If you think only being attractive is all it takes to be a successful model, then think again. Being a super model for runway, commercials or anything like that doesn’t only take looks, it requires an “IT” factor. Every once in a while, a thought that can we become what it takes to be a fashion model like Gigi Hadid, Cara Delevingne has lingered in all our heads.
Modelling is not always sunshine and roses. It takes a lot of hardwork and patience some of us can never imagine of having. It usually takes toll on you but once you have got the opportunity to put your first step on the ladder, the way up is quite easy.
The first step to success here in this glamour world is getting recognised by an agency that can actually make a difference in your career and make your dreams come true. But getting an agency to hire you is doesn’t always a walk in the park. It takes a lot of confidence, effort and patience on your side.
Here are some qualities agencies look for in a model candidate that will help you ace that start:-
You need to understand the fact that the angles you use while posing for pictures define your actual modelling abilities. You need to learn how to use them. A top notch model candidate is always ready whatever the circumstances may be to define what their career accomplishments are and why they will be perfect for the role.
You need to sell the fact with sheer confidence that there’s no one better for you for doing that particular gig or job. Putting on your best assets forward should just be a like a mere walk in the park for you. Confidence depicts control and hold and that is the first thing an agency look for.
It refers to the balance and the way you carry and represent yourself and this is one of the most important aspect of being a successful model. You do not need to have a posture like adriana Lima or Naomi Campbell, but it should be perfect enough to define you as a model or even an aspiring model. Your posture acts as a window that shows whether you have the “IT” factor or not and it is well judged by the agencies.
With your head held straight and high, you can give a look of sheer confidence and determination in comparison to a slouching posture that makes you a careless, casual and lacking attention. Of course there are always exceptions, but these are the most obvious signs.
Your headshots are the first mode of communication an agency have and they should be appropriate enough to make an impression and force the agency to have a conversation with you. You do not need to have your portfolio taken by Steven Meisel by spending lots of bucks but they should definitely be professional enough to give the agencies insight that you actually want to be something.
In other words, your photos should be well groomed, posed with confidence with minimal make up that defines your natural beauty and should be current. Making a first impression is very important in the glamour world and you should be careful enough with that if you need to be recognised.
Creating a portfolio is the most basic as well as important factor defining your modelling career. A good portfolio can take you a long way ahead, so you have to be very careful in creating one. A good portfolio doesn’t necessarily mean you have to hire a very expensive photographer to make you look like nothing you actually are. It simply means getting your snapshots taken in such a way that maximizes your natural beauty.
It should includes all the details and photos of your past work so that it is highly easy for the agencies to take a look at your experience and get an insight with whom you have work with. The way you look will target the market you are presenting, so be careful while taking the snapshots. Simple pictures with minimal make up makes a good first impression. Agencies actually look for all these qualities.
Make up can only hide your most basic flaws but cannot work like magic and make you look something you are not. There is no bad thing as not being prepared to give your best. Lack of preparation can never be hidden whatever the tactics you use. The agencies can very well recognise when someone is not at all ready.
If you trip while walking on the runway, not have enough words to complete your sentence and fidgeting while answering even a simple question, you are in for much trouble and greater disappointment. Filling the room with awkward silence is not something you can afford if you need a good agency to hire you.
Preparing for the interview is something and presenting yourself is something entirely something else. The way you dress yourself makes a difference in this world and for acing that interview, you need to be exceptionally dressed for it. Learn the brand you are going to interview for, know its details and its culture. Go with the way the company’s employees dress everyday. Overdressing is never appreciated.