How To Become a Model

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How To Become a Model

We see them everywhere, on billboards, on magazines, on commercials, and sometimes even in movies, and there is not a person alive that has not wished he or she was in their place. Models are the people that embody the social ideas that make up the concept of beauty, however becoming one is a lot harder than simply putting on a pretty face.

There are strict and difficult conditions that you are required to meet in order to become a model and it is not something that you can afford to stop working at once you've started. That being said, let's find out how to become a model.

Achieve "Beauty"

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One of the most important things that are required of a model is being beautiful, however, the definition of the term "beauty" is vague at best, however, there are 2 main things that you might have to do.

  1. First off, you will need to work out in order to stay in shape as most models are required to be a certain size or shape in order to make clothes look good. Don't starve yourself or restrict calories in this department however! Always remember to stay healthy by working out and eating right. 
  2. Second, you will want to work on finding the right look for you, such as the right haircut, the right way to smile, the right way to talk; basically, figuring out your best look.

Go To Modeling School

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Modeling is actually a complex and difficult thing to do, which actually involves a lot of training and a lot of learning. The best way to gain the knowledge that you will need is to join a modeling school and follow their courses to the letter.

You will be learning everything from what attitude to have and to give off, how to walk, the positions that you will have to adapt to, how to be photogenic, as well as various other elements that you will have to master.

Build Up Your Toughness

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Believe it or not, you will have to deal with a lot of things as a mode, physical stress being the major item on your list. Regardless of things like weather conditions, environmental hazards, the direction of the light, you will have to find a way to deal with it because the shoot will happen with or without you.

No matter how cold it is, how windy, how harsh the rain is or how hard the sun is shining in your eyes, you will have to tough it out, keep a smile on your face and concentrate on the shoot and the indications that you are given.

Build A Portfolio

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In the beginning, this will require some ingenuity and some personal investments, however as time goes on and you score more and more jobs, it will no longer be an issue. It is not enough to show up for an audition, you also need to have a way to show off how you look in pictures and on screen, so you will need to start getting photographed as often as possible.

The best way to go about this is to find a photographer or a friend that is passionate about photography, and simply have him, or her, take as many pictures of you as possible and build your portfolio with them.

Hit The Castings

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So you've made it this far, you've chiseled your body, you've improved on your natural beauty, you've gone to modeling school, you've built your toughness and you've put together an impressive portfolio, however, it is still not enough.

A modeling job will not simply fall into your lap one day, you will have to go out and look for it yourself, so grab your portfolio, put on your best smile and start looking for auditions for everything from commercials to photo shoots and even modeling agencies. Watch out though because the competition is fierce and often times!

Becoming a model might look easy and fun but it is actually a lot of hard work and dedication. You will have to learn the basics, experiment with new techniques, constantly look for auditions and collaborate with fashion houses and publications in order to build your portfolio up.

As long as you remain dedicated, diligent and maintain yourself properly, you will be able to not only become a model but also achieve success as one.

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