As someone who is still new in any industry it is always difficult to get noticed immediately and the same thing applies to those who want to be come a model too. The supermodels you see on billboards and commercials did not get to where they are easily. The misconception people usually have on models is that they only need a pretty face to get the job. That is barely even the case when it comes to reality. Everyone has a pretty face, that can’t be denied. Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder and to say that only pretty faces can become models is just rude.
Being a model requires the individual to have stamina, determination, the ability to work long hours and still be able to smile, the ability to endure the various criticisms that will come from various people and the list could go on and on. So if you’re thinking of becoming a model just cause you think it’s easy money, this job is not for you. On top of that you would have to go above and beyond to be noticed. Wondering how? continue reading to know how to get scouted as a model.
Create a Brand for Yourself
Set yourself apart from other models and create your own aesthetic, embrace who you are and use that as your main selling point. If you come from a different culture use that as an advantage. Don’t be ashamed to just be you. Don’t get influenced by other models and try to replicate their aesthetic. Once your aesthetic is established, use the right tools to put yourself out there. Create social media accounts, blogs and even try location maps for businesses to put yourself out there.
Don’t Be Shy
Sometimes as a model you have to drop your ego and approach the people you want to get noticed by. It’s possible that not everyone you approach will take you in but what matters is the effort that you put in. Don’t be shy; Be confident and wow them with your charm. If it’s one thing people admire the most, it’s confidence. Confidence has the ability to attract people, when you’re comfortable and are able to talk to people with ease, they will immediately take notice of you. Don’t have the thought in your head that you will come off as desperate. Approaching something you really want should never be seen as desperation, it’s passion. You’re passionate about modelling and you should let people know that.
As a model who is waiting to be scouted, you should always be prepared. Do your research, understand what they are looking to see. They will admire the extra efforts you put in to get noticed. Have your portfolio ready at all times, know what kind of images they are looking for and put those in the front page. On another note, be sure that your portfolio is always updated. Show case your different styles and poses, prove them that you can do more than just one thing. Some scouters may even want to see you without makeup, always carry a makeup remover with you and a few different types of makeup to touch up or change your look if needed.
As a model who is just starting in the industry you will surely have loads of doubts and questions on your mind. Seek for advise from senior models or even contact scouts to get clarifications on issues that you might need help on. As mentioned earlier being a model is not about just looking pretty in an outfit. You have to know to manage so many things. For example, when you’re walking for a runway event you may only be given 3 minutes to change into a new outfit and walk out looking like nothing happened. This may be something you might need to learn.
These are just a few potential ways on how you can get scouted as a model. But don’t forget to get some research done before meeting with scouts. There are so many other tips that you can find and it’s best to know who you’re meeting with so that you’ll be able to have an idea of what to expect. Look at any famous model now Gigi Hadid, Kendal Jenner, Naomi Campbell, Joan Smalls etc, they all did not get to where they are without hardwork and determination.