“How do I get an agent?” and “How do I get signed by an agency?” are my two most FAQs from students and aspiring models on social media. My inner psyche always responds with, “Ease up there baby tiger.” There are some things you want to be calculative about. Choosing who represents you is one of them. Note: I insinuated that you choose them and not the other way. Once, you begin to rock with that mentality, you will begin to position yourself to have the best possible options to choose from. Got it?
Now that you are investing in yourself through plenty of practice, research, studying and possibly class. Ask yourself the following questions:
Am you serious about modeling? If so,what kind of modeling would you like to pursue? What are the aesthetic requirement for this type of work?
Once you’ve answered these questions, you now have the ability to focus your work in that area. Research models who are working successfully in your preferred niche of the profession. Follow them of social media and lurk as far down as you can. Backtrack their journey. Listen to them on podcasts and watch their interviews. Create a folders of their modeling work on your email, laptop, Pinterest, Instagram or where ever. Study, apply, begin to cultivate your own style. Develop yourself as a personal brand and this is how attract the right team to you. In addition to development, promoting yourself works too. Posting on social media, talking about your work at school, your job, and attending networking events e great ways to start. Lastly, put your art in front of professional eyes. You can find a school in your area, casting agents, creative directors, literally whoever you believe can give you an unbiased opinion. A professional who can tell you what you need more or less of is invaluable. After review and a few tweaks, go for it. Apply, submit, walk-in, set up appointments, etc…
Before I leave you tonight, I have to make a statement. Can you just start applying, submitting, setting up meeting and all without considering any of this information? Why, yes! This post is not to discourage anyone in any way. It is to help you all move strategically and intentionally, so you do not end up wasting your time or involved in something that you do not like.