First impressions – You get one chance the old chestnut goes, ‘You only get one opportunity to make a first impression ‘. This is true in just about every scenario and modeling is not an exception. When you eventually get that model interview that you have been hoping and working for, bring the best of everything you have to the meeting. Do not be reticent, you may not have a second interview! I’m going to talk about a few pointers that may help stack the deck in your favor. When I say this, don’t accept for a minute this could guarantee you a signing with the model agency. It won’t. There’s often going to be robust competition out there and it may come down to you and several other models.
First, let’s rap about preparation for the interview. Should I wear makeup or not? Agents don’t truly want to see your face made up like a Barbie doll.
The agent at the initial interview wants to see the genuine you so that she or he knows the material available to work with. By a ‘little ‘ I am speaking small like ..
– Some concealer to cover major marks – Mascara and merely a hint of natural-appearing eye shade – a hint of blush to bring out the cheeks And remember, be fully sure not to overdo any of this. The agent should hardly be well placed to tell you are wearing any makeup at all so just about enough to seem natural ‘on purpose ‘.
What to wear to the agency interview I might suggest wearing clothing that accents your body without being overbearing. You don’t need to appear like a prude or ‘easy prey ‘.
Don’t wear unacceptably tight clothing or a blouse with a falling neckline. You would like the agent to first look at your face. Just a good, reasonable casual outfit should work fine especially since you will be wearing very light makeup to the interview. From a photographer’s standpoint I’d also suggest a button-up shirt with long sleeves. This always looks nice and gives a practical appearance. Use good judgment when dressing. Stills or Portfolio As I stated in the portfolio section of this book, you don’t totally need a portfolio to take with you to the model agency interview. But you want to take the very best photographs you have got to make the best impression. How many footage? Again, you are better off carrying only 3 or 4 of your conclusive best shots than a portfolio book of fifty unsatisfactory photos. Let your personality shine thru If there’s something I have been taught about pro models, they are actually not shy!! Therefore one step in changing into a professional model is to look and act the part. I don’t say to have a cocky or vain way about you. Just show an acceptable confidence. Here are a small number of pointers. – Let the agent put his hand out first and then give a good, firm hand shake – Look the agent in the eye – grin, smile, smile ( Let your natural smile show, not a head bowed, scared grin ). – Never disagree ( whether you do not agree with what the agent is asserting just grin and go on with the interview. If you know a working model, even better to permit her help you. Losing weight, getting a hair cut, or staying out of the tanning bed isn’t a surprising request in the modeling business so hear the info. They aren’t always right but they are those who hire you ( or not ). Second, if you really listened, the agent made a claim she wanted another interview with you which suggests she has enough interest in you to follow your relationship further. I suspect that you may have a definite lead on those models who just walk in with no notion of what to do.
Most success is learned. If you do not have it, blag it! Pretty directly you will find it!
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