Have you always dreamed of being a top model but wasn’t sure where to start? Well look no further, here are some of the most important factors when it comes to the modelling industry.
Fit and healthy
If you want to be a model, you need to be in shape. Simple. But being in shape doesn’t mean being skinny, and this is where a lot of girls fall into the trap. Look at Ashley Graham and Bella Hadid for example, their appearance is totally different, and yet they are both fit and healthy, and beautiful. They keep active, eat a balanced diet, and take care of their bodies. – They don’t starve themselves! It’s important to get into the habit of working out, whether that be in the gym, or in the comfort of your own home. There are plenty of workout plans that you can find online that can be customised to your own body and mind, so have a look around and try a few different things until you find what works for you.
Skin is a very underrated aspect of modelling. Sure, you’ll have a face full of makeup most of the time, but that doesn’t mean that the base isn’t important. Remember that when you start going to castings and go-sees, designers and photographers don’t want you to turn up in lashes and lipstick, they want to see you fresh-faced so they really get a sense of who you are – so the skin matters! Always make sure you wash your face properly when you get up and when you go to bed. (That means removing any makeup you have on!) You also need to know your skin type; it’s no good buying top of the range skin care products that help fight against oily skin when you suffer from dry skin. And whatever you do, try your hardest not to touch your face. You have so much bacteria on your hands (so wash them regularly!), and every time you scratch your nose, you’re essentially passing all those germs onto your face. – Just think of the blackheads.
Every model needs a portfolio so they can show off what they’re capable of and the experience they have. There are a lot of photographers out there that offer their services, but of course, for a fee. This can be expensive depending on the quality that you’re after, so you may want to save up for a while to be able to afford the best, or you could apply for a personal loan to get things moving quicker. There is also the option of working with amateur photographers on a TFP basis. This stands for Trade For Print, and means that you both work free of charge. You benefit from free photographs, and the photographer benefits from the experience of working with a model and gets to build up their own portfolio. Just make sure if you do this that you’re safe and the photographer has a good track record, as you never want to end up putting yourself in a dangerous situation.