Tips for models to succeed in a modeling
By Rinku S More 9/06/2020
So, you want to
become a supermodel, but don’t know what it takes to get success in this
industry? Then keep reading because this post is exclusively for you. Gone are
the days of scarce information, thanks to the internet era we live in, where we
can get insights of glittering fashion world by just one click. So, what
exactly it takes to be next Kendal Jenner or Gigi Hadid? Do you need to have
great looks or the confidence to represent yourself better than the rest? The
answer is simple! Confidence is the key along with perseverance, discipline,
and strategy. Check out following tips which are important to succeed in this
Take care of your looks:
This is the first
and foremost thing that every aspiring model should consider. Start taking care
of your body, skin, and hair and don’t forget to make a routine that involves
healthy diet and exercise according to your fitness goals. Experts in this
industry can spot the smokers even from the distance because smoking can really
affect your skin health. So, cut off those elements from your life which may
harm your appearance and health.
Building up your modeling portfolio:
This is the most
essential and must have part, if you dream to be a model. Make an impressive
portfolio, enlisting all your strong points along with your outstanding
photographs of standard quality. Remember that your portfolio is the key to
open the doors of modeling industry, so make it sure that your portfolio stands
out from the rest of the crowd. Keep ready your online portfolio along with the
printed version, and keep on updating it regularly.
Hunt for the right agency:
This might seem a
daunting task, but you must sign with a modeling agency that’ll represent you in this glamorous
field actively. This is why you need to have a killer portfolio to bag the
right modeling agency. Do your research before sending out snapshots/digitals
for submission. Check carefully what the submission guidelines are, and stick
to it. Make sure that your photographs are clicked by the professionals, and
wear light makeup to reveal your facial features and hair in its natural form.
Keep it simple but impressive.
Make up your mind to deal with rejections:
There will be
multiple rejections, but learn dealing with it. Be unbreakable, and never
forget that this wasn’t the last opportunity in your life. Make yourself
stronger and better in every aspect. Learn from the previous mistakes, work
upon it, and face the challenges confidently. Compete with yourself and commit
yourself making better version of you.
Pay special attention to your body
What makes models
look better than the rest? It’s all in their attitude, the way they stand and
the way they pose. Watch modeling related shows and videos on YouTube, and
practice how they walk on the stage, study how they pose for the pictures, and
analyze how facial expressions make difference in every click. Never forget
that the eyes are the most beautiful part of the body, and so acquire techniques
to express yourself better through the eyes and your facial expressions.
Be careful and don’t fall for the scams:
As sparkling as
this modeling industry may seem, never forget that it’s also filled with
darkness. Be professional while dealing with people, and always keep your
safety and your emotional wellbeing at the top of your priority list. Don’t
fall for the fake calls or modeling contest/photo shoots that promises
lucrative deals in exchange of money. Talk to your family and friends and share
what’s happening in your life or what opportunity has been offered to you.
Having such strong support system will always help you thrive in this
Focus on building a great social media
Are you active on
Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn? Great! Now it’s time to pay a
real-time attention to extend your fan base and expanding your network.
Facebook might be the old player in this game but don’t underestimate its power
to reach millions. Make separate accounts for your personal and professional
lives, so as not to mix them up. Instagram is undoubtedly the game changer, so
you need to make your ‘Insta-game’ strong. Twitter is where you can showcase
your personal take on the happenings in modeling world whereas LinkedIn will
help you connect with agencies, photographers, makeup artists, and stylist.
Regular updates and quality posts can earn you a loyal fan base, which would
definitely help you hunting the modeling agency.