BECOME A MODEL
Become a Commerical Model
Magazines such as Good Housekeeping, People Magazine, as well as hundreds of similar magazines.Age is not a big issue for commercial models. Truth is aspiring models who are over the age of 55 are still selected for print advertisements and campaigns. Height and looks are not as tightly regulated for commercial models.
Models may be shorter, heavier or have “generic” looks. Although there aren’t any age or body type requirements, commercial models do need to have an outgoing personality and be able to act. This is because commercial models may be required to play a “role” – such as a fireman – in one advertisement and switch to another role for a different advertisement.
The roles for models are to look like various people who you would find in the real world – stay at home moms, lawyers, doctors, postal workers, clerks, etc. The more real people who you can look like, the more in demand you will be. If you are a male, the most difficult person to find is a male from 25-45 years of age, so you will get lots of opportunities if you are in that age bracket. The key to remember is that you need to look like this in person, in print, and in motion.
Acting and an outgoing personality go a long way in getting these jobs. If you can’t walk up to a total stranger and talk to them, this really isn’t the job for you.
Modelling is a unique career because it is all about your physical appearance; the world of modelling is not flexible. Ironically, the modelling industry will take you and your appearance, literally, at face value.
To be successful commercial model you must be prepared to work long and unsocial hours, have an interest in and knowledge of fashion trends in clothes, accessories, hairstyles and make-up, to have self-confidence and an outgoing nature, be reliable and have good timekeeping, be patient and have stamina some days may be long or hectic. Have the ability to deal with criticism and rejection, the ability to network with photographers and agencies, the ability to follow orders and direction.
Models may vary depending on your experience and reputation within the modelling industry. Earnings differ with each individual role however models can be paid around £75 to £1,000 a booking and as a fashion model, you could earn between £10,000 and £30,000 a year depending on the number of hours you work.
To increase your chances of being signed successfully it is important to work with experts who have experience and connections to all the right people in a wide variety of markets, with decades experience of dealing with new faces Starlight Models is here to help you achieve your goal.