- 05 Apr 2022
Models wear and display clothing, accessories and other consumer goods, and promote services in ways designed to generate sales. They may showcase new products and services at exhibitions or pose in front of the public or cameras. Models may specialize in particular types of modelling, such as editorial (publishing), commercial (photos for film, TV and commercial products) and fashion shows.
- Individual requirements for a model
- Enjoy artistic and creative activities
- dedicated and patient
- Minimum height in some types of modeling
- Well proportioned facial features, clear skin and healthy hair
- clean personal appearance
- an outgoing personality
- Good communication skills are essential in promotional work
- Education and training for a model
- You can work as a model without any formal qualification. You'll probably get some informal training on the job. Admission to this profession can be improved if you have qualifications but they are not required as a condition of entry into this career.
Prospective models should first approach a reputed model agency that will assess their suitability for the industry. If successful, the agency will arrange for a photographic folio and composite card (showing personal figures and fashion images) for them to help them get the job done. The agency will promote them to local clients with potential for placement in global markets. It is advisable to ensure that the agency has a good reputation and is well established in the industry. Modeling agency may charge for required training but reputed agencies do not charge for registration. There are additional costs associated with photographic portfolios and composite cards.
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