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Do you want to become a model? Or a super model?

 

Be healthy inside. Eat and drink healthy foods and get plenty of exercise. Having a healthy body will help you look your best.

  • Fitness is important. Consider working with a trainer who works specifically with models. Tell him about your modeling goals and how you want to look, and ask for a tailored exercise regimen that will support those goals.
  • Eat right. Contrary to what some people tell you, you should eat healthy foods, as well as healthy amounts of food. Veggies, fruits, whole grains, healthy fats, and proteins should make up the basics of your diet. Sugars, starches, empty carbohydrates, and unhealthy fats should be avoided as much as possible.
  • Be sure to drink a lot of water. Avoid sodas (even diet sodas) and minimize your alcohol intake.

Maintain your appearance . Take care to make yourself look healthy and well-groomed. What you wear and how you carry yourself are important as well, but you should have a routine that supports the health of your skin and hair.

  • Focus on keeping your skin clear and glowing. Wash your face in the morning and at night, exfoliate once a week, and remember to wash your makeup off before you go to sleep.
  • Keep your hair shiny and healthy . Some agencies and managers prefer the "natural greasy look," so it may be okay if you prefer to minimally shower.


Match your modeling goals to your body type.
Technically, anybody can be a model. However, if you don't meet certain requirements, the work available to you will be incredibly limited or you may have to compensate in other areas (reliability, technique, etc).

  • A Plus-Sized Model : If your body is full and curvaceous, you may be able to be a plus size model.
  • A Runway Model : Most women on the catwalk are at least 5'8 and commonly small-breasted. Men are mostly between 5'11 and 6'2.
  • A Print Model : Most editorial female models are at least 5'7, but a beautiful face with great personality are the most important features for print models.
  • An Underwear Model : For women, this requires large breasts but small hips. For men, this requires broad shoulders but slim waists.
  • An Alternative Model : Some agencies hire alternative models: models who do not conform to the industry “standards” of beauty, height, and weight. Additionally, having a specific passion or cause that you're working towards can help open doors that may be closed due based on a body feature that does not “fit industry standards”.
  • Other Types of Modeling : If you don't fit any of the face or body descriptions, perhaps you can be a foot, hair, or hand model.

Consider situational modeling. If you do not think the runway or magazines are the place for you, look into other types of modeling. Companies use models for special events or to promote specific products. There are fewer restrictions on body type and more emphasis on personality for these modeling jobs.

  • A Promotional Model : Some companies want their customer base to interact directly with models who are generally attractive with likable personalities to promote their brand. You may see these models in grocery stores, events, or clubs promoting things like food, liquor, or new products.
  • A Spokesmodel : Spokesmodels are hired to be consistently associated with a specific brand. Contrary to popular thought, spokesmodels don't always have to verbally promote the brand.
  • A Trade Show Model : This type of model is hired by companies or brands to advertise to attendees at a trade show tent or booth. These models are typically not employed by the company but hired as "freelance" models for the event.

Consider your "look. " The look that you communicate can be made up of both your body type and your style. There is more of a curvy California look, a svelte and sophisticated New York look, a waif-like European look, and a boy- or girl-next-door look. Know what you're equipped with, but also try to pull off other looks.

Educate yourself about the industry. Learn as much as you can from reading books, blogs, and articles about modeling. Reading quality guides, articles, and books will help you improve important skills (like posing and posture) and better understand how the industry works (such as how to find an agent).

  • Also research reputable agencies that place models in high-profile places, such as magazines and fashion shows.

Be prepared for a difficult road. The modeling world is jam-packed with pretty faces. Being good looking does not equate to success as a model. The modeling business is not just about looking great; you have to fit the need of specific jobs just in order to get a chance. Modeling is only for serious people who carry unique looks and characteristics. Since there are so many people trying to become models in today's world, it's very challenging to get into the industry. Success will only come with patience and perseverance.


Do not be shy.
You will have to promote yourself and look for opportunities to step up and prove your abilities. Standing back and being “polite” will not get you where you are going. Be yourself, let your personality shine, and have a confident attitude. If you don't feel confident, fake it; modeling often requires acting skill as well!


Take photographs for your portfolio.
You should include professional-looking headshots: shots of you up close without a lot of makeup and on a plain background. You should shoot them in nice natural light (but not direct sunlight) without a lot of distraction in the photos. These are meant for agencies to get a look at you in a raw state. Consider a head shot, a body shot, and profile shots.

  • The most important thing to communicate in a portfolio is that you are able to present a range of “characters” and looks.

 

Take your measurements and know your stats. This information can help modeling agencies place you. Knowing the information off the top of your head will help you seem professional when you are speaking with an agency or potential client.

  • The most basic measurements to know are your height, weight, and shoe size.
  • You should also know your clothing measurements such as dress size, hip, waist, chest/bust, etc.
  • Your personal stats include information such as hair color, eye color, and skin tone.


Be truthful about your measurements.
Don't say you're skinnier than you are just to get a shoot. Once there, the stylist will have problems fitting you and the truth will come out. You could potentially lose future jobs due to word of mouth, and you could find yourself without a career!


Be professional, polite, and courteous.
Remember that, even though you're not working in an office, you need to be professional. Treat the people you work with respectfully. You never know who they know or what sort of a recommendation they might give of you. Never look down on anyone. You may be a model, but that doesn't give you the right to be snooty, affected, or pompous.

  • Always show up on time to any appointment or shoot. If you're late or rude, your reputation may precede you and nobody will want to work with you.
  • Be organized. Models often get called to places at the last minute and have very busy days. You need to be on top of things if you want to succeed. Buying a day-to-day planner can really help.
  • Develop professional relationships with photographers. You help the photographer look great, and they will help you look great. It's a win-win situation, so be sure to treat photographers with respect.

