When a woman says, “I used to model”

How many times have you been out with a woman, or seeing their online profile, where she brags that she models, or more commonly, used to modelToo many to count. These women are not 9’s or 10’s in almost every case, they’re 6’s through 8’s. You’ve probably scratched your head, trying to imagine this woman who does not have the “model” look in any way on the pages of a catalog or magazine. Being inquisitive, I’ve always asked what magazines or websites they were featured in, and let them know I want to see an example first hand. Some hemmed and hawed, some mentioned big names or agencies, but not one woman ever produced anything showing positively that they once modeled. Not one.

These women are putting out deliberately false advertising to make themselves look much better than they are. So why do women embellish themselves like this? It’s not like we men go around throwing around the “I used to model” card. Here’s why:

  1. She not as hot as she would like to be, and wants a guy to think they used to be hot. And what better way to do that than to say you were once a model?
  2. She knows a guy would love to brag to his friends that he’s dating a former model.
  3. It’s a huge ego boost for her to be able to wear the “modeling part-time” or “ex-model” crown around men– and almost impossible to prove she’s lying or greatly exaggerating.

If you want to have fun with this, next time you’re given the modeling line, express amazement and ask to see the actual magazine, TV commercial, or catalog she was in. 9.5 times out of 10, she’ll fail to come up with any proof other than a few stand-alone 4 by 6 inch prints. You’ve just called her bluff… way to go not taking her man-bait!