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How to Be a Model (A 12 Step Plan) (2003)

The idea of modeling brings to mind the "glamorous" high stakes world of the supermodel, complete with fame, fortune, and addictive disorders. But what about the majority of women who make ... See full summary »

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The idea of modeling brings to mind the "glamorous" high stakes world of the supermodel, complete with fame, fortune, and addictive disorders. But what about the majority of women who make a living on catwalks, billboards and in magazines? Filmmaker, and ex-model, Allison Beda sets out to demystify the profession by mapping the 12 steps on the road to success. Yet, faced with a job that prioritizes virtually unattainable external qualities and promises daily rejection by prospective clients, it quickly becomes apparent that modelling also entails a process of recovery. From New York to Paris and Toronto, Beda follows her friend, international model Peggi Lepage, as she embarks on what will likely be the final year of her career; given that a youthful appearance is a prerequisite, the need to move on to new endeavours is inevitable. With "go-sees," agency meetings and castings, the myriad challenges and contradictions of Peggi's career emerge. Many of the most insightful moments in the... Written by Diane Burgess

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I loved it!
9 January 2004 | by (Vancouver Canada) – See all my reviews

A great insiders view of the world of modeling. Not the high stakes we don't get out of bed for less than $10,000 type but I am doing this for a living, it is a job. The filmaker was a model herself, so you truly get an inside view. It takes the mystique out of modeling and shows it for what it is. An incredibly diffucult job. I really recommend this film.


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