I am a model, and I absolutely love it. However, getting to where I am now wasn’t easy, it took a lot of hard work, effort and perseverance.
The modelling world is a tough one, and it can be very difficult to get noticed. But, just like I found out, it is possible. And, if you know what you need to be doing to get there, it is much easier.
To help you get to where you want to be, I have put together this handy guide to all my top tips for making it as a model.
Catch the attention of modelling agencies
One of the best ways to get noticed as a potential model is to catch the attention of modelling agencies. To get noticed you need to be fit and healthy, stylish, and confident. However, the main factor that will affect whether you get noticed is your appearance.
Your appearance should be attractive, appealing and smart. Avoid wearing lots of make-up, over the top clothing and unusual hairstyles – you don’t want to look fake or too dressed up. Modelling agencies are looking for models who have a naturally unique look, so it is important that you dress in a smart, simple way.
Get a portfolio
While some models simply get scouted on the street, the easiest way to get noticed is by having a portfolio made. A portfolio is a fantastic way to get your photos out there, for modelling agencies and scouts to see. Remember, a portfolio is like your resume, so the photos need to be clear, professional and representative of how you look.
You portfolio should contain a few photos, including full body shots, as well as a small range of head shots. Avoid using poses that are overly dramatic, instead opt for neutral, natural images.
Once you have a professional looking portfolio, you can then send it to talent and modelling agencies. Take a look at this One Source Talent Agency Review. This gets your name and style out there, and showcases what you have got, in terms of style and appearance.
Make time to attend any modelling events, open casting calls or public modelling searches. Attend all events even if they aren’t in your chosen area of modelling – remember, all publicity is good publicity. And the more events and shows you attend, the higher chance you have of getting scouted.
If you put yourself out there, you have a much larger opportunity of getting noticed. Make sure to take a mini version of your portfolio along in your handbag to all modelling expos and events.
It is essential that you are well prepared for success. You should look and feel fit and healthy and should be a happy and confident individual with a love of fashion and an in-depth knowledge of style.
When you meet anyone from the fashion or modelling industry, ensure that you hold yourself and speak in a confident and relaxed manner. If you come across as nervous or shy, scouts may be reluctant to take you on due to this.