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How to Walk on a Runway | Modeling

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Hearing the call of the catwalk? You gotta work - do your homework! The Self-Made Model: Success Without Agencies: http://amzn.to/1VHJ8bs Picture Perfect Posing: Practicing the Art of Posing: http://amzn.to/1N2krnG The Business of Professional Modeling: http://amzn.to/1WQ75iZ The Professional's Guide to Modeling: http://amzn.to/1jeLGls Become a Successful Commercial Model: http://amzn.to/1OoNzY2 Watch more How to Be a Model videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/512625-How-to-Walk-on-a-Runway-Modeling Hi. I'm Trudi Tapscott, and one of the most exciting parts of modeling is walking on a runway. And it is an art form. I think the basics of walking is learning where to position your weight, where to position your shoulders. It's very relaxed. You have to keep your body straight, your neck is straight, your shoulders are straight. You have to remember that you are showing clothes, and you have to also remember specifically who you are walking for. Because, there is kind of different walks. But, the basics are, you want to keep your shoulders back, your hips forward, and your feet straight. Which all sounds really easy in the beginning, but once you really start walking and putting all the moving parts together, it's really difficult. You have to keep your weight a little bit forward, you don't want to put all the weight on your heel. You want to look like you are gliding. Your face is completely relaxed, like you're not thinking about it and it's second nature, and you're not singing the words to the song, which is also something that happens in the beginning. Balance their stride, balance their weight, and keep the shift of their body and their arms to their sides. If you swing your arms too much, it's a huge distraction. So, you want to keep everything really simple and walk very basically. It's very simple, it's very balanced, and it's in high heels. And the way you practice this at home, if you want to become confident in learning how to walk as a model, you put a full length mirror at the end of your hall. Hopefully, it's just a flat surface, and you walk back and forth. When a model first comes to New York, that is all they do, is just keep practicing. You have models come in the agency all the time, and they are critiqued. Different agents go and watch them, how they walk in certain heels, walking in a variety of high heels. Sometimes at shows at the last minute, you don't get the perfect size of shoe, so you have to learn to walk in different sizes, because at the very end of the day, you have to be able to start and finish the runway with whatever you have on, and make it look great. Knowing that you are walking from your head to your toe, that it's very straight but it's balanced, keeping your arms to your sides, that's what really makes a great walk. And no one knows how to do that without practicing. Walking is one of the key things that you have to practice, that you have to practice all the time.
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Toss Kitten (5 days ago)
I thought that thumbnail was just a really fked up pencil
https://youtu.be/tfRD82tJW6M correct by model
Prince Pradhan (16 days ago)
Its all sounds easy but its not
indira chindaliya (17 days ago)
Thank u 😊
Irene Bae (26 days ago)
I tried modeling class for five months and according to my instructors, posture is the most important part in modeling, you won't look good if you slouch even if you can walk really good, second most important is to relax and be comfortable in high heels especially 3-4 inched heels, and the last you need is proper diet and healthy body. I gave up actually trying to do those...
Julia Zaleska (1 month ago)
I am naturally very very skinny. I am 18 years old and 180 cm tall. do you think I can be a model?;)
a.p _5_ (1 month ago)
bruh. i want to be one but im too short
A tori (1 month ago)
How to walk on a runway? Watch Naomi Campbell own the runway😊
Lauren Itala (1 month ago)
I’ve been practicing these tips everyday...getting better...slowly😂
Lol (1 month ago)
I am 13 166 and 112 pounds...is that good or do I weigh too much?
Mayra Guzman (1 month ago)
I'm in missteen
BBCc (2 months ago)
https://youtu.be/nK5MSUDBVbU
Sara Juul-Andersen (2 months ago)
I’m like 5’10. 13 years old, and still growing.
BBCc (2 months ago)
https://youtu.be/nK5MSUDBVbU
Sophia Zheng (2 months ago)
I'm 13 and is 172cm, will I still grow?
