It is a truism that models are born and not made, but there are a series of caveats attached to that statement. Anyone who has viewed an episode of What Not To Wear realizes the importance of makeup, hair styling, and clothes selection. But the simple truth is that both fashion and print modeling is reserved for tall, thin, beautiful women with perfect teeth, skin, faces, and bodies.
The lure of becoming a model begins at an early age. A gangly pre-pubescent girl may have her heart set on becoming a model even before she has stopped growing, and this is the time to start a modeling career. It begins with classes in modeling schools available locally. Here the aspiring model will learn how to stand, sit, walk, pose for the camera, carry herself, style her hair and do her makeup. By getting started early and learning these basics, the aspiring model will have a head start and a reference point by having contact with personnel at this modeling school.
After the modeling student has gained a sense of poise and before the body has reached full proportion, it is important to exercise and follow a diet regime that allows the body to grow lean muscle and be ready for the rigors of a demanding life on the runways of the world or in front of the camera.
Some models during their early education have no sense of what is required of them and must learn and practice by spending hours in front of full-length mirrors. Other students seem to be prepared to go out into the professional world and become a star. It is a learning process, and steps must be taken to achieve success.
Do not at an early age create an image for yourself. Avoid tattoos, piercings, dying your hair, contact sports, drinking, or smoking. There will be time for that much later when your image has been achieved by modeling school or at your initial contact with a modeling agency.
After graduating from modeling school and approaching maturity, it is time to turn to a professional agency to further their career. Create a resume of your work and study, complete with photos taken from class or shows. This resume will be clear proof that the model can do what is required. Professional photos are an asset. The model should know when she is ready for this photo collection to be made and the photos will become a vital part of her portfolio. Find a professional modeling agency, set up an appointment, and get ready to become a star.
The Brown Agency in Austin is a recommended modeling agency and can help aspiring models reach their goals.
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