FAQ

AVERAGE MODEL HAIR COLOR

We can’t vouch for blondes having more fun, but we can tell you this, more blondes are models.

  • 2% of the world’s population have BLONDE hair, while 28% of models have it.

  • BLACK is the most common color in the world, but only 18% of models have black hair.

  • 1-2% of the world’s population has RED hair compared to 4% of models

  • BROWN hair is the second most common hair in the world, but the most common among models with a 50% representation.

AVERAGE MODEL EYE COLOR

Models eye colors matched closely with the general population of the United States.

  • BROWN: 48% of models versus 41% of the US population

  • BLUE: 23% of models versus 32% of the US population

  • GREEN: 15% of models versus 12% of the US population

  • HAZEL: 14% of models versus 15% of the US population

AVERAGE MODEL WEIGHT

According to Plus Model Magazine, twenty years ago the average fashion model weighed 8% less than the average woman. Today, she weighs 23% less. The CDC lists a healthy female weight, at average height, as being between 108-144 pounds. 87% of female models weighed between 100 and 150 pounds. Well within the healthy weight range.

 

As for males, the healthy range was started at 121-163 pounds. 46% of male models were within this range with the majority falling in the overweight category. We speculate this being due to higher levels of muscle mass amongst male models as well as an above average height.

AVERAGE FEMALE MODEL WEIGHT – IN POUNDS

75-100  9%

101-125 59%

126-150  28%

151-175    3%

176-200   .7%

201-225    .2%

over 226.  .1%

The average female model weight is 114 pounds.

AVERAGE MALE MODEL WEIGHT – IN POUNDS

75-100 2%

101-125 4%

126-150 17%

151-175 39%

176-200 30%

201-225 6%

over 226 2%

The average male model weight is 167 pounds.

AVERAGE MODEL HEIGHT

One of the most common questions agencies receives about height. “Am I tall enough to model?” What is the average model height? Promotional modeling differs from high fashion jobs. The fashion industry typically requires a height over 5’8,” so your odds of getting work in this field are slim to none if you are shorter than that.

Promotional modeling is a bit more forgiving, and height is not as important as experience, personality, interpersonal skills, and looks. 44% of female models were shorter than standard modeling requirements, being under 5’5” tall. 43% of models were between 5’6” and 5’10” tall. The average female model height is 5’7″.

Male models were of average to above average height as well, with 52% of them being between 5’6” and 5’10” tall. 50% were between 5’11” and 6’4” tall. The average male model height is 5’11”.

AVERAGE FEMALE MODEL HEIGHT

Under 5’ 2%

5’1” – 5’5” 44%

5’6” – 5’10” 52%

5’11” – 6’4” 2%

Over 6’4” 0%

The average female model height is five feet and seven inches tall; 5’7″

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