Aileen Marcelo (3 months ago)
Wow this actually helps people in modeling
Paladins Bae (3 months ago)
I am 15 and 181 cm. I want to be a VS angel one day,but I have back problems and my hips are 36. I'm not the person who gives up quickly, but I have no support nor experience to become what I want and that worries me.
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anita soni (3 months ago)
i am interested interested in modling
karen Torres makes slime (4 months ago)
I am a modelo
Lucy Mendoza (4 months ago)
im 13 and im 4:9 tall
Sonali Shah (4 months ago)
Wow, can she speak any slower or softer! What is that drawl? Ugh.
Shivi Gupta (5 months ago)
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Priyanka Bebo (5 months ago)
Hello
naya wesya (5 months ago)
The way am walk like a man,sometimes feel unconfortable,so I really want to learn how to walk like a feminim woman,please ur idea?
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Namrata Roy (6 months ago)
Thankfull
Jennifer Curtis (6 months ago)
the taller yu are yur gna be taller n heels. tall models r beautiful
Revista Magazine (6 months ago)
good
Shiri_13 D.I. Fua (7 months ago)
Im 14 turning 15, 5'6" and 40 lbs :v And i love rice since birth :3
Zainah (7 months ago)
I'm a model ahah and I hate doing runways. It's quite overwhelming seeing everyone watching you and all eyes on you 😂
[Please respond if you know] Okay so i am a 16 years old girl who want to model. I am 172cm and when I walk, my legs are not straight. Is this a problem for modeling??? (Sorry for my english, I speak french)
adikyuu purple (7 months ago)
12 yr old ( atm ) 160cm / 5'3" ( I'm still growing ) 45kg / 99lbs / 7st ( trying to lose weight ) wish me luck.
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Sanjay Singh (8 months ago)
Nice
Χρύσα Παπ (8 months ago)
My biggest dream is to become a model and i am 15 years old. Should I go to a model agency or wait to grow up a little bit?
emi sauce (8 months ago)
shes just explaining how hard is walking
ArcticWolfPup (8 months ago)
I'm 13 and I'm 5" 8, but I'm not really growing anymore, do you think that I'll make it to 6" 0?
Diamond Models School (8 months ago)
Thanks for the video ) https://youtu.be/mab2Uz72FzI
Diamond Models School (8 months ago)
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Jackie Elder (8 months ago)
very informative
Chanel Mutale (9 months ago)
Each time I watch these I hope I don't land on Trudi Tapscott and my hopes get shattered :(
Karan Veer (9 months ago)
I have to do modeling
BrunoMcHale447 (9 months ago)
@MannyMua, you need this video, my dear
Josy Ley (9 months ago)
I really want to be a model and i need advice. Im 5'10 and 120 pounds and im only 13. My legs are long and skinny and supposly they say thats good. I dont know how to start modeling though. Where can i start from?
Araani Saravanan Kumar (9 months ago)
Hi .I wants to become a runway model . What weight should I be if I am 165cm.
wilnor jean (10 months ago)
and I'm a girl that's talking don't worry about the baby boy my brother in the pitcher
wilnor jean (10 months ago)
like I need prytice im good at some styles
wilnor jean (10 months ago)
when I'm a  grown woman or teen or 11-12 I'm  going to be a modle  because everone tell me  to be a modle becaucse I'm skinny and look like one im good atdoing some styles
Jeelani Basha N (11 months ago)
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Coraline Gaming (11 months ago)
I'm only gonna grow to be 5'6 😭
Madhu Mitha (11 months ago)
I am 15 years and 5'2. Is it ok to be a model
Tori Walthers (11 months ago)
Why is she bending her knees ? In my class you get yelled at for that
Mary Pellegrini (11 months ago)
I'm 14 and I've never modeled before and I have my first audition in a week. I'm really nervous 😐
joey birlem rp (11 months ago)
I'm 11 and I'm 5'3 is that good?
