"It's not my education that's allowing me to book jobs. It is all genetic and physical attributes," says Aysha Mirza. In those two sentences, she sums up a very harsh reality of the mainstream modeling industry.
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Modeling is often glorified as a job, but as many models in a video by Mashable ascertain, it has many frustrating aspects to it, a big one being rejection.
"The hardest part is not getting the jobs that you want," says Tabran Howard. "Hearing those negative comments, the critiques - but I try to not let that affect me."
The difficulties of being a model obviously peak around New York Fashion Week, when modeling agencies cast even more of a critical eye to thousands of models vying for a spot on a runway. Watch the video above to learn more.
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