Modeling is perceived as if it is a representation or a “certification” of superiority in appearance because not everyone can become a model. Being a model impresses people and because of this, there are actually many people who will light up at the thought of being a model. As such, this article will be to help those who aspire to be a model, but do not know how to get started.
1) Know the kind of model you want to become
There are various forms of models, from runway models to commercial models, event models, blogshop models, photo models et cetera. People tend to generalize the term “models”, meaning they associate models solely as runway models, which is obviously not the case. You need to know what kind of model you want to become before you set your sights to becoming one. For example, if you are tall, have sharp facial features and a slim body, you might want to try to be a runway model. If you are good at socializing and grooming yourself, you can try out event modeling. There are many different options, but be sure to find out which one suits you best.
2) Finding a modeling agency
In order to kick start your career in modeling, there are various different ways. Like promoting yourself on social media, blog posts and even joining competitions. However, the best and the most direct way of becoming a model is to join a modeling agency. Modeling agencies have many different clients, and therefore they are able to provide you the best clients and assignments that suit your needs. However, most modeling agencies will require you to pay a premium, which can range from hundreds to thousands of dollars. The money paid will be used to create a portfolio, which includes having professional photographers take photos of you and creating a composite card. The modeling agencies will then send your composite card to clients who will then review and see if you are suitable to be their model for their project. The main thing to note is, while all agencies will have their own client base, not all agencies have many clients. Meaning to say, you have to do your research and find out the agencies which have many different clients. That way, it increases your chance of securing projects, otherwise, you could be left in the cold after paying the fee.
3) Understand the trend of modeling
The modeling industry is not very huge, though it is getting better. Unfortunately, not everyone can make it big by simply modeling. Meaning to say, you should not rely solely on modeling to earn a living. Yes, it could be a path to joining showbiz like Mediacorp, but it is not very common. In the world, Caucasians are preferred to Asians for modeling. They are generally taller or have better features and proportions, while Asians cannot really hold a candle beside them. Of course I am not saying for everyone, hope you do not misunderstand.
All in all, if you dare to dream, dare to try out, you stand a chance. You never know what will happen if you do not try. Do your research, get your mind and body ready, like grooming yourself and maintaining a healthy diet, and you will realize that your dream is not far away.