Many young men aspire to become models. However, most of them will never take the leap. But perhaps you are different and believe you truly have what it takes to become a male model. We provide you with the following tips to help you enter your dream career.
Determine What Your Assets Are
If you are a regular at the gym and have the ripped muscles to show off in front of the camera, you are off to a good start. If not, this is the place to begin.
Modelling agencies and studios are always on the lookout for models with unique good looks. If you have it and are ready to flaunt it in front of the camera, you may be well on your way to a lucrative modelling career. Make the most of your assets.
Make Friends with the Camera
If you have not yet started working on a portfolio, it is time to get busy. If you are camera-shy and nervous about posing, you need to rope in a good friend to take photos of you modelling different looks. This will give you the confidence to approach a studio and ask them to take the shots for your first portfolio.
Make friends with your mirror too. Everybody has good angles, so you need to examine yourself from all sides. Practice conveying different looks, like sexy smoldering or man-about-town. Bear in mind that nobody has a perfectly symmetrical face, so you need to make your best angles work for you and learn how to present them to the camera.
Be Willing to Invest in Yourself
Until you make a name for yourself, it is up to you to put your face and body out there. This means an investment of time and money. Invest in creating a portfolio that you can take to modelling agencies. Your portfolio is the equivalent of a resume when you apply for jobs. If a modelling agency takes you on board, they will use your portfolio to get you modelling work.
Build Your Wardrobe
It is important to build a wardrobe that accentuates your assets. You will need to dress for each modelling job interview so you should develop a distinctive style and the confidence to make a statement when you wear it to an interview.
You should be comfortable wearing a variety of styles. Each job will have a wardrobe the employer plans to showcase. Your portfolio should therefore include photos of you in tailored swim shorts, formal gear, and casual wear.
Instagram is a good place to advertise your modelling assets and skills. Plenty of models nowadays are found on Instagram. Open an account and start showing yourself to prospective employees. Reach out to modelling agencies by tagging them when you post pictures of yourself.
The more exposure you can get, the more comprehensive your portfolio is, the more chance you stand of landing a modelling job leading to a career you love.