Modeling Agency Wants The Ugly

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Interested in becoming a model, but not the most beautiful person in the world? Not a problem. Just try to get uglier.

The Huffington Post is reporting that a London modeling agency, Ugly Modeling Agency, is recruiting everyone who wants to flaunt their stuff on the catwalk. Old ladies, taxi drivers, bearded ladies, contortionists, no one is being left off the list.

Ugly started in 1969 when two fashion photographers had gotten tired of the “normal” model look. Now Ugly is one of the largest modeling agencies in the world.

Want to join, but don’t know if your interesting enough? Marc French tried to shed some light on that, “It really varies. I sort of know when someone makes a good ugly model. If they’re comfortable in their own skin they make a good ugly model.”

“I don’t see anyone as ugly. I see everyone as individual, so for me to say that one person is uglier than another, I don’t see it,” French added.

“Our models have worked on everything from Calvin Klein to Italian Vogue,” he continued. “Photoshopping is so overdone. So to use real people with character lines, bigger noses, bigger ears, for me is fantastic.” Adding, “The word ugly now is the new beautiful.”

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