Any individual that dreams of embarking on a new adventure in the modeling industry must know these top three dos’, so that you can have a successful career.
1) Do Your Research
Understand: The term Model is labeled for different categories in the Industry. Any male or female model can be a fashion, runway, fitness, brand ambassador, promotional, or even a commercial model. There are many roles a model can embark on; it just depends on what you aspire to do.
Find: Research an agency that best represents you as a model and expertise. An agency must provide you with the skills to find and book jobs for payment or to gain industry experience. Never trust an agency that requires you to pay any upfront fees or requires you to de-value your worth. That is a scam!
2) Build Your Brand
Learn: Go on YouTube, Instagram, or even Google websites and blog posts to gain beginner knowledge from models with experience. Practice using these free resources and knowledge, unless you want to pay for modeling class to develop to have the in-person experience.
Create: Develop your own skillset, authority, and confidence. Connect with a photographer to have a basic comp card or headshot that gives any modeling agency or casting director your measurements that include height, weight, dress size (females) and pant size (males). Work with photographers that are professional and have a digital portfolio that aligns your brand. Your brand matters!
3) Find Those Casting Calls & Photoshoots
Ready: Do not procrastinate and know your brand!
Find: Legit casting calls are professional and give models access to positively enhance their brand. Most casting calls are free, but some may require a small fee for registration purposes. However, every casting call will have a reputable following and a portfolio. Now, after doing your research submit the application to attend the casting call and schedule it on your calendar. Don’t forget to wear a smile, have confidence, and bring black heels (females) or dress shoes (males)!
In this industry, all models must have patience and remain persistent with full dedication to develop your craft. For many models, success does not happen overnight.]
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