There is no point
in discouraging the cute young thing next door who is only 5'
2", dark skinned and wants to be model means ordinary looks can
be marvelously photogenic and height is no problem if you want
to be featured in commercials. One has to know the art of making
magical appearance whether it is on ramp or media. No one really
knows who will click with the camera or lights on the stage. Next
question can you make it happen. At least you must believe that
you can. Confidence will take you a long way here.
do you need to be :-
This has a lot to do with where you want to model-ramp, audio-visual,
As far as the physical attributes go, Ramp Walking would require
an extremely flattering height 5'6" onwards for girl &
5'8" onward for boys. (however the ability to emote is not
so important in ramp as it is in media.) In commercials whether
it is in print or audiovisual the expressions are extremely important.
In this case some amount of acting is involved since the model
is communicating here for a commodity.. The appearance and diction
should match that of the product and carry the desired massage
to the masses.
OF A GOOD MODEL
A reasonable good skin and hair. A fit and toned body fair speech
and of course a dynamic attitude.
TO GROOM YOURSELF
One need a slim, well toned body. If you are already blessed with
it fine , otherwise visit a gym and start working out under the
instruction of fitness expert. Consult a medical practitioner
for a diet chart and fitness programme. Get in touch with a beauty
consultant for a daily care routine. This will help you to improve
your hair skin etc. If you think that you need to brush up on
your communication skill and social etiquette, you can join a
personality development or grooming classes. Having a good ward-robe
is another area of concern. A model is supposed to make an impressive
public appearance and it's not possible without right apparel.
Getting the portfolio done is a very important step. It is this
portfolio that will get you calls from the agencies and clients.
Apart from selecting best fashion photographers you can also require
the service of a make up artist and costume designer. It is better
if the team is experienced in the field of creating portfolio.
Visiting the advertising agencies, model coordinators choreographers,
event managers with your portfolio. It is important to build up
contacts in this circuit. People must know you in order to get
in touch with you. Once your portfolio matches with requirement
of a client you would be called for a screening. This is the time
for you to prove your mettle. This test performance could be your
way to gest of success. What you need here to display in a perfectly
do's & don'ts OF FASHION MODELING
Be a strong character, if you are weak and insecure their are
people to take advantage of you. Presenting yourself for clients
is an important part of the job. The client wants to see the natural
beauty of the model. It would be wise not to wear too much make
up. Dress simply: It is extremely important to have a pleasant
and professional attitude. Work hard in front of camera. Go prepared
for the shot .Look up references beforehand and have suggestions
and ideas. It's better to know what you're good at.