Modeling is a business, and as a model, you are your own business. Like any profession, it takes time, effort, commitment, and patience to become successful. When starting out as a model there are a few basic steps that you should follow to make the most of your modeling career - whether that be as a part time gig or full time job. We’ve put together Blush Central’s top tips to nail your modelling auditions whatever your goals… which brings us to the first tip.
Know your modeling goals
This is the first, and most important tip to follow when entering the industry. You should know what type of modeling (editorial, print, catalogue, runway, commercial, etc.) you want to do, and how big a part you want modeling to play in your life. When you know this, it’s much easier to get started.
Do your research on being a model
When you are ready to embark on your modeling journey, you should make sure that you have read enough about modeling and that you know what to expect. Good news! You’ve already started by reading this article. Take advantage of the various resources available online for new models, talk to friends and networks in the industry and join facebook groups - why not start by joining Blush Central Addicts!
Make a good first impression
To present yourself as the perfect candidate, be confident, have a good attitude and be friendly. Show your personal style, but keep it clean and simple; most business owners and clients will look at your social media profiles, so be sure to keep them polished and appropriate.
Every model needs a portfolio, so get organised and arrange a photo shoot. Blush Central can help with this with our large variety of talented photographers. Your portfolio is a reflection of your professionalism, for that reason it is important to focus on the quality of your photos. Gain inspiration from other models photos or portfolios to get an accurate idea of the type of photos you would like to use to market yourself. Quality is what counts and you want to present yourself in a way that showcases your uniqueness.
Promote yourself online
This is another effective way of getting exposure as a new model. Blush Central provides an excellent way of getting started, as we offer a great platform that allows you to upload and constantly update your professional information, photos and video as a “living/working resume”. Moreover, it’s a great way to get connected with other working professionals in the industry, promote your talent and boost your chances of getting noticed!
Apply and attend as many castings and ‘go-sees’ as possible; for models, a casting or a go see is a job interview, and should be regarded as such. Be professional and be prepared! As long as your goals are set from the very onset of your modeling career, you should have a clear and secure picture of what you should know as an aspiring, new model. Should you encounter rejection, do not give up - all new models experience rejection at one point or another. So stick to your goals, work hard and start connecting with the right people in order to make your dream of being a model into a reality.