This is yet another frequently asked question I get from new models. In fact, I just received another one today. They want to know the best way of contacting modeling agencies.
So, be sure and read today’s model agency tips.
Discover How Contacting Modeling Agencies Gets You Booked Months Ahead!
First, take all the steps to be a better model and get listed with a model agency.
This way, you’ll have the opportunity you deserve.
Contacting modeling agencies is the best career improving move you can make, in my opinion.
Don’t Make Mistakes When You Contact Modeling Agencies!
Many new female models believe they can just email a general sentence or two when contacting model agents. So, they send something like…
“Do you have openings for models?“
Or maybe they write…
“I want to be a model, please help me.“
or something to that effect.
Honey, this just will not work in most cases.
Truth is, there is no one way to make model agency contacts. Here is a starting point to increase your chances of getting in the door.
Should You Contact Top Modeling Agencies or Stay in Your Area?
This depends upon how aggressive you are about model management. There are benefits for both. I won’t go into the top modeling agencies as much here. I have posts up for these.
Check out my post for IMG model agency requirements.
But, to find local modeling agencies near you, go to the Bob Pardue model agency list & click on your state (or other area you want to research)..
Make a short list of model agents who look interesting (I would look at ones who have a modeling agency website first).
Then, go to their site listed. Or, call the model agency to find how they want to be contacted.
Most agencies’ websites include a page called “how to contact us” or various other wording. So, it should be easy to find.
Know the Model Types
You’ll find various kinds of model management agents in the network.
So, find out what kinds of models they represent (you can search this info on sites too in many cases). Then…
- Check out listings for fashion model management companies, agencies for beauty, swimwear, etc.
- Explore other areas like promotional jobs and commercial print modeling agencies.
- Remember to search out petite and plus size if you fit this model type.
Other possibilities and opportunities exist. Do your homework on this part.
Many of the top modeling agencies reside in larger cities like Miami or New York.
Other cities hire models besides The Big Apple. You can discover nice paying local modeling jobs at first to see if you can go further in a career. Start off locally, and it could possibly lead to something bigger.
Contacting Modeling Agencies Through Open Calls
Some model and talent management companies offer open call days. They list these cast calls on their sites where you just walk in for an interview.
But, others require an appointment. Some expect you to send a photo submission to be considered.
NOTE: It’s very important to follow their directions for the best results.
Remember, do your research (other models can help tremendously). And, prepare before you go. Then, follow all directions the talent agency requires.
Joining Agencies for Models
Every lady dreams of being admired for their beauty. Take advantage of the many different opening positions in female model agencies.
These companies allow women of all sizes and color to display their beauty in front of a camera.
But, keep these important considerations in mind. Be prepared when you go for an interview with a modeling agency representative.
These tips are designed for those who are looking to have a professional career in the modeling world. Study them closely before entering an interview room.
Modeling Appearance & Presentation
Appearance to a model is everything. And, presentation is key. When going for an interview, ensure that you are dressed to impress.
Represent your true beauty. Wear something that is not only conservative, but also able to highlight your best features.
Tight clothing is generally not recommended by many professional companies. So, female models should wear a nice skirt with a modest hemline, and a blouse or a shirt.
Other than wearing the appropriate type of clothing, it is also important to consider the amount of make-up that you are wearing.
Many of the modeling managers want to be able to see the true features of the model. They encourage models to either not wear any make-up at all or very little.
Make-up should be rather light. Don’t overdo it.
Wear a small amount of concealer to hide any blemishes. Put on just a little bit of blush and mascara to highlight your best features. This will also still give some depth to the face.
Getting hired by modeling companies is not difficult as long as the model knows how to prepare herself.
Presentation really is key. It is important to put your best foot forward. This is true no matte what career you choose.
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Joe Edelman is an award winning commercial photographer, lecturer and model mentor.
And, he creates exquisite photographs of beautiful women.
Joe helps shape models portfolios and careers.
Simply put he advises serious models (both new and experienced) about how to market themselves.
Television has used Joe as a source. Also, his name appears on newspaper and magazine articles on the subject.
Author: JE Bright references Joe in his book: America’s Next Top Model: Fierce Guide to Life.
Find Joe’s work referenced by author Rif K. Haffar in his book: Roadmap to Stardom: How to Break into Acting in Hollywood.
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