question that aggression can be learned through modeling. When a child sees her parent behave in a particular way, she may be tempted or even rewarded for being that way.”

― Rachel Simmons

“Luckily, I’m doing other things besides just modeling, because frankly, I’m a little bored with it.”

― Rebecca Romijn

“I’m a little top heavy, so I have to pay attention to that area. I think it was from my years of swimming in school when I was a kid and it just overdeveloped my upper body. In fact, when I started modeling, my back was so developed, I could not fit into any dresses.”

― Rebecca Romijn

“I was inspecting eyeglass lenses for a while. And I worked as a concession girl in a movie theater. And I was ironing before that. I always had some kind of a job. And then I started modeling.”

― Rene Russo

“I had been taking acting classes on and off while I was modeling, so I always had a dream to be in a film.”

― Rila Fukushima

“I never thought about acting before I started modeling, but since then I’ve been in short films and music videos, and I got interested. It felt natural to switch over.”

― Rila Fukushima

“Traveling for modeling has been great, but I never really have much time to live the tourist life while in all the different cities.”

― Rila Fukushima

“I don’t know why modeling worked for me, because I’m short. But I liked it because it let me buy my own furniture.”

― Riley Keough

“The weirdest I’ve felt was my first job ever. It was an editorial in London. They made me take my underwear off and cover myself with a shower curtain. It was almost see-through, so I was like, ‘What’s this all about?’ I used to be quite shy, but modeling has made me more comfortable in those types of situations.”

― River Viiperi

“Be a warrior when it comes to delivering on your ambitions. And a saint when it comes to treating people with respect, modeling generosity, and showing up with outright love.”

― Robin S. Sharma

“I met an agent through my modeling agency who encouraged me to go out and audition for sitcoms, and I was absolutely petrified because I had no desire to do it.”

― Robin Wright

“I did want to be a pilot. I wanted to be a military pilot because I liked airplanes. I was interested in modeling airplanes.”

― Roman Romanenko

“When I started modeling, I was definitely heavier. I was quite voluptuous in fact. I had a real baby face and baby fat. But I was a baby! I was told I had to get into better shape, but I’m quite stubborn so I didn’t.”

― Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

“When I fell into modeling, because I wanted to work in fashion. I wanted to do styling or make-up. I ended getting picked up to be a model instead during my work experience.”

― Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

“Hopefully I’ll get to make another movie, so we’ll see. But modeling – all the actresses are taking everything over now, with all the modeling endorsements and magazine covers.”

― Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

“I did a bit of modeling before I took up acting, and I was up for this big campaign – I can’t remember which designer – and all these execs were looking at my portfolio. Then one said: ‘We’d like to use you, but can you come back next year when you’ve lost this.’ And he tapped the underside of his chin.”

― Rupert Penry-Jones

“By 17, I was modeling and had bought myself a flat. I’ve always tried to be self-sufficient.”

― Sadie Frost

“I started acting when I was 17. I started modeling when I was 13. It helps in the way that you don’t get fazed by cameras too much.”

― Sandrine Holt

“I think modeling is interesting because every season, what the modeling world finds beautiful changes. Like Kate Moss, she was 5’6″ and was so thin and had no curves, and that was in for a while.”

― Sara Foster

“The fashion industry is completely different from the acting industry, but definitely the same as well, because there’s cattiness and competition just like in the modeling world.”

― Sara Paxton

“When I started modeling, I didn’t know anything about fashion, but I’d watched the Victoria’s Secret show.”

― Sara Sampaio

“Acting, it’s very different. It’s obviously very different and a lot more difficult than the modeling world I came from.”

― Sarah Roemer

“Selling a movie feels like a hustle to every bone in my body. Many actors have careers dominated by modeling. They’re all over the place. It turns me off. People who are good at what they do ought to practice something bigger.”

― Sean Penn

“I’ll tell you what I probably would prefer to happen less and less: actors that I know and respect in shampoo ads. Or modeling.”

― Sean Penn

“I feel like modeling can be a little surface.”

― Selah Louise Marley

“I like owning my own narrative. It depends: I either give it all up, or I don’t have any control. It’s really hard to go halfway. Like with modeling, for example, I kind of give up all creative control, and that’s just that. But when it comes to my own personal art, I’m very O.C.D. I see something a very certain way.”

― Selah Louise Marley

“If I wasn’t doing modeling, I’d like to study child psychology.”

― Shanina Shaik

“When I was modeling, I worked out every day or other day.”

― Shannon Elizabeth

“Doing modeling was a fun thing for me. At a young age, being able to earn was exciting. I got to work with some very talented designers and models. But there was always a yearning in me to do something more.”

― Sobhita Dhulipala

“I love modeling because I get to see everything that inspires me. Then I go home and sketch.”

― Sofia Richie

“My dad actually taught me how to do the catwalk because he used to do modeling. He taught me how to do that little swivel at the end.”

― Sophie Lowe

“I just fell into modeling.”

― Stephanie Corneliussen

“I was in a modeling contest when I was 16. People don’t think it’s different, modeling versus beauty pageants, but it is. As a model, you’re still an individual. When you are crowned a Miss, you are representative of a lot.”

