The Importance of a Healthy Diet

The Importance of a Healthy Diet:  When most people hear the word ‘diet’ they think of a temporary change in eating habits designed to lose weight.  However this is not how you should think of dieting.  Your diet is your daily eating regiment and if you wish to maintain health and fitness it should be consistent everyday of your life.  How many people have you known that started a temporary change in their eating habits to lose weight, then went back to their normal way of eating and gained it all back?  Perhaps this has happened to you as well…

It’s time to re-define what it means to ‘diet’. 

Consider what you eat in a normal day of your life.  Do you eat fast-food?  Do you drink soda or sugary sports drinks?  How much sugar is in the foods you eat?  You may not know this, but a healthy diet is much more than calorie counting.  A healthy diet is about selecting quality foods and maintaining a consist eating schedule.

Be careful not to DRINK your calories!  Did you know that a soda or sugary sport drink can pack on pounds and cause a great deal of harm to your body?  Let’s consider what a single can of Coke will do:
In the first 10 minutes: 10 teaspoons of sugar hit your system. (100% of your recommended daily intake.) You don’t immediately vomit from the overwhelming sweetness because phosphoric acid cuts the flavor, allowing you to keep it down.

20 minutes: Your blood sugar spikes, causing an insulin burst. Your liver responds to this by turning any sugar it can get its hands on into fat. (And there’s plenty of that at this particular moment.)

40 minutes: Caffeine absorption is complete. Your pupils dilate; your blood pressure rises; as a response, your liver dumps more sugar into your bloodstream. The adenosine receptors in your brain are now blocked, preventing drowsiness.

45 minutes: Your body ups your dopamine production, stimulating the pleasure centers of your brain. This is physically the same way heroin works, by the way.

60 minutes: The phosphoric acid binds calcium, magnesium, and zinc in your lower intestine, providing a further boost in metabolism. This is compounded by high doses of sugar and artificial sweeteners also increasing the urinary excretion of calcium.

60+ minutes: The caffeine’s diuretic properties come into play. (It makes you have to pee.) It is now assured that you’ll evacuate the bonded calcium, magnesium, and zinc that was headed to your bones as well as sodium, electrolytes, and water.

90+ minutes: As the rave inside you dies down, you’ll start to have a sugar crash. You may become irritable and/or sluggish. You’ve also now, literally, pissed away all the water that was in the Coke. But not before infusing it with valuable nutrients your body could have used for things like hydrating your system, or building strong bones and teeth. This will all be followed by a caffeine crash in the next few hours. (As little as two if you’re a smoker.)

Pretty shocking right?  Don’t be fooled by companies pushing their soft drinks on you – they are ALL bad and will result in poor health.  The amazing thing is how easily these companies can market their poison to kids.  You can see their brands in High Schools and served at High School cafeterias!  This is similar to the tobacco industry (back in the 70’s) when it was permissible to promote smoking in TV commercials and even sell cigarette gum to children.

Their was a recent study on American childhood obesity and how children were trapped in a cycle of weight loss and weight gain due to improper dietary habits.  In all cases this involved fast food and sodas.  The kids were basically addicted to fast food and found the allure of a cheeseburger, French fries and a Coke to difficult to resist.  A study later revealed that this type of food has an addictive reaction to the brain similar to cocaine!  Have you ever tried to stop eating ALL junk food; such as pizza, burgers, tacos, etc.?  If you have you know how difficult it is to resist.

So what is a ‘good’ daily diet?  If you are serious about improving your health (and looking great) then you will want to eliminate all fast foods, sugary drinks (soda and sport drinks) and eat only foods your body can use.  This means selecting healthy organic (non-processed) foods that are low in sugary and sodium.  You will also need to maintain a consistent eating schedule to avoid ‘binge eating’.  If you are used to eating fast food then you can expect the first couple weeks to be very difficult as your body will crave the sugary and fatty food that most fast food chains offer.  After a couple weeks it becomes easier to resist the temptations.

Healthy diet suggestions:  Drink plenty of water.  I know it is not the most satisfying drink if you are used to soda, but it will work at as an appetite suppressant and it is calorie free!  Oatmeal (by Quaker Oatmeal Brand) is a great breakfast alternative to eggs, bacon, and orange juice.  Oats have a high fiber content and low calorie/sugar.  Fruits and vegetables are low in calories and nutrient dense, which means they are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber. Focus on eating the recommended daily minimum of five servings of fruit and vegetables and it will naturally fill you up and help you cut back on unhealthy foods. A serving is half a cup of raw fruit or veg or a small apple or banana, for example. Most of us need to double the amount we currently eat.

