Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Model? Find Out What You Should Know Before Pursuing A Career In Modeling
Reasons why most people want to pursue a career in modeling
- Pretty Clothes
- Being Around Pretty People and Hopefully Celebrities.
Do you have what it takes to be a model? Why do thousands of hopeful men and women pack up and take off to New York or L.A. in hopes of landing a job as a model?
The Glamour, the fame, and the money are three big motivation prompts. Some men and women believe that they have something important to prove to others through a beauty standpoint. Whatever the reason it is possible to land a job in a market that appears overflowing with hopeful candidates.
This article provides a list of professional advice concerning modeling and how to maintain your composer without becoming discouraged in such a competitive market.
The History Of Modeling
It All Started With Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, 1920
Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel, came form humble beginnings, her determination as a fashion designer birthed the sophistication of the modeling industry. Gabrielle took the housewife model and inspired a powerful statement through the art of unique fashion and beauty captured through the creativity of photography.
The French edition of Vogue was first issued on June 15, 1920, and from there Vogue Magazine evolved into one of the most respectable fashion editorials in the world.
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Can Anyone Become A Model?
Models are made up of driven individuals. So can anyone be a model? With the skill of determination and drive, the answers is yes. Anyone can become a Model, However, there are different levels of modeling.
The best form of modeling is through entertainment industry.
The Acting world provides an outlet that reaches out to all sorts of people from all backgrounds and walks of life, in search for of unique characters that fits the desired the role of the casting agent.
A unique quality promotes demand. Let's take Miss. Piggy for instance, her outlet provides a demand for her distinct character. Yes, she is a puppet made in pig formation, however through a unique concept Miss. Piggy is able to promote her own modeling empire.
As a model you must create an outlet which promotes your unique style which sets you apart from others.
Do You Meet The Runway Requirements
Many People Desire To Be A Supermodel or Top Model Like Tyra or Gisele
The qualifications for most runway women models is 5'8 and above for men 6'0 and above
The average woman is 5' 4" and weighs 144 lbs (wearing between a 12 and 14) the average male is 5′ 9″ weighing 191 pounds.
Needless to say that the modeling industry does not hire the average man or woman, this look is known as "too commercial" however the entertainment industry meaning television and the big screen casting agents love the average joe. In some cases the average woman and man can land print work surrounding popular advertisements and magazines that are geared toward the public.
You must sharpen your acting skills and then you can go from there.
Now let's say that you do meet the top model or supermodel requirements what's next? You send your picture out to legitimate agencies, yet, be aware that most agency are not looking to sign clones, meaning that if they have a model that looks similar to you they could pass.
However this does not mean that you give up. There are many legal agencies, finding the agency that is looking for your look is key.
Agents Are Looking For A Unique Look.
The Fitness Models Are Not Tall, They Are Usually Under 5'8, Toned And Hired For Print Work
The Girl Next Door Model, Does Well In L.A. And Are Often Hired For Swimsuit Layouts However Christie Brinkley At 5'9 Did Runway & Print
The Multi-Cultural International Models Are Usually Very Tall And Have Exotic Features Found in Brasil Or Africa However Chanel Iman Is An American Born Model
The Plus Size Models Are Usually 5'8 to 5'11 For Runway
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The Average Joe Model Turn Top Model And Celeb Icon
The great reward about becoming a model through the entertainment industry is that you are able to indulge into the best of both worlds.
Again you can be short and full-figured to make it into the entertainment industry. There are many celebrities that do not fit the top model criteria and have still gone on to grace the cover of numerous magazines and model fabulous clothes.
However, they are very entertaining, confident in their craft, great speakers and performers, they do not crack under pressure and they enjoy the spotlight.
Oprah, Came From A Humble Background And Moved On To Become One Of The Most Famous Women To Grace The Covers Of Magazines
Sarah Jessica Parker Started Her Own Clothing Line And Has Graced The Cover Of Many Fashion Magazines
Oscar Nominee Gabourey "Gabby" Sidibe Landed On The Cover Of Elle Magazine
The Modeling Poll
What Scares You The Most About Being Or Becoming A Model
The Average Joe Male Model
The advantage to being the average Joe Male model is that they can work as a commercial model, (a model who works in national print ad's or in commercials)
Male Runway Models
Male runway models appear to last longer in the business, due to the sophistication of their graying hair and distinguished features.
This may not seem fair from a women's point of view, however if you build your brand and make a positive mark in the modeling industry you could work for a long time.
There are some beautiful models that have aged well and are still working in this business.
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The Modeling World Does Has An Array of Taste
Male models may not make as much as female models. Female models promote a high demand from lingerie to dresses, swimsuits, and more. Most men are pretty easy when it comes to fashion they don't fuss as much as their female counterparts.
Depending on the demand age is not a factor.
Men Tend To Work Longer In This Business Most Women Move On To Start A Family And Most Women Do Not Want To Be Tied Down To A Diet
What To Look For In A Modeling Agency And How To Stay Clear Of Dishonest Angencies
Avoid paying up front, a legit agency should never ask for cash up front. In some cases you may have to pay for photos provided by the agency's given photographer. Usually and agent will take 10% of your earnings after you start working.
If you are pursuing an acting career look for the S.A.G. Symbol.
You do not need professional pictures to go in for an interview, most agencies prefer models to wear little make-up and to have basic pictures. If they are interested they will usually sign you on the spot.
Do Your Research Before you go in for an interview.
And casting calls that are not listed with S.A.G.
These type of services should be requested by a genuine agency.
Look For The SAG.Symbol When It Comes To Acting and In Some Cases Modeling
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Don't Get Discouraged!
Timing is key, If you have been pounding the pavement looking for an agency and no one seems to want to sign you, don't panic, the timing is not right.
Work on your acting skills, ask the agency for referrals, and keep working on your craft. If the modeling reps are rude, in which sometimes they can be very rude, shake it off and keep going. If this is something that you are destined to do in life than it will work out for you with time.
Who Can Forget Queen Esther
The Unlikely Beauty Queen
Queen Esther was raised by her uncle. Esther's father and mother had passed away. Esther was the daughter of a Benjamite, Abihail. When Cyrus gave permission for the exiles to return unto Jerusalem she stayed with her Uncle Mordecai.
Through a turn of events Queen Esther went on to marry King Ahasueru, beating out several hopeful contenders. Her Faithful insight made her Queen and her wisdom made her a legendary hero.
Esther's story should teach us all about timely faith in whatever field we choose, If you are destined to start a career in modeling it will work out in due season.
Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Model?
Take a break away from rejection, if you have dedication and patience than you have what it takes to become a model.
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