The Rise of the Celebrity Model

Chace Crawford for Esquire UK's August Issue
The modelling world is a tough place - no doubt about it. It's pretty hard for aspiring models to successfully launch their careers anyway, but are celebs making it even harder?
I can't help but notice that so many brands are using more and more actors, singers, soccer players, etc. as their image - and PR wise it's a solid choice. Just think Emma Watson for Burberry, Megan Fox & Cristiano Ronaldo for Armani, Olivia Palermo for Freda, and the list could go on forever.
More photos after the jump, including America's Next Top Model winner Krista White and Twilight's Ashley Greene:


America's Next Top Model winner Krista White for Fiasco
Having such a well known public figure representing your brand is definitely a great thing as far as sales go, but at the same time it could come with some strings attached - for examples not all celebrities have modelling experience, and that could easily translate to the campaign photos. Also, there's the inevitable bad press that actors have to deal with - their image will be automatically connected with any campaign they're doing.
 Although shows like ANTM are created for entertainment purposes, maybe they're also helping aspiring models by putting them in the public eye. After all, what is talent without anyone being aware of your existence?


Twilight's Ashley Greene for Elle

So are the boundaries between different fields like acting and modelling getting more and more blurred? And is that a good thing, or is it unjust? Leave your comment below and cast your vote in the poll located in the sidebar - the poll will remain open until the end of the week.


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10 comments:

  1. Is it really a good thing that boundaries are being crossed...I would say so, there are a handful of actors and actresses who are so fascinating to the public merely because of their beauty, Chace Crawford hasn't really proven himself as an actor, so it isn't hard to see him modeling. Megan Fox is no talented actress either, she's merely eye candy, whether or not these individuals prove me wrong in the long run remains to be seen. There are exceptions however, Cristiano Ronaldo is both a talented athlete, and h could easily pull off the modeling tid bit because he's so handsome!

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  2. Agreed. Also, I think a lot of people in the entertainment business take on modelling at the start of their career,partially because it's an opportunity to make some extra money as well as one to help get their name out there and get noticed.

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  3. Interesting subject..You are right but I think that is easier being and actor and modeling on the side,in comparison with being a model and trying to become an actor.Anyway,it sucks for models because the celebrities are taking their jobs.

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  4. I know, Tyra is probably going crazy because of this, but I bet Janice Dickinson doesn't care, because she'll outlive everyone anyway. :)

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  5. Ha ha Love that!^ ^

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  6. Ha ha Love that!^ ^

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  7. I know, Tyra is probably going crazy because of this, but I bet Janice Dickinson doesn't care, because she'll outlive everyone anyway. :)

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  8. Interesting subject..You are right but I think that is easier being and actor and modeling on the side,in comparison with being a model and trying to become an actor.Anyway,it sucks for models because the celebrities are taking their jobs.

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  9. Agreed. Also, I think a lot of people in the entertainment business take on modelling at the start of their career,partially because it's an opportunity to make some extra money as well as one to help get their name out there and get noticed.

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  10. Is it really a good thing that boundaries are being crossed...I would say so, there are a handful of actors and actresses who are so fascinating to the public merely because of their beauty, Chace Crawford hasn't really proven himself as an actor, so it isn't hard to see him modeling. Megan Fox is no talented actress either, she's merely eye candy, whether or not these individuals prove me wrong in the long run remains to be seen. There are exceptions however, Cristiano Ronaldo is both a talented athlete, and h could easily pull off the modeling tid bit because he's so handsome!

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