The Perfect Runway Walk

Catwalk seems easy but it takes time to be a pro at it. Walking a ramp in-front of a crowd whose eyes are focused on you, your clothes, your walk and your expressions, needs physical balance, confidence, luminous personality and picture perfect expressions to offer a fabulous performance. Let’s see if you can master the tips for walking the ramp like a model.

Stance: Think tall!  While walking, stand up straight leaning slightly back so your legs can go first. Keep your toes pointed forward, so they aren’t turned out. Then walk with one foot in front of the other as if walking on a tightrope.

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Hips: Most people think you need to do a lot of hip swaying, thinking that people do a weird snake movement. Your hips will move naturally so exaggeration isn’t necessary.

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Arms: Let your arms swing naturally. However, take care they are not too stiff or have big movement. The clothing you have on will help you decide what to do with your hands, you may need to hold something or stick one in a pocket.

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Attitude: Be commanding and flirty. This will make you fun for the audience.

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Rhythm: Let the thunderous music be your uplifting motivation. When a natural bounce to the beat happens add to it by thinking about holding your head high and keeping your shoulders back.

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Eyes: When it comes to making a good supermodel facial expression, the emphasis in the facial expression is on the eyes and eyebrows. Keep your eyes fixed on point, and do not look around. It may be tempting to make eye contact with someone in the audience; however, grasp your facial expression, and avoid eye contact.

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Be careful not to trip as you are walking. You should occasionally check your walk with your eyes only to keep yourself balanced and confident in your walk.

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Use a mirror or a friend to double-check how your look is coming across. Keep trying with diverse looks until you find one that works as a supermodel look while feeling natural for you.

Pose: When reaching the end of the runway pause then lean on one hip with lots of attitude.

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