Modeling is hard work.
A lot of critics will insist otherwise, and dismiss the efforts of models as nothing more than standing there naked. But the truth is that it takes a lot more than simply looking good naked to make a living as a model. Aside from the daily physical efforts most models put into keeping their bodies fit and beautiful, when they do show up to the studio, it is hardly a relaxing day of lolling around on beds and drinking wine, as most people assume. Most photo shoots last all day, during which the model is required to come up with a variety of poses, or pose in ways the photographer directs, contorting her body sometimes into positions that are unfamiliar and uncomfortable. Our models often joke that after a day with us they don't need to do Pilates that week. And besides the physical discomfort, when all is said and done and the camera is finally snapping away, the model then has the added pressure of bringing something extra to it, of finding her inner diva, of turning it on and making the photos stand out. She has to become an actress more than a model, and find ways of making the photo engaging, sexy, fun or whatever is needed that day. She can't just strike a pose and stare at the camera, she has to somehow convey sexiness, or sweetness, or laughter, or a hundred other things, often just with her eyes or the tilt of her head, or make her body form curves that set this photo of her apart from the literally billions of other photos out there.
Modeling is hard work. It's only easy on the eyes.