What is Commercial Modeling?

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Example of Commercial Modeling

When I first began modeling, I was told continuously by New York agencies that I was too “Commercial”. I thought, what does that mean, to be too commercial? If people are calling me that, I got to find out what it means! So I did. I know there are many models hearing the same thing today. So for anyone who has been told they are too “commercial”, or would simply like to know…

Commercial modeling is a more generalized type of modeling. There are high fashion models, and then there are commercial models. High fashion models are the highest paid and rarest form of modeling. Most women and men do not meet the requirements of a fashion model, but commercial models do not have all the specifications that fashion models have. Of course fashion models get paid more, but commercial models can make good money as well; especially with catalogue. Commercial models make up the majority of all modeling. Basically because it includes many fields of modeling such as: catalogue, print-work, plus-size, swimsuit, lingerie etc. Commercial models are hired to help sell products to the public; whatever the product may be. High fashion models model for high-end designers and fashion campaigns. Commercial models basically take care of the rest. They can model for television, commercials, websites, magazines, newspapers, billboards and any other type of advertisement. Most people who tell you they are models are “commercial” models. This is what makes up most of the industry.

So there you have it, just in case you were wondering or have been told such a thing, you now know what being “Commercial” means in the modeling industry. It means that you are not currently high fashion material, but still pretty/handsome enough to make it as a model. There are many types of modeling out there other than fashion modeling.



  • Basim

    Reply Reply November 19, 2017

    Looking forward

  • James Tamboles

    Reply Reply August 5, 2018

    Is it possible to work up to being a fashion model from commercial? Where do I go since I’m “too commercial for NEXT?

  • Diana

    Reply Reply October 8, 2018

    wanted to join commercial modelling

  • Komal chouhan

    Reply Reply January 3, 2019

    Join to commercial fashion

    • Goar john

      Reply Reply April 7, 2019

      I want to be commerial model

  • Adeojo kemisola anthoniah

    Reply Reply February 16, 2019

    I will like to be a commercial model, cause, I believe it doesn’t really matters, what type of modeling you go for if you are meant to make it big, I bet you will well am kemisola anthoniah am 19 year old. I will love to be a commercial model you can contact me on this number ……09067834984
    Thanks I will be glad if you can consider me thanks

    • SuKhJeEt Rai

      Reply Reply August 12, 2019

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  • Adeojo kemisola anthoniah

    Reply Reply February 16, 2019

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  • Shalini

    Reply Reply February 23, 2019

    This comment box is my first initiative to enter into the world of modelling and to be ready to explore this world and make money anyhow…….. I don’t know anything about modelling nd I’m just a +2 grader from cbse boards with 93%….. I have heard this that this line is all about luck and looks….. So I want to just try my luck and looks on the set….. I want to see that glamoured version of mine….. Nd show the world that how beautiful I can look….. Please give me a chance….. I have so many dreams….. So I want to earn money….. Money…… Money…. And my height is 164 cm…… Hope in brightest future….. Thanks.

  • Levi Emmanuela

    Reply Reply March 14, 2019

    I want to be a commercial model and I hope and know that this platform will take me there 08096863494

  • Osho

    Reply Reply March 27, 2019

    I also want to be a model and your help

  • Emmanuel Itekena Tamunokuro

    Reply Reply May 5, 2019

    I want to be a commercial model and I am 23 years old…I am from Rivers State, Nigeria

  • Lucy white

    Reply Reply May 18, 2019

    I want to be a commercial model.. I am 18 years of age.. please contact me on my email address… please.. I have dreamt of modelling

  • Palesa

    Reply Reply July 14, 2019

    I would like to be a commercial model I am 16 years old from Balfour, Mpumalanga in South Africa

  • kendall

    Reply Reply August 20, 2019

    i want to be a commercial model.

  • kendall

    Reply Reply August 20, 2019

    i want to be a commercial model, Iam from Atlanta, GA.

  • Laura ojinji

    Reply Reply October 30, 2019

    I want to be a promotional model and a fashion model 08144102905

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