To show the modeling industry that you are not just one of the aspiring beginners who dreams about the fancy life of models but wants to become a professional model… you need to act, take things seriously and start your modeling career step by step!
There are so many little mistakes and it’s so easy to get stuck halfway… but you can also learn from them!
How to stand over the rest and be The One?
Well, here are 5 things you should be doing in order to be successful!
1. No mirror selfies, please!
We know that selfies have become a trend, from everyday life to Oscar awards, selfies are in all the social networks of the world. There is nothing wrong with it if you want to take a shoot from a great moment with your friends or just from yourself, but if you try to reach the Fashion World you should take full body pictures on white backgrounds.
No need to find a professional photographer, you can start by asking a friend to take some nice pictures of you! If you want to go a step further, book a photo shoot with a professional photographer.
2. Be part of our Modeling Community
Social Networks are one of the greatest things we have nowadays, you can be updated with the latest fashion & modeling news and have the option to share your work to get more exposure easily! If you want to get even more… you should join ModelManagement.com, the modeling community which offers you great opportunities such as model jobs, direct contact with top photographers, model agencies & industry professionals and a way to promote your work worldwide!
Join us and take a huge step into the Modeling Industry!
3. Be informed about the latest news and castings
Are you really into modeling?
Well, if so, it’s a must to know what’s going on out there. The articles and pictures you see on social networks are not enough, look for the latest news in the model industry, be informed about the latest trends and read about popular models, photographers, industry professionals and agencies.
Look for castings and events which you can be part of. Yes, there is a lot you can find here!
Get some fashion & modeling knowledge!
4. Heart attack by the first offer
If you follow the steps I mentioned previously, you will have a higher chance to be selected for photo shoot or be booked by a photographer. It’s important to “keep your feet on the ground” and check the offer smartly. The first thing you should do is check the job description and have a look at the booker’s profile and website. For some extra information, read our Model Safety guide and join the Models Blacklist Facebook group which warns models of possible risks and share great experiences with mother agencies and representing agencies worldwide.
Once you are sure about everything, confirm as soon as possible!
5. Don’t complain!
You have to keep in mind that modeling is not just about showing the most beautiful side of you, it’s also about providing a defined look, something that the bookers and agencies must be looking for. You have to wake up at 5am for a photo shoot? Don’t feel like wearing a blue dress? Well, it’s not only about you, it’s all about team work!
Of course, you don’t have to say “yes” to every single thing, you have your rights!