What It’s REALLY Like To Be a Canine Supermodel

If you’ve checked out our Instagram Stories today, then you know what’s up: It’s Takeover Tuesday with Sneakers the Corgi! Sneakers also wrote a guest article for us, dropping all the details on the runway. Enjoy!

Truth be told, though I have many passions in life—including pizza, napping, and pop culture—my costumes and my love of fashion are very important to me. That’s why I was so thrilled when I was invited to walk the runway at L.A. Fashion Week.

Not to mention, having an unconventional body type also gave me the chance to challenge the stereotype of the slender, 6-foot-tall supermodel. Some might even say that I’m more akin to a fluffy loaf of bread than a statuesque stunner, but I’m still a glamazon like Cindy Crawford or Naomi Campbell. I think.

For my first runway experience, I traveled all the way to fancy-pants Beverly Hills and was immediately ushered backstage. Time for fittings!


In true Goldilocks fashion, I tried on several outfits, but none of them fit: like I said, unconventional body type. I tried on a pink and green embroidered floral dress, but it was so long that the skirt was a potential runway hazard.


A sequin tank looked promising, but it also dragged on the ground. A blue sheath was so tight it looked as if it would have given me a muffin top, so we didn’t even bother putting it on.

At last, a purple lace number! Alas, it was still too tight, but as fashion insiders know, there’s nothing some last-minute alterations can’t fix—the intrepid staff took some scissors to it to give me more room to fit into it. Now it was just right!


Before we got on the runway, I checked in with one of the makeup artists. I’m a natural beauty, so I didn’t require even a lick of makeup, but a little powder couldn’t hurt under the hot, bright lights, right?


Finally, time for the actual show! I met my hoomin model counterpart, who wore a green patterned dress with pink sleeves. I was ready! Actually, I wasn’t. I’ve never modeled before!


As soon as I walked out on the runway, I had two thoughts:


But somehow I managed to pull it together for a few quick photos. I don’t know, it was all a blur.

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I rocked that purple lace. Purple lace is going to be everywhere next season.

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I look like a natural, right?

In reality, I may not have been as poised as you might have assumed:

But I made it successfully through the show! Of course, we wrapped it up at the end with the designer and the entire group of canine and hoomin models. We’re a photogenic bunch!


So what’s next for my modeling career? Well, I’m not sure, but I’m definitely proud that I had the opportunity to be a role model for unconventional body types everywhere! Follow me on Instagram to see more of my short-legged shenanigans!

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Sneakers The Corgi

Sneakers is my name, and I'm a Pembroke Welsh Corgi. Sometimes hoomins have other nicknames for me: "Sneaks," "Fluffy Butt," "Loaf," or occasionally they'll just see me and squeal, "Coooorgiiiiiiii!" People are funny. I live in foggy San Francisco, where you'll find me wearing various outfits or joining a meeting at my hoomin's dog-friendly office. sneakersthecorgi.com instagram.com/sneakersthecorgi twitter.com/sneakerscorgi youtube.com/sneakersthecorgi facebook.com/sneakersthecorgi

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