Are you a young person who has considered teen modelling?
As an aspiring teen model it’s important to gain as much experience in the industry as possible and this doesn’t necessarily mean being infront of the camera…
There are lots of activities you can get involved with to gain essential experience to help boost your confidence and modelling potential. Agents will be keen to hear what interests you have, any other talents and of course confidence is key in this industry!
If you are confident, take pride in your appearance and are aged 13 to 17 years old then teen modelling could certainly be a great way to earn some extra money while you are not at school or college.
Many of those considering putting themselves forward or who have already taken on assignments through an agency might also be interested in other pastimes that could enhance their chances of success in the business.
So which activities might be ideal for a teen model to take part in?
Singing, dancing and dramatic skills
There is no doubt at all that immersing yourself in singing, dancing and acting pastimes can enhance your modelling skills. Not only will these activities help you to develop as an individual and broaden your interests, but they will bring you an abundance of confidence to help you feel self-assured in front of the camera. Furthermore, many of the moves and techniques you learn will make your modelling poses seem far more comfortable and natural.
Sports and exercise
We all know how important keeping fit is when it comes to our overall wellbeing, but it can also be a great asset to a modelling career too. Doing regular exercise will help you to stay healthy and will give the stamina you need to take on assignments. It will help your hair and skin to stay fresh and vibrant and is a great way of relieving stress and simply enjoying yourself.
Following fashion trends
Keeping abreast of what is going on in the world of clothing fashion, makeup and hair can only be a good thing for a teen model. An avid interest is certainly not essential but reading magazines and blogs and following trends on social media will give you a deeper understanding of the industry, especially if it is somewhere you see yourself eventually carving out a career in.
Photography and film
Most of us take lots of snaps on our phones but reading up on the subject or even taking a course or class at school or college can be very enlightening for a teen model. Getting behind a proper camera yourself will help you to learn what works and what doesn’t work for the person shooting the images or film – and will enable you to pick up lots of useful tips.
To hear how some of our teen models have found their modelling experiences with Models Direct click here