Each year untold numbers of people attempt to become models for print or press. Many of them fail because they do not know the proper steps to take to improve their chances for success. For example, the average adult print or press model is between 5’7″ and 6″ tall. Some taller and shorts models may find success, but by and large height matters. Models that tend to do well have a unique look, talent and the drive to keep on going when times get tough. Plus it’s not all glitz and glamour. Modelling can be hard work.
The first step when looking for a career in modelling is to decide what media you want to work in. If you have decided on print or press modelling, you have completed step one. The next step is to find a good modelling agency. People are still discovered in the streets or other unusual places. However, most modelling jobs are booked through agencies. Do some research on the company you choose to make sure they’re reputable and represent models like you. Never give an agency money upfront with the promise of work at a later date.
Once you’ve found and registered with an agency with connections in the print and press industry, you are going to need a package that contains a head shot as well as a full-length shot and statistics like your height, weight, and measurements. Wear simple clothing and no makeup in the photos. Make sure the lighting is good so it will show off your distinct features. If you’re chosen you should hear from the agency in about 4 weeks. Sometimes you may get invited to an open call. The key to success in those situations is to let your beauty and personality sell you.
If you get a callback you may be on your way to a career in modelling. If not, keep trying. Aspiring models must be about to overcome rejection and keep pushing forward. Even if you get signed you may experience some tough times.
Austin, Texas based The Brown Agency, is a commercial talent and modeling agency that has solid reputation when it comes to finding consistent, quality work for its models. Founded in 2010, The Brown Agency has quickly grown to become an industry leader. Their models have done multi-media work for some of the world’s best known brands. They include Dell, L’Oréal, Louis Vuitton, Toyota and thousands of others.
Models from The Brown Agency have graced the stage during New York Fashion Week, Miami Swim Week, Dallas Fashion Week, Austin Fashion and numerous other showcases. Their models have also appeared in newspapers and magazines ads for companies throughout Texas and coast to coast.
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