CONTEMPORARY PROFESSIONAL MODELLING
Models are social figures who are used in promoting an advert for a commercial product. They serve as an attraction to the adverts of branded products and services. They also display their professional skills via works of art, short multimedia videos, photography amongst others.
Professional modelling is usually considered different form other types of public performance, such as dancing, acting and the likes. However, the difference between such public performances are not quite apparent, partaking in a play or a film cannot in anyway be generalized and directly referred to as “modelling”.
A BRIEF EXPLANATION OF ADDICTION
Addiction on the other hand is a neurological brain realignment that is usually characterized by a compelling and gripping engagement to activities. It is a physical and psychological attachment to some activities that are created in the human brain, and according to findings, addiction is an act that results from frequent participation in an activity till it becomes a norm or a habit.
It can be physical and also non-physical. Addictions do not necessarily mean immoral acts as classified by the society, to include any activity that an individual in obsessed with. It could also arise from peer group influence.
THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MODELLING AND ADDICTION
Professional models in this contemporary time are featured and displayed in a variety of media designs and formats such as television, newspapers, books, journals, films, internet and magazines. Types of professional modelling can include glamour, fashion, body-part, fine art, advertisement and commercial-print modelling. Looking at the perspective of the public exposure that in involved in modeling, models are relatively prone to being caught up with some addictions knowingly or unknowingly in comparison to other professions.
The nature of the modelling profession has a way of exposing people that are involved in it, to social activities, thereby making models prone to being addicted with some societal activities such as taking of alcoholic drinks, smoking, intake of some popularly known hard drugs such as cocaine, and so on.
SOLUTION TO THE ADDICTION FACED BY PROFESSIONAL MODELS
Getting addicted as earlier explained could be due to consistent practice of such activity to the extent that it becomes a hobby or norm. When models steadily and regularly partake in social activities as required by their profession, they may likely become relatively predisposed or liable to being addicted to them.
However, where a problem arises there will definitely be a remedy to correct it. Models only need be consciously cautious of the frequency of how they engage in such activities that they may likely become addicted to, and invest the time in other productive activities.