Pitching Tip for Models: Ride a Purple Cow

There’s a million hot naked chicks on the Internet. There’s a difference between those girls and me. Those chicks don’t talk back to you. — Tila Tequila, Queen of MySpace.

I’ve been getting a lot of email pitches from young Filipina models hoping to be featured in the Babes category of this blog. Let me give you a tip, girls: it takes more than regular print and ramp model credentials to get my readers’ attention. Traditional aspiring models are a dime a dozen. You need to do something remarkable, in the sense that it’s worth making a remark about. Ride a purple cow, if you will.

You could self-publish like UrFame, or write intelligent blog posts like Anna Bayle, or unleash your inner geek like Alodia Gosiengfiao, or become a YouTube Director like Happy Slip, or become queen of Philippine cosplay like Jerry Polence. Just make sure you come to me with something more remarkable than a bunch of magazine covers.

Filipina Supermodel’s Blog Post Makes Philippine Daily Inquirer

Anna Bayle

Congratulations to Filipina supermodel Anna Bayle on having her blog post on model eating habits featured in the Philippine Daily Inquirer. Thelma Sioson San Juan writes:

Cosmetic surgery, beauty and treatments are a multibillion-peso industry.

That’s why I found interesting what New York-based Anna Bayle wrote recently in her blog (check out Anna, acknowledged by newspapers and magazines the world over as the first and only Asian supermodel and one of the world’s top 10 models in the ’80’s, has returned to the fashion scene. She has a well-read website, does reporting for Lookonline and is packaging her own TV show.

She wrote, “Modelling is not a sickness, anorexia is.” She said that at her modeling peak, she was 110 lbs. (at 5 ft. 10), and worked to keep that weight because she had couture shows to do.

“Here’s that sexy number that every model will want to wear and there is nothing more unforgivable than you ripping the zipper accidentally when the women from the ateliers are dressing you. They have been working on the garment for 3 months and here you come, destroying their masterpiece.”

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