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How to become a model?

The world of modeling has something for everyone, the good news is that with the rise of the Internet and a trend towards more diversity in casting, There are so many niches and specializations that you can find at least one that fits your look and personality wide range of people who may want to give modelling a go.

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What do it become a model?

If you've ever watched an episode of 'Next Top Model', Once you decide becoming a model is the right move, it’s time to choose which path you’ll take to get there. There’s a lot more to modeling than being really, really, ridiculously good looking. Becoming a model is about more than smiling for the camera. The end of the day your attitude is just as important.

Models who have these qualities will get more bookings:
  • Able to take on feedback.
  • Be persistent and stay positive.
  • Willing to work long and unusual hours.
  • Mature and professional.
  • Willing to dye and cut your hair.
  • Confident and relaxed in front of the camera.
How tall do I need to be to become a model?

The first thing every aspiring model needs to know is what their best features are and how to flaunt them. there are lots of opportunities for people of all different shapes, sizes and ages to work as models. Inspect your face, free of makeup and with your hair pulled back. Traditionally, to be a catwalk model you generally need to be at least 5' 8” inches tall, Gone are the days when the industry demanded strict symmetry and Eurocentric features. bending your body into interesting positions while still looking natural and comfortable.

Which types of models are there?

When most people think about becoming a mode. Learn how to move fluidly, with small movements between shutter clicks instead of completely different poses from snap to snap. Think of each session as if you are trying to create a stop-motion flip book. there are countless different types of modelling jobs that may be perfect for you..

Some types of models include:
  • High fashion models
    High fashion models
    High fashion modelsFashion models are the new generation of social influence and are indeed aspirational— otherwise known as catwalk, runway, editorial or fashion models. You'll need to be tall for this! Watch our video for tips on how to walk like a runway model.Browse model jobs.
  • Fitness models
    Fitness models
    Fitness modelsIf fitness modeling is your goal, work with a trainer. Be their spokesperson. Be their walking, talking before and after ad.— if you love activewear and keeping fit, this could be for you!Browse our latest model jobs.
  • Fit models
    Fit models
    Fit modelsA person is selected to work as a fitting model primarily on criteria matching the desired measurement specifications of the designer or manufacturer.— not to be confused with fitness models, these models are used by retailers to make sure their clothes fit standard sizing. Retailers need standard and plus sizes and this can be great steady paid work.Browse our latest model jobs.
  • Child models
    Child models
    Child models— confident kids of all shapes and sizes can make great models! Hear about child modellingstraight from some lucky kids who were cast on ModelFactory in a major retail campaign.Browse modelling jobs.
  • Promotional models
    Promotional models
    Promotional modelsA promotional model is a model hired to drive consumer demand for a product, service, brand, or concept by directly interacting with potential customers.— sometimes referred to as Brand Ambassadors, these models are hired to promote a particular brand or product. They attend events on the brand's behalf and interact with people.If you're outgoing and love people this type of modelling could be a good option for you.Browse promotional model jobs.
  • Commercial and Catalogue models
    Commercial and Catalogue models
    Commercial and Catalogue modelsMost agency models work in this category. Commercial models work MANY different jobs, including: print advertisements, catalogs, campaigns, television shows, magazines, trade shows, and much more.— commercial and catalogue models don't always need to fit the strict height and shape requirements of high fashion models.A huge range of looks and ages can be suitable for commercial modelling.Hear hot tips in this video interview with a commercial model.Browse our latest model jobs.
  • Curve or Plus Size models
    Curve or Plus Size models
    Curve or Plus Size modelsI’m looking forward to the future generations who will grow up seeing plus-size models everywhere. They won’t feel like their bodies are inferior anymore and they will have a better chance at having that self-confidence that is necessary to become a successful model. We are making the future of modeling brighter for our children.— curve, or plus size models, are very popular in today's industry. Hear from some real peoplewho got started in Curve modelling.Browse our latest model jobs.
  • Body part models
    Body part models (eg. hair, hand)
    Body part models (eg. hair, hand)— to specialise in hair or hand modelling, be sure to take great care of these areas! Tidy, well cared for nails, and hair in top condition is a must.Browse our latest model jobs.

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How do I get started?

A great way to gain experience, and build up a portfolio, is to apply for TFP work on ModelFactory. Once you know your angles and your poses, it’s time to hire a photographer. In order to get your face out there, you’ll need more that a few selfies and party pics snapped on your iPhone. You’ll need to build a modeling portfolio. Portfolio standards have evolved a lot over recent years and you want to make sure your portfolio is professional and polished.

Check out our hot tips on making TFP work for you.

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Do I need to have an agency to become a model?

Lots of new models choose to get a modelling agency as they help put you forward for jobs which you may not otherwise have access to. The industry is certainly not all about the glitz and glamor as it may appear from an outsider’s perspective. Unless you are a supermodel doing major campaigns, you typically won’t make a lot of money (at least not consistently.) Modeling can be physically, mentally and emotionally taxing. There can be a lot of competition between models since there are often a number of models all vying for the same, small pool of jobs. This inevitably means a lot of rejection, which can be emotionally draining. Their experience in the industry means they'll be able to market you in the right way to the right clients, and also provide you with useful feedback to help you develop as a model. This is especially important when you're just starting out as a model.

You can also find work yourself by applying directly to Casting Professionals seeking new or experienced models. ModelFactory is a great place to start to build up your experience.

How do I get a modelling agency?

These are your portfolio must-haves. This will leave you with a small collection of photographs. You can fill it out by adding other shots from these categories. Make sure there is at least one of you smiling, and end on a compelling headshot. When you're looking to become a model it's a good idea to apply to a number of different agencies. It's never a good idea to put all your eggs in one basket, and this way you'll have more options. Check our latest agency casting calls for models. When you apply, make sure to fill out your application carefully, provide all the information required, and make sure that you have a great headshot on your ModelFactory profile.

If you're lucky enough to have multiple agencies interested in signing you, choose the one that's the most excited about you as they'll be more likely to put you forward for jobs and help grow your career.

Do I need professional photos to become a model?

If you're starting out as a model, good quality photos are a must, But when you do it right, the photographs are incredibly compelling and sell both the product and your abilities as a model. but they don't necessarily have to be taken by a professional photographer.

Modelling photo examples
Make sure your modelling photos:
  • Once you know your angles and your poses.
  • Inspect your face.
  • Show you wearing simple, flattering clothes.
  • Show your hair and face as natural as possible.
  • Show you as you really look. Don't retouch your photos.
  • Show another unique quality.
When sending photos to an agent, they will want to see:
  • A clear close-up shot of your face, with no makeup.
  • A full body shot wearing close-fitting clothes so your shape is clearly visible.

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