They are not same person with you see on magazines. You can not imagine what make-up and photoshop can achieve. They EAT ( Do not tell anyone :) ) Their favorite backstage meal is Fast food. Sometimes they do their job without any payment just like other interns they do free jobs at start of their career. Not every stage are funny. Actually, most of their time they work in really hard situation and weather. Just imagine you need to change 100 clothes in one day They have to protect theirselves since lots of stalkers want to record them with hidden camera. Those clothes they use in stages are not for them also just like you. There is no such a brand to gift their creations to models. They sometimes does not work for days even weeks besides some people think they always work 7/24. Top-model means you need to WAIT a lot. Make-up, Hair design etc.. you need to wait a lot before you go podium. Reading is most popular hobby between models because of this. You can become model in every age. Fashion Industry always looks for people who has different age and type so its never late.