.... - models are "I'm beautiful" starving bundles of insecurity, which is why I think a dSLR is what you need to catch the 1/10th of a second in the day when they feel strong enough to stand up and can manage a smile
The problem, as it's been discussed in another thread, is that all a certain corny celeb BS lite imagery that has been associated with fashion has deformed everything and created clichés as well as bad image.
Models like any other field are of all sorts of types.
There are some insecure one's and there are ones that are remarkably secure.
There are also some that appear to be insecure because of circumstance.
It's a very competitive career and it depends on some very intimate things like the persons appearance,
in general and on a daily basis. Many are also very young... one should accept a bit of insecurity if one wants to work with 16,17 or 18 year old women that are coming of age.
The same should be said about working with celebrities. I've experienced all sorts of different characters and
behavior. The range of people that fit the label of celebrity is really vast. From oscar winning actors, directors to the pop culture figure like the
cast of Jersey shore. Personally as a fashion photographer and portrait photographer I find them nearly all of them intriguing.
While models are a historic part of fashion who are also mostly quite extraordinary young women I think there is much more to fashion.
Personally I think that shooting with an extraordinary actress, singer or comedian is just as interesting and in some ways more interesting as well as more of a challenge.
As far back as the early 90s I would shoot fashion with actresses and ballet dancers.
In thios whole Celebrity vs Model debate.... many models are celebrities... more in the past than today.