market normally determines what type of models are required. The demand for a
specific type of model might change from season to season. Each of the different types
of Model categories has its unique objectives, and therefore unique requirements.
order to determine your potential to become a model, there are a few basic steps
you can follow:
is important for aspiring models to evaluate themselves objectively, and if possible
to get an
impartial second opinion.
Determine first of all, if you meet the
Generic requirements, if not .......is there something that you could do to
rectify any of these shortfalls ?
If you meet the generic requirements,
compare your statistics (obtained during Self Evaluation process) with the
requirements for each modelling category.
Select the categories that seems to fit your physical statistics and make
understand what will be expected from a model in each of these categories, and
if you can meet the requirements.
have decided upon the types of modelling you would like to pursue, you can
start planning you preparation and approach.
The next step would be to get some
professional photos of yourself. The services of a Professional Photographer
could be very expensive, and a few good shots could easily cost you a few
hundred Rand. An inexpensive way to get the required shots is to look out
for photographers that advertise for
TFP deals (Trade for Prints).
As soon as you have a few good prints of
yourself you can start contacting Agencies and scouts. It is not necessary
to have a Comp-card (ZED or Z-card) or a portfolio at first but it would be
beneficial if you do have it.
We have included a
basic schematic roadmap with links to the required info if you would like to
navigate through the selection process:
BASIC ROADMAP FOR ASPIRING