The thought of trying out modeling or the thought of if we were good enough to even be a model has linger in our heads at least once in our lifetime. Probably while glancing through magazines or walking pass the posters of models wearing H&M apparels, we might have had the thought of being a model and maybe later that we would quickly shrug the thoughts off our shoulders thinking 'nah I'll never be good enough to be a model '. Honestly, modeling agencies lookout for someone more than just a pretty face, they look for people with X-factors and great personality that they don't see everyday. In fact many of us do have the qualities taken to be a model. We all just need that little surge of courage to try instead of just having the thought linger in our heads.
Now you're probably thinking 'Okay fine, what attributes or qualities do we need to have to land ourselves contracts at agencies?' No matter what kind of modeling you're into be it niche modeling, high fashion, editorials, commercials or body parts modeling, agencies around the world mostly look for these few similar qualities.
You got to have the right physique qualities for the right assignments. As there are different demands according to types of modeling.
- Height Requirements
Let's start with height, for runway you've got to be at least 5'7 to 6'0 for women and 5'9 to 6'2 for men. Whereas, the height requirement is mediocre when it comes to editorials and TV commercials. So you don't have to be super tall to be on TV.
- Weight Requirements
'Okay, my height is okay but I'm pretty large'. You got to be healthily fit to be a fashion model nowadays, it is forbidden for overly stick thin models to walk the runway. Models' weight are commonly measured together with their height and weight or in short BMI (Body Mass Index ). BMI is utilized as a screening apparatus to demonstrate whether a man is underweight, overweight, hefty or a solid weight for their stature. Hence, it helps provide accurate information regarding a model's level of health. So you can't be too skinny to be on the runway – Fit is the new skinny. As for TV commercials and print advertisements agencies widely welcome people of all height and size. Real life models are utilized as a part of publicizing or corporate crusades, when organizations are hoping to speak to regular audience. In an example, sometimes pharmaceutical advertisements need a slightly heftier model for demonstration. Another example would be insurance advertisements; They mostly showcase a family, couple or even elderly people. They're not very tall or skinny either, they're just like you and me. Food for thought for those who are eager to try out but never had the courage to do so until you read this.
- Good posture
A good posture goes a long way. We don't want slouching models wearing Alexander Wang walking the runway or a slouching …