Q & A

Q. "I've always thought that models are tall and thin. Isn't that true?"


 ANSWER:  To do modeling assignments you do not have to be tall and thin.
Tall  and thin does help a model to do a bit more work. However, certainly in  no way, if a model is NOT tall and thin, is she restricted from getting  modeling bookings. As a matter of fact, most models are not tall and  thin at all. 

  • Models in  music videos, on beer posters, print ads, hair magazines, hair shows,  editorial work and much more, actually range in height and dress size.  Besides, "chocolate" people are built differently.  Full lips are standard for a Nubian Queen. To add to it all, thighs and hips are what "defines" a chocolate woman as being "chocolate".  

Q: Why Do Most People Get Into Modeling?

 

  • Most people get into modeling because of the extra income it brings. 
  • Many  of them do have a day job already & attend college at night after  working their 9-5 job and do modeling assignments on-the-side. 
  • Fashion shows, music videos, print advertisements, hair magazines, etc. 
  • All bookings are done as a means of having additional annual income.
  • Bookings for print ads pay between $1,500 to $50,000 for a ONE-DAY booking.

Q. How Many Types Of Modeling Assignments Are There?

  • A. There are 17  types of modeling assignments.
     
  • fashion shows
  • runway shows
  • hair shows
  • hair magazine work
  • fit modeling
  • showroom modeling
  • figure modeling for art classes
  • music videos
  • album covers
  • swimwear calendars
  • lingerie calendars
  • beer posters
  • print advertisements
  • editorial work
  • fur shows
  • catalog
  • coupon modeling

HOW WELL DO YOU POSE?

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT

Many models have more than 2,000 pictures of themselves in their possession. This does not mean that the models knows how-to-pose. Sadly, most models will argue that they do know how-to-pose.

FACIAL EXPRESSIONS ARE VERY IMPORTANT

THE RIGHT FACIAL EXPRESSION CAN MAKE OR BREAK YOU GETTING RE-BOOKED FOR AN ASSIGNMENT.

STRIKE A POSE

YOU MUST KNOW HOW-TO-POSE IN ORDER TO SUCCESSFULLY GET BOOKINGS FOR PRINT WORK. DOING JUST ANYTHING, EVEN THOUGH YOU MIGHT LOOK GOOD, WILL NOT GET YOU RE-BOOKED FOR A MODELING JOB.

PRINT ADS

 Models dream about being  on a billboard for an advertisement.  


However, most models are also freelance models. The majority of models booked in  PRINT ADVERTISEMENTS are often models who have representation and/or  management from a modeling agency. 

Print ads are put together from  advertising agencies. And in turn, most ad agencies ONLY hire models that have representation by a modeling agency.

Most freelance models are not eligible to even be submitted for print ads because they are not represented nor managed by a modeling agency. So if you are a model and you want to get booked for  print ads, at least work with a modeling agency so that you can be submitted for a print ad booking. Once in a blue moon a freelance model  might be booked for a print ad. However, in most cases, advertising  agencies will inform the model to contact them once the model has representation from a modeling agency. 


Call up a few advertising  agencies and try to submit yourself. You will frequently be turned down and told that you have to have representation from a modeling agency. 

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