The world of fashion and modeling attracts many young people. Who doesn’t dream of walking down the runway in designer clothes, traveling from city to city, being the face of a brand, etc.? It’s both a job and a hobby that can increase one’s notoriety in a flash but also fill one’s wallet. However, it is not a world of glitter; like any other job, modeling has its difficulties. So, without further ado, here are some tips on how to get started in this field.
Important steps for beginners
Before you start your professional activity, set a goal. The first step for anyone who wants to follow this path is to attend auditions. That is, you need to know what kind of model you want to be and what role this title would play in your life. After that, you need to know everything about the business and what to expect as you continue, including the criteria and requirements. Keep in mind that this is a real job.
You should always take the opportunity even at all the auditions that come your way. Bring your best picture and show up. Remember to wear high heels, stay natural and avoid wearing too much makeup. Then, find a list of agencies to contact. However, you must know how to choose the one that corresponds to the kind of modeling you want.
Physical criteria to become a model
Since this is a selective field, there are certain criteria that must be met in order to enter. Each type of modeling requires different criteria. If you want to be a high fashion model, you should have a slim and tall figure. You should be between 170 cm and 180 cm tall if you are a woman and between 180 cm and 188 cm if you are a man.
The age range also counts; for women, it is from 14 to 25 years old, and for men, it can be from 16 to 40 years old. For publishing houses and for stores, it is likely that you would be an editorial and high fashion model at the same time. On the other hand, you must be photogenic. Commercial print modeling is one of the easier areas of the business to get into.
You need to know how to showcase the product or brand. It is worth repeating that: “in this business, you have to know how to showcase the creations and not yourself”. Just keep it simple and natural, so the “naturally attractive” refrain! In addition, there are the plus size models or round models. This is currently a trend! Many advertisers use round models to promote their products. In fact, if you are between sizes 12 and 16, this is surely the place for you.
Other necessary criteria and requirements
Having a beautiful physique and a pretty face is not enough to become a model. Indeed, this body that you have, you must maintain it. Do sports and eat healthily. Being a model also requires you to be photogenic, no matter what type of modeling you do. Modeling rhymes with photography, so you have to know how to pose and be comfortable in front of the lens.
You also have to have some mental strength with the criticism that can be circulating on social media. People will not always be happy to see you succeed, especially if you are beautiful and talented. Keep in mind that they may even compete unfairly to see you fail in your dream. Patience and perseverance are also assets that you must have. You will surely be rejected or turned down during interviews, but don’t lose hope! There will always be other opportunities to prove yourself.
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