Greens:  Branch out beyond lettuce. Kale, mustard greens, broccoli, and Chinese cabbage are all packed with calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, zinc, and vitamins A, C, E, and K.

Sweet vegetables:  Naturally sweet vegetables – such as corn, carrots, beets, sweet potatoes, yams, onions, and squash – add healthy sweetness to your meals and reduce your cravings for added sugars.

A healthy diet has benefits that go far beyond your looks!  Your emotional state and daily energy are greatly influenced by your diet.  So by eating better you will look better, feel better and have more energy!

Makeup advice for teenagers and young teen models

Makeup advice for teenagers and young teen models:  Makeup adds to your already natural beauty and helps to highlight your best features.  However it is important that you use this tool correctly and not to over-do it.  Often it is a good policy to ask an adult female for advice, such as your mom or older sibling.  You might be surprised how much experience and wisdom can come from years of applying makeup!

To help get you started we have listed 6 tips for the perfect makeup for young teens.

1.  Skincare Prep:  As a daily routine you should always keep your skin clean and clear.  This is especially important before applying makeup.  Also be sure to moisturize your skin.  The best skincare products will cleanse your skin without being too abrasive and will help to keep your pores clear.  Always finish your skincare regimen with a light moisturizer to hydrate and prep your face for makeup application.

2.  Foundation and Concealer:  In most cases less is more, so keep that in mind when applying makeup.  Also foundation is a personal preference and it may not be the right choice for you.  The reason for this is that foundation can sometimes feel and look heavy.  Concealer is your best option for quick fixes and cover-ups, such as unexpected zits that may pop up overnight.  Be sure to choose a color that best matches your tone, then lightly dab (using a cotton swab) the areas you wish to conceal.

3.  Blush:  When using blush be sure to go with a natural looks.  Blush is used on your cheeks and therefore it is important to avoid any colors that do not match your skin tone.  Try using a lightly colored bronzer for a subtle sun-kissed touch or a light pink rosy color to accentuate your natural glow. Lightly brush blush over your cheeks and finish with lighter coverage on the bridge of your nose and your forehead.

4. Eyeshadow and Liner:  Eyeshadow is a great way to bring out your eye color and draw attention to your eyes. Select a natural shade with a bit of shimmer for an everyday look (be careful not to over-do it). Brown and hazel eyes look best in warmer colors like copper and gold. Brown and green eyes really stand out with gray- and plum-colored shadows. You can also use eyeliner to accentuate your eyes, but the less-is-more rule also applies here. Use light gray and brown eyeliners to start off.

5. Mascara:  A little mascara to darken your lashes is a great way to call attention to your eyes. Do you have pretty blue eyes? Frame them with a dark brown mascara. Dark eyes? Opt for a slightly darker mascara shade. To make your lashes look lifted, use an eyelash curler at the root of your upper lashes and hold it for five seconds. Then wiggle your mascara wand in an upward motion through the lashes.  By using the correct techniques on your eyes you can really make an impression.

6. Lipgloss:
  To finish off your makeup apply some lipgloss. This will provide a light and natural look while also adding a shimmery glow. You can even use a lightly colored lip stain for a look that needs no re-applying. Pick a neutral pink or tan color. Apply the stain to your lips and wait for it to dry. You can finish the look with a clear lipgloss.

It takes time to create a look that works best for you, but practice makes perfect. Just aim for bringing out a more beautiful you by accentuating your best features. In time you will have a perfect technique!

Proper diet is essential for fitness models

Proper diet is essential for fitness models.  Are you or do you want to one day become a fitness model?  Or maybe you just want to maintain a healthy shape and high energy?  Whatever your reason may be it is very important to maintain a solid exercise and diet regiment.  This often means eating organic foods (no junk food or fast food) and working out at least 3 times per week.  Most people find this to be a bit difficult as life can sometimes get in the way, but the key is to make your fitness goals part of your everyday life.  It cannot be part of a goal that is reached then discontinued.  What does that mean, it means that most diets are based on reaching a certain goal.  Once that goal is reached people tend to celebrate and go back to their old habits and thus re-gain the weight.

