Nothing can be harder to watch than an emerging model struggling to strut her stuff down a cat walk. It's not unlike waiting for something terrible to happen - a car crash in slow motion. The whole time you are secretly wishing that she makes it off the runway without incident, hoping for the best but preparing for the worst. I really root for this girl. I want her to succeed. But, like all things in life - we don't always get what we wish for. Let me tell you from experience, a tumble on the runway is hard to recover from.
With the advent of the internet there really isn't a good excuse anymore for a bad runway walk.
When I first signed with an agency I thought modeling was so easy. I showed up to a job, was pampered and the photographer made me look amazing. But when I was booked for my first Congress runway show I was in for a rude awakening. I spent hours perfecting my walk with a sadistic coach who refused to allow me to be runway road kill. And I was grateful for his diligence. After hours of practice, I was able to slip out of my Doc Martins (this was the 90's) and sashay with the best instead of teetering in 6" heels on the fast track to a broken ankle. If you're just starting out, I highly recommend practicing in varying height heels so that you can be ready for whatever a designer or stylist throws at you.
Remember, posture, posture, posture and confidence is key!