Here’s what I promised. In part one, I covered contacting modeling agencies, and the mistakes models sometimes make.
Part 2 goes deeper into making your model agency contact the right way. By the “right way“, I mean to increase your chances of getting listed.
For girls and young women who want to land a contract with the “big guys“, it is important to know what model agencies want.
Of course, how you look plays a big part but there are other criteria that are just as important.
Additionally, locating a good agent should be a top priority to get you the best deal possible.
The following are some model agency tips for beginners who need advice on where to start.
5 More Top Tips to Come On Strong when You Make a Model Agency Contact
1. Modeling Pictures
It is important to get a good portfolio of self-portraits from a great photographer before you make the model agency contact.
Why? Keep reading…
2. Professional Model Photographer
Lighting and angles play a huge part in the photographs taken. The fashion industry has a love affair with slimmer girls.
The way you come across in your photos is very important.
Due to the fact that pictures are two dimensional, the body loses angles in photographs.
Model agents and photographers often talk about “knowing your angle” which means the woman subject must be photogenic.
3. Good Posture
Good posture is necessary, because 70% of a career centers on runway. The good news, if you do not have it, you can learn it.
4. Good self-esteem
This profession becomes very hectic. And, women are exposed to a number of self-destructive influences.
So, in order to handle yourself, you should possess a resilient psychological makeup.
5. Posses certain physical traits
Female modeling agencies are typically looking for people that have certain abilities, looks and talent.
You’ll find some of these modeling requirements here.
Other factors for contact with model agencies include…
There are other factors that may be equally as important to getting in the modeling business. And, they are:
- Ethnicity – This depends on the client and some companies look for a certain ethnic look (either Caucasian, African American, Asian, etc.) that may be unique. Some clients have a small target audience so they look for certain types of models.
- Gender – This too is based on the client audience. A magazine that caters to female models may look for only females in a certain age group (for instance; teenagers ages 13 to 19 yrs.) to display fashion etc. A client who needs male fashions displayed will look for a male model.
How do I Find Modeling Agencies to Contact?
And, these compete to fill demands with that of the finest talent word-wide.
They wholeheartedly invest in an individual they feel has potential. And, they work to get these new female models ready for the market.
For those looking for local area model agents, keep this in mind:
Check the yellow pages under Modeling Agencies. If there is none in your area, check listings of the next largest city.
The Better Business Bureau may have information on some agencies. Usually they will not be listed here because if the BBB has anything to do with them it’s many times not positive.
Call the agency after hours. This may be a good method to find out legitimacy’s as this type of business is not a typical 9 to 5 and the serious companies are open a lot longer.
Contacting Modeling Agencies – Get Started
Practice your poses, runway walk, body language and expressions and then start contacting the talent management companies near you.
Or, you might want to start by contacting the top list agents like Ford or Elite in NYC to try and become a supermodel!
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These tips for contacting modeling agencies don’t guarantee success.
But, it helps get your face in front of the right people.
I hope this FAQ and answer helps you to become a male or female model and get your dream job!
See you next time, Bob Pardue
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