Modeling FAQ for Beginners

5 Questions New Female Models Ask – Get Answers to Your Modeling Questions in this Q&A Session

In my many years spent as a professional modeling portfolio photographer, I discovered that many new female models just did not have a clue as to where and how to get started in the business.

These girls & young women came into the studio with more questions than answers.

They understood that just getting a model portfolio done was not enough to begin a career. Truthfully, these models just felt at a loss as to how to really get started in the business.

So, I put together these five questions models ask to help you understand how to be a model the right way. I hope these modeling FAQ & answers will help you achieve your dream.

questions models ask

questions models ask


Modeling Q&A – Learn About Beginning Your Female Modeling Career

The main reason I took it upon myself to create a modeling book for beginners is so that those interested could have some modeling questions answered.

And, to get some real advice they could use, instead of just hype so many promotional sites offer.

These questions models ask & tips are truly for new faces who are beginning. So, save this page and come back to it for review. Here Goes!

Modeling Question Number One: Your Physical and Mental Health

How healthy do you need to be to model? Let me tell you, this is important! The modeling agencies look for girls who have healthy bodies.

They want white and straight teeth. And, these agents look for tall girls in many cases.

Finally, models with healthy hair and great looking skin move ahead of the rest.

The good part is, you can fix many of these things. Well, except height which I will explain in other lessons.

Modeling Question Number Two: Should I Quit My Day Job?

NO! At least not in the beginning stages.

First, try modeling maybe part time as a beginner to see if you really like it. Then, find where it leads you in way of a real modeling career.

Keep studying other fields to rely on if your female model dream does not quite happen the way you expected.

Modeling Question Number Three: My Parents are Stick in the Mud! Should I listen to Them?

questions models ask

questions models ask

YES! Especially if you are a teen model, get advice and help from your parents.

Without their support, it will be very difficult to get started.

And, modeling could be risky as there are many people waiting to take advantage of female models who are beginners.

You’ve read about the industry.

But, listen. You are not savvy to the ways of the entertainment world.

Which leads us to the modeling Q&A #4…

Modeling Question Number Four: How Do I Select a Good Modeling Agency?

There is no simple answer except to compare agencies.

Also, talk to professional models who already have contracts with agents. Even then, check with the BBB, etc.

Make sure the company is not a scam.

Some modeling agencies are there for the sole purpose of taking your money.

What about the top list model agents?

If you have the height and other requirements to apply to top model agents in New York like:

Then, you are pretty much okay.

For females looking at smaller local modeling agencies check references and proceed more slowly.

Go back to question number 3. Then, get your parent to help in your selection.

Modeling Question Number Five: I am Not a Professional Model – Should I Act Like One?

YES! Always present yourself in a professional manner. This is a mistake many beginners make when first starting out in modeling.

In fact, act like a professional, even though you’re not quite there yet.

Does this mean you should be bossy or nasty with the agents? Of course not! I wrote a complete post about how to treat others in the industry. You can read it here.

What it means is, try to present yourself with dignity, and with an outgoing attitude.

The agent rep will ask direct questions – give direct answers. Don’t waste their time with long stories.

In contrast, many girls who don’t do their research, send a quick email along with a terrible looking (and out of focus) snapshot.

Then, they ask the agency if they have a chance to become a model.

The answer is usually no.

What Do Professional Models Do?

A professional model will check out the management company’s information online. Or, they call to find out who the contact person is, the type models they represent, etc.

Then, they get in touch with the agent in the way stated on the agency’s website. Professionals find out what the agencies want and then convince them they have what it takes.

These models present great pictures in a professional looking portfolio. They are prepared mentally and physically for the interview.

These professional models exude an air of confidence and it shows.

I’m convinced that being confident as a model is so important. So I wrote a blog post about it.

==> Read about how to get modeling confidence here.

With confidence, the right attitude, and know-how, their chance of becoming a model just increased drastically!

Are These All the Questions Models Ask? What’s Next?

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“Professional models are prepared mentally and physically for the interview.”

No, this is not everything.

These 5 questions models ask are just enough for new female models to get hungry for more information.

But, if you really plan to be a professional model, I assure you there is plenty more for you to learn.

Now, before you get an anxiety attack, you don’t have to take all this in at one time.

Starting your career is sorta like eating an elephant. How do you eat an elephant, you ask?

— One bite at a time!

The good news is, they can find it in my emailed modeling course (which you may be already receiving).

Why not give it a whirl?

Or, if you’re serious about getting all the info right away, check out my book; “How To Become A Model” over at Amazon.

The book is on Kindle and very reasonably priced (about the price of a cheeseburger). It gives answers to just about every question about becoming a model including..

  • Runway tips
  • Commercial modeling startup
  • Finding & contacting model agencies
  • And much more

This is a ton of information for the price, so…

==> Go here to grab my modelling book and get started with your model career today!

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Now, you know some of the questions model ask so do something! See you next time! – Bob Pardue

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