verbal croquis


male models

Posted in rants,the day job by verbalcroquis on May 7, 2006

I've been emailing all the local model agencies for comp cards of male models and I have yet to find one that I like.  There's one guy we used last year who was really good so we're using him again. The other guy from last year was stiff as a board, so I still need one more guy. In my meeting with the photographer, he expressly asked us to not use him again.  He told me that the only good shot he got out of him was when he asked the model to pretend to stare into the female model's head.  

I was out shopping for shoes in Union Square today and I must have seen at least two dozen guys I'd have liked to use for the catalog, and three guys I was really tempted to approach.  And I wasn't even looking specifically!  (Too busy trying to focus on shoes.)  Alas, I didn't have my business cards on me (darnitdarnitdarnit!!!) so I felt unprofessional approaching them. They probably would have thought I was trying to pick them up.

Sure, this is not exactly a model's paradise, but even looking at big time magazines, I don't see a lot of male models I like.  They're either uglyfemme (I can do the occasional prettyfemme, but not uglyfemme.) or they're trying too hard or they're just ick.

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Seriously.  What is going on here?

What happened to guys like Mark Vanderloo? (oh, yum.)

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Honestly.  Sheesh.

P.S. The good news for today is that I found a decent pair of gold shoes to go with my kimono and a cute pair of wedgie Aerosoles for hoofin' it around New York during the day.  Did I mention that Danielle (click on the link to check out her new blog!) will be there in New York as well?  The party's on Thursday so email me if you want the deets!

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  1. Rebecca said,

    “What happened to guys like Mark Vanderloo?”

    At home with the kids, maybe? Which is where I’ll be when y’all are kicking it up in NY. Have a great time!


  2. I think Mark Vanderloo is one of the best male supermodell that you’ll never forget.

  3. SOG knives said,

    SOG knives…

    Interesting ideas… I wonder how the Hollywood media would portray this?…


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