Interested in Modeling? It’s Not Too Late!

Kirin Chrisitanson and Deborah Boland - women of all ages and sizes

Top model Kirin Christianson and I at a conference.

If you’ve always wanted to be a model, but got busy along the way on this journey called life,  it’s not too late to fulfill your modeling dream. Yes, really!!!

I have learned that there are thousands of modeling opportunities out there for women of all ages and sizes. You just have to pinpoint what type of model you should be (there are dozens of different types) and then tap into all the opportunities available.

That’s where a friend of mine, Kirin Christianson (The Red Haute Mama), comes in. Kirin and I know each other from many internet conferences we have attended. She’s beautiful gal, and her story is fascinating.

With a lot of hard work and determination, Kirin went from an insecure, gangly, red-headed girl to a sexy bombshell, a beauty pageant winner, business person and top model.  She modeled for many years and at 37 she was signed to the prestigious FORD/Robert Black Agency in Arizona where she lives. Now at 40 Kirin has a glamorous and very busy life modeling, doing charity work, inspiring other women through her website and raising her lovely family. She is living the dream!
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Modeling Over 40 -Your Dream at Last?

Modeling since turning 40

Our reader Cheryl with a friend

Ever since  I began Fabulous after 40 I’ve had many emails from women who’ve always dreamed of being a model but never tried, or who accidentally fell into modeling since turning 40.

Once such reader is Cheryl , 45, who was actually approached by the North American Modeling Association to do some shots.  Here is Cheryl looking fab. She says she works at, it and does a lot of jogging, weights, rollerblading, snowboarding, tennis etc. Inspiring isn’t she? Continue Reading

Modeling When You Are Over 40


Hi Deborah, I am probably too old to be featured on your blog. I am 66, have long hair and for the first time at 64 entered and won a model competition to go on catwalks with footballers. Last … Continue Reading

Tips for Taking a Good Headshot

business woman over 40

Whether you are working or not, it seems like these days you need a great  current picture of yourself! Are you looking for a new job? Are you active on a dating site? Have you have been … Continue Reading

Finding Mature Models is Challenging

group of women over 40

Hi Deborah, If you are an over 40 site, why do you use such young models? Hi Wendy, I get this question all the time and I am  frustrated too... you see to there are just no photos of … Continue Reading

Modeling After 40 – It Can Be Done!


I'm so proud of my reader Andrea, who was inspired to pursue her lifelong dream of modeling by my friend Judy Goss. Judy is the author of  Break Into Modeling for Under $20  and the founder of … Continue Reading

Want to Model? Here Is My Newest Success Story…

Andrea Bond 40+ model

What are your big DREAMS? I was so excited to get a note from one of my readers about how one of her dreams has come true! Andrea Bond runs her own Real Estate business, but has had a lifelong … Continue Reading

Sartorialist inspires Real Model Trend

Scott Schumann

Interesting post at Newsweek about a new trend happening with models. It seems there's a swing away from serious looking pencil thin young glamazons to more real looking models -everyday people of all … Continue Reading

How To Break Into Modeling


I confess, I love to watch America's Top Model. It's so fun to see the girls in the glamorous and not so glamorous settings, and how they can be transformed from an awkward teen to a sultry vamp with … Continue Reading