How to Be a Part-Time Model

How to Be a Part-Time Model

The life of a fashion model sounds glamorous — from photo shoots in high-end designer clothing to fat paychecks that pave the way for an opulent lifestyle. The journey to the top of the fashion world as a model, however, is a highly competitive one, and chances of becoming successful enough in the industry to be a full-time model can be slim. However, those who pursue a part-time modeling career will not only be able to balance a life in fashion with another desirable career, but can enjoy many of the same perks as full-time models.

Landing a Job

Step 1Research what kind of model you want to become. Models often specialize in runway or print, or they focus their efforts on a particular facet of the industry, such as plus-size fashion, swimwear or lingerie. Find the requirements for models in different fields of fashion, and do an honest self-study of your qualities and how they match what modeling scouts and agents want.

 

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How to Start Your Modeling Career

How to Start Your Modeling Career

Over the past few months, our Models 101 column has given you the inside scoop on the modeling world, and a look at the faces that bring our favorite fashion collections to life. We’ve covered everything from the ad campaign faces to watch this spring, to plus size models, and even models that are challenging gender roles.

But the one aspect of modeling we haven’t covered yet is how to become a model – and by the looks of the comments and emails we’ve received, it seems like many of you are curious about entering the modeling world yourselves.

If people have always told you that you should be a model, and you’ve been looking at models in magazines and on billboards, with a voice in your head saying, “That should be me”, you may be wondering… what’s next? Where do you start and how do you get your foot inside the door of the modeling world? Here, I’ll lay out a few basic steps that every aspiring model should follow.

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