Do You Have What It Takes To Be An Ugly Model?
This is Dell. Dell was working a job delivering packages when one of his clients stopped him and asked if he’d ever considered being a model. Dell did a few test shots, and soon became one of the most in-demand models at the entire agency. There’s just one catch: the agency is called “Ugly Models.” Owner Marc French, who recruits “unusual-looking” people for appearances in TV, film, and advertisements, explains the appeal of his top model: “Dell is not a conventional good-looking boy, you know, he’s got buck teeth, sticking out ears, he’s not what people say is normal-looking, because he’s quite ugly, really. But ugly in a great way and I love his features. I mean, I think he’s quite striking.”
Ugly Models has been around for 40 years and represents some of the most memorable characters in show business, such as Sultan Kosen (also known as the world’s tallest man) and a woman with 2,500 body piercings. So, what else does it take besides a “striking” face to make it big in the ugly modeling world? French says it’s all about self- confidence: “I think the number one trait an ugly model’s got to have is what I repeat over and over again – to be comfortable in their own skin.” I’m not sure I would ever be comfortable in my own skin again after being recruited to be an Ugly Model, but hey, if you’ve got it, flaunt it. [Oddity Central]