A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The challenges of modeling are constantly discussed. Divorce and stage parenting are addressed.
Positive Role Models
Most of the models want to be independent. Some parents behave like friends or professional mentors rather than authority figures.
Violence & Scariness
A few arguments, but nothing violent. One cast member had a high-profile run-in with the law.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some innuendo; lots of sexy outfits, poses.
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Words like "hell," bleeped cursing.
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Products & Purchases
Instagram, brands like Yves St. Laurent, Range Rover occasionally visible. Various magazine covers.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Wine, cocktails occasionally visible.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Growing Up Supermodel is a reality series that follows the sons and daughters of models and celebs as they pursue their own modeling careers. It touches on some serious issues ranging from the pitfalls of the industry and stage parenting to family issues like divorce. There are a few arguments, and lots of sexy clothes and poses, and sometimes people drink alcohol. Cursing is bleeped, and labels like Yves St. Laurent and Range Rover are occasionally visible. Magazine covers and professional modeling images are sometimes shown, too. Instagram is prominently featured.
Is It Any Good?
This moderately interesting series focuses on privileged parents and their kids trying to break into the same industry. It reveals how their parents' legacy may get them through the door, or give them more opportunities, but doesn't necessarily translate into jobs. It's enjoyable to watch how young models navigate the business, which includes using Instagram as their calling card and modeling for online-only advertising campaigns. But it also shows some of the traditional pitfalls that come with the career, like the constant rejection, and the difficulty of reinforcing body-positive attitudes.
What fuels much of the drama are the relationships between the young models and their parents, which (at least in front of the cameras) range from being healthy to completely dysfunctional. While some of the young models thrive in these relationships, others struggle with their parents' stage parenting or personal demons. But throughout it all, Growing Up Supermodel underscores that no matter where you come from, or who your parents are, no one is guaranteed success in an industry in which most people fail.
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