A model is a person who is employed to promote, display, or advertise commercial products (notably fashion clothing) or to serve as a visual object for people who are creating works of art.
Modeling is considered to be different from other types of public performance, such as an acting, dancing or being a mime artist. The boundary between modeling and performing is, however, not well defined, although such activities as appearing in a movie or a play are almost never labeled as modeling.
Types of modeling include fashion, glamour, fitness, bikini, fine art, body-part and commercial print models. Models are featured in a variety of media formats including books, magazines, movies, newspapers, and TV. Fashion models are sometimes featured in movies Looker, reality television shows (America's Next Top Model, The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency), or music videos ("Freedom! '90", "Wicked Game", "Daughters").
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