The Sims Freeplay- Hobbies: Catwalk Model


Once you have completed the Sunset Mall Quest you will need to build area 2 of the mall and then you will be able to built the catwalk area (see my guide to the mall for more details) once built one of your teen or adult sims can start this hobby at the mall.

There is only one catwalk so only one sim can complete this hobby at a time, click on the catwalk and select:

  • Strut Your Stuff- 2 hours 15 minutes

After the time has passed come back and click the exclamation mark above your sims head to find one of the catwalk collectibles. Every time your sims strut their stuff on the catwalk their hobby skill level up percentage will increase, once you reach 100% you will level up, there are 6 levels. You need to reach level 6 to be able to unlock all of the catwalk collectibles, once unlocked you will be able to find them.

The table below shows the level up percentage:

This may change in future updates

 LEVEL Strut Your Stuff
1-2 133%
2-3 99%
3-4 66%
4-5 49%
5-6 33%

For example you would need to complete the hobby 4 times to reach level 6 from level 5

NOTE: it says 133% but you will start from 0% at level 2

The next table shows you for each level what catwalk collectibles you unlock (so you can then find those ones too) and also the level up reward that a second and future sims will receive when they level up in this hobby:

1 Face Planter The Debut and The Trip are unlocked in the hobby collection
2 Two Right Feet Heel to Toe and Here’s Looking at You are now unlocked in the hobby collection 250XP
3 Mover and Faker Catlike Recovery and The Good Side are now unlocked in the hobby collection 500XP
4 The Walk The March and Over and Pout are now unlocked in the hobby collection S750
5 The Look Strut is now unlocked in the hobby collection 10,000 Town Value
6 Blue Steel Blue Iron, Contrapose and The Diva are now unlocked in the hobby collection.

You can now complete the collection!


NOTE: only the first sim completing this hobby needs to get to level 6 to unlock all the collectibles, future sims will be able to find any collectible even if they are only on level 1 in this hobby

You won’t find a new collectible each time, you will get repeats, if this happens just keep going, you will find them eventually! If it is still taking too long you can use the lucky spin on the row where you cannot find the item, this will cost LPs, when you click on the LP button it will clear the row and give you a random collectible on that row so you aren’t guaranteed a new item (you will get back any other collectibles you already had in that row) Need to earn some LPs to use the lucky spin?


The completed catwalk model collection is shown below, once you complete the collection you need to click ‘start a new collection’ at the top of the hobby collection screen, this clears the board so you can complete the collection again to earn more rewards (you will only get the option to restart the hobby collection when you have completed the collection):

The first time you complete each row you will unlock new mall stores, after this time you will earn XPs when you complete a row in the hobby but to complete the collection you need to find all 12 of the collectibles


Find the first row of walks to unlock:

  • Casual Clothing (adult female)- 90,000 6 hours
  • Wumple Zone (toddlers)- 100,000 6 hours

Find the second row of walks to unlock:

  • No small feet (adult male shoes)- 75,000 3 hours
  • Growing up (preteens)- 110,000 6 hours

Find the third row of walks to unlock:

  • Shoulder pads (adult female business wear)- 110,000 6 hours
  • Heel yr sole (adult female shoes)- 90,000 8 hours
  • Style for men (adult male)- 125,000 10 hours
  • Zip it (teen male)- 90,000 10 hours

Find the fourth row of walks to unlock:

  • Leap (teen female shoes)- 100,000 1 Day
  • Seniors Clothing (senior)- 110,000 8 hours
  • Sport and Skate (male teen shoes)- 70,000 8 hours
  • Simmer- Fun Fashion (teen female)- 80,000 1 Day

Check out my Guide to the Mall post for more information on these stores

The rewards for completing this collection are the bowling hobby and 3LP:

Time Limited Hobby Events– the catwalk model hobby appears in these events, to complete these you have to complete the catwalk model hobby a certain amount of times during the time limit to unlock all of the prizes, you can find a list of time limited hobby events here. If you want to complete these time limited hobby events then have one sim get to level six in this hobby before the next event starts so you only have to do the shortest option when the event begins!

