by Marlow DeVonne
1. BE ON TIME
A good first impression is everything. I always tell models to arrive 15 minutes before their call time. If for some reason you are going to be even one minute late, make sure to call whoever is expecting you and let them know. Everyone’s time is valuable.
2. HAVE REPRESENTATION AND
BUILD A GOOD RELATIONSHIP
WITH YOUR MOTHER AGENCY
Finding a mother agency is so important on so many levels. They’re the ones who are going to build your portfolio. You want to be with an agency that knows they’re going to get you a lot of work, send you on many castings and are inspired to help your modeling career blossom.
3. A HEALTHY MODEL IS
A WORKING MODEL
Take care of your body by working out and eating healthy. Always drink a lot of water and eat something before a photo or runway shoot. Sometimes you are not allowed to eat or drink while modeling clothing. Always think ahead, because you will need all the energy you can get!
4. MANAGE YOUR NAILS,
HAIR AND SKIN
By simply manicuring your nails, trimming your hair and washing your face before bed will help keep you looking and feeling fresh. Your clients and agents will be pleased as well.
5. ALWAYS BE READY FOR A LAST
MINUTE CASTING OR JOB
You will need a shoe tote or a model bag containing:
• one pair of nude or black heels
• nude undergarments
• cute fitted jeans
• a flattering fitted tank top
• lip gloss, mascara and foundation
6. LEARN YOUR ANGLES
Going through different emotions and doing different poses in front of the mirror is a great way to practice. I always recommend taking dance, yoga and acting classes. There are some really great modeling coaches out there who you can hire to go on test shoots with you and coach you through the shoot.
Modeling is a fun but tough job industry. Be confident and own your good looks.