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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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Juren Razonable (6 hours ago)
me poo
Sydney Park (4 days ago)
I want to be a model! I'm 13 and my height is 157 cm.
Pierre-André SIMARD (4 days ago)
Très intéressant..
Kailyn Mabon (10 days ago)
Ok but that model walking like she trying to step up some stairs...its horrible
Imogen1996 (19 days ago)
I'm androgynous male and I'm very pretty as a male and I want to be a model. Do you think they allow model like me?
sarah elhadj-said (20 days ago)
I didn't like her walk
Misa Amane (28 days ago)
I Have Fashion Show Tomorrow Thanks For This Video
Jc Lucelle Cruz (28 days ago)
iknow that The posture of girl while standing is there fit is going form into a letter L
Youtube commenter (1 month ago)
I'm 17 and I have only 2 more years of school so it won't be long I'm 5'1 (155cm) And I have 52Kg but I workout everyday For 2-3 Hours To Get to 30kg I like high heels and I'm comfortable in them to so I hope in the future I'll be able to do modeling ☺😊
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Arianna Grande (1 month ago)
Awwwwww..... Awesome.... 😉😉😉😊
Banaganipalli Siddu (1 month ago)
Only saying
Monika Solomon (1 month ago)
Thanku mam
Sixes (1 month ago)
i'm 16, 6'1, and 135 pounds y'all think i can make it?
The Silent Watcher (1 month ago)
I am watching this to learn how to walk because I was just particularised into this world at the age of 14, 5ft6 and I don't even know how to walk talk or draw haha btw this is not me typing this is my umm "doctor" should I call her, typing for me until I learn to do so myself.
Nirmala Prasad (1 month ago)
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T P (2 months ago)
Great advice👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾
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Iroshka Bell (3 months ago)
I don't like this chubby lady!
Anahi Romero (3 months ago)
The great thing about being short is that high heels make you look the perfect height. ;)
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La Bolong (4 months ago)
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Andisiwe Nokhamatye (4 months ago)
i really wanna be a model but the only thing will stop me is a my fat stomach😢
Stephanie DramaLlama (2 months ago)
Andisiwe Nokhamatye same sister.. same
t troha (4 months ago)
Is this a joke? The knees have to be relaxed.
Bhawna Sharma (4 months ago)
nais walking
A (4 months ago)
lol why am I watching this? I am 5'2. I am ugly. I am 53 kg. This is depressingggggggggggggggg
Kenyir Nongrum (5 months ago)
I am 10 years and my height is 5"9
fanella (5 months ago)
Nice.
Asheet Upadhyay (5 months ago)
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mhamie Nikki Badder (5 months ago)
I like de way she walk
tigr games (5 months ago)
Don’t listen to her, watch Naomi Campbell, the best catwalker
Rugiatu Kamara (5 months ago)
I have the body of a model ❤ and how can I be a model I'm 16 years old anyway I just wish I can be a model because that's what my friends and other people wishing for to be a model but how can I be a model and I don't have help with that 😥😥😥❤❤❤
Ava Livia (5 months ago)
So u know I’m young and I’m still growing my mom and dad are really tall and I saw the shortest Victoria secret Model was 5’6 which is crazy cause my mom and dad think I’ll be 5’7
Toss Kitten (6 months ago)
I thought that thumbnail was just a really fked up pencil
Higher all new Adventure (6 months ago)
https://youtu.be/tfRD82tJW6M correct by model
Nirajan Pradhan (6 months ago)
Its all sounds easy but its not
indira chindaliya (6 months ago)
Thank u 😊
Potato Chip (6 months 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 (7 months 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_ (7 months ago)
bruh. i want to be one but im too short
A tori (7 months ago)
How to walk on a runway? Watch Naomi Campbell own the runway😊
Lauren Itala (7 months ago)
I’ve been practicing these tips everyday...getting better...slowly😂
Lol (7 months ago)
I am 13 166 and 112 pounds...is that good or do I weigh too much?
Mayra Guzman (7 months ago)
I'm in missteen
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BBCc (8 months ago)
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Sara Juul-Andersen (8 months ago)
I’m like 5’10. 13 years old, and still growing.
BBCc (8 months ago)
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Sophia Zheng (8 months ago)
I'm 13 and is 172cm, will I still grow?
Aileen Marcelo (9 months ago)
Wow this actually helps people in modeling
Paladins Bae (9 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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karen Torres makes slime (10 months ago)
I am a modelo
Lucy Mendoza (10 months ago)
im 13 and im 4:9 tall
Sonali Shah (10 months ago)
Wow, can she speak any slower or softer! What is that drawl? Ugh.
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Priyanka Bebo (11 months ago)
Hello
naya wesya (1 year 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 (1 year ago)
Thankfull
Jennifer Curtis (1 year ago)
the taller yu are yur gna be taller n heels. tall models r beautiful
Revista Magazine (1 year ago)
good
Shiri_13 D.I. Fua (1 year ago)
Im 14 turning 15, 5'6" and 40 lbs :v And i love rice since birth :3
Zainah (1 year ago)
I'm a model ahah and I hate doing runways. It's quite overwhelming seeing everyone watching you and all eyes on you 😂
La vie en NOIR ROSE (1 year ago)
[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)
raiin browniie (1 year 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 (1 year ago)
Nice
Χρύσα Παπ (1 year 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 (1 year ago)
shes just explaining how hard is walking
milsai (1 year 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?
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Jackie Elder (1 year ago)
very informative
Thottie Buster (1 year ago)
Each time I watch these I hope I don't land on Trudi Tapscott and my hopes get shattered :(
Karan Veer (1 year ago)
I have to do modeling
bruno felizz (1 year ago)
@MannyMua, you need this video, my dear
Josy Ley (1 year 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?
Hi .I wants to become a runway model . What weight should I be if I am 165cm.
wilnor jean (1 year ago)
and I'm a girl that's talking don't worry about the baby boy my brother in the pitcher
wilnor jean (1 year ago)
like I need prytice im good at some styles
wilnor jean (1 year 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
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Coraline Gaming (1 year ago)
I'm only gonna grow to be 5'6 😭
Madhu Mitha (1 year ago)
I am 15 years and 5'2. Is it ok to be a model
Tori Walthers (1 year ago)
Why is she bending her knees ? In my class you get yelled at for that
Mary Pellegrini (1 year ago)
I'm 14 and I've never modeled before and I have my first audition in a week. I'm really nervous 😐
isaac (1 year ago)
I'm 11 and I'm 5'3 is that good?
Mahnoor Inam (1 year ago)
Jada yes it is cause iam 15 and 5'2
Mr Tarantino (1 year 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
Min Holly (1 year ago)
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.
ᄏᄏᄏᄏ (1 year ago)
I'm 12 and 5'3. Do you think I have a chance?
Naomi & Bellaaa (1 year ago)
I will subscribe to anyone who Subscribes to me, reply when done
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???

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