Most models have a career five to seven years long. Not a long time for a career that may be the best period in your life. A lot of models end up working at trade shows looking pretty sanding next to cars and kitchen appliances. A lot of them marry men who want a trophy wife. Happily, more and more models go on to careers where gaining two pounds won' get them fired.
I met Suzanne at a modeling agency. She wanted to move from her old agency, which she said wasn't getting her any work. The head of this agency said she was too old at twenty three. Little did that agency executive realize that Suzanne's career would last twenty-three years. As she got older, Suzanne became more elegant We have been friends now two and a half husbands.
When people ask how we met, I just tell them that I pulled a thorn out of her paw. That's a joke because models have to be fierce women. The pressures of the business are terrible, and they hit on fifty times a day by men with huge ego's and very small penises. Suzanne were, and are the best of friends. When she was sick, her smart ass boy friends evaporated. I showed up with the chicken soup. She started calling me, "mom," because I was her Jewish Mother.
Suzanne taught me more about composition, and working with the model, and not being an autocratic jerk, than I ever learned in art school.
Suzanne is retired now, and a very sexy grandmother. who loves her eight year old granddaughter, who is going to look like her grandmother when she grows up. Lucky girl!
|Date Taken:||17 Jan 2005 - 12:50 AM|