We always see advertisements and commercial ads almost everywhere – on television, magazines, billboards, newspapers and even online. Sometimes, we dream of picturing ourselves as a model superstar or a famous commercial model. Imagine all the perks you can get – big compensation, loads of freebies, an opportunity to travel, go to elite events and have the power to influence people. All these you can have when you become a successful model enjoying and loving the modeling industry. It is truly a big dream for most of us especially for girls who are dying to look perfect to get a chance in life to have a modeling career.
This dream is possible enough to reach if you have high self-esteem, well driven motivation and discipline. The modeling career is a highly competitive field. To help you prepare and be equipped to the exciting world of modeling, here are some advices and tips for you on how to become a model.
Choose an appropriate model category suitable for your body type and personality. The model industry has a wide range of opportunity for aspiring models. It could range from doing runway modeling, commercial, television, show room, and even body part modeling. Select the most suitable type of modeling you wish to pursue based on your assets and strengths. This will help you get an edge in the competitive area.
Research about modeling and what is it all about. Having a good contextual foundation about modeling can be useful. Try to research on the latest fashion trends, great fashion designers and their line of products. Having a good background and knowledge on what fashion and modeling is about will make you feel more confident in your chosen career.
Make intensive research on the talent scouts and agencies you wish to work for. Have background checks as well as portfolios, achievements and events they have catered and showcased. Be street wise and do not tend to spend a lot time and money on phony scouts and agencies with flattering speeches. Choose a well known agency that can make your modeling career fly. If you have time to spare, you yourself can audition on your own.
Be confident at all times but not over do it. Humility and having a down to earth personality can lead you to great places and have pleasant career. Do not be afraid on all the VTRs and interview that you will undergo. Face all challenges with confidence and open heartedly. Learn from all these experiences to make you a better and stronger model.
Create a portfolio with a variety of your pictures on it. Ask friends who has a background on basic or advanced photography to capture pictures of you in different angles and styles. Photo shoots can be a good way to practice projecting yourself in the camera. Try and play with your own creativeness and personality. In this way, you can know and build your strengths and develop those. A creative portfolio will serve as your curriculum vitae and tool of success in your modeling gigs.
Modeling is a career of both passion and dedication. It is a widely choice of career for some aspiring model to have a glamorous and fantastic job. Though it is perceived to be only a dream for some, being passionate and having a positive outlook in life will help you reach your own goals and dreams.