Tuesday, March 5, 2013

How to Become a Model

For my very first blog post ever, I thought I would give my advice on how to become a model. While there is no tried tested and true formula, there are some general things that come into play. I'd say the first thing (even though it is superficial) is that you need to havehave the perfect body and the right face. Having met these two criteria, you are almost there. Of course a natural talent and a knack to handle the glamour world is a must. But with time and practice, these can be achieved gradually.

Before you can start applying, you must ensure that you have the right body figure. To get the figure and maintain it, your diet needs control and an inclusion of nutritious and fibrous food. To get the perfect face you must groom yourself well – the hair, eyebrows, and skin.

To become a model, you must either go through an agent to refer you to modeling agencies or you can directly contact one via email. If you are taking the help of an agent, choose a reliable one. You might not get into some of the big agencies like The Marilyn Agency or Ford Models right away, but with time you could get there. To start, take reference from the present models as it would guarantee the authenticity of the agent. In both the cases, be it an agent or via email, you must have a sample photo in hand. It must be taken from a professional studio bringing out the best in you and capturing the attitude of a model.

When you get to the interview stage, do not apply the entire make up kit. In fact, go with a casual look with minimal make up. It should neither be too simple nor too loud. A perfect balance must be maintained. Since the modeling career is all about the appearance, you first presentation of yourself must be worthy of appreciation.

The most significant thing to note if you want to know how to become a model is to take utmost care of yourself. Going to the gym and maintaining your figure is a must. No agency will hire you if you do not have the same. Maintain a health regime and follow it strictly. The harder you work the more success you will achieve. Apart from your body figure, ensure that your skin remains glowing all the time. Eat healthy and nutritious food and get the required amount of sleep to avoid any dark circles or other skin problems. Moreover, smooth and shiny hair is also required.

If you have the basic requirements in you, it might not take long to become a model. But you must remember that the life of a model is not only restricted to glamour and parties. In fact, you need to go through a lot of hard work before attaining the stage of relaxation. There will be many disappointments to go through, rivalry and intense competition with other models, rigorous schedules, meeting deadlines and many more.

To become a successful model, your stress and tension must not show on your face. It is a direct deterrent to your modeling career. Go through health and fitness magazines, modeling books to gain extra knowledge on how to achieve the higher position. Also take part in small events just to add to your resume. Such participation will give you a great exposure and practice to walk on the ramp and feel it for real.

Having done everything and creating the best portfolio for yourself, you are all set to enter the bigger world of modeling. But also prepare yourself well to go through a lot of tough situations. Though it may be frustrating then, the results will definitely show up.

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