This is why a proper diet and exercise routine has to be part of your everyday life.  The best way to make this happen is to get involved with others that share your desire to become fit.  There are tons of gyms that offer group fitness classes, work-out partners and even volunteer programs.  By becoming part of the fitness community it will be easier to stay on track.

If you live in a large city then you will know how difficult it is to maintain a good diet. There are so many choices and let’s face it, most people do not want to cook.  It is so much easier to simply stop by McDonald’s or any other fast food chain and grab a quick meal.  But did you know that most of the meals offered at such places contain processed foods and very little healthy calories?  This often means 1200 to 1500 calorie meals!  You may think that all calories are the same but this is incorrect.  What your body needs is good organic (unprocessed) foods that will provide on-going energy and help you burn fat.  Organic foods can also help you maintain a healthy skin tone and mental attitude.  Have you ever eaten a large fast food meal and then felt very sleepy afterwards?  That’s because of the sugar.  This is not good for you.

However by eating good organic foods and exercising regularly you can gain a very fit body, healthy skin and a much better mental attitude.  Your energy levels will also improve greatly.  Most people find this a bit difficult due to time constraints and not knowing where and how to prepare organic food.  The good news is there are companies that offer fully prepared gourmet style meals!  These meals are complete and all you have to do is pop one in the microwave!

The leader in organic meals is  Their strategy is a little different than most companies. At Metabolic Meals, they use the highest quality ingredients based on cutting edge nutritional research. The effectiveness of this service has made Metabolic Meals highly sought after by people looking to improve health, fat loss and performance.

By sticking to a plan you will see results.  The key is to stay focused and make healthy living part of your everyday life!

What is a Fashion Model

So exactly what is a Fashion Model?  When most people think of fashion models they conjure up images of a celebrity or a life of traveling the world and attending fancy parties and events.  The term is also often related to high-end designers and retail shops.  However the truth is there are many different avenues for a fashion model and they are not always filled with glitz and glam.  Even very successful fashion models start out in mediocre jobs or even modeling in free events.

Models in the fashion world work in promoting clothes and accessories to fashion buyers for major stores, the media, and customers. Fashion models work in various fields, including photographic modeling, television commercials, live or runway modeling, and product modeling.  Thanks to the Internet there are even more venues for a model which vary greatly.  Online modeling consist of modeling for entertainment sites, testimonials for social media, and much more.  Advertising companies and website owners are always seeking new media to use to promote their service and this translates to an endless amount of job opportunities.

As you probably have guessed you do not need a Masters degree in chemistry to be a fashion model.  It is helpful however to be well spoken and knowledgeable as these characteristics may come in handy for public speaking.  The fact is that modeling is a career that doesn’t require any specific degree or credential. With that said, obtaining a relevant degree could enhance your prospects of becoming a fashion model. Relevant associate’s or bachelor’s degree programs include fashion design, accessories design, fashion merchandising, and photography. An associate’s degree in fashion design or merchandising usually takes two years to earn, and a bachelor’s degree would typically take four years to complete.  However this is certainly not a requirement.

Even though there are no strict educational requirements to being a fashion model, there are a great deal of skills needed to be successful.  You will need to be flexible, dependable, reliable, hardworking, and capable of taking direction. Whether you’re a runway model or acting in a television commercial, you need to understand and be able to convey the emotion and attitude of the brand you’re representing.  A little acting experience is also very helpful.

Another avenue for fashion models is public speaking and event presentation.  For example you may seek out employment presenting products at trade shows or speaking on behalf of a company.  This is common at trade shows such as CES (where fashion models are often used to promote and present the latest tech gadgets), G2E (gaming expo), and auto trade shows.  Requirements for these events can range from simply standing next to the product being promoted to hosting full conferences.  Fashion models also go on to become news casters and news anchors or even host talk shows.

As you can see the range of jobs and possibilities are great.  To succeed you just need to work hard and stay focused.  In the end if it is your dream to become a successful fashion model you will make it happen!

Social Media to begin a successful modeling career

At a recent modeling event in LA Sarah Brenner from New View Models was participating in a Q & A.  A question was posed to Sarah regarding models and how to get discovered.  How is it that some models go off to become success while others do not?  Of course there are a great deal of variables that account for a model’s success, but one of the most important factor is exposure.  According to Sarah the model’s that have the best chance of success are those that show persistent effort and have the best exposure.  “Exposure is a crucial component” states Sarah.  “Being in the right place at the right time is not good enough, you need to be everywhere all the time“.