― Stephanie Sigman

“When I started modeling, I was young and sort of a bit reckless – I wanted to make money and didn’t really care about anything else.”

― Suki Waterhouse

“It was really weird for me filming in New York, because I was born and raised there. I started acting and modeling when I was five or six, so I worked there.”

― Sunny Mabrey

“At 14, I was modeling, which helped me come out of my shell, but I always dreamed of theater school.”

― Sylvia Hoeks

“I never had an ambition to go into modeling, originally. I still can’t believe how quickly it all took off.”

― Tali Lennox

“I was an only child, and my mom threw me into some modeling classes to get me out of my shell.”

― Tamara Taylor

“I’ve wanted to be an actor since I was 6 years old. I was literally picked off the streets of Paris… while I was modeling there. I was asked to audition for Oliver Stone’s ‘Alexander.’ I didn’t get the part, but that led to commercials and roles in South Africa.”

― Tanit Phoenix

“I started modeling with a very negative part of me – I didn’t really like myself or how I looked because I was very tall for a Japanese girl.”

― Tao Okamoto

“Modeling is exciting, but I certainly felt frustrated that I couldn’t speak out or express myself. I always wanted to express my desires in some other medium.”

― Tao Okamoto

“Yeah, I kind of grew up in front of the camera: I started modeling when I was two.”

― Taylor Momsen

“I moved to New York between my junior and senior years of high school to just see what it was like, to go to a modeling agency and see how to get representation.”

― Teri Polo

“Augmented reality will drive all things like chat, social networking, photos, videos, organizing data, modeling, painting, motion capture, and visual programming. Every form of computing will be combined together and unified in a single platform.”

― Tim Sweeney

“My dad was a theater actor, so he had an agent, and he brought me into his agency when I was maybe four years old. That was how I started. I started modeling, and it progressed from there.”

― Tinashe

“I kind of look at my modeling career and the Hitchcock years as stepping stones to what I’m doing now.”

― Tippi Hedren

“Modeling, for me, was not fulfilling. I didn’t see the point – although I was able to travel a great deal. I lived in Italy, Germany, and Spain, but I wasn’t devoted to it.”

― Tom Welling

“I am going to branch out to acting and do more modeling.”

― Tori Bowie

“Modeling wasn’t necessarily what I was into. It’s something that you’re genetically qualified to do.”

― Trish Goff

“Modeling will slow down no matter who you are.”

― Trish Goff

“When I started modeling, all I really wanted to get was a Shabby Chic couch.”

― Trish Goff

“When I started modeling at 15, there were no provisions for on-set tutors, and so I dropped out of school. Although I was one of the lucky ones who went on to a successful career as a model, as a child I should never have been forced to make that choice – between modeling and education.”

― Trish Goff

“If I tried to start modeling right now, I wouldn’t be a supermodel because it’s all about celebrity.”

― Tyra Banks

“With the whole supermodel thing, even when you’re not really modeling anymore, people still call me that. And I’m like ‘… retired.’”

― Tyra Banks

“By no means am I trying to change the modeling industry.”

― Tyra Banks

“I don’t think me walking away from modeling was scary for me. In hindsight, I think it was very risky, when you talk about risk. Because it paid the bills.”

― Tyra Banks

“People always ask me if I’m going to stop modeling because I have started an acting career. I hope to continue to model for years to come.”

― Tyra Banks

“I’ve always seen modeling as a stepping stone.”

― Tyra Banks

“On ‘America’s Next Top Model,’ I mentor girls on television. When that TV goes off, I actually mentor other girls in the modeling industry – girls that have not been on ‘Top Model,’ but who appear in ‘Vogue’ worldwide.”

― Tyra Banks

“I would not recommend a teen getting into modeling if they’re not solid when it comes to their grades and school. That comes first. My mother always told me that came first.”

― Tyra Banks

“There are still many places around the globe I would like to explore, and I’m going to trust my modeling career to take me to at least some of them!”

― Vittoria Ceretti

“When I went back to finish my undergrad, after a long and ignoble absence, my very first class was Intro to C for Cognitive Modeling. Unlike any educational experience before, I aced the class.”

― Vivienne Ming

“This role is more visible, and I grew up without a lot of that sort of modeling so I’m relieved and proud to have done this film.”

― Wentworth Miller

“I did some pretty embarrassing modeling, like catalogs and QVC. I know there’s probably a stereotype where all pretty girls think they’re unattractive, but modeling is the worst thing for your self-esteem, because you’re never pretty enough, you’re never thin enough.”

― Whitney Cummings

“I could count my modeling jobs on my hands and toes. When I graduated from college, I moved to New York specifically to study acting, and I needed to pay the bills, and it’s better to make a couple thousand dollars in one day than to wait tables six days a week.”

― William Baldwin

“A journalist in Toronto named Shannon Boodram saw my Facebook page and told me I was ‘strikingly beautiful.’ She shot a YouTube video of me, and it made a hit, grabbing thousands of views. She said the camera loved me and that I should be a model. I had never thought about modeling – it just hadn’t seemed possible.”

― Winnie Harlow
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