If you have been longing for popularity in cat-walking/modeling, and have no idea on how to get your dreams come true, don’t worry, here, you will guided on how to become a model and archive your goal.
modeling seams to be a easy, but to be honest with you, it is not as easy as you think. it requires a lot of hard work to become a model. beautiful face and sexy body type isn’t all you need, there are more factors that are considered more important in modeling preparation. so, if you are here probably because you are beautiful, you may be getting it all wrong, though beauty is also considered.
who is a model?
before we dig in, lets understand what it means to be a model. a model is a person or image representing, promoting or advertise commercial products for companies, or serve as a visual aid for people who are creating works of arts or to pose for photography.
types of models
having known what modeling means, lets look at different types of modeling. there are different types of models you are likely to meet, each has certain requirements for both male and female model aspirants.
some of the most popular kinds i know include:
fashion also known as editorial models are the models you see on any magazines, like Vogue, Cosmopolitan, etc. They usually work for top designers, such as Prada, Chanel, Gucci, Valentino, and so on. Such girls must be about 6’0″ high and extremely slim. Their measurements are 33-23-33 (bust-waist-hips). However, the modeling agencies usually look at everything in complex, so if you don’t even correspond to all the requirements, do not get upset.
They are often called catwalk models. Their height might be a bit lower, about 5’9”. They key requirement is the body size, because they must fit the clothes they are going to demonstrate. The measurements are stricter than for the first type – 34-23-34. The designers usually create outfits and then select appropriate models for them, not vise versa. That’s why if you want to know how to become a runway model, you need to meet all the demands. There may be exceptions if you’re one of the elite models, for example, like N. Campbell.
This type is available for everyone. It doesn’t matter what your age, height, and size are. Such women are mostly engaged in products advertising.
We’ve already mentioned this kind of modeling. It’s nowadays an essential part of the whole industry, so take your chance. Great number of agencies has such divisions. If you want to know how to become a successful model in this sphere, you first need to be size 12 and upper.
If you aren’t tall, there is no need to worry. Tiny girls are very popular for lingerie or swimsuits demonstrations. Besides, they can be often chosen as foot or hand models. Thus, if your height is 5’7” and under, you’re suitable.
Many celebrities have started from being models in their childhood. So, if you have a daughter or a niece, there is a chance. Never mind what size or height she is, only age matters (12 years and under). They are mostly hired for magazines or catalogs ads. Nevertheless, several fashion designers make clothes for kids
Such women must be curvier than, for example, the editorial models. They can display not just underwear or swimsuits, but also sleepwear or summer wear. They might be showroom or petit models as well.
They are like the previous type. They usually pose for a photographer. Their job is more sexually suggestive than the other modeling jobs. Girls from Playboy magazine are ones belonging to this type.
These are athletic girls. They might represent the sport-clothing manufacturer or be commercial models.
These models are always behind the scenes. They help the designers and manufactures in the process of creation (making sure size and fit are maintained, etc.).
She will promote various kinds of products. She is usually a trade show model as well. The only requirement is to be friendly and be aware of what you’re promoting.
These women are about 30 and over. They are frequently hired as commercial models.
steps on how to become a model
as i said earlier, it is not easy to model, you will have to work hard on some factors facing you. these factors include:
your health – it is important to be healthy. take proper care of your health, keep fit, eat nutritious food, drink enough water and always watch your weight.
maintain your appearance – don’t forget to take off your make-up and all that. your skin and hair should look great together as well as your clothing.
try different look – you should be able to change your look as a model. don’t always look the same.
know more about fashion – as a model, it is very necessary to read blogs, books, and magazines about modeling, and learn important tips from there, this will help you improve your skills such as posing etc.
prepare graphics – modelling portfolio pictures should look natural. so do no use lots of make-up. include shots of your body parts such as; hands, legs and others.
find an agency – you can find modeling agencies in almost every city. prepare your portfolio and resume before contacting one. Try to know more about the agency before coming there. If you were rejected, don’t give up.
Be attentive while signing up contracts – It must be legitimate. It concerns not only agencies, but also clients.
Be polite and professional. Don’t be rude and be ready for hardworking. You need to treat modeling as a real job.
Be creative. Demonstrate different poses, show you’re gifted. You shouldn’t be always the same.