This may sound impossible, however thanks to the internet it is not possible to expand your portfolio by adding various alternative media; such as videos, audio, YouTube, FB, and creating accounts on modeling sites.  Social media has given us the ability to connect with people from all over the world, however it is important to include specialized websites that focus on fashion modeling if you wish to increase your chances of being discovered.  This is why modeling sites such as have created their services specifically for models, clients and modeling agencies.

It is also equally important to network and increase your exposure through building contacts.  This includes other models, clients and companies.  Attending modeling events can also be a huge benefit that can boost your career.  Model also need to have comp cards (basically a portfolio business card).  Comp cards display 3 to 5 images along with your stats and details.  This is similar to a business card and gives potential clients a better idea of your modeling talents.  In the past the only way to present your images were through the mail.  Today the internet allows us to display digital comp cards and full portfolios that can be updated daily!

If you have created various social networking accounts and wish to further your exposure you will need to register as a model on modeling sites.  Before proceeding with this be sure to review the site in order to verify that it meets your needs and expectations.  There are many things to consider – the site’s content, reach, design and features.  For example if you are seeking to become a serious fashion model you will not want to appear on an adult entertainment website.  It is also important to review the site and beware of any potential scams.  Unfortunately the modeling industry is full of companies that wish to profit off of your talents and actually require payment for their services.  Serious modeling sites will offer their services to you for free.

It is also important to find a site that is easy to use and has a wide range of tools available to help you build your profile.  Image alone are not enough in today’s modeling industry.  You will need to include an up-to-date portfolio, videos, blog posts and even audio (especially if you are a singer).  Modeling often leads to acting, therefore many companies are seeking models that have the versatility to perform in many different roles.  Successful models also go on to become mentors and role models and this includes a great deal of public speaking.  Striking the right pose is only a small part of becoming a well-rounded model.   Having a talent for public speaking, presentation and acting are also equally important.

Most new models find it difficult to get started.  It is true that for every 1 modeling job there are 1000 available models.  The odds will always be against you.  However this does not mean that you need to wait until you are hired before you can perfect your skills.  Don’t be afraid to take on TFP assignments (Time for Photos).  There are many more projects available that you can apply for if you have an open mind and each completed model shoot will help you build a stronger resume and contacts.  It is not uncommon for a model to appear in a free modeling event and later take on paid assignments.  The key is to get your foot in the door and that requires persistence.  You should also be aware that you will be turned down more often then accepted due to the amount of competition.  However this should not deter you from your dream of becoming a model.  You would be surprised how many actors have been turned down from small acting roles, only to later go on and become major Hollywood Stars!

Never give up! If it is your dream you WILL succeed!

How to start modeling

Have you always wanted to become a model but don’t know where to start? If you are like most people you have inquired at modeling agencies only to find out that they are very expensive and do not offer you the full exposure needed to succeed in such a competitive market. This can be very depressing if your dream is to become a model. However the good news is that you do not need to pay or go through an actual agency to start a career as a model and begin accepting modeling job offers! By registering on a modeling website you can instantly begin creating your online portfolio and start communicating directly with companies and clients. Not only is this free but your exposure is international and you will be in full control of your modeling account.

You may be asking yourself how to get started as a model on a free modeling website. Well before you begin there are some important aspects to consider. You need to seek out a modeling website that is free and does not require you to pay to be part of their community. Why? Because YOU are the talent! There are many modeling websites that make money off the hopes and dreams of young models and charge you a fee for practically everything. When you encounter this you should ask yourself what their true intention is? Is it to help you become a model or make money from people wishing to become models? Often it is the latter.

Professional model websites offer free model registration and free model promotion. In fact this often goes far beyond the website itself and includes additional marketing tools such as social media. As we all know social media is very important whether you are simply trying to connect with friends or making business connections. However social media is not specifically targeted toward modeling and this is why you need to include a website that offers free model registration.

Concerned about scams? You should be as there are many of them out there. The modeling industry is littered with stories of parents and adult models paying crazy amounts of money for representation. When considering your options it is important to understand that you are the talent and you are providing a service as well. Modeling agencies and modeling websites would not exist without you! This is why you should always be weary of any modeling website that requires payment to promote your portfolio.

