Watched a brilliant, diary-style documentary, "Picture Me", that gives the real story from a model's perspective. I can't recommend it enough to current and aspiring models, as well as anyone enchanted by the "glamorous" model life.
watch it here
"A raw and personal video diary, charts model Sara Ziff's rise from fresh face to one that adorns billboards and magazines around the world. Ziff and filmmaker, Ole Schell, co-direct the documentary, lifting the veil on the glamorous world of high fashion modeling, from photo shoots with celebrated photographers to runway shows in New York, Milan, and Paris." -Amazon.com