Confused about hobbies? Read my Hobbies Frequently Asked Questions post

Find all hobby posts here

Related Hobbies: Bowling & Makeup Artist & Fashion Hunter


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77 thoughts on “The Sims Freeplay- Hobbies: Catwalk Model

  1. This hobby is horrendous. : ( It takes 10.5 hours to complete each action (unless I’m missing something). At least it levels up quickly. Thanks for all you hard work and documenting all your findings!

  2. Congratulations, I’m still on my way. BTW I think I will do this hobbie just once in my entirely life 😀 😀 😀

  3. I built the wumple zone store and it only has toddler outfits, which are adorable, but no baby stuff. Do those come later?.

  4. Love your posts! No joke. Could you post what each store unlocks? Ex: a visual on the clothes that you unlock by stores? And when is your next house contest?
    Thanks a lot.

    • Thanks! I’m working on that post right now, I have a few more stores to build then it will be up 🙂
      I haven’t got one planned yet but I will start thinking about it
      You’re welcome

  5. Is it easier to find the collectibles in this hobby (not getting same collectible too often) because it taken 10 hours? Or it’s just another mad-making hobby?

  6. Hey, thank you for your blog, it’s sooooo helpful!

    I have cleaned the area 4 at the mall and I have built all the shops, but when I try to start building the area 5 it says that I haven’t cleaned the area 4. I have searched it many times trying to find out what else I have to do, but I can’t find anything, everything seems fixed and clean. Any ideas of what am I not noticing?

  7. Does it help one level up for other Sims to watch the fashion show? I think cheers helped with Salsa, but watching takes a lot longer. Thank you so much for everything on this blog!

  8. I have a glitch…completed line 3 in the catwalk hobby and I was not awarded the four stores. Any advise? Thank you for your blog!

  9. can anyone answer this for me? On the catwalk, my teen sim wears this light pink dress with white polka dots. I love that so much. Are those clothes unlocked in any of the stores?

  10. First, Thank you for all of your help! Second, I’m confused by the reward for the hobby. I do want to do the bowling hobby next. So once I complete the modeling hobby the first time and it unlocks the bowling alley, do I have to clear all the areas and open all of the stores in the mall too before I can access the bowling alley? Limited funds and other quests – trying to budget my money…

  11. Ok, So I FINALLY reach the mall quest and cleaned up area 1 & 2. Built the catwalk. My girl is on the 4th 10 hour walk. Does she have to do all 6 before I can open any stores? Does she have to keep walking until she gets all the slots filled? I’m kinda stumped at wth I’m doing because it doesn’t really throw ya a fricken bone with directions here lol. I keep thinking I might be wasting time on this walk THINKING after the final one i’ll be able to open something? Then find out I was doing it ALL wrong and wasted my time for nothing. 😑
    Any help would be much appreciated.

    • You have to find all 3 in each row to unlock new store, if you click on a store it says which row needs to be completed to unlock it
      But yes like every hobby the aim is to keep them doing the hobby until they complete it, you aren’t doing anything wrong, you just need to keep going.

  12. I’m doing this hobby and I saw on the mall page that the stores are SO expensive, so what stores should I get? Probably out of the early ones you get. Right now I have no teens or seniors. I’m getting preteens soon, though! Like tomorrow because I’m almost done with the quest.

    • My favourite is wumple zone but it isn’t the cheapest and that is just my option, on my guide to the mall post it shows you what clothes you unlock so you can either go for the stores with the nicest clothes or for the cheapest

  13. Thanks! I wanted to ask you about a pop up I just got in the sims freeplay. It says to begin the royal lineage quest to begin your journey forwards the Thorne. It must be for the royalty update. Do you think it will actually come with fairies like in the trailer?

