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10 Modeling Tips, How to Become a Model

Updated on August 26, 2012

How to Become a Model

Here are top 10 tips to become a model:

1. Be an informed dreamer: Converse with people who know the industry or are already apart of it. Read fashion magazines like Vogue and Elite to become more knowledgeable about what it takes to take the industry by storm. Take this time to also do more research about various teen modeling agencies and their respective merits within the industry itself.

2. Components of a model portfolios: A model portfolios should be one of the first things to think about when pursuing a career like this one. It is only natural to have a couple of professional model pose and fortunately spending lots of money does not need to be of great concern. Search for some upcoming fashion shows in your locality that can be great ventures for portfolio shots. If you’ve found a local photographer, have your parents tag along and be sure to ask for TFP shots, which don’t depend on hourly fees for the aspiring model. The greater amount of photo shoots you do provides a greater variety of pictures as well as valuable experience in front of the camera!

3. The perfect photographer: Take the time to create a professional business card in order to find the perfect photographer and set yourself uniquely apart from the fierce competition. Try to find the most qualified professional with adequate experience who is within your desired. If you hire a portrait photographer, your photos may not be up to the mark according to fashion industry standards.

4. Modeling Agencies: Your local phone directory can be quite helpful when searching for local talent scouts and modeling agencies. Check in your local phone directory for local talent scouts and modeling agencies. Also, try searching online for a list of top companies like Ford and Elite modeling agencies. When you contact them you may get a chance to participate in their next open call.

5. Self Confidence: Modeling is not merely about physical appearances and one can’t deny that a great amount of modeling success comes from the self-confidence and self-esteem from within. Confidence is essential in getting a maintaining a positive rapport in the industry. It is no unknown fact that models that look and feel like they personify the very essence of optimism and vitality tend to have more successful careers than those who lack these traits. Potential models who go to interviews with pessimistic thoughts and expectations tend to leave weaker impressions on agents, as it illustrates a general lack of passion and fervor. This first step is not one that can be skipped, but must be developed carefully over a model's career.

6. Professionalism: It is of the essence to remember that although the modeling industry can be creatively rewarding, it is still a career and thus models are expected to work with the same degree of professionalism that’s required in any other field. Aspiring models should understand that having an agency take the models under their wing is much like gaining a job through a successful job interview. Keep in mind that agencies do not have to take them and there is simply more young talent where they came from if they cannot behave in a professional manner.

7. The Look: A valuable answer will come from the agency itself. It may in fact be that you have a certain look for one type of position or product. The same kind of answer can be applied to height preferences and differences.

8. Make-up: Doing well at auditions and castings means keeping the make-up to a minimum. Your youth and freshness are your strengths that influence promotions so keep in mind that your natural beauty shows though. Displaying your fashion expertise by wearing affordable yet clothing that can make fashion statements is crucial in making lasting impressions. Dress in clothes to highlight your body type and illustrate your ability to be trendy, but not too revealing because you always want people to desire you in some way.

9. The Big Interview: One of the most important things you can do for yourself is to get plenty of rest the night before—a relaxed and energetic you will leave a bigger impression than anything else. Also, it is crucial to arrive minutes before the interview time and to maintain a confident and professional demeanor while talking with the agent. Remain optimistic and be sure to smile and be yourself! Don’t be upset if you are turned down because things are meant to happen when they happen and many more opportunities await you if you truly are serious about teen modeling.

10. Countless Opportunities: There are various opportunities, especially for young teenage model with talent aspiring to make it big in the modeling industry. Just take into perspective the many models who are teenagers in different magazines and commercials. These lucky stars are chosen from thousands to advertise brand name clothing, food and fashion modeling or even lifestyle products.


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