In a society where beauty is highly valued, pretty women and handsome men obtain various other advantages that are key to fame and fortune. Modeling ranks the highest on that list, but it is one thing to be a model and totally another to be a successful one.
The modeling industry may seem dark and dingy to some. However, there are ones who stand resolute in their pursuit to become a successful model just because they are ready for the battle. Which is because they know where to go or what to do. Since smartly planned means almost done, here is an Eight-step guide to be the smart-beautiful duo and turn into a successful model.
Do your research
Know yourself, your body, and the industry, essential it is to understand that the three form a complex web of interdependence.
Start from knowing what genre of the industry interests you, for example, runway, fashion, or editorial. One may feel free to cross paths but it is always advisable to stick to one to build a consistent track record. Be fully aware of your measurements and memorize them.
Be physically ready and healthy.
After knowing the prospects of your genre, get into the required shape and health.
Quit everything that harms your body. There’s a myriad of beauty and health tips out there.
No matter how cliché it sounds, the importance of a healthy lifestyle needs emphasis in today’s world more than ever.
Invest in yourself.
Get yourself certain outfits that enhance your features and your body so that when you meet your agent or your photographer the focus lies more on you and not on your draperies.
Hiring a professional photographer is a trend that is widely appreciated part but one may really take the help of a friend/relative with a high-resolution camera to work for pictures and build an appropriate portfolio instead of expensive model photography.
Meet The Right Kind Of People
Meeting people that turn the potential in you into a model, like taking a diamond in the rough and polishing it until it is a gem. Make sure you’re dealing with legitimate people, the ones who may also get you modeling jobs.
It is always advisable to go through paths attested by other friends, models, or people having a firm foot in the profession. Getting into the wrong hands is worse than getting nowhere.
Build a vast social network.
Exhaust all resources and capitalize on big social networks for instant popularity so that it becomes easy for modeling agencies to hunt you. Get yourself a great pool of followers on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and everywhere else possible where people already celebrate you as a beauty icon.
Know the contract before you sign
Understand the legalities of the contract you are signing up for. Know your rights and decline where you think you won’t be able to put up in the future. Discuss a great deal about the disclaimer and legal rights of your photographs because every photo you click is going to stay on the Internet and people are going to know you by your worst photos.
Build yourself a brand.
After you have picked the initial flavor of the industry focus on building a brand of yourself by being selective about the projects you take. Consistency is your armor.
Find your inspiration and practice the contents of your desired photo shoot.
Patience is the key.
It’s easy to lose yourself in the glamour industry. To get sloshed away with indulgence or worse, drown deep by criticism.
Do not let either of the two affect you. Stay true to yourself. Don’t get disappointed by narrow circumstances. Be comfortable with who you are, your body. Let nothing pull you down. There will be days when you will feel like giving up or giving away. But keep working, keep thriving, then come what may, there is no stopping.
Do you have freckles? Don’t let that stop you.
You have curves? Don’t let that stop you.
Do you have stretch marks? Don’t let that stop you.
Even your height! Don’t let that stop you.
As Marilyn Munroe said, “belief in yourself, coz if you don’t then who will”
Believe in yourself and find a manager. Coz if you don’t, you lose right there.
Try these steps out and be the SUPERMODEL you wish to become.
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