Those attractive faces and flawless bodies you see in magazines, billboards and in tv commercials are known as models. They get paid to advertise brands and its products. Models are not only used for clothing brands but also for food and cosmetics. Modeling professional requires a lot of effort. It requires you to make yourself comfortable around different people and in different situations. Models need to be relaxed with cameras because that’s what modeling is all about being with camera all day.
Models that bring life to runway shows wear designers collection which is worth of thousands of dollars. What seems prefect outside does not mean it’s the same inside, the many models that preform in New York’s fashion week does not have a glamorous financial condition. Models that become household names demand high rates for their work. According to Forbes between June 2016 and June 2017 a collective amount of $109.5 million was made by the 10 highest paid models. Kendall Jenner who is 22-year old eared a total amount of $22 million which gives her the top spot in recent list. All models do not get the right amount of salary, some of them get payment of their work in the form of expensive clothes. The average annual salary that models get is about 32000-48000 based on tenure levels.
Create a jaw dropping modeling portfolio
The first and the most important step in modelling career is to make a well-versed Portfolio that showcases your solid points through excellent, stunning photos. Its important to make a great first impression just like Meika Woollard, in modeling your first impression is made by your portfolio. The first thing that clients and modeling agencies will look at is your portfolio, so you will have to work hard on your portfolio. Create both an online version and a printed version of your portfolio so that you can send the online version to agencies via email and when you meet someone face to face you can show them the printed one.
Modelling is a job that seem so easy on the out side but we do not know the struggles a model faces, it takes a lot of commitment to make it to a successful model. You will be required to do a 12-hour photoshoot in winters and in windy conditions with a summer wardrobe while not expressing the condition on face and shooting perfect shots without ever complaining. Models have to maintain their diet, beauty and fitness routine even when they are on a break. They have to leave their comfort zone, their family and friends to travel internationally for lengthy time period. It’s not always about struggles, models do enjoy their job and traveling for work. Once you are in modeling profession, keeping both possibilities in mind the good and the bad, you will have to commit to work.
Modeling demands you to be more professional. Planning and time management skills are all you need to make it on the top. Return voicemails, answer phone calls and reply to emails on time. You cannot afford to be 30 minutes late to a photo shoot or casting call, there’s no excuse to that. Always try to be 15 minutes early, because you are not only representing yourself but also your agency with which you are working. Give respect to everyone and receive a same reward. Politeness and respect will take you far in your modeling career.