Becoming a model is not a piece of cake – many individuals have tried and failed to become a model. In order to become a model you have to have a lot of persistence and either great social skills or a manager who really knows their stuff. Choosing an agent is perhaps the most important step in becoming a model. A good agent will not make you pay them for their services. A typical system is set up so that the agent will receive a commission based on how much you make on the job. Do not fall for a “manager” who wants you to pay them out of your pocket for help, it is a scam!
As a model, you will need to take very good care of your body. This includes eating healthy, keeping your skin protected from sun damage and acne scars and regular exercise. The main aspect of your body that needs to be watched closely is your measurements. Measurements are the numbers that agents and employers use to decide whether or not you will be hired. These numbers along with your portfolio are the biggest determining factors that will decide whether or not you will become a model. If you wish to become a model be sure to measure yourself at regular intervals to make sure you stay on track.
A model does not need to be a social butterfly, however, basic people skills are necessary if you wish to get into the business. Networking is the main way that you will land a modeling job and you can not rely on your agents to do every bit of work for you. At almost every modeling show you attend there will be potential employers watching your every move. Communicating with these people is your best bet at landing another job and potentially making it big.
As someone who knows a model personally, I can tell you that the process of becoming a model takes a very large amount of patience. Without patience you may get into the business before you are too early, ruining your chances at landing better, higher paying jobs in the future. You must also be patient with your body: using unhealthful means to obtain the measurements and look you wish is not the way to go. Remember the tips in this article and you will significantly increase your chances of becoming a model. Good luck!