There are various options for working with a user model for creating a user profile and adding some specific information, for example, a profile photo. One way is to add a profile model with the OneToOneField field for the user. This option is simpler than a proxy model or overriding a user model. But for me personally, redefinition of the user model turned out to be more effective in terms of organizing code and writing various methods that allow you to extract the necessary information from the user object in templates without resorting to writing template tags.
Therefore, let's consider exactly the option of redefining the user model in a project in Django