Many of us dream of making a career in model, not only because it brings fame with it but also money and lavish lifestyle. Do you often see models in magazines or newspapers and say “I so want to be this”, to yourself? Then what’s stopping you to become one. You too can be a model if you feel you have that attractive admirable body. But after we decide to be one we all face a major question, “how should I start my modelling career?”. Honestly, Modelling is not as easy as we see. Hard work and dedication is what you need, through the whole modelling journey.
Is having a career in modelling a good option?
Modelling is the world full of glamour. There is a big misconception we all need to clear that modelling is majorly for women. Firstly, there is no gender for modelling and it is open to all. Modelling is vast and diverse. It has a lot to give for example knowledge and experience. Also in this field, one needs no formal education and high skills. There is no age or health coverage too. It is really a good option for those who want to be one. Modelling is a high-status work. If you really think you want to try this,
you should really put yourself out there.
How to make a career in modelling?
There are few points you need to know if you really want to make a career in modelling:
Choose your market:
Modelling is vast. It has different markets or in other words, types which you need to channelize. Runway or cat-walk model, commercial model, swimsuit or lingerie model, glamour model, etc. choose your type or market according to your interest. This will give you a clear vision and help you gain success.
Practice posing in front of your camera:
Posing is an important aspect of modelling. You need to be smooth and thorough enough while posing. Initially one can start posing in front of a mirror. Make sure you are confident and passionate while posing. He /she should love and have interest in facing the camera. It’s all in your mind, if you want to become a model you will do it all right.
Get the best modelling portfolio:
A modelling portfolio acts like your resume, as it has images which showcase your talent and your past work. The portfolio is sent to the marketing or casting agencies. Hence, a killer portfolio increases your chance of getting selected for the desired role.
Make yourself constantly look better:
Models face camera, huge audience, paparazzi around them once they get fame and name. Hence an aspiring model should make sure that he/she looks fresh and attractive constantly.
A good attitude = to a good career.
A model is also the one who inspires, hence a good and constant look will
help you gain limelight.
Search for the right modelling agency:
Modelling agencies play the whole major role here. Your portfolios are sent to these modelling or marketing agencies. A good modelling agency will give you a kick start. Hence choosing the right agency is like getting yourself fit in the right shoe. There are some agencies who have casting calls, these casting calls are where the designers, editors, or agents pick and choose which model they want to hire. This is a good opportunity for an aspiring model.
Look for exposure around:
apart from modelling agencies, an aspirant should also explore around for good exposure. They should look for modelling clubs, where they can share their information. But be careful from scams, as many clubs make false casting promises in order to gain money from you. So be smart and carefully take a step.