The perfect fit Around Town, posted by Editor, Pleasanton Weekly Online, on Jan 24, 2008 at 9:30 pm
"It's not the most glamorous job," said fit model Rachel Felix, 12, of Pleasanton. Fit modeling is a different type of modeling, far from the high fashion runways or glitzy lights and cameras so often associated with the term "model." These models are the average person sent to clothing companies to try on sizes. In essence, they have the precise measurements for a particular size in which designers base the fit of their clothing line.
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Posted by Maya, a resident of the Bordeaux Estates neighborhood, on Jan 25, 2008 at 10:53 am
I don't think modeling for children should be highlighted in the media. There is enough, more than enough, attention on girl's physical appearance. Also, there is an unhealthy fascination in our culture with getting attention in the media. As if having your picture in a magazine or a part in a movie makes all your dreams come true. Ask Heath Ledger if that's true.
I think it's irresponsible for adults to perpetuate this myth by featuring children who are models, actors, etc. in newspapers, etc. and interviewing them. Kids read this, and think these children are 'special,' and if only they could get this kind of attention, they would be special too. It's a load of bull adults who control the media serve up on a heaping platter. Heath, how happy did being good-looking and having your picture in magazines make you?
Posted by PToWN94566, a member of the Walnut Grove Elementary School community, on Jan 25, 2008 at 6:47 pm
I don't mean to sound rude, but I don't Heath Ledgers death has anything to do with this. Maybe there are similarities in people being in the spotlight, but it's kind of inappropriate to compare Ledger's death to children modeling. As with any career/event, there are always negative sides.
Posted by Chris, a resident of the Amberwood/Wood Meadows neighborhood, on Jan 27, 2008 at 4:32 pm
Cholo: You know what, I would love to,and he said to me "sis, give up the race here and come with us" I am so stuck in making ends meet, surviving, the truth I know in my heart, that would be so rewarding.....if I could break away!!!!
Posted by chris, a resident of the Amberwood/Wood Meadows neighborhood, on Jan 27, 2008 at 4:34 pm
Oh,and as far as the child model topic, what we don't need anymore of is young girls being pushed into fitting in and looking at careers in modeling...Has anyone ever thought "who is going to run our country in 20 years" scary, I mean youth are all about modeling, music, being an American Idol!!!!
Posted by Parent/Educator/Model Coach, a resident of Livermore, on Aug 20, 2009 at 2:00 pm
Are these Posting by Educated adults/parents? These social topics are important... AIDS, POVERTY, MENTL/PHYSICAL ABUSE etc... however this is an article on a community event... on an extra curricular activity. It wasn't breaking news on CNN... besides, I'm sure most of these people who wrote this tuned into some car chase recently, or spend most of their days working so hard stuffing their children with crap and thinking TV is the new-age babysitters. Because I can't imagine that educated adults would think this story was nothing more then a quick "shout out" to fun, extra curricular activity, self esteem and social awareness. Besides if you trust the MEDIA to educate your children... then you'll see the result will be just as pathetic and ignorant as these responses. Luckily, I teach Self Image and Modeling and I'm getting my kids a real lesson in life, education and self esteem. Good Parents that know the value in something like this... thank me. It's not all about mainstream industry... it's about personal growth.