Five questions to ask yourself if you are thinking of becoming a model…

Modelling isn’t for everyone but many more of us are suited to it than we might be aware of.

If you have ever considered signing up with an agency like Models Direct so you can put yourself forward as a male or female model, here are five questions to ask yourselves….

1 Are you confident enough to step out in front of a camera?

When we send models on assignment they are always supported by us, before and after the booking, and by the production crew actually present on the day. They will be told what to do, where to go and given lots of encouragement. But to be a model you do have to be confident enough to stand up in front the camera and follow instructions.

2 Are you comfortable with the way you look?

The vast majority of those who work with us are “everyday models” ie people who look like you, me, our friends, relatives and work colleagues – they might be tall, small, curvy or slight. They might be older, younger and of any background or heritage. We encourage diversity and we love to have a rich variety of models on our books. But it is important to us that you are body positive, comfortable with the way you look as this will ensure you exude confidence in front of the camera.

3. Are you organised and reliable?

To be a model, you need to be able to update and maintain your e-portfolio regularly, and – if you accept an appointment – to arrive promptly at the location and with everything you have been asked to wear or bring with you. When our clients request a certain type of model, we go through our e-portfolios and choose a selection of suitable people. Our clients then go through the shortlist of e-portfolios. If you want to have a good chance of being chosen, you have to be someone who will ensure your e-portfolio features up-to-date photos.

4. Are you friendly and sociable?

Modelling is a great way of meeting new people and making new friends. You have to be someone who will get on well with all those who will be working with you on the day, from other models to photographers, directors, sound engineers and hair and make up artists. You have to be easy-going, prepared to listen and ready to play your part in making the session or shoot work for everyone.

5. Are you looking for something extra in your life?

Taking up modelling assignments not only brings in a little extra money but also opens you up to new experiences. You get to do things you have never done before; visit places you have never been and meet new people. You therefore need to be someone who is excited at the prospect of all these things and is eager to throw themselves right in.

If you have answered “yes” to all of the above then why not fill in our form so we can discuss modelling with Models Direct further…