|How to become a successful model?
Modeling Auditions ("Go Sees")
First, search for auditions in your local area. If you live in a small town, your best opportunity is to audition in a nearby city. Casting agencies hold auditions and open houses periodically. Every major city has casting agencies affiliated with the modeling industry.
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Unlike acting, you do not have to memorize lines and speak in front of rolling cameras and numerous people you do not know. However, you must have an organized portfolio that includes professional photos. Your photos must include several headshots and different poses in various fashions. A small runway show in your local mall may lead to an audition with a glamour magazine. The key is to always look your best. Remember, models come in a variety of shapes and sizes: tall models, short models, skinny and full size models, both young and mature models. There are over 200,000 successful models in the nation, and you deserve to be one of them!
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Talent Agents / Managers
It is your responsibility to select an agent who is right for you. You can send your picture and resume to all the agents in your area. They will call to schedule an audition only if they are impressed with your picture. Every major city has well-established talent agencies. Contact a few different agencies and get their opinions. Picking an agent that is well-known and established is the key to success! Make sure to ask for references and credentials before signing any contracts. We advise you to sign a non-exclusive 1-2 year contract with a local talent agency.
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Modeling might seem easy. Although your physical appearance is the first characteristic casting agents consider, models with training and experience are the most sought after. Taking modeling classes from a professional school will train you how to walk down the runway, to turn and pose, and improve your existing skills. It will also help you learn the guidelines you will need to follow when you audition. Having a portfolio and gaining some basic instruction is important if you are considering modeling as a full-time career.
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All models must mail a professional portfolio package to casting directors and agencies. Models are required to go through various photo shoots and create a modeling portfolio. Putting together a portfolio is an absolute MUST for every aspiring model! The portfolio should include a number of photos and a resume. Established photographers sometimes have reliable connections, which could lead to a modeling job right away. Your resume must include your current contact information, your height, size, weight, measurements, previous training and recent work. Professionals hire based on your modeling exposure and experience. The key to your success is to select a well-established photographer that can capture your best features to help create a more exotic you.
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