At Elite Model Look, catwalk training has been an essential part of our Model Bootcamp. I went straight to the experts including America's Next Top Model's resident walking guru, J. Keep your expressions strong, and look ahead at all times. Girls, choose high heels that fit you and feel comfortable to get used to walking in them with ease. And keep your eyes focused straight ahead.
Practice in the mirror or with a friend if you feel unsure! Professional models have beautiful posture, and it is something we all need to work on even if we aren't models. With women, one foot steps in front of the other and may even overlap. Put on your heels in the morning while you are getting ready. The key is to imagine that you are on a puppet string, being prodded to stand up straight, with shoulders slightly back. Put more swing in your hips because your walk is faster. Get rid of the angry looking mouth tension by either slightly parting your lips or by keeping your lips closed but your jaw relaxed with your teeth not touching inside your mouth. So I tell models that I teach how to walk to again put in the put the music in their ears.
Listen to music with a strong beat that has an attitude that you like while you are practicing strutting with your heels on. Because you need to keep your mouth neutral, try to pour as much raw emotion as you can into your eyes. Try to look at an imaginary point straight in the distance. It is much more difficult to walk naturally if you are uncomfortable in your clothing. This will help you keep a strong pace. Your shoulders will move slightly up and down as you walk.
For starters, both men and women should remember that it is okay for your arms to move slightly, but only in a manner of front to back. Pretend that you are walking on a tight rope as you place one foot in front of the other. This is one way to ruin a good catwalk. Walk with your hands on the hip or let loose. With that in mind, practice your walk in high heels as often as possible. Hearing the call of the catwalk? You do not need to force a sway or have an overly exaggerated sway.
So get out those high heels in the back of the closet and dust them off. Since you are doing this walk for your own confidence, you decide on whether or not to smile. The best thing to do is feel the music. Start by practicing your walk to different songs with different rhythms. This posture is what is going to sell the model presence the most, even if you are not actually tall like a model. Now you know how to walk like a model! After you have practiced your walk in bare feet or in flats, it is time to break out the high heels.
Then compose yourself in the same facial expression and walk as before, and walk off stage. Classic walk, if you walk like a model, is one foot directly in front of the other and you're trying to elongate and make your hips stand out a little more. If you are unsure of your footing, you can make quick glances down with just your eyes to make sure that the area in front of you is clear of any obstacles. Have you ever seen a model who slouches? Refine that by taking strides a little longer than you would in your normal walking. If you can put a rhythm and attitude in your step, your walk will come to life and exude a fantastic supermodel energy.
My girlfriends admonished me, so I began to make a conscious effort to walk like a woman. Having a good catwalk pose is essential, so get it right in the mirror first. Make your walk down the runway more swift by quickly bringing your knees up slightly more than normal and keeping one foot in front of the other. If you really want to be a great runway model, practice and practice this some more until it becomes natural. As you practice your walk, pay attention to what your hips are doing.
Share your tips with us here! You have to keep your weight a little bit forward, you don't want to put all the weight on your heel. When I am en femme, I find myself walking like a woman without making a conscious effort to do so. Walking is one of the key things that you have to practice, that you have to practice all the time. Because you have more motion, you will swing your hips more. Again moving the hips a little bit. As a result, I walked like a man because there was no need to do otherwise dressing in the confines of my home. Read on for another quiz question.