So.. you’re from a little bitty country town in South Louisiana or some place with one stop light and you imagine yourself walking the catwalks of New York, Paris and Milan Fashion Week with lights flashing and famous photographers shouting your name. Okay, maybe I’m exaggerating a bit but essentially you want to model, right? Starting small is a practical way to find out if it’s what you really want. ‘Cause guess what? As cliche as it sounds, many parts of modeling are gritty and require hard word and discipline like any other profession. I mean, are we being real or nah?
In other words, we ain’t talking about no 9-to-5 it’s 24-hour dedication to be a model, it is a lifestyle. This could potentially mean a clean and consistent (honestly boring) diet, working out (hard) on a daily basis, detailed (possibly long) skincare routines, regular maintenance on hair, nail, and shaving. Basically, the maintenance concerning your everything aesthetically will need to at its best as humanly often as possible. Why? It’s because you are own business and you readily render services when requested. No one wants to be “caught slippin.”
For real though…
I’ve said all of this to say that if you are serious, you’ve gotta commit your time even to the little pieces of the puzzle that make the big picture. If it’s one thing I’ve learned in my two years of modeling seriously, it’s little investments everyday have a bigger pay off in the future.