, a German magazine, the first of probably many, is ditching "models" for "real women." According to Advertising Age, (here's the link for the whole scoop, http://adage.com/globalnews/article?article_id=139485
) the magazine, "has banned models from its pages and will instead use only "real" women in its editorial pages, as a protest against society's obsession with stick-thin women."
They will start this in January 2010, remember, most magazines are working on their issues three months out so right now they are working on that issue. They are now taking on-line applications, though many view this as a cost-cutting matter, so I'd suggest, unless you're from Germany, don't apply.
Though you might see this trend happening to U.S. magazines too as everyone cuts costs with this economy. A good example, the last few days Conde Nast publications has cut a few magazines and shifted key personnel around including Details
VP-Publisher Steven DeLuca. "Conde Nast Senior VP-Publishing Director William Wackermann, who already oversees Glamour
and the bridal category, received oversight of Details
today as well."
Looks like there is hope for models that are just starting out, besides, other than Victoria Secrets Angels, most "super models" are long gone. What's your thoughts? Please stay on the topic, please. Thanks, rg sends!