Things You Should Know Before Becoming a Model

By on June 21, 2016

Do you dream of entering the glamorous world of modelling? But have you ever thought that what it is like being a model?

Here are some things which you know if you wish to become a successful model.

Develop A Thick Skin

A lot of hard work and thinking goes into when it comes to re-touching of images. Some models seem to be a way more different in the picture than they look in reality. A large number of tactics are used for making a picture perfect.

It Is Okay To Eat

It is believed that models tend to be on a diet and eat less to look beautiful. But shockingly not every model caters a diet of celery sticks and two grapes a day. A large number of models actually consume a normal diet and at times, they even take the pleasure of eating foods like burger, pizza, and a milkshake. So it is okay if you are a foodie.

Models Are Not Always Paid For Shoots

Models who are new in the industry and have just laid their steps in the world are not always paid for shoots. In return of shoots, they are compensated in a trade with either photos or clothes. At times, they end up with nothing in return.

Shoots Are Not Always Glamorous

When a normal person looks at the pics they tend to think that photo shoots are so much glamorous. But there is a different scenario at the photo shoot compared to the finished photo. The model needs to work sometimes in really bad weather conditions by wearing a totally wrong type of clothes with respect to the seasons. Sometimes they have to change 100s of outfits and pose in some very uncomfortable positions to get the click.

You Need To Be Your Own Guard

With a large number of cameras and phones on backstage at shoots and ramp walks, at time people will try to capture models in poses when they don’t want to be captured. A recent case came to light in which a guy was caught taking pictures of models in the changing room with a hidden camera. So being a model you have to be always ready and be alert for such kind of incidents.

You Will Never Get To Keep The Outfits

Being a model you will get to wear the most beautiful, expensive and glamorous outfits, but you will never get a chance to keep them. In rare cases, you might get lucky and get a chance to take away the outfit you wear, but only in rare cases.

Photo Shoots Are Not Conducted Everyday

A lot of people believe that models have photo shoots daily, but in reality getting a photo shoot is a bit tricky job. Because before every shoot, there is a long procedure of casting in which only selective models which fit well for the task are chosen.