The modeling industry is a huge, multi-billion dollar global business that attracts tens of thousands of hopefuls of every type and stripe year in, year out. Not all models are dazzlingly gorgeous, tall, thin supermodels or towering, good looking male hunks. The fact is, armed with a good set of professional photos, together with enough ambition, resolve, stamina, and a clear understanding of how the modeling world works, almost anyone can model. Many merely dream about that fabulous career on the runway and in front of the cameras, but bestselling author Jeanne Rejaunier actually became a successful model in New York and Europe — and in this book tells readers how they can, too. Teens, young men and women, children, character types, the elderly, the ugly, and just plain ordinary folk can find work as models, explains Rejaunier. Her new book, a companion piece to her previous titles on modeling – her million copy bestselling novel THE BEAUTY TRAP, and nonfiction THE BEST 50 CAREERS IN MODELING, provides insights into everything each type needs to know to initiate a career and become established in the various facets of modeling at a local, regional, national, and international level. Some of the topics covered in MODELING FROM THE GROUND UP: STRATEGIES FOR BUILDING A SUCCESSFUL MODELING CAREER include: What it takes to be a model; how to find a model agency; how to present yourself on a modeling interview; varieties of modeling assignments; what to ask photographers and how to pose for them; how to get free photographs; wardrobe know-how; makeup and hair styling for go sees and bookings; runway and camera tips; model portfolios; the nuts and bolts of live modeling; fashion; print; commercials; creating an image; contracts and negotiations; modeling in American cities large and small; modeling in Europe and Japan; making the most of your strengths and weaknesses; marketing your image; and much, much more ... Aspiring young female models worldwide will welcome this book, as will a growing portion of men headed for careers on the runway and in front of the camera. Stage mothers and fathers seeking advancement for their offspring will discover invaluable pointers on how to handle a child’s career. Established models, too, will find helpful information in Rejaunier’s book, for which there is also an audience of “character people,” seniors, and others who wish to initiate or enhance their careers in all facets of the modeling profession. Bestselling author Jeanne Rejaunier graduated from Vassar College and also attended the Sorbonne, Paris, and the Universities of Pisa and Florence, Italy. While a student at Vassar, she was discovered by Mademoiselle magazine and after graduation, became a model and actress in Manhattan, Hollywood and Europe, appearing on and off-Broadway, in films and television, on magazine covers internationally and as a principal in over six dozen network commercials for such brand name products as Revlon, RCA, Chrysler, Ford, AT&T, Coca Cola, Noxzema, Ivory Liquid, Pepto Bismol, Pepsodent, Mr. Clean, Gillette, U.S. Rubber, Brylcreme, Alberto-Culver, Clorox, Mennen, Arpege, Zest, Stauffer's, Delmonte, Schlitz, Ballantine, Yuban Coffee, Aqueduct Race Track, Dairy Council of America, the U.S. Navy, and many others. Rejaunier has been featured in Life, Playboy, BusinessWeek, American Homemaker, Your Health, Parade, Pageant, Marie-Claire, Hola, Epoca, Tempo, Cine-Monde, Paris Match, and numerous others. She is the author of the bestselling novel THE BEAUTY TRAP, as well as THE MOTION AND THE ACT, MOB SISTERS, AFFAIR IN ROME, and of nonfiction titles THE 50 BEST CAREERS IN MODELING, ASTROLOGY FOR LOVERS, ASTROLOGY AND YOUR SEX LIFE, THE VIDEO JUNGLE, JAPAN’S HIDDEN FACE, THE COMPLETE IDIOT’S GUIDE TO MIGRAINES AND OTHER HEADACHES, THE COMPLETE IDIOT’S GUIDE TO FOOD ALLERGY.