Mahnoor Inam (11 months ago)
Jada yes it is cause iam 15 and 5'2
Mr Tarantino (11 months ago)
Lol am I the only one that is about to go to casting to a modeling agency and is trying to get prepared for that
bilmiyorum bilbilyorm (1 year ago)
When i was kid. My father say repeatly soft strong walk and resiliently walk
I don't even know why I'm here, I'll never be a runway model. or a model
Wheres Lauraa (1 year ago)
This really helpful for my modeling
RenaeModelSize (1 year ago)
No offense but she cannot walk 🙅🏽. Needs a new coach or something.
ᄏᄏ ᄏᄏ (1 year ago)
I'm 12 and 5'3. Do you think I have a chance?
Bella Marie (1 year ago)
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Yesenia Solano (1 year ago)
I want to be a model
pop and kpop stan (1 year ago)
I'm 12 years old and I'm 5'3 and now I'm a model 🤷🏻‍♀️ so girls height doesn't matter
Vanessa Sandoval (1 year ago)
I want to be a model . message me on Instagram . Vanessa_wurtzbach
Jher Ciey (1 year ago)
I want to be a model so bad. But my weight and height doesnt fit the modeling standards. I think I'm 5'3 or 5'2 and I'm 13. And the last time i checked my weight (probably a months ago) was 50. I'm afraid that my weight might increase. Im afraid of looking in the scale. Is it still possible? No one actually never told me i should be a model. No one ever compliment me or ask me what i wanna be. No one. I hope I can be a model.. Someday. But the sad thing is i cant even buy some fashionable clothes or heels. I can't really afford them. I dont wanna ask my grandparents for money (i live with them. And they raised me) because they are having their medications. And if i ever buy some fashionable clothes even if its cheap.. They might really question me why i bought some clothes.. My clothes are really old fashioned :( some of it are given by my auntie.. Sometimes I'm so jealous of those other girls who can wear and do whatever they want. Why is it so hard for me? :( it is really dragging me down and losing me a motivation to keep dreaming about being a model. I still wouldnt give up until i want to. Giving up is not an option for me. I hope i really hope I can be a model someday. :))
Heyyy!! Uhm.. huhu I'm 14 and I think I'm about 5'2" or 5'3". I'm depressed- I mean yes, my height may be good for my age, but I really want to be a model :((( I'm used of getting comments for my height-since I'm already taller than my mom and my aunties. But when I think about modelling, I think I'm a bit not qualified for it😭😭 Do you think I would still grow? Or should I start using supplements already?😭 I really want to be like 5'6" or 5'7"😭😭 I badly want to be a model but I don't have the confidence.😭
Ashrem Jane (1 year ago)
I am 17 years old, 5 '7 in height and 50 kilograms in weight. Can i be a model???
Pihu Roy (1 year ago)
work
Chewkeys (1 year ago)
I have the perfect body and height to be a model but I'm ugly lmao
Mehedi Hasan (1 year ago)
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Mindseas (1 year ago)
Person explaining how to walk sits the intire time. Professional.
anjhelyka gabryl (1 year ago)
I was suppose to be a model
Giannina Lilian (1 year ago)
That model is very bad walking :/
it's ke (1 year ago)
can your modeling agency i live in Barbados and I've been looking to model for long time can anyone help
Ali Phillips (1 year ago)
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Jennifer Marie (1 year ago)
Thanks for sharing this, that is some very valuable information.
Tonya Hagerman (1 year ago)
That is very true. It's all about having a large social following you can brand yourself with. Mostly all of my modeling clients get their gigs thru social media nowadays.
Daeialla (1 year ago)
Being a model is really hard you have to really work hard for it
Paul Luce (1 year ago)
Kate Moss was a major arm swinger
Ravindra Vijayvargiy (1 year ago)
nice
Hopeless LegMan (1 year ago)
This model walks beautifully and confidently and has a spectacular pair of legs.
Private Channel (1 year ago)
I'm only watching this so I can gain confidence and walk in the hallways of my school like this
Amythiel (1 year ago)
this girl is too thin... (nothing against you, lady! but do what you want not what others say)
Vedashri Nalavade (1 year ago)
It really helped!!!
