A must read for me is the book This Year's Model by the model Carol Alt. Since I am aspiring to be a model I need to read this. It is about how the modeling industry is not the glamorous as you think it is. The struggles and pressure you have to go through. Although, this does sound like a cliche book about how modeling is pressuring and blah, blah, blah, I still want to see what a real model thinks about the fashion industry. Here is a summary about the book I found on hapercollins.com:
Tall, beautiful, practical Melody Ann Croft of Morristown, New Jersey, is busting her behind as a waitress and wishing there was an easier way to earn money for college. When a customer claiming to be a fashion photographer insists she could become a model, Melody is skeptical—and totally shocked when dropping his name actually opens agency doors. Signed up before her head has even stopped spinning, she's got a new name—Mac—and is off to her first shoot. Could this be that "easier way" at last?
But in modeling, nothing's easy. Mac faces demanding diva photographers with their body-torturing, day-long sessions, and jealous rivals whose flawless beauty hides sharp claws. There are rumors and lies, lecherous model-collecting playboys, rock stars and drugs, and the most perilous pitfall of them all . . .straight male models! Temptation is everywhere, and even a level-headed Jersey girl may have trouble keeping her footing on the long, hard climb up.
This seems like a must read to me! I am going to pick it up at B and N when I have a little extra money.
Oh and are you an aspiring model too? If you are between the ages of 16-25 Carol Alt is looking for a model to put on her upcoming book "Next Year's Model" and she is holding a contest. Unfortunately, I can't enter because I am too young.