By The Party Angelz Modeling Team
November 29, 2022
Modeling is a career requiring much more than just a pretty face. To be a successful model, one must possess a skill set that exudes poise, passion, and confidence. Given the competitive nature of the modeling industry, you should be well-prepared before trying to enter this profession. In this article, we will take a look at some of the steps you may want to consider taking before you pursue your goal of becoming a model. We will also talk about what a model does and what skills and qualifications might be expected of them.
What Does A Model Do?
Models use their physical appearance and their personality to help companies advertise a product or service or to help an artist create or display a work of art. A model might work with a music artist to create a music video or walk down a runway to introduce a fashion designer’s latest clothing line. Companies hire models for advertisements and marketing campaigns to help them promote their business.
How To Become A Model?
These are some common steps you can follow while deciding how to become a model:
1. Imagine the model you want to be
There are many types of models including fashion, commercial, runway, fitness, bottle service, and promotional models. Additionally, you can specialize in modeling for still images or videos. Given this extensive range of options, it is important you begin your modeling career by identifying the type(s) of modeling that best suits you and finding out what makes you unique. Your uniqueness is what sets you apart from the pack and makes you the best candidate for certain projects. As a model, you not only represent your client’s brand, but you are your own brand, so knowing what makes you unique and developing that uniqueness into your brand will give you an edge over your competition.
2. Start practicing
You can begin practicing for a modeling career at home. Look for videos of professional models and study the way they move and pose. You can observe and perfect a runway walk or practice posing in front of the mirror and keep practicing until it is second nature to you.
3. Invest in yourself
Consider using a local gym or dance studio to develop a training regimen. You can also start monitoring your diet and exercise to build your physique and maintain it. Modeling can be a very demanding career and maintaining a healthy lifestyle would help you stay mentally and physically well. Of course, as a model, your physical appearance is extremely important, so learning new and healthy ways to care for your body, skin, and hair will be very beneficial to you.
4. Build your portfolio
Investing in a good photographer to help you build a solid portfolio is critical. If you want to be taken seriously in the modeling industry, you have to have a diverse collection of professional shots in your portfolio. Make sure you have a good range of pictures in your portfolio showing different poses, outfits, and situations. It is a good idea to experiment with props, colors, scenes, and different hair and make-up looks to make your portfolio more diverse.
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5. Look for an agent or manager
Most clients prefer working with a company vs directly with a model, so you can benefit greatly by finding an agent or, manager to represent you. When you visit an agency, take your portfolio and be prepared to audition. You should know all relevant information about your body, like height, weight, eye color, costume measurements, and shoe size.
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6. Take relevant classes
There are modeling schools that teach about the industry and train models for performing at photo shoots and maintaining good health and nutrition. If you want to take classes to complement your modeling skills, consider acting or dance classes. Acting classes might help you in a photo shoot where you require to convey a mood or character. Dance classes can help you develop poise and good posture.
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7. Look for opportunities to be noticed
You will have to invest some time in self-promotion to succeed as a model. Always look for opportunities to model that could get you noticed by potential clients. While you are gaining experience as a model, you may benefit from offering your services for free or at a discounted rate to gain that experience, get exposure, and add content to your portfolio.
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8. Use social media
The Internet is a great way to promote yourself since you can post photographs and videos that potentially thousands of people would see. Through social media, you can build followers and develop a platform to showcase your work. If you do not already have a professional social media presence, start building one. We work alongside our models to help them gain exposure and build their social media following. Click here if you would like to apply to become a Party Angel.
If you want to start a career in modeling, you should work on developing the following skills and qualities:
- Passion: You are required to be passionate about what you do and cultivate a professional interest in facing the camera. Modeling is not entirely about looks. It is also a craft that has to be practiced and developed with consistent effort.
- Technical knowledge: Although not mandatory, basic technical knowledge of photography, cinematography, lighting, set design, costumes, and make-up can help you work smoothly with skilled technicians. A great model can make the work of photographers, costume designers, and make-up artists easy.
- Looks: Models require to be aware of the strong aspects of their visual appearance. They are also required to be able to bring out these aspects in front of the camera consistently. Maintaining a consistent image is essential for most modeling careers.
- Confidence: Having a confident personality on and off the camera can help you succeed in your modeling career. You are required to be confident enough to wear all types of garments and carry them with ease and elegance.
- Determination: Modelling is a highly competitive field, so it might be difficult to find regular work when you start out. However, you will have to consistently try and build your work experience and portfolio.
- Stamina: As a model, you may have to work on long shoots involving multiple wardrobe changes, backgrounds, and styling in a day. Holding and changing poses for an extended period of time takes a lot of energy.
How Do I Become A Model With No Experience?
If you do not have any prior experience in modeling, you can follow these simple steps to get started:
1. Create content for your portfolio
Your portfolio is one of your most important tools as a model. Start photographing yourself at home and try to build material that can go into your portfolio. Give yourself a variety of modeling assignments and document your performance. When you are ready, try finding a good professional photographer to help you build your portfolio.
2. Develop your personal social media profile
Your personal social media handles would help you get reliable feedback from people you know. You can use this feedback to identify traits that appeal to a larger audience and build your style accordingly.
3. Attend workshops and take courses
You can attend a modeling workshop or take a professional course to learn from established practitioners. Such engagements can also go on your portfolio as an indicator of your knowledge of modeling.
4. Collaborate with professionals in associated domains
Collaborate with professionals in domains associated with modeling, like photography, styling, and costume design. Many practicing professionals develop content for their portfolios and market themselves through collaborations.
If you have a real passion and drive to become a model and a solid work ethic, we work with models even if you have no previous modeling experience. Click here if you would like to apply to become a Party Angel.
How Can I Start Modeling?
Once you are confident of your skills and expertise, you can start sending your portfolio to modeling agencies and production controllers. Appear for auditions whenever possible to improve confidence and build your presence in the field. You can start tagging agencies and productions in your professional social media posts, to get their attention. Ensure that the tagging you do is relevant, and do not overdo it. Once you start getting assignments, try to develop a client base to ensure a steady supply of work.
If you are looking to start or grow your career as a model, The Party Angelz is looking for new faces to work with us. Even if you have no experience, we can help you achieve your goals, build your portfolio and audience, and we will help you find a variety of opportunities such as bottle service work, party hosting, being in music videos, films, radio, and commercials, fashion shows, promotional work, and more. Click here if you would like to apply to become a Party Angel.