 

Treat modeling like a real job. Individuals who don't take it seriously have small chances of succeeding in their modeling career. Realize that it is harder than it appears and there's a lot of work behind all the glitz and glamour you see at fashion shows. Modeling is a full time occupation that requires constant attention. One week away from it and your career can be over.

  • Understand that modeling has only a small window of opportunity, and even if you take a short break, you may never be able to return. Models usually only work in the business for a limited amount of time. If you become famous inside of the business, you may be able to extend your career.

Be creative on the job. Photographers want to see you pose in various poses with different props and backdrop. Changeability is key, so work for the camera and interact with the world around yourself.Listen to the photographer's recommendations, but don't be afraid to try your own poses or attitude as well. Similarly, runway coordinators want you to put attitude in your walk or to project a very specific emotion.

Job descriptions usually vary due to the difference in categories. In essence, however, here are some of the most commonly shared duties of models across the board:
showcase a designer’s work on the runway or catwalk
pose for designers, editors and creative directors for magazines or commercial shoots
promote beauty, fashion and other products in photo shoots, commercials and other types of media
work with photographers, makeup artists, hair stylists and the entire editorial team for a shoot or campaign
meet with designers and potential clients to audition for a campaign or shoot (this is what the industry commonly refers to as go-sees)
attend fittings for a shoot or campaign
maintain a strong portfolio that best represents your body of work.
Essential Skills and Qualities
Despite the different categories, models share certain qualities that help them withstand the extreme pressure set by the industry. For example, while runway and plus-size models have different body sizes, both are required to maintain their weight in a healthy manner – which means both have to be highly disciplined in their diets and gym routines. To make sure you stay in the game, here are the top skills and traits you must possess:
Time management skills: Models’ schedules can usually get overwhelming, especially during fashion week. It’s imperative that they’re able to manage their time well so that they don’t miss any appointments with clients.
Communication skills: In order to book a campaign or a photo shoot, a model must be able to communicate effectively with the people involved. No matter how impressive your portfolio is, if the client isn’t impressed by your personality or lack of chemistry, they won’t book you.
Formidability: Models work in a highly competitive environment where minute flaws are magnified on a daily basis. Hence, it’s essential that they develop a thick skin to overcome rejection and harsh criticism.
Discipline: Models are always under immense pressure to look good and perform great. To keep up with the demands of their day, they have to be extremely disciplined with their strict diet and intense gym regimen.
Patience: Booking a campaign can take a few days or a few weeks. Models need a lot of patience to get through numerous go-sees that might not end well. And if they do happen to book a shoot, these can take hours and hours of waiting as well.
Creativity and collaboration: Models are expected to take and execute directions from directors and photographers flawlessly. From time to time, models will also be asked for their creative input, and this determines whether or not they will be booked again.

 

Deciding What Kind of Model You Want to Become

An important step to take to become a model is deciding on what type of model you'd like to be. Different types of modeling will have different model requirements, such as height, style, and clothing size. There are almost as many types of modeling as ice cream flavors, so here's a brief rundown on just a few of them:

Fitness Model

Do you like to hit the gym? Do you lift? Does the idea of being covered in baby oil and flexing your hard-won muscles for an appreciative audience appeal to you? Sounds like you've got the what it takes to become a fitness model. A fitness model is dedicated to displaying a healthy, toned physique and focused on maintaining highly defined muscles. Fitness modeling has become a driving force in the industry. Beyond the dedicated competitions, there are several industry and commercial magazines ripe with opportunities for gym buffs.

Lingerie & bikini Model

Lingerie or bikini models: They are often in the middle between editorial and plus-size models. Usually, they have an athletic body type which is mostly preferred by the industry. A great example of this would be model and entrepreneur Chrissy Teigen.

Glamour Model

Lights! Camera! Smoulder! Glamour modeling is surprisingly diverse. Unlike many other types of modeling, there are no industry standards or limitations to body size and shape. Glamour models embrace the sexier and sultrier side of modeling. Bikini, boudoir, and lingerie modeling all fall under this broad umbrella. Glamour models sell a high-end lifestyle—whether it's in a music video, an art house print, or a bikini calendar.

Alt Model

Do you have an ever-expanding collection of tattoos and piercings? Is your everyday look other people's idea of a fancy dress costume? Alt, or alternative, models don't typically fit in with industry norms when it comes to beauty and style. With their tattoos, piercings, radical hair, and wardrobes brimming with spikes, corsets, and PVC, alternatives models are the wild children of the modeling world. Alt modeling is usually a cross between glamour modeling and art modeling.

Plus Model

With the majority of American women falling into the plus-sized category, this type of modeling has been growing at a rapid pace. Traditionally, plus models were sizes 6 to 8 US (4 to 6 UK), but with the plus fashion industry changing as rapidly as it has, the industry has seen a rise of models of all shapes and further size diversity. Plus models are gaining a lot of traction, especially on social media, and designers are continuously expanding their size ranges to embrace this growing market.

Runway Model

Divas to the runway please! Runway models are the crème de la crème of the fashion world. Adhering to strict regulations regarding height, weight, and measurements, these models travel the world and are often seen walking for the best of the best designers and fashion houses. Some runway models even go on to create their own fashion lines or agencies.

Editorial or Commercial

Finally, we have editorial models. While all of the above can also be editorial or commercial print models, editorial models know how to really interact with the camera and create interesting shapes with their bodies to show off a garment. Depending on the theme and mood of the photos, anyone can be cast for an editorial shoot. Print models tend to be the most varied and versatile of the group.

Work that Runway

Now that you've had a primer on how to get into modeling and how to choose the type of modeling that's right for you, it's time to go out there and werk ! Find your light, your angles, and your stride. You've got this. The single biggest factor that will help you become a model? Confidence!

 

 

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