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Models Interview

Updated on April 2, 2013

Meeting with potential clients

In the modeling industry the term "go and sees" is use to describe a model meeting with any number of people who may have work or who would like to meet you up close and in person. You may meet with the model editor and /or the fashion editor of a magazine, photographers, catalog clients, advertising clients, and / or executives from major advertising agencies.

Although some go and sees are for specific jobs, they're also for you to introduce yourself to the fashion and adverising industry and get to know as many people as possible-any one of whom could be a possible future employer. You may be sent to meet with a photographer, who then may refer you to a model editor trying to book a job. You may see a fashion designer who's not hiring any models at the present time but whom your agent wanted you to meet so she'd consider you for future runway shows.

One of the most important aspects of go and sees is as mention earlier, is the opportunity for clients to see you up close and personal. Although a model may have a book full of wonderful test shots, clients want to know what she is like in person. Sometimes models photograph different from how they look in person due to the lighting, the makeup, the pose, or just some intangible quality that makes them photogenc. During a go and see, clients are looking for a model's unique, individual qualities. Is she at ease with strangers? Does she come off as a haughty princess, a gregarious best friend,or a sweet and naive littlegirl? Is she fun and bubbly, sexy and sultry, or quiet and moody?

Your agent/agency will set up your go and see as much as a week or as little as a day in advance. Every evening you must call the agency to find out all your go and see appointments for the following day, including the clients name, street address, suite or floor number, and any special requests the client has.

Note: Casting is another word for "go and sees". In America, a casting usually refers to a go and see for a Print ad or TV commmercial. In Europe, the term is used more often for all types of go and sees.

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What to wear on a go and see

Dress For Comfort

Casual clothes are an acceptable attire for going on go and sees from a comfort point of view. Jeans, a short skirt, a T-shirt, a sweater or denim jacket, and comfortable shoes( even sneakers) are perfect. Avoid wearing clothes that are too tight or baggy. Makeup should be clean and simple or none at all. Remember, agents and agencies and clients want to see what can be done to you, not what you've done to yourself. Don't wear high heels if you're spending your day doing go and sees. You're going to be on your feet a lot, and high heels will just add to your misery. For runway go and sees, you might want to put a pair of high heels in your bag in case the client wants to see you walk in heels.

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      TheBLU26 4 years ago

      You can see you have a lot of experience in this field. There is a lot of in depth information you've presented and it's great to know how things work behind the scenes. I didn't know any of this. Thanks for sharing through your lenses!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I think i will come back to your lenses more often;)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @Phillyfreeze: I guess, getting through interviews is an important task. Many a times just a beautiful face will not do, you really have to come forward and impress the panel.

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      Ronald Tucker 6 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      @anonymous: SereneSea, clients like to meet model talent "up close and in person" as you alluded to...personality has a huge influence on a selecting a model. Because of the very competive nature of the business, often times attitude determines altitude!

      Thanks for visiting, liking and commenting.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Great tips for the interview, the overall personality counts.

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      Ronald Tucker 6 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      @PromptWriter: BigGirlBlue, you are so correct and this is why advertising agencies, model agents, photographers, magazine editors and other image makers prefer working with professional models.

      The ads in national publications and tv spots cost tens of thousands of dollars to produce. Using professional models saves time and money and makes the production run smoothly. Thanks for visiting and commenting.

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      Ronald Tucker 6 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      @ajgodinho: ajgodinho, the term "go and see" or "go sees" has been used in the modeling industry for decades. This is a way for model agencies to introduce their talent to industry professionals.

      Not all go and sees are for job assignments but a way to introduce talent.

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      Moe Wood 6 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      I think most young models have no idea of the concept of professionalism. It is not just about looks. They have to handle themselves in a business like fashion.

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      Anthony Godinho 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      This is another useful lens for aspiring models with special emphasis on "go and see". I didn't know what that term stood for, now I do! :)

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      Ronald Tucker 6 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      @anonymous: Hi Karmicchristian, thanks for stopping by and for your comment. Go Sees are the traditional method of models meeting industry professionals...both in Europe and the USA.

      Clients like to see models up close and in person in order to evaluate their personality,

      and view their book. Not all Go Sees are schedule for modeling assignments but to introduce model talent to the industry professionals who responsible for creating the ad we encounter on a daily basis, from print, outdoor and electronic media. Have a great week!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      A nice lens on advice to models about 'go sees'. Interesting to learn something new about another profession. Thank you.

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      Ronald Tucker 6 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      @Sara Valor: Hi Sara,

      Glad you like my lens, many young ladies model while attending school. Events Marketing and Promotions are niches that will allow coeds to attend school full time. The flexible hours and competitive pay is ideal for coeds. Thanks for the comment.

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      Sara Valor 6 years ago from Breezy Hills

      I modeled during college years, it was fun, but personally for me,I think I enjoyed singing, dancing and acting a lot more. Of course, the experiences of all of them were pleasurable. Cool lens idea, thanks for sharing with us. :)