  14. I’m able to do the Strut Your Stuff thing in 3h15m now… It was 10 hours something but now I’m on level 6 blue steel with an inspired sim… Maybe it’s the latest update…

  15. To speed this up, can I have a second Sim walking the catwalk in a neighboring town?
    Thank you so much for all the time you put into your blog. It’s so helpful!!!! 😇⭐️

  16. […] This is a limited time quest that started on the 10th April, it is only available for two weeks and you have to complete the catwalk model collection 5 times to unlock all sleepwear! Each time you complete the collection you unlock a sleepwear for a different life stage. If you have never done the catwalk hobby you can find that post here. […]

  17. After you have a sim strut her stuff, it says complete 12 cat walks poses, what does that mean and what do you do??

  18. I am trying to unlock the bowling alley and it says i have construction requirement of “catwalk hobby grand prize won” what is the grand prize and how do i do it?

      • I’ve already completed the hobby and recieved all poses and everything but it still says “catwalk hobby- grand prize won” as the requirement for the bowling alley.

      • I think the problem is because the latest quest required the catwalk hobby it didn’t recognise it as completing to unlock the bowling alley if that makes sense, this issue will probably be fixed in the next update.

      • I complete the catwalk hobby once. The bowling alley is still locked. What does that mean?

      • I think the problem is because the latest quest required the catwalk hobby it didn’t recognise it as completing to unlock the bowling alley if that makes sense, this issue will probably be fixed in the next update.

      • I have completed the catwalk hobby 5 times and the bowling alley still isnt unlocked?

      • I think the problem is because the latest quest required the catwalk hobby it didn’t recognise it as completing to unlock the bowling alley if that makes sense, this issue will probably be fixed in the next update.

  19. I don’t think mine is working. I completed the catwalk hobby a week ago and the bowling alley is still locked. I’m thinking about deleting this game…

    • I think the problem is because the latest quest required the catwalk hobby it didn’t recognise it as completing to unlock the bowling alley if that makes sense, this issue will probably be fixed in the next update.

      • Hi, i also have this problem. The bowling alley js still locked though i completed the catwalk hobby ages ago and built almost all the malls down. And there have been a few updates recently but its still the same, any suggestions? Thanks

      • all I can suggest is that you complete the catwalk hobby again, if you completed it during the event to get sleepwear then it wouldn’t have unlocked the bowling alley

  20. I built a store but I can’t find the clothes anywhere??
    (Also, your blog is amazing and very helpful! )

  21. Oh my gosh, you have saved me soooooo many times wait hold on lemme count 1,2,3,4,20,60,40000000 times, yep sounds about right!
    Anyway, what I’m trying to say is, you are a life saver, I have gone to many lengths to be creative and prosperous with the sims but it seems I could never beat someone as amazing as you! You are truly a life saving heroine! Thank you sooooo much for blogging, you will never understand how amazing you are to me and my fellow interneters! (Is that what we are called?! 😂)

  22. I finished the Sunset Mall quest and cleaned up the front area and catwalk area. When I click on the Casual Clothing store lock, it says I have to do the Catwalk Hobby 1st line of poses. I can’t do that until I open the store. What am I missing? Thanks for your help. You are AWESOME!

    • You don’t need to open that store to start the catwalk hobby. You need to complete the quest and clean area 1 and then you can build area 2 and build the catwalk
      You’re welcome. Thanks!

  23. during the catwalk quest you can have a different sim walking the catwalk in a different towns mall as long as they have the catwalk open. I had 1 sim in my town modeling and another sim of mine visiting a neighbors town & modeling there helping me collect ALL of the looks MUCH faster and completing the hobby in about 4 days. I think as long as u have a neighbor who has built what’s required for your hobbie you can have 2 sims collecting looks, toys, medals… Etc. I LOVE what you are doing here. I have referenced this site multiple times. Thank you

  24. Hi, I am having a bit of a panic, I’ve been on holiday for the last 2 weeks and whilst on holiday the Sleepwear Event started so I have started collecting them however on the 15th of August, after 3 days it is telling me the time has run out and I didn’t have the option of using a time token. Help would be much appreciated. Thank you

  25. I have a question about availability of clothes in the wardrobe. A couple of my Sims Free play neighbors have mentioned that they don’t have pajamas or don’t have any available in the wardrobe.

    Have you ever gotten this question before?


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