I'm returning to blogging about models and sort of changing my views and direction with this blog. Instead of just reporting random modeling countdowns, I'm going to be really focusing my energy on issues and the attitude of the industry.
Here I'm kinda late, but the biggest news seems to be Joan Smalls #1 ranking on models.com
Now models.com website I tend to check very so often and they seem to have pretty good reflection or representation of the modeling industry. So putting Joan Smalls as number one seemed pretty on point. CONGRATS to Joan Smalls and and her ranking. And it seems as though Karlie and Arizona come right after her which means I was right about there high status.
It seems as though the biggest hype of the ranking of Joan Smalls is well....SHE'S BLACK! Or at least she ethnic girl, someone that is non- white. To me this is a little surprising considering how white dominating this industry is, it makes me assume that a lot of this was planned by the industry altogether. Why I say this?
This industry has changed, simply because of time, technology, and focus. A long time ago a model was discovered and developed. So one designer might use them for a show or ad campaign, but that didn't mean everyone would use her, or even know about her being the "it girl". Nowadays a girl enters fashion week booking all every show even though she looks like an average becky, and you wonder what made her stick out so much?
I really fascinated and wonder when or even how long Joan Smalls will kept as #1, my assumptions are 1 year tops. So by 2014 or late 2013, I'm sure to expect a new number one.
I also question this constant idenfication as her being black when she really is bi-racial. I'll right more about that next time. Anyway CONGRATS Joan Smalls.
Joan Smalls on British Harpers Bazaar
Rated #1 on Models.com