Monday, July 19, 2010
Being a male model is a really interesting and challenging career. To become a male model, there are certain things you need to do. Here are some of them:
Identify Your Reasons
Before you set out to take steps to becoming a male model, ask your self, "Why do I want to be a male model?" Do you want to be famous? Do you want to make money? Do you have a passion for it? Do you just love all that modeling entails? Is it a childhood fantasy? Finding out your real reasons will help you know what type of modeling to go into; fashion, commercial or specialty. You will also be able to know whether to go into it full time or part time.
Do You Have What It Takes?
Modeling is not just about famous faces. You need to really find out if you have what it takes; the right height, physique, talent, face etc, to know whether you can even be a male model at all.
Once you've been able to ascertain that you have what it takes to be a male model, you need to be self confident. Don't allow anybody to look down on you. Be confident about your looks and your ability. Don't let people tell you what you can't do. You can't be a successful male model if you are not confident.
Find Out What Type Of Modeling You Are Best Suited For
There are different types of modeling; fashion, commercial and specialty modeling. Fashion modeling includes things like clothing campaigns, posing for magazines, catalogues, ramp walks etc. Commercial modeling involves modeling to promote product sales etc. Specialty modeling is for those with special faces and bodies and it could include full figured models, bodybuilders, or even body part modeling.
You need to find out which one you can do best.
Find The Right Agent
If you can find the good agent, you will really enjoy the modeling world. The right agent knows all that you need to do to be your best and he or she will do more than just helping you get jobs. The right agent will go out of his or her way to make sure you get the right kind of jobs that will help you in your career. When looking for an agent you need to be very determined and persistent. Finding the right agent doesn't always come easy. You will have to get yourself photographed, preferably by a professional, so that you will have professional shots and then send the best ones out to as many agents as possible.
If you have what it takes you can be a successful male model. Be persistent, expect initial rejections but stay true to your dream, it's only a matter of time you will achieve your dream of becoming a successful male model.
Posted by Chris Vinney at 6:27 AM