Hit the pavement: Go to open calls and castings. Have you entered
a model search? Some of the most popular models are former model search
winners or participants. You have to be where the people in power are. If
there are fashion shows in your area, attend the show and make sure to
connect with at least five people. Are you attending workshops, webinars or
runway bootcamps? if not, run don’t walk. The amount of information you
will learn is priceless.
Are you model ready? Models work out, take care of their hair, skin
and nails on a consistent basis. They are always ready for any last minute
bookings. Do you have a models bag ready? If you received an offer, would
you be ready to walk out to a job in 24 hours? This is what it means to be
model ready. Clients don’t always give you much prep time, don’t lose out
on a job because you are currently sporting purple hair and they want the
girl in the pictures.
Positive Vibes Only: Models must have tough skin. You may
experience many “you are not right for this job” before you get one “Yes”.
Talking about prospective clients, people in the industry or other models
is a bad idea. Keep it professional, support those that are working in the
industry, your day will come. The industry is very small and once things are
said, their is a chance that someone will repeat it. It’s best to keep positive
and confide in your mentor, family member or counselor.
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