Ever since I was a little girl, I used to dress up with my best friend, empty the wall of a room and take photos all day long. I think those were my first shootings. Even though they weren’t professional, I knew from that moment that I would love to be a model. The years passed and I found myself doing that and fashion blogging (another thing that I love most).
So, for all you gals and boys out there, here’s what you need to know besides your desire to become a model:
Step 1. Decide what kind of model you want to be. Me? I’m a photo model. I don’t do catwalks because I don’t have the height for it. Normally you have to be taller than 1.70m to do that type of modeling. Of course, there are as well the curvy models that seem to be taking over the media nowadays.
Step 2. Always, and I mean always, know your measurements! If someone were to wake me up in the middle of the night asking how much I weight or what’s my waist measurement, I’d know. Sure, from time to time, you put a few kilos on or off, but you should always know approximately.
Step 3. Do sports and eat healthy food. I know that it’s been said so many times now it feels like a cliché, but it’s true. Your body is your temple and your “work product”, so you should take care of yourself.
Step 4. Have a portfolio. And I’m not talking selfies. No. As an inspiring model, you should have what it’s called a “book” – a presentation of your professional photographs. That way you have something to showcase for a potential modelling job. Don’t forget that at ModelManagement.com you can be directly booked via the website.
Step 5. Be persistent! In a continuously evolving world with unlimited access to the internet, it’s pretty hard to be a new model. Applying to agencies could be quite rough. For me it was like that. I’ve applied to a few agencies in Brussels and after, I gave up and followed my other dream (as a fashion blogger). When I’ve stumbled upon ModelManagement.com, I was super happy that I could be part of a modelling platform and thus I had the chance to apply and work as a model. You have to always be connected to the world and never miss an opportunity!
Being a model is hard work. Some models hire agents to represent and find them jobs. I slowly made it on my own with patience and confidence. I hope you’ll find your way!
Until next time, stay fabulous!
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