The fashion industry keeps growing day by day and it actually good news for the model because they have a bright future in this field. Many people think that fashion model is only wearing designer clothes and accessories for photoshoot only but their responsibility and task is more than that. You also need skills to be a model and cannot easily wear designer clothes and do the runways. Communication is one of the important skills to be a good model because you need to work along with the designer, directors, stylist, photographer, and maybe others models to create highlight and present the brand. It is really bad if you do not have that skill and it is quite hard for other people to try to communicate with you. You also need to be an active listener and can follow the instruction. Be able to organize your schedule and workload is also required to make sure you can be a good model. People will feel disappointed if you cannot follow the schedule and the important thing try to be professional when you work.
Atikah Karim,27 years old. The first Malay girl that succeed walk on the runway in London, Milan, and New York. She also a dance model in the Miley Cyrus event and she also a champion for Ford Supermodel of the World Search Malaysia in 2011. Her real name is Dayang Nur Atikah Karim and she is from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. Look at her skin that is very tanned and the beauty of the Bajau-Bruneian. She started joined a beauty pageant since she was 16 years old and that was her first step then after finish her secondary school she got the spot after winning the Ford Supermodel of the World Search Malaysia. Atikah Karim said that since she was small, she always dreamed to be a model and her parent is very supportive. Chanel Iman is Atikah Karim’s idol and she always watches Iman videos to practice the walk. Being away abroad all by herself makes her more independent and she also never forget where she from. She always brings all the Sabahan cookies to make her feel at home when she travels abroad for modeling. You also might want to have a property in Kota Kinabalu because it is such a beautiful place to stay or maybe stay at a condo near KLCC because it is one of the top places for a photo shoot.
Next, Sheena Liam was born on 7 May 1991 in Selangor. She also one of the well-known models in the fashion industry. For your information, Sheena Liam is a Malaysian Chinese international model and she is got second place in Asia Next Top Model. She said that many things that she had learned when she joined the Asia Next Top Model also known as AsNTM. One of the lessons that she learned is never saying your photo is ugly even though you referring to critic yourself to make a better pose because it is like you insult all the people on set such as the makeup artist, the lighting, and the photographer. Being a model seems like a glamorous job but it actually quite stressful because you need to challenge yourself to be a capable model. Other than modeling, Sheena Liam also has a hidden talent which is embroidery. She also hopes that she can have her own solo exhibition to debut her embroidery. If you planning to do the modeling, here are some advice from Sheena that is you need to have self-confidence and awareness also make sure you speak up for yourself and ask if anything did not go well.
That is the two model from Malaysia that is quite popular and they keep going to be a successful model and well known in the fashion industry whether in abroad or in Malaysia. Being a model is not just posing for the camera and the model actually has a big responsibility too. For you to be a good model please polish your skill in communication because you need to build connections to succeed in this field. Designers, directors, photographer, stylist, and all of them will try to help you but you also need to help yourself and always practice to be a good model like Atikah Karim that always watch Chanel Iman o practice her walk. You also need to learn from Sheena Liam’s mistake to dare to speak up for yourself.