Help / F.A.Q.
01. Sign In Problems
Actual account information:
Make sure you are using your latest account information that you received by e-mail. Also every time you request your Account Information to be e-mailed to you a new Password is provided.
Cookies need to be enabled:
Make sure that your browser is configured to accept cookies or that you agree to accept cookies during the Sign In process.
Passwords are case-sensitive, if you have for instance CapsLock enabled all the letters you type will be capitalized and possibly not matching your original Password. If you forgot your Password click "Forgot your Password?" on the Sign In page.
Please don't hesitate to contact the Webmaster.
For this to work your browser needs to be configured to accept cookies or that you agree to accept cookies during the Sign In process. If problems remain, you should check the following:
If you keep having problems please don't hesitate to contact the Webmaster. Make sure to include the E-mail Address that you use to Sign In with, the browser name and browser version you use. And if you have, the name and version of firewall applications and anti-virus programs you are using at the moment.
Normally you would receive your Account Information within seconds but delays are possible. If you did not receive the e-mail within 24 hours there may be several reasons:
Please note: If you are having problems receiving these e-mails there is a big chance you also won't be able to receive any answers to your questions when you have e-mailed the Webmaster about these issues.
What photos are accepted
Naturally each photo has to be you and preferably recently taken.
Please note that artisic nudity is allowed, if marked as adult but sexually explicit content is expressly not allowed on this site. Any photo deemed to be sexually explicit will be removed and your profile may be deleted.
File extension and size
Make sure that you use the original resolution or a high resolution version but also try to keep the file size under 2MB. Accepted file types are 'jpg'/'jpeg' (preferred), 'tif'/'tiff', 'bmp', and 'png'.
Headshot and Mainshot
The Headshot is used for the public FittestMale Profile indexes. The Mainshot type is a bit larger than the Headshot and used on top of your online Profile. Both of these image types end up square so if you would upload a rectangle shaped photo it will be cropped -- towards the center.
Basic users have the possibility to add up to 8 snapshots to their profile. Models can add up to 32 snapshots.
Models have the opportunity to submit Portfolios with professional photos for which they are getting paid, once approved.
What can I write in my About
This section is intended to let people know something about you and your interest in fitness. Please do not give your full name and you should not give links to other websites.
If you bump into problems or have questions, please contact the Webmaster.
03. Trouble Shooting
In some cases, your web browser may already contain the plug-in for the player to view the video format. If you're having trouble viewing video, you may be required to download new or updated software.
Use the next button to download the latest version of the free QuickTime player. The latest Mac OS has the QuickTime player already on board.
Support of the QuickTime format for Linux/UNIX systems is in development by third parties.
In business environments downloading/viewing multimedia files from the Internet is sometimes blocked by network operators to save bandwith for work matters.
For more help check out the Apple QuickTime Support page.
04. Communicating with the website
In order to protect your personal information please only make contact with FittestMale by one of the following 3 methods.
1. Sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Sending an online message to the 'ModelsHealth' profile
3. Using the online contact form
We will not ask you to send information in ANY other way and if someone does then this person does not represent us.
Please follow this advice for your own online security.
05. Model Booking
The 'Model Booking' section is designed to give those who need to book a model the comfort of knowing that the candidate is professionally managed or assured by the site.
1. Professionally Managed
Agent's can upload their models to their profile, or existing model's can apply to be managed through the site.
2. Identity Assured
Any model can have their profile displayed in the 'ModelsHealth' agent account. To apply simply send an application message, or email email@example.com. You will be required to go through identification to prove your age and that you are the person in the profile.
06. FittestBody 2011
FittestBody is ModelHealth's annual competition to find the internet's best physique models, together with the top photographers.
This is our third year of running the competition and we hope with your help to make it bigger and better than ever! With 5 qualifying rounds followed by live finals.
Previous Competition winners won a cash prize together with an all expenses paid trip to London and photoshoot.
FittestBody Male Model Jeff
FittestBody Female Model Carissa
FittestBody Photographer Luis
FittestBody Male Model art
FittestBody Female Model MC
To enter the competition you must first create an account on the website and upload some pictures.
Once you have a profile you will need to go to the Competitions section under the Community tab.
As a model you may take part in any* of the initial qualifying rounds that take place from November 2010 - April 2011.
Select the current qualifying round and submit your pictures. If possible try and enter as early as possible in the month so that you stand the best chance of getting the most votes.
*Please note if you are not selected as a finalist you may continue to enter the subsequent qualifying rounds until you are chosen.
The top 10 photographers each month will be the judges used to select the Model Finalists.
Each winning photographer will be asked to choose a model, who they will then 'mentor' in the finals.
To enter the competition and become a judge you must first create an account on the website and upload some pictures.
Once you have a profile you will need to go to the Photographers section under the Community tab and submit your pictures. You may change these during the course of the year in order to try and attract more votes.
As a photographer you will only need to enter once, although can remove yourself at any time.
It is a two stage process
Firstly... Choose the Judges/Mentors
People can vote each month for the top Photographers
The top 10 photographers based on votes that month will then become the judges.
Secondly... The judges will choose a model that they wish to mentor in the finals.
Each of the 10 photographer judges will then be asked to choose their favorite model. This model will then be managed or mentored by the photographer during the finals.
In this way 50 models will be chosen over a total of 5 qualifying rounds, ready for the live finals in the Summer 2011.
07. Snapshots and Portfolio Pictures
Please not that while we accept a certain level of artistic/tasteful nudity ModelsHealth does not permit any kind of sexual explicit material.
This includes but is not restricted to Full Frontals (Male or female).
Please note even for the most modest amount of implied nudity it is required that you list your picture as having adult content.
Any picture deemed to be sexually explicit will be removed and your profile may be deleted for repeat violation.
This policy is constantly under review and may be amended at any time without notice.
This site is about health, fitness and keeping an athletic physique, it is not a porn site. The internet has enough of those already!
There are two types of competitions
1. Requires you to upload individual snapshots
2. Requires you to upload a number of portfolios
Before you enter a competition you will need to either upload some snapshots or create a portfolio.
Once you are logged in, click on the My Account link in the top right of the screen.
You will be taken straight away to the screen where you can add snapshots, by pressing the browse button beside the add photo box.
If however you are required to upload a whole portfolio then under the Edit Profile Tab, select the far right option called Portfolios
You can then select Add Portfolios and follow the on screen instructions.
Once the portfolio is created you will need to click the edit link beside it and add some photos. Please note that you must have at least 4 photos in your portfolio before it can be published.
Now that you have a portfolio you can use it to enter a competition. You will notice at the bottom of each competition page you have the ability to add selected portfolios to the competition.
Some will be simply based on the number of votes you have received, others on a panel of judges and there are other ways too.
Please read the competition that will give you full details of the process.
Firstly, if you win, Congratulations!
We don't want to make it tricky for you to claim your prize but we hope you will understand that to make sure people are not cheating we have a procedure in place to ensure 'fair play'
1. You will be contacted by ModelsHealth the week after the competition closes.
2. You will be asked to send some verification photos to firstname.lastname@example.org address, please do not send to any other address.
- Q. Why do we ask for this?
- A. To ensure that the pics you submitted belong to you, and to ensure that they are recent photos.
3. Once verified we will make every effort to get your prize to you as quickly as possible!
Competitions are listed in the community section