You may also be wondering about starting a free model website. This is a very important aspect and one that can make the difference between getting discovered. Having your own free model website is not as difficult as you might think. In fact there are professional online companies that offer this as part of their services in order to help you gain further exposure, have more control and reach a larger audience. However it is important to consider only sites that offer all services free! Don’t pay for an ‘upgraded’ account. If the free model website has your best interest at heart then their number one goal will be to help you become successful, and not profit from your contributions toward their site.

Become a model

Teenage years can be a very difficult time and often young girls have to deal with the pressure of school, peers and body changes. This is further exacerbated by stereotypes pushed by our media and artificial expectation of beauty. Photoshopping is has become an industry standard in the modeling and entertainment business. Nearly anyone pictured on a magazine cover is impossibly perfect. As teen girls gush over guys and stay current on pop culture, body image has naturally become another thing to worry about.

However these pressures can be reduced by teaching your teen valuable skills of self esteem, the ability to handle rejection and the pride of success. Believe it or not such skills can be taught through teen modeling. There are many common stereotypes when it comes to teenage modeling and many are negative. This often includes eating disorders, vanity issues and problems with self esteem. However these are common issues that all teen girls face regardless of their participation in modeling events. Therefore it is important to face these issues head on and teach your teen the proper way to deal with them.

Teen modeling can help your daughter learn valuable skills that will help her throughout her teen years and as she becomes an adult. However it is first important to lay the groundwork for a success and confident teenager. One of the first lessons is to teach your daughter the importance of self love and acceptance. Regardless of what the glossy pop culture magazine may tell us, we are not born with perfect bodies. It is important for your daughter to learn this and to accept herself and be proud of who she is.

While you may think that teen modeling would only encourage negative stereotypes, the fact is often the opposite. There are tremendous benefits, including the ability to deal with competition, overcoming shyness and following instructions. Teen girls also learn to become leaders and often go on to have better speaking and interpersonal skills. Teens can learn to work hard and handle both success and defeat with grace. These are critical lessons that will help your teen as she becomes a woman. Contrary to popular opinions, modeling is not all about looks. Modeling is about confidence and the ability to deal with stressful and ever changing situations with grace and skill.

If your daughter wishes to become a model then the next step is finding the right avenue to begin this new adventure. Often teens are very busy with school, friends and extracurricular activities. This can raise the question, how can you help your daughter become successful at teen modeling when you go to school every day, work a part-time job, and play sports? Well the good news is you don’t have to go to New York City to get discovered. In fact finding a place to represent you as a model can be mush easier then you may think, thanks to the internet. In the past the only option was to apply for expensive agencies and hope that your daughter is represented correctly. This often removes any control you may have as a parent and places your hopes on the shoulders of the agency, which may or may not have your daughter’s best interest at heart.

However there are new ways to become a model and ‘get discovered’ and enter the world of teen modeling through online model portfolio websites and social networking. These sites are often free and have a world-wide audience. In fact many modeling jobs, events and casting calls can now be applied for online. You can also manage your daughter’s modeling account and work directly with clients to ensure that she is receiving proper exposure.

There is a great deal of money to be made in the teen modeling industry as many companies are seeking youthful models to promote their products or brands. This can range from simple print images, promotional YouTube videos and even commercials and movies! The key is to gain as much exposure as possible and having an up-to-date online portfolio can help you attain this goal.

If your daughter shows interest in modeling then don’t be afraid to encourage and help her. The benefits, when properly managed, can be tremendous both in her personal life and professional career.

benefits of daily exercise

Are you an fitness addict and enjoy the benefits of daily exercise?  Believe it or not there are many people that share your love of fitness and enjoy lifting weights, doing cardio and participating in group fitness classes.  There are a number of health benefits that go along with this and can help you become a more confident adult.  Have you ever considered becoming a fitness model?  More and more companies and clients are seeking fitness models to represent their brands and this can lead to a fun and profitable job!  In fact many of the top models today are fitness models and this trend is likely to grow.

So you spend time everyday dedicated toward maintaining a perfect fit body – why not profit from it?  There are many people that wish they could achieve such a goal but lack the motivation or skills.  After all working out daily requires a great deal of focus and discipline and this is not a quality that most people have.  This is why companies often hire fitness models to help educate and motivate those that wish to get in better shape.  Think about it..  You could be a role model and help others become happier and healthier through fitness!

