If you look at most models portfolios then you will see that they have used some 'Skin Smoothing' in their pictures. This can vary from a little to a lot and can be well done or just turn their skin into a plastic coating. I personally want to see what a model looks like in reality, not an 'edited' version. Could I ask all models to supply at least a few natural photos of themselves so I can see what the model who knocks on my studio door is going to REALLY look like?
I must admit that I have asked photographers not too edit my pics so much, I am a mature model and as such I don't want to appear as a 40 year old when I am actually 60! It won't help me get any commercial work it's just unrealistic, flattering but unrealistic