So you don’t look like Cindy Crawford and you walk like Olive Oyl but maybe people always compliment you about your hair… maybe your eyes, nose, hands, legs….etc. If you can’t make the catwalk, you can still be a model although of a different category. Many fashion magazines and photo studios need people with nice looking hands, legs, ears, eyes to model jewelry, shoes, accessories and the like. They don’t really need killer looks and their clients probably aren’t willing to pay those type of fees, so they settle for nice body parts!
You’ll need to get yourself to the photo studio and build a portfolio of your best feature. Then you’ve got to go to the modelling agencies and sell yourself. Be prepared for rejections. The may just have too many hands and what they’re looking for are legs (bad body joke) so they’ll keep your photos in their files. But if you do manage to land your first job, then you’ve got yourself a nice freelance income. So the next time your friends ask you what you do, you can always say you’re a model. Hey… half a truth is better than no truth.