Can Models Have Scars???

Can models have scars on their facesModels represent perfection.  They are supposed to represent the pinnacle of beauty and physical desirability. In fact, the word ‘model’ itself refers to some sort of representation or imitation. But the truth is that this ideal perfection doesn’t really exist.  We all have our imperfections.  So in a world where perfection seems to be the destination, it’s truly understandable if you’re having second thoughts about modeling due to some unfortunate scars.

Yet, you need to know that modeling may still be a viable option for you. Let’s discuss some points below that should help you get over those scars from times past so you can focus on landing modeling gigs and being the best model you can be.

Scars offer benefits, too

One good way to look at it is how you can use your scars to your advantage. For example, scars on certain locations can add character to your looks. This is especially applicable for guys, particularly for those going for the tough-guy or rugged kind of look. Sometimes, you can swing a gig your way because of your attitude, and you never know when a scar would be able to help project the perfect attitude called for by the job at hand.

Of course, this isn’t to say you should intentionally scar yourself just to give you an edgier look. This advice is for people who already have existing scars.

How big are your scars?

Sometimes, it will depend on how big your scars are. A few small ones shouldn’t be all that bad, as they can either be covered up by makeup or by clothing, or they can even be small enough that they won’t have any impact on your appearance.

It can be problematic, though, if you’ve got a scar that can’t be easily fixed through makeup or camera tricks. A scar that’s too big could distract viewers and pull focus away from the clothes or products you’re modeling for.


For print or editorials, Photoshop can be used by photographers to remove any unsightly scars, so it’s really not that big a problem these days. (You can opt to tell them that you prefer your scars not be airbrushed out, though you might want to wait until you’ve gained experience to impose a creative direction upon the people handling your shoots).

In addition, lighting can also be arranged in venues and in studios in order to minimize imperfections. With the right setup, blemishes and scars hardly even figure into the equation after the shots have been snapped. There are many ways to make technology and technique work for you, so scars are probably only minor setbacks in this day and age.
In short, you shouldn’t be too afraid of your scars holding back your modeling career. As long as they’re not too big and you’re still able to project well, there shouldn’t be much of a problem. As with tattoos, a few small ones on your skin shouldn’t matter in the long run.

Don’t worry about those scars. Perfection is overrated, and you can be a superb model even if you have some scars. Embrace your imperfections and never hesitate to go all out when you chase your dreams!  May God bless your modeling journey!


  • Christie

    Reply Reply October 7, 2013

    Hi there!
    You know when I read your post, I thought deeper than just outer scars. We are all scarred somehow. I am glad that others are being encouraged through this post to embrace the things that make “you”, “YOU” ! :o) Whether the scars are on the inside or out – they can be used to help others realize that our imperfections are what make us unique and that is what makes us beautiful. This is a great post. Thank you. :o)

  • Sohail

    Reply Reply February 15, 2014

    Thats intresting,I want to become a model my self but have these marks in my face stil working on how to get rid of them,if you can help me please do.

    • Jonah Levi Taylor

      Reply Reply February 16, 2014

      Sohail, Not much I can do to help in regards to modeling with your scars other than to tell you to keep at it! Don’t let them stop you!

      But here is one thing I can do! As long as you are willing to help me in exchange;) Hop on your twitter, facebook, google+, accounts or whatever social media you prefer and say a few nice things about Modeling Wisdom! Do this for me and I will share with you our “How to become a Model” Guide! Thank you so much for doing this and check the link above:)

  • Sheer Elegance

    Reply Reply August 3, 2014

    What an encouraging post! Thank you for offering such inspiring and encouraging advice.

    • Jonah Levi Taylor

      Reply Reply August 4, 2014

      That’s what Modeling Wisdom is all about! Offering Godly wisdom for those who are interested in becoming models:)

  • Jessica

    Reply Reply April 4, 2015

    Lol you should see how scarred I am. People still tell me I should be a model but I have no desire to do that. I have scars from my face to my ankles. It doesn’t really matter what you look like anymore, it matters how you feel about yourself and how determined you are.

    • Jonah Levi Taylor

      Reply Reply April 5, 2015

      Thank you Jessica, you are truly a wonderful person and I thank you for you comment! God bless you in all that you do:)

    • Lil

      Reply Reply November 2, 2016

      I’m so scarred and have a massive one on my face. Peeps say I should model but I’m scared I cant

  • khan

    Reply Reply June 1, 2016

    i have to tell you that i was accidentally hit by bat by a person ,due to that i have a permanent line when i smile like a dimple line on the left cheek but it’s a little up from the place of dimple line, so i wanted to know
    that can i still be a supermodel ,although i am very interested in becoming a supermodel


    Reply Reply June 28, 2016

    it’s interesting…
    but i have moles on face…
    i want to be an actor + model.
    can i become???

    • Lil

      Reply Reply November 2, 2016


  • Lindsay

    Reply Reply November 5, 2016

    This is a beautiful post. I am a registered nurse by profession. But my heart is on modelling. I wanted to wake up doing what I want. I experienced modelling for a photographer’s collection during my college years for a daring shoot, and was able to win a beauty pageant inside the university where I was taking my studies. we did the photo shooting and so on with that photographer who invited me to post for his collection. But I was not that happy because I can not fully let them see myself/ physical appearance due to my scars (leg). until I decided to look for a job and forget about pursuing what I really wanted to do. Now I have been working as a call center representative, got pimples due to a graveyard shift. But modelling always come to my mind as day ends which makes mo so sad and feel guilty for not achieving my dream.

  • Sarah

    Reply Reply November 13, 2016

    I had depression so I used to cut myself it’s in my harm and my legs isn’t that a problem? like would any model agencies get me like this? They look ugly and I really want to be a model but scared that they will say no because of my scars.

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