A career in modelling is a great opportunity. It can be enthusiastic and fulfilling, but if you make some mistakes or wrong moves, you could find yourself in a bit of difficult situation. So avoid doing these mistakes which are mentioned below.
Spending Too Much Money
All new models will spend some money at the initial stage of their career, but this doesn’t mean that the fashion model should spend a huge amount of money and increase their expenses.
Until and unless you get the confirmation from your agency, that your agency is interested in representing you, you should limit your expenses.
Doing professional photo shoots are unnecessary when you are first starting out. The most important thing to do when first starting out is to have some basic snapshots and to be seen by as many modeling agents and scouts as possible.
Bad Snapshots or Digitals
Models as freshers do not know the importance of snapshots. In fact, snapshots, i.e. “Polaroids” or “Digitals”, are more important than professional photos. Snapshots allow agents to clearly see your bone structure, the health of your skin and hair, and your body proportions such as the length of your neck, arms, and legs.
Agents and scouts want to see a clean canvas and how you look naturally. They don’t want you to ask your potential with too much makeup or photos that have been touched up.
Unprofessional Emails or Letters
Emailing or mailing your photos is usually the first point of communication between new models and agencies.
How you present yourself in an email or letter says a lot about how you will present yourself to clients. Spelling errors or language that is too familiar or casual for business correspondence will often lead to agents and clients hitting the delete button or tossing your material in the waste basket.
Always keep your emails and correspondence concise, to the point and free of unnecessary personal information. Also, always use your spell checker.
Being Too Eager
It may sound strange but wanting to be a model really, really badly isn’t necessarily a good thing. It can cloud your decision. Every day we receive emails from new models who say they will “do anything to become a model.”. What exactly does “anything” mean? For reliable agents, this is a red flag. Agents don’t want to represent models who are willing to compromise their morality for a booking or contract.
Not Getting Enough Exposure
Don’t limit yourself to just one market. If you want to become the next Aishwarya Rai or Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone or Bipasha Basu you must work internationally. You don’t need to have representation in every market to get started, but being seen by agencies in a multitude of markets will significantly increase your chances of obtaining representation.
Taking Rejection Personally
It is difficult for anyone to hear that their “look” isn’t right on a daily basis. Whatever an agent or client thinks of your particular look never has anything to do with who you are as a person.
Models are chosen and rejected based on a multitude of factors; a client may not book a model simply because they look exactly like another model booked for the shoot, or that they have too many blondes and need a brunette. Please don’t internalize these messages. The fact that you have been asked to audition for a job or meet with an agent means they like you, and that’s always a good thing.
Giving Up Too Soon
Many of today’s supermodels were turned down numerous times before they were signed to an agency. Becoming a model is a process. It takes time, patience and perseverance. So, if becoming a model is your dream then keep at it, you never know, you could be the next Priyanka.
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