Laura Lopez (1 year ago)
I'm 5'6 1/2... Sadly I think I'm too short 😢
Song CODE AMV (1 year ago)
So are you saying that if you are starting modeling as a beginner that you start in New York and learn or you start in your hometown then just travel there to get your pictures done which one 1 or 2
Brooke johnson (1 year ago)
I'm 5 foot haha
phan trash (1 year ago)
can anybody recommended any good and reliable modeling agencies in the UK?
Banaenae (1 year ago)
I am a 11 year old who is shortly becoming a model, please do a beginners guide. thanks x
melynn weber (1 year ago)
age: 13 weight: 124 height: 5'7 do u guys think i could be a model..ive been looking at a few modeling places in my area /: idk
arianarenee msp (1 year ago)
My predicted height is 5'4 :( I'm still growing but that's not enough to be a model.
Saharas Vlogs (1 year ago)
i am 15 and i am 5'9 weighting 88 pounds i hope i become a model one day!
Saharas Vlogs (1 year ago)
Jackie Mart and by you saying how am I alive there has been adults! Weighting at 75 pounds with a taller height as me. So next time you address someone please have some knowledge about what your talking about😌 thanks and have a nice day!
Saharas Vlogs (1 year ago)
Jackie Mart actually my doctor says it's fine. Because I have a fast metabolism🌞 I also eat actually a lot I just eat a balanced meal most of the time and junk food lol. But I am perfectly healthy🌞 but I would like to thank you for you're concern and no I don't have a eating disorder... that's a very strong word to say to someone because my friend had one and is in rehab now. And if you look up most models usually have eating disorders not all! But some do which is sad because everyone is perfect in there own way💗
Jackie Mart (1 year ago)
Saharas Vlogs how the hell are you even alive? 88 pounds with that height you're practically dead. I sincerely hope you gain some weight and if you have an eating disorder PLEASE SEAK HELP!!! At that height even for a model you should weigh over at least 105 pounds.
Lily Espinoza (1 year ago)
They asked me if I was interested in being a model or actress I'm 13 next month (January) and I need help with the walking
MarMar LikesBunnies (11 months ago)
Tohru Honda yeah who asked you
Tohru Honda (1 year ago)
Lily Espinoza WHO???! I want to be an actress or model :(
cool cookie (1 year ago)
im 13 5"4 and 105lbs😂😂😭
KittyCutey12 (1 year ago)
cool cookie I'm 13 and 5'0 hope I can grow taller
jowie gaviola (1 year ago)
I want to be a model someday
KittyCutey12 (1 year ago)
jowie gaviola same and I wish you luck
James VanCuren (1 year ago)
I'm 9 and I'm a super star!!!!!!!!
Preityness (1 year ago)
So we have people here grumbling their weight and height and stuff, telling that they wanna become models. Be happy with what you have, there are many who'd like to be like you.
atk 99 (6 months ago)
Preity Jhamnani damn you look😍
Ellie Dm (1 year ago)
I'm 6 foot and people are always saying I should model but I'm not sure
Fleur (1 year ago)
Omg thank you my audition is tomorrow and this is such help
Tinnah (1 year ago)
am 19, 5' 8" 54 KGS do u think I can be a model
Rosinette Flezinord (1 year ago)
@Tinnah You can be a model there are a lot of models who are 5'8 and they are runway model, like Sara Sampaio.
Sebootty Hai (1 year ago)
I'm 14 and I'm 158cm and 39kg is it ok?
flauntjdb (1 year ago)
i'd never be a model, i'm literally like 5'0
Kristine Seprado (9 months ago)
I feel you😪
Meilanie Cg (1 year ago)
flauntjdb I'm 4'11 😭
flauntjdb (1 year ago)
why? WHY?!? wHY AM I WATCHING THIS LOL
SUGAR XYLER (1 year ago)
idfc either

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