“Are They Wearing Makeup?”
This comment makes Jaqi really upset because it is not easy to explain this to someone who doesn’t understand how the industry works. She tried to compare modeling to dance recitals, where girls need to wear costumes and put on strong makeup for the sake of looking like a dancer. Models, as well, need to take on a certain role. Also, once you set up a gig you have a hairstylist and a make-up artist on the spot, so the industry simply expects the girls to look their best.