Do You Want To Become A Fashion Model?
Would you like to become a fashion model, but you have no idea what this type of model does? Let me tell you a little about fashion models. Their photos appear in magazines and catalogues to promote clothing or other accessories to customers and fashion buyers.
If you are confident, aggressive, intelligent, resistant to peer pressure and willing to listen and learn, you have many of the traits that may help you to become a successful fashion model.
But, before you get started in fashion modeling, please consider reading the tips below.
1. Get Advice
Talk to someone you know that is already involved in the modeling world. Ask them about the following:
- How Do You Avoid Model Agency Scams?
- How Do You Choose The Right Photographer?
- Should You Go To Modeling School?
- How Important Is A Portfolio?
- What Is Open Call?
Knowing the answers to these few questions will hopefully help you a lot in making your decision about becoming a fashion model.
2. Do Your Research
Look at fashion magazines to see what the latest styles are. Read and learn as much as you can about fashion designers. Research every aspect on the Internet about this industry.
3. Set Your Goals
Decide if you want this to be a full or part time career. Also, if you want in it just for fun or to make an income.
Be comfortable when you set these goals and be determined to reach them. You will face many rejections, so be very persistent and Never Quit.
4. Physical Attributes Of Fashion Models
If you plan to become a fashion model, the following physical attributes are a necessity.
a) You need to be at least 5’8″ tall or taller ( Especially for runway )
b) Your height should be flattered by your body weight(average for a model 108-125 lbs.) and proportions.
c) Your skin should always look radiant and without lots of pimples or blemishes
d) Your hair should always be clean, styled and vibrant. Avoid excessive over-dying and split-ends.
e) Your teeth should be well taken care of, straight and white. Stay away from coffee and cigarettes. Remember, agents love to see a model give a vibrant smile.
f) Your posture has a big affect on how people perceive you. Keep your chin up and shoulders back.
5. Modeling Agencies
Now that you have decided becoming a fashion model is definitely what you want, your next step is to find a legitimate model agency that will manage your new career for you and hopefully find you work.
You can find agencies in your area by checking your phone directory, searching on the web or asking people you know already in the industry if they have any suggestions.
Just always remember you should never have to pay an agency any money upfront. If they ask for any, call another one.
Hard Work Will Pay Off
Even though, this may sound like a lot of advice, just remember if you really want to get started as a fashion model, it will take a lot of time and hard work.