A Model of Diversity

There is perhaps no better way to promote diversity than in the modelling industry. One of the main purposes of models is that they are seen - they are actually in the spotlight and can have a huge influence on many people from all backgrounds. Models Direct values all types of models, and we actively encourage anyone who thinks they have the desirable attributes to get in touch with us.

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Diversity is about variety and not yielding to conformity. It is about variety, with no prejudices or stigmas. There is no such thing a “typical” or “perfect” person; we are all different and we each have our own agendas and qualities. Diversity is about individualism. As Gore Vidal said, “Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn.”

We all have varied backgrounds, beliefs, and life experiences. Add on sexual preferences and both geographical and socioeconomic factors, and we have a glorious assortment of people each with unique characteristics. It’s this variety that appeals to (or, rather, should appeal to) fashion brands to endorse their products. And with a little help from us, this is where you can shine. 

We have seen more diversity than ever - on TV, in films and magazines, and in sport…the list is endless. As such, Models Direct has a range of clients eager to work with all sorts of models. Times have changed where companies merely accept a wheelchair- user as their basis for embracing diversity. It’s never been a better time to get in touch with us and discuss how your qualities can help you, and ultimately the industry as a whole. The more people see diversity in photo shoots, campaigns and adverts, the more it’ll be seen as the norm - which it should be in the first place. 

Diversity isn’t about treating people differently - it’s about treating people fairly just as any decent human being would expect. It’s about being not overlooked. Going back to Mr Gore Vidal - be yourself, feel included, and go with it. We have your back!

Plus size, petite, older, LGBT, amputees, different ethnic backgrounds, unique physical features…we want to hear from you! We have clients that need female and male models that will do a great job promoting products and campaigns - and not just specifically disabled products. A key thing to bear in mind is that modelling should be fun, with genuine career prospects. The role of a model can be varied, too, and the diversity of roles can lead to a mixture of assignments - whatever your background or status, we’d love to hear from you.  

Models promote products, and potential buyers can be just as diverse as our models. It’s a winning formula; the more people that are included in the industry, the more products are sold and more work there is to go around. 

If you fancy a chat with our friendly team, please complete the application form below.

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