Tips To Become A Model: How To Kick Start Your Modeling Career?
Have you ever wondered if you could model or be the perfect spokesperson for a specific brand? If so, you have probably also wondered how you would get there?
Modelling is a highly lucrative and glamorous career filled with plenty of opportunities. How difficult is it to start a modelling career? What does it take to stand out as a model amongst the rest? Irrespective of the kind of modelling career you aspire to have, here are some helpful and realistic advice to help you kick start your modelling career.
Select a niche
Conduct some research regarding the different kinds of modelling that you would be a good fit for. Two factors can help you determine your niche – your interests and appearance. The main markets include catwalk, swimsuit, plus-size, and commercial. If you fit the desired guidelines for certain niches, you might have a better chance of landing that specific modelling gig. But do not let this discourage you as the industry is rapidly changing — creating opportunities to shine in your desired niche.
Assess your strengths and weaknesses as a model
If you feel your appearance is not on par with the industry-standard look, your chances of launching a successful modelling career may stack against you. So take a look at yourself in the mirror and assess what your best assets are. You may also invite your family and close friends to give their opinions.
Build a visual portfolio
A good portfolio is a key component for a successful modelling career. Your portfolio showcases your capabilities and who you are. But deciding which photos to put in can be tough. Add a variety of poses and looks, but remember to include a headshot that makes you look approachable and friendly, especially if you want to opt for trade show modelling work.
Visit modelling agencies
It is about time to begin marketing yourself. Scope out the websites of different agencies in your niche and explore their preferred method of application (in-person or online by mail). Next, start attending casting calls as these offer better opportunities to impress the agencies in person, and you can also get a feel of the brand types they promote.
Boost your exposure
Seeking additional experience while looking out for modelling opportunities can help build your portfolio. Reach out to your local community clubs or schools, and it can be a great way of making connections with peers and learning more about the industry.
The above tips will help guide you to the modelling career you have been dreaming of.