Be A Model

You may have been told that you have what it takes to be a model. Maybe you're tall, slim, have a nice complexion, and people tell you that you're attractive, or even beautiful. 

If you're a man, you might have heard that your stunning good looks should grace the cover of a magazine, and you've been thinking about a modeling career. 

However, it takes more than good looks and a dream to be a model, you need to do your homework, understand the business, and make sure that a modeling career is what you really want to do with your life. 

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Agencies

Photo Shoots

Portfolios

Release Forms

Modeling Poses

Modeling Tips

Body Parts Modeling

Plus Size Modeling

Fashion Modeling

Baby And Child Modeling

Male Modeling

Over Forty Modeling

How You Can Be A Model

Your first step will be in determining what a modeling career entails and deciding if it is something that you want to do with the rest of your life. 

There's no doubt that most people desire a modeling career due to the money, the glamour, and the luxurious lifestyle. However, there is much more to modeling than these perks.

A modeling career entails more than just looking great, in fact you'll need to make sure that you have a thorough understanding of the fashion industry, as well as the various types of modeling jobs available.

Modeling Tips And Advice For A Modeling Career

A modeling career doesn't necessarily guarantee that you will achieve a super model (a model who is known by everyone worldwide) status, and if you don't become an instant millionaire, that doesn't mean that you aren't a successful model either. 

There are many different types of models and the pay scale varies for these jobs. Determining why you want to be a model can prevent a lot of mistakes and ensure that you are in the field for the right reasons.

Most successful models have a natural passion or affinity for fashion. They love the idea of wearing and modeling various outfits, and having their hair and makeup professionally done, for work related purposes. 

Your personal style will have an impact on your modeling career and it is important to make sure that you will feel comfortable surrounded by the world of fashion. 

You will also need to look at your personal characteristics and traits when you want to be a model

If you are shy, introverted, or prefer to be alone most of the time, a modeling career might not be the best choice. Models are scrutinized, looked at closely, and photographed. 

They must present self-confidence, yet at the same time, be willing to change any manner of their appearance for their career.

If you have difficulty with people looking at you, and do not like to be the center of attention, you might find that a modeling career is not the best choice.

If you are sure that modeling is what you'd like to do, you'll then need to determine what type of modeling your best suited for. 

Not only are there different types of models, such as hand models, feet models, plus sized models, older models, etc. but also, there are different modeling careers. 

Some models work solely in editorial or print, focusing on newspapers, magazines, and catalogs, while others work in runway or on television.

Knowing the modeling, fashion, and beauty industry will help you determine the type of modeling career you are best suited for. 

Understanding the nature of the business is the best way to ensure that you truly have what it takes to be a model.

Modeling Agencies

Tips For Selecting Modeling Agencies

Selecting Agencies
How to select and work with a modeling agency and understand the requirements of the modeling agency. 

Tips For Choosing Modeling Schools

Modeling School
Many top models who attended modeling schools felt that the experience greatly enhanced their careers.

Modeling Photo Shoots

Tips For A Models Photo Shoot

Models Photo Shoot
How to make the most out of each photo shoot and learn from each one and to help build your modeling career

Portfolios

Tips For Modeling Portfolios

New Model Portfolios
Tips to have a modeling portfolio that gets you the job and tips to help you avoid portfolio scams.

Poses

Tips On Modeling Poses

Learn Model Poses
Modeling poses are the heart of every model's career, runway, in the studio, on television, or for a photo shoot.

Release Forms

Tips For Model Release Forms

Models Release Form
Never sign the paperwork without reading or understanding what you are signing.

Model Tips

Best Modeling Tips

Modeling Tips
If you want to be a model the following tips and tricks will help you get ahead.

Baby And Child Modeling

Baby Modeling

Baby Models
Deciding whether or not to start your baby modeling is a big decision. Here is some information on baby models.

Child Modeling

Child Models Career
Child modeling tends to include the ages of five throughout the preteen years, and is a class of modeling in itself.

Fashion Modeling

Top Model Careers

Top Model Careers
A top model is a model that has achieved the status that places them in the highest paying category of all models.

Runway Modeling

Runway Models
If you want to be a model and truly love fashion, glamour, and the excitement of modeling choose runway fashion modeling.

Promotional Modeling

Promotional Modeling
Referred to as a spokes model, or trade show model, promotional modeling is a lucrative career for many people.

Male Models

Male Modeling

New Male Models
The right requirements and measurements can get a male model many jobs and a long modeling career.

Body Parts Modeling

Body Part Modeling

Body Parts Modeling
Body parts models are specialty models in high demand, do you have great hands, legs, feet, abs, torso, buttocks, lips, arms, hair, neck, or ears?

Hair Modeling

Hair Model Careers
Hair models are used for television ads, print and editorial work, and is also used by hair stylists for fashion shows.

Eye Model Careers

Eye Model Careers
When a cosmetic company wishes to show mascara, eyeliner, or eye shadow techniques, they use an eye model as opposed to a face model.

Face Model Careers

Face Modeling
Proportion is synonymous with beauty and a model's face must be symmetrical.

Hand Model Careers

Hand Models
One aspect of parts modeling that is quite popular is hand modeling, you need beautiful hands and perfect nails.

Foot Model Careers

Foot Models
Foot massage, shoes, nail polish, creams and lotions, are just a few of the advertising needs that require foot models.

Leg Model Careers

Leg Model Careers
From television commercials and magazine to other editorial work, leg models are in high demand.

Plus Size Models

Models With Curves

Catwalk Modeling With Curves
Women may be ready for larger models, but sadly this catwalk was not. 

Plus Size Modeling

Plus Size Models
Advertising has realized that only a gal that is plus size can make plus size clothing look great.

Over 40 Modeling

Forty Plus Models

Forty Plus Models
Demand for older models has opened the market and models are finding their careers are enduring.




Author: Tanna Mayer

Updated: November 06 2014

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