What do teen models face in their goals to become a star?
To be a model you need more than just a pretty face. It requires discipline and talent on top of a perfect body to be a successful model. It is actually very rare to find someone with model potential. If you believe you have what it takes, the first thing you need is a portfolio of past work, that is good enough to make the agency’s jaw drop. A diary of past work is a way to show an agency that you have the ability to be a true model, and that you are not wasting the agency’s time. Knowing how to make this portfolio is not a simple task and takes almost as much effort as the actual modeling does.
Perfection is what you are striving for. The way you pose, lighting, what your body says,plus the emotions that you create are all a crucial part of what you need to master in order to be model material and your portfolio of past work must show you have potential in all of these areas. Modeling is more than just looking beautiful, but becoming a representation of a product.
You want them to keep coming back for more. If it takes times to study yourself in a mirror to master this, then that is exactly what you need to do.
In the industry that is modeling, you are competing against the perfect bodies. You have to prove your better, above all. Know how to market your body and target the market that works best for you. The wrong market could cause an embarrassing mistake for everyone involved.
The skill of the photographer is essential. Remember that companies looking to hire models are putting a substantial amount of capital into this investment. You need to show them that you are willing to give it your all. That means do not pick an off the shelf camera, with your mom taking the shots. You need to take the time and money to invest in a professional photographer and one that specializes in photography in the modeling industry. You want to choose a photographer that can portray your ideal. While there is always room for improvement, second best isn’t an option. If you have the ability, the pictures, and the dedication to commit to an all-or-nothing gamble, you probably have what it takes to be a model.