Me and another friend are always trying to convince my best friend to go into modelling because she's so beautiful, and so thin.
But she has a "child bearing" figure. Her waist in 24 inches, her hips are 38/39 - she's definitely been measured in the right places because she was measured by someone who teaches Fashion. I think she's between 5ft 8 and 5ft 9 tall, and she weighs about 125lb.
I know pretty much nothing about fashion/modelling and all that (though the other friend knows loads about it). Could she be a model with those measurements? Like a "proper" model (no idea if anyone knows what I'm getting at here, like I said I know hardly anything about it!). She's modelled briefly before, for Graduate Fashion Week I think, but nothing professional. We're starting to think it's a long shot now, because Premier seems to have a hip size limit of 36 inches..
models usually have hips of 30-35, so you're friend does have slightly larger hips, but everywhere is different.
She may be able to do other types of modeling, but for catwalk I can almost guarantee it will be a no. Unless she can shave 3 inches off her hips.
Her best bet is catalogue modeling, tell her to send her pictures off to a smaller company.
I agree with the others, 39" hips are too big for catwalk, but she may get into commercial modelling - catalogues and such.
It's worth investigating, as long as she doesn't fall into the trap of paying a company to take photos for her portfolio. That's usually a big no-no.
Not for high fashion/catwalk because sample sizes are typically made to fit around 34" hips (plus or minus an inch).
Commericial/print modelling is definitely a possibility though.
The hip size is way too large for catwalk modelling.
Im pretty sure theres a lot more they take into account then numbers.
Not for high fashion or runway - shes at the midpoint between straight size and plus size.
Commercial maybe...if she also happens to be toned, have clear skin, take a good picture and have enough inner strength to deal with such a cut throat industry even at a commercial level.