Here are 5 simple steps to help you get started:become the next top model
1 Take Some Basic Snapshots
In the beginning the only photos you need to present to modeling agents and scouts are some basic snapshots. They are looking for a nice face shot (smiling and not smiling), left and right profiles of your face and body, a full length shot and a back shot.
Most new models start their quest because their family and friends have said “you should be a model’, or they are the prettiest girl or guy in the school, and maybe, they have even won some local modeling competitions.
This step can get a little tricky. How do you determine whether the agent or scout who is evaluating you has the experience and knowledge to help you?
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3 Should You Attend a Modeling School?Get as Much Exposure as Possible
Most modeling agencies specialize in only one particular area. Some may only represent high fashion (editorial) models, and others may only represent commercial models, or plus-size, petite or child models.
If you live in one of the major markets you may be able to attend an open call or go-see at the agency. If you live outside one of the major markets the best way to get exposure is to send your photos to as many agencies as possible.
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4 Know the Best Modeling Market for You
The term “market” refers to the various geographical locations in which models work and earn a living. Nigeria is a “market”, Paris is “market”, Ghana is a “market”, and so on. It can also refer to the category your particular look falls in to, such as the fashion market, commercial market, plus market, or petite market.
While the supermodels like Agbani Darego or those models you see in major magazines and walking the runways for top clients generally work in every market, there are many successful models who only work in one or two markets.
So, even though you may not get represented by an agency in your base, you could very well be perfect for other African markets. An experienced mother agent can help guide you to the right market for your particular look.
Becoming a professional model is a process. It rarely happens overnight. Even the models who say “I was just walking down the street one day and the next I was on the cover of Vogue” are exaggerating.
Becoming a professional model takes time; for some it takes less time and for others it may take a little more. Many of today’s top models didn’t get signed to an agency the first time out of the gate.