VIDEO: Instagram can predict top models for New York Fashion Week

Instagram could predict the next top model at the upcoming New York Fashion Week, according to scientists from Indiana University.

The scientists used physical and professional information regarding fashion models to create a formula that they are saying would be able to predict most of the popular new models who will appear on the runways of New York Fashion Week.

"When we added the social information, we realized that we will be able to predict with above 80 percent accuracy whether a new model that just started would become popular, would run some top runway in the immediate future," University of Southern California computer scientist Emilio Ferrara told CBS News.

 

Physical attributes, however, will help, as the study discovered that having a height of one inch taller compared to the average of the group about doubled the chances of the model in walking the runway.


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