If you plan to model, you have to start somewhere. Confused? Get rid of the model myths.

Just for fun, I thought I’d give you a list of the top 10 model myths many young people believe today.

I know you’re not one of them.

But, if you want to be a model then you might want to glance at these 10 myths and share.

model myths

model myths

By the way, can you think of other model myths you can add here? I’d love to see your answers too! List your favorite in the comments below.

Want to Be a Model? Don’t Fall into this Modeling Trap – Top 10 Model Myths Show You How

How to Become a Professional Model – No Hype! Countdown of the Top Ten Model Myths:

I’m starting with model myth number ten and working down to number one. Don’t stop until you read all these beginner modeling tips!

Then, add your myth to the list in the comment box or on my Facebook page — http://www.facebook.com/parduephoto

The 10 Model Myths >>

10. I look just like Tyra Banks so can I become the next superstar fashion model? An easy answer..

Since Tyra has already become a high fashion model why do they need another one? First, use this advice…

  1. Be yourself.
  2. Develop your own look and style.
  3. And remember, the model agents love originality.

9. If I already Know How to Model Pose Do I Still Need to Practice?

Even the top professional models still practice in order to get better and better at posing.

And, some even go to modeling classes to learn more (but, read my report first).

So, do you believe that someone without experience should go in cold to a job interview?

Read books about the modeling business and see if they leave everything to chance. They don’t!

model myths

model myths

8. Can I Be a Model if I’m a Beautiful Girl?

Yes, you are very beautiful. But pretty girls don’t always become models. The best way to get noticed is to contact local modeling agencies!

Let them be the judge of whether or not you have a look they can use.

And, don’t quit after one or two or three rejections. Some of the best were turned down more than once.

7. Can I Send My Modeling Pictures to Agents through Email and Get Discovered?

Spamming model agencies will not get you work. In fact, many might even put you on their black list (if there is such a thing).

Be sure to go online and view the guidelines for each agency. Or, call to see how they want to be contacted – or the submission requirements. They’ll appreciate it!

6. Can I become just a body part model?

Yes and no.. Many models have asked me about hand modeling careers and yes, it is possible to work in this field.

There are body part models out there but many times the agency will just use models already under contract to do this work.

It might be best to try to get listed in..

  • fashion
  • commercial modeling
  • catalog, etc. model first.

Then you can ask also about body parts.

5. Are all modeling agencies scams?

Not by a long shot. There are plenty of legit agents and model managers to help you become a model. But, you do have to dig and search for them.

With that said, always check the company’s track record and talk to some of their models if possible.

4. Am I tall enough to model?

If you are going to try out for modeling on the catwalk, you’ll most likely need to be tall.

There are more options. If you are not tall and slim, check out commercial or catalog modeling where height is not quite as important – if you have a look they need.

3. Am I pretty enough to model?

This is a loaded question. I’ve had many girls say; “I am not pretty enough to model“. Don’t say “No” for the agencies.

Modeling agents seek different looks at different times.

Again, try commercial modeling where beauty does not always get the job.

2. Am I beautiful enough to get on “America’s Next Top Model”?

Nice dream; but is it realistic? Look at them and look in the mirror.

If you do have the “look”, go for it!

1. Can I get discovered as a model by walking through the big malls?

Yea, right! You might be in for a long, long wait. It’s best to grab a directory of USA modeling agencies online. Then, find out submissions requirements and start beating the sidewalk.

Learn all you can about the model agencies. Go to open calls and interviews.

How Do You Become a Professional Model? Repeat, Repeat, Repeat.

Good things sometimes come to those who keep trying. 🙂

I know many of these questions seem too simple and the answers are mostly common sense but many people do believe them.

Take a tip from me and don’t buy into these modeling myths and questions with obvious answers. Take the time to learn your craft.

And by that I don’t mean simply “walking the runway” in your hallway, in front of the mirror.

11th Model Myth – I Don’t Have to Take Care of Myself

Yes, practice is important. Yes, you looks, your hair, your skin care and the way you conduct yourself in front of the model management representatives are all a part of professionalism in the network.

But keep in mind, one of these things alone won’t turn you into a model overnight.

Study all you can. Practice all you can. Develop the right modeling attitude so that people who really matter in the business will take you seriously and you might just find yourself in an exciting and rewarding career!

Did you find modeling myths you thought were true? Now that you know the truth, can modeling really work for you?

If you want to learn more, the book stores & modeling sites like mine provide plenty of resources about the subject of modeling.

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P.S. Be sure and add your favorite modeling myths to the list in the comments below. I’m sure beginners, and some professionals will appreciate what you know. 🙂

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