How Do I Be a Catalog Model?

Tips for Catalog Modelling

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How Do I Be a Catalog Model?

How Do I Be a Catalog Model?

Sensible Advice for Getting Into Female Catalog Modeling

If you’ve been pursuing this career for any length of time you understand that there are many different types of models to choose from. Here at my site I want to give you as many options as possible for becoming a model so you’ll find the best fit for you.

Girl Models Always Have Fun … NOT!

It’s a fact, many girls want to become catalog models because of the glitz and glamour but how many will actually make it in this competitive industry?

Many young and aspiring teenagers and adults see the industry with a starry eyed idealism, admiration, hopefulness, but with many misconceptions.

Those of us who are not working within the network of entertainment often evaluate these women based entirely on appearance.

While attractiveness is a major factor, there are many more facets to models.

Most models are both sophisticated and well traveled.

Women today must be strong and fit, typically working out for hours each day, often with very little sleep.

Although a glamorous profession, the job of a model is strenuous, requiring far more work and discipline than first supposed.

The Perception

One common misconception about female catalog modeling is that, with the girls being so beautiful, they can’t be intelligent. Many models are intelligent, well educated and sophisticated women.

Often traveling on assignment, they gain a broader exposure to other cultures. Many speak more than one language.

The business side of being a female model requires savvy. They must make smart business decisions to ensure continued success.

One offer for a shoot may be very lucrative, but might compromise their personal moral standards.

Shooting for a Future in Catalog Modeling

Catalog Modelling

If her personal objection costs her the job, she will most likely benefit later with continued success, rather than a “scandalous” picture surfacing later to haunt her.

Other considerations when considering job offers include backing winners – is the particular line going to be successful?

How “big” is the designer?

Is the pay offered commensurate with the name she’s modeling?

Typical female models have short career windows. There are always new female models coming on the scene.

Although well paid, she may have a serious career life span of just ten years.

The Day in the (Glamorous) Life of Catalog Modelling

The female model may begin her day at 5 a.m. with a couple hours of working out, a bird-sized breakfast and a ten-hour photo shoot.

These girls strictly count calories. Lots of people think models are anorexic types, when in fact, that’s not the case.

Calories are counted, but their diets are very healthy. Regimented exercise programs keep female models fit and alluring.

When a girl is modeling clothes, it’s important that muscles are well defined, to showcase the drape of the fabric.

The physical part of the job is to keep in shape and burn fat. Female models spend anywhere from two to six hours per day exercising.

Some of the “super models” exercise eight hours a day. Some of us don’t even sleep that long!

Love Traveling?

One of the obvious “perks” models enjoy is the opportunity to travel. Famous and upscale designers feel their designs will show best on that Greek island, by the Spanish

Steps in Rome or that beautiful beach in the Bahamas.

Models are expected to take in the cultural ambiance and customs, to deliver the perfect captured moment of that place for the shoot.

Some models are quite lonely, because their beauty make men feel they’re “unapproachable”.

If you are an aspiring model, take stock of the reality before jumping in to this demanding career of the carefully cultivated flowers of fashion.

With that said, if you feel you’ve got what it takes, then go for it! If you want to explore other areas, maybe these tips for catalog modelling will help you to start off right. I hope you lots of success – Bob


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