Modeling is not just a glamorous, lucrative, and sexy job, but it can also be very grueling and competitive, requiring hard work, networking, health and fitness, and continuous self-care. Becoming a model also involves guidance on how to get started in this field, so we bring you advice and tips on how to become a model.
Tips to become a model.
When we say model, we immediately think of supermodels like Kate Moss and others – thin and tall girls. But that’s not the full picture. A model is anyone who exhibits and promotes a product, usually fashion clothing. A model can be a thin 18-year-old girl or a tall 42-year-old man depending on the target audience. There are children’s models that promote clothes for children. Plus-size models that promote plus-size clothing and body-part models promote skincare or hair care products. So if you’re not a 5’8″ and 120 lbs girl, don’t worry; there is still a market and demand for you. Once you’ve determined your demographics, here are some tips that will help you become a model:
Create a portfolio
This might be your first step as a model – get some professional shots taken and make sure they highlight your strengths. Have several copies of this in case someone asks you for your photos.
Contact a modeling agency.
If they like your main photo or other photos, they can call you and take your measurements. If they select you to work, you can get steady work them. You can also choose to work freelance, but it is more difficult to get a job that way, especially for a new model.
Create a model website
Your model website should contain your photos, portfolio, contact person, and name of your agent. Not only will it give a professional look, but it will also spread the word about you and make you stand out from the crowd.
Be a professional
As a model, you come into close contact with many different people, including make-up artists, photographers, set helpers, and other crew. Staying professional means showing up for the job on time and treating everyone well. Think of it as a real job, not just a part-time gig.