Just having a pretty face and a tall body are not enough for a great career in modeling. It is necessary to have be very charismatic and have memorable features. In the past spectacular young people could be invited by scouts directly from the “street”, but today the competition for places is very high, however if you want to get to the top, you have to try.
There is practically no age limit. Companies and organizations willingly cooperate with parents of adorable babies, advertising products for children, family vacations, and entertainment. And even at the age of 40 to 50, well-known models continue to represent world brands to a wider audience.
In most cases, boys and girls begin their careers at 13 to 15 years old. Until they reach the age of majority, their interests are represented by their parents or guardians.
Knowledge of foreign languages is a plus, especially for those models who will be working abroad. After all, they will have to properly communicate with team members during shows or shootings and maybe with politicians, businessmen and other stars during events.
You must be able to develop. Agencies often provide mentors, but you will have to work a lot on your own to achieve the ideal state. A special “model” gait, the ability to speak with body language and facial expressions – all this only comes with experience.
Appearance, behavior and speech must be impeccable. A model is always in the spotlight, even if she or he is currently on vacation. Therefore, you will have to take care of yourself, do sports and eat healthily, and behave with dignity.
The work of the model does not allow having regular schedule with lunches, weekends and vacations or sick leave. There are constant trips, unexpected contracts, evening events, flights to another country or even to the other side of the world. Therefore, you need to be easy-going, with high adaptability, and stress resistance.
For each show or shoot, the model is prepared for several hours. They have to do their hair and put on makeup. If not looked after, your hair and skin deteriorate and become lifeless. It is necessary to carefully take care of your body, skin, and hair. Thus, you will have to spend money on fitness, cosmetologists, hairdressers, and masseurs.