As fashion is an ever-growing industry, the best modeling agencies are always constantly looking for new talents, new faces and new personalities. Getting into the right agency will kick start an aspiring model’s career and be in the spotlight for numerous fashion shows and editorials, not to mention the chance to mix around with the best fashion designers and models at the tip of the iceberg. However, all these are easier said than done. While there are several means of how to become a model, getting scouted is one of them. At first, you may feel skeptical when you are approached by local scouters at MRT stations or near shopping malls, asking for your personal particulars like name, handphone number et cetera. Afterwards, they simply give you a name card and you walk away feeling puzzled with the card in your hand. What to do next? You can choose to do a few things after you received the name card as follows.
1) Throw it away
Yes, you can simply throw it away or put it aside and never touch it again. But in fact, you are missing out an opportunity. You are missing the opportunity to show the company that you are scouted and that you have the potential, you are missing the opportunity to enter into freelance modeling and slowly benefit from all the experience and attributes that comes along, but lastly and most importantly, you are missing out a chance for yourself to try out new things.
2) Keep the card and wait for the call
Almost certainly, after you are scouted, you will receive a call from the agency, asking you to head down to their place for an interview. You may accept or consider, but in fact, no agency will force you into modeling if you are reluctant, so why not go for the interview and see what is in store? Bring the card down, proving that you are really scouted, and see what the interviewer has to say. Only after that, you make your choice.
3) Head to the agency before they even call you
For those inquisitive heads out there who simply cannot wait to find out what is the main purpose of the card, yes, you can head straight to their office, and they will arrange an interview for you on the day itself. Why would they reject a walk-in “customer” right?
4) Call the number stated on the card
This is one of the best ways to find out what the company is about, but you can be assured, none of the front desk personnel will tell you anything in detail. You will be able to know generally what the company does, but to find out specifically what you will do, you will have to still go for the interview. It is always better to meet face-to-face and clarify your doubts isn’t it?
5) Find out more on their website
Log on to their webpage and scroll through the tons of models available, look through their testimonials, find out who are some of their clients et cetera. For those who wants to find out even more, head to their social media platforms and see for yourself some reviews and opinions from those who went for the interview.
Ultimately, modeling is not a very popular job because not everyone can make it big by simply modeling. However, you can try out freelance modeling, get some exposure and experience in this industry. Moreover, you can gain self-confidence and meet other freelancers to broaden your social network, why not right? I hope this article will be useful and relevant to anyone who has been scouted or aspire to be a model and hopefully you will feel less confused after you have been given the name card.