Models are like walking mannequins. Various fashion names and advertisers hire a model to promote their products, and the products are shown and advertised on the models. The models also perform at dancing, acting, or other public events.
A model’s basic job is to visually make their photos look good and vocally like the actors do, which is a common misunderstanding. Models are of different types depending on the kind of modeling they do. There are glamor models, fashion or bikini models, fine art, or body parts models. Character models represent the commoner on print ads, and they don’t have to be pretty.
Many models today undergo cosmetic surgery to change their appearance. Supermodels are on a higher level than models and are well-paid professionals. These models are known as cover girls as they often appear on the leading magazines’ covers.
Many people want to become a model because it leads to a very glamorous and productive life. However, this part of the business is highly competitive and often breaks you rather than makes you famous. Here are some steps to become a model:
• The first step to becoming a model is to realize that you have the qualities necessary to become the type of model you want to become. The basic things needed for this profession are clear skin, good hair, and good general symmetry. The height and weight depend on the type of model you want to become. You can work with trainers who have a good reputation and experience with models. Tell them you want to be a model and your body to look like.
• Anyone can become a model, but if you don’t meet certain requirements, the work you get will be very limited.
• After choosing the type of model you want to become, have your portfolio made by a good photographer. The photos don’t have to be professional; they should show your prowess as a model. This doesn’t mean giving the desks blurry pictures of you with your friends. It would be best to have at least a headshot and a body shot. Print some of your best images in 8x10s. Keep these with you wherever you go as you may need them. It is better to have it done by a professional, even if it costs a lot. This will give you a good idea of what kind of look you are projecting. Ultimately, you’ll need those photos for an interview, so consider it an investment.
• Search for reputable modeling agencies. You can find them in your region’s phone book or even on the Internet. Make an appointment with these agencies.
• Before the interview, you may be asked to show certain faces, such as smiling, sad or happy. Practice them in front of the mirror beforehand. Check out different models in magazines for reference. You can also have a Polaroid taken from you, so be prepared, because you only get one chance for this. This is used to compare your headshot. They will also ask you to walk and give your measurements.
• Be polite throughout the process and always arrive on time for appointments. News spreads quickly in this industry, so be careful what you say and do.
• It is very important to be organized as you may be called at the last minute or even be on duty 24/7.
• Confirm whether a makeup artist is available on the site or not. Usually, it will, but there may be times when you need to do your makeup yourself. At such times, it is better to have your makeup done before reaching the site.
• Don’t lie about your measurements. If you lie that you are thinner, you will eventually find out because the hairdresser will have problems.
• Treat modeling as your real job. If you are not serious about this profession, there are few chances of success in this profession.