So . . . You want to be a model
Are you interested in becoming a model? If so, then the first thing you need to do is learn how to become a model. For that you’ll need to have an agent.
The first thing that you are probably going to be told is that to become a model you need to have a beautiful face and a tall body as well as a slender figure. In fact, many people will even tell you that becoming a model requires having flawless proportions.
Of course, there is a lot of truth in what these people tell you. Becoming a model becomes easier if you possess all these attributes. However, even those who do not possess these attributes can easily become models. A beautiful face, slender figure and flawless proportions are what people look in high fashion models because then fashion designers are looking for a model who is constructed to display their wares in the most flattering terms.
The good news is that there are plenty of opportunities open to those who do not possess a beautiful face, slender figure and a tall body. There are a number of areas within the modelling world where these attributes are not an essential requirement. The modelling industry in fact has place for those with a different kind of body shape and whose proportions are not perfect.
If you are looking to work as a model that is to show off the attributes of a Paris runaway then you don’t need the attributes that are required off a fashion model. All that you need to do is find the perfect fit for your kind of traits and then you can find a place within the modelling industry.
Here are a few tips that will help you learn How to become a model. There are different kinds of opportunities available to those who want to become a model and the criteria for selecting models in each segment of the modelling industry varies. So, for example if you are looking to find work as a model in the fashion industry then you will need to keep the following in mind.
High fashion models are seen gracing the runways as well as editorials of the most well known fashion houses and fashion designers. To become a high fashion model you must be between 172 cm and 180 cm tall. In addition, your dress size should be between 4 and 6 US size and your bust size should be about 34. High fashion models are also required to be in the age group of between 14 and 25 years for women and for men they need to be in the age group of between 16 to late forties. Men who want to work as high fashion models must have a chest that measures between 94 cm and 106 cm. they should also be between five feet eleven and six feet two inches tall and their physique should be very impressive. Men generally last longer as high fashion models as compared to women.
Some people would rather become models who are featured in magazines like Vogue and Elle and the like. If this the kind of work that you are looking for then you should possess most if not all the attributes that a high fashion model requires and in addition you need to be very photogenic as well. It is not uncommon to find the same models working in high fashion as well as in editorial print. The latter option offers the model a chance to gain exposure and though the fees paid to them is low it is still worth checking out as one can get some experience and then move on to the higher paying jobs.
There is a huge demand for models that work in print advertising. This kind of modelling work involves modelling for magazine advertisement and being seen on billboards as well as the shelves of a supermarket. There are a number of opportunities available to those who want to become model in commercial print. Also, if you do not possess the attributes required of high fashion models, then this is a field that has plenty of opportunities for you.
There are also many opportunities available in the catalogue marketing industry. When a company creates its catalogue it requires models that can help them sell their products. Your job as a model is to ensure that you make the company’s products look as good as possible so that people who see you are motivated into buying the product. There are many opportunities available to you in this field and as a model you can earn a good amount of money doing catalog marketing.
If you have a large body and you want to become a model then there are many opportunities available to those who want to get into plus size marketing. There are more and more opportunities becoming available to those who want to become plus size models. All that you need is some confidence and you also need to possess a body that has a size between 12 and 16 US. Advertisers are always looking for plus size models. If you want to work as a plus size model then you need to possess a few important attributes. For one, your skin should be flawless and wonderful. You also need to possess bright white and strong teeth and your hair should also be very attractive and strong. Also, you need to have a X-factor as that is important to getting a job as a plus size model. Also, you need to be at least five feet eight inches tall. If you want to work as a plus size model in the high fashion industry then you must be good looking as well.
Becoming a glamour model is another option available to you. This kind of modelling involves modelling for lingerie as well as swimwear and it may also involve artistic modelling as well as nude poses.
There are also many opportunities available to those who want to become body part models. This is a field that is perfect for newcomers to the modelling industry. If that does not attract you then you can also think about becoming a model for television commercials. You do not need to possess the attributes required of high fashion models though you should have the ability to act. Last but not least, there are also opportunities available to those who want to become real life models. This is a field in which everyday people can become models. However, the hours of work are long and you will also be required to hang around for long hours.