qualities are needed to send a working girl into
the modeling stratosphere? Let this expert explain.
Modeling by Tanya Hutchinson
all the careers available to choose from, the
modeling path is, perhaps, one of the most
exciting and adventurous roads to travel. With
the popularity of reality TV at an all-time high
and the show America’s
Next Top Model focusing so much attention on the
beginning stages of a successful modeling career,
it seems only natural that young men and women in
competitions would be wondering whether they have
the right “look” and “attitude” to
achieve supermodel career success from what
might have started out as a hobby.
If you are new to the modeling industry, you
are sure to have many questions. Is modeling
really as glamorous as it seems? What is a “booking?” What’s
the difference between a “working” model and a “supermodel”?
How long can a supermodel remain at the top of the pay scale?
Can working models get bookings alongside supermodels?
BEING A PROFESSIONAL
As a model and beauty adviser, I have learned the
true reality behind any successful modeling career is
governed by a single fact: Modeling is a job, which means
there is work involved. All work, no matter how glamorous,
can become an inconvenience when you are tired or just
feel like being bothered on a specific day. Models must give
a top performance, once a client books them, no matter how
they might feel on a particular day. Being a professional
model means keeping a positive attitude and reporting to
work on time, and it also helps to show courtesy to the client
and the photographer.
If others find you to be easy to get along with and
clients enjoy working with you, your chances of being
requested to work on future modeling assignments are
great. The relationship between the model and the agent
also is very important, because your rapport and attitude
will determine how aggressively the agent will market
your talent. It is the agent’s
responsibility to get the model as many auditions as possible; it is
the model’s responsibility to earn as many “bookings” as
Occasional strolls down a runway may spark an interest in expanding into full-time modeling, acting or pageant competition. Whatever the case, here are some expert tips to help you take the next steps toward achieving your goals.
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