You may be asking yourself where to start..  With all of the possibilities it can be a little intimidating when taking your first step to becoming a model.  The good news is that with today’s technology you can benefit from instant exposure by register as a free model online though websites that focus on model promotion.  Unlike the old days when you had to pay a great deal of money to agencies today you can become a model free and communicate directly with companies that are interested in hiring you!  You can even use your model profile to promote products and earn money through affiliate sales.  Participating in fitness events an also be very beneficial and fun.

There are many ways to get started, including registering on a free model website and creating your fitness model portfolio.  You can even work with a local photographer to create the perfect images to represent your look.  Some amateur fitness models go on to produce fitness videos and profit from sales!  You can even consider creating your own online fitness videos and upload them to your free model website.  This will help you gain the exposure needed to become successful and start making money through promoting fitness products.

If this is something that interests you then don’t hold back!  The opportunities are limitless and the sooner you begin the better!  Just be careful of potential scams and be sure to register for a free service that is dedicated to your goals.  Professional modeling websites will promote you through their various contacts and by using social media.  These services should be offered free and if you are ever asked to pay for a service you should be weary.  Remember as a fitness model YOU are the talent!

Big Mac Clothing Line

McDonald’s Launches Big Mac Clothing Line..  When you think of McDonald’s do you think of fashion?  Or do you think it is late and you are too tired or busy to cook a good meal?  Well apparently the fast food giant has decided to start it’s own line of fashion focused on the successful Big Mac.  Sound crazy, well maybe it is, but the word is getting out and soon you will see people in Big Mac pajamas wondering the shopping lanes of Walmart.

Possible April fool’s joke? Maybe, especially since it has been one week after Burger King announced an obvious April Fool’s Day joke in the form of Whopper scented perfume.  But it looks like McDonald’s is serious on this one and why not?  As if the world wasn’t crazy enough already we might as well have Whopper sprayed perfume people walking around in oversized Big Mac outfits.

For sale in Sweden, you can buy clothing and apparel featuring their iconic burger. The McClothing line was unveiled in Stockholm, Sweden at the “McWalk” fashion show and includes bed sheets, shirts, pants, boots, jackets, bed sheets and what looks like a McSnuggie.  Most of you probably have never heard of McWalk Fashion Show, and neither has the rest of the fashion industry.

Swedish Big Mac lovers can browse and purchase these items at BigMacShop.SE.

digital models and actors

Welcome to the age of digital models and actors.  As technology continues to grow we are seeing more, perhaps creepy trends in it’s use.  This is especially true when it comes to replicating humans to bring back actors that have passed on or create completely different characters that do not even exist.  A recent and very controversial move by Hollywood to reproduce the late actor Paul Walker in the movie Furious 7.  Walker was killed in a car accident in 2013.  His untimely death took place halfway through the making of Furious 7.

It was Peter Jackson’s Weta Digital was asked to complete the sensitive and arduous task of reanimating Walker for Furious 7, and its cutting-edge work points toward a future where most actors can be re-created seamlessly if needed.  While the details and specifics on how they did this remain a secret (The company declined to comment on its specific contributions), the results are clear..  It appears that we are truly entering a time in which models and actors can be reproduced at anytime, dead or alive.  This practice is not entirely new however.  For years, filmmakers have developed sophisticated techniques for replacing missing actors. Robin Shenfield, CEO of London-headquartered The Mill, which led the Oscar-winning visual effects on 2000’s Gladiator, explains how that film coped when Oliver Reed suffered a fatal heart attack during filming.  Footage from outtakes was used to create a digital mask that was added to shots of a body double. “He also had dialogue, so we changed his mouth movement,” says Shenfield.

However unlike techniques of the past the latest technology now allows for a virtual character that is indistinguishable from a real person.  And this leads to a lot of questions.  In the near future will ‘real’ actors even be needed?  Will fashion models, teen models and child models be replaced with digital creations?  We have already become accustomed to the unrealistic and near perfect images that can be created and manipulated through Photoshop and it is likely that digital created characters will also share similar qualities.  What does this mean for the fashion and entertainment industry?

Another important aspect of a storyline is to truly identify with the character.  In order for this to happen the character must be relatable.  Could you have genuine feelings for a character if you knew the character was created using high tech digital software?  Also how would the families of past actors feel to see their dearly departed loved ones appearing in upcoming blockbuster movies?  These are all interesting questions and as our technology continues to progress we will see even more potentially creepy use of digital models and actors.