We Are Open & Conducting Business as Usual
The safety and well-being of all of our models and members has always been a high priority at Crystal Models Africa. Uganda is officially back to a lock-down. Our thoughts are with those who have been affected by Covid-19 and we hope you and your family remain safe and healthy.
We are excited to report that all of our models who were in town are safe and in good health. We are in touch with all of them and want to believe that all of them are back home and out of town where the most numbers of the spread are mild.
Most, if not all, agencies have canceled in-person open calls and castings until further notice. However, International partnering agencies are still scouting for new models and accepting photo submissions from the agency.
The agency now conducts business digitally and continues to accept in new models on all our social media platforms especially Instagram and Whats App since applications like Facebook was shut down in Uganda.
Our Model academy is currently not physically working and has resorted to online zoom classes where aspiring new fresh faces can continue to take up their model coaching classes with Nsubuga Ronnie and the team.
If you are thinking of becoming a model there is no need to put your modeling dreams on hold. We will continue to manage and promote our models to the world knowing that the current situation will pass and life will return to normal.
This is a time for all of us in the modeling community, and in our homes, to pull together and support one another. If you have any questions or concerns we are here to help and can be reached by phone or email.
We continue to advice all models and fashion lovers to wear their masks,social distance,wash their hands all the time and if possible avoid movements to follow Government SOP’S.
How to get Started as a Model (5 Expert Tips)
At Crystal Models Africa the number one question we receive is “How Do I Become a Model?” Becoming a model can be easy, or it can be difficult, depending on how you approach it and the people with whom you associate.
Here are 5 expert tips to get you started on your modeling career at Crystal Models Africa
1. Get an Honest Evaluation by The Crystal Models Professionals
It is very important to speak directly to our agents or scouts at the agency to get a clear view of how the Fashion industry works.Our agents represent or specialize in just one particular area. Some only represent editorial (high fashion) models, and others may only represent commercial models,Child Models,Plus – Size/Curvy and fit models or petite. Just because one agent can’t represent you, it doesn’t mean that another agent won’t. Getting the opinion of several different types of agents is the best way to find out if you have what it takes to be a model.
2. Be exposed
The more exposure you get to our agents, scouts and clients the higher the odds become that you will be successful in finding representation at Crystal Models Africa.
There are several ways you can get exposure to Crystal Models Africa:
- Email your photos to the agency – This can be fast, but often not effective. Expect a fast reply if you meet Our standards.
- Frequently visit our social media handles.
- fill up a form on https://crystalmodelsafrica.com/apply/
3. Don’t Spend Money on Expensive Photo shoots
When you are first starting out it is not necessary to spend money on expensive photo shoots.
All our agents and scouts really need to see is simple snapshots. They just want to see how you look naturally with very little makeup and simple clothing.
If the agents and scouts feel you have potential they may then recommend that you invest in professional photos that are appropriate for your look and the market for which you are best suited. Crystal Models may even offer to cover the expense of a professional photo shoot that you can then pay back once you start booking modeling jobs.
Congratulations to our 17 year stunning Arual Cyer Mayar.
She is now represented in Italian territory by our amazing colleagues at Brave Model Management in Milan.
Congratulations ARUAL CYERDIT to the first of the so many Placements coming soon in the global fashion capitals of the World.
We as a talent scouting agency scouted her recently at the beginning of the covid19 lockdown.Today she is still undergoing development classes from the agency.
Our Beautiful Arual Cyer Mayar from our recent model intake
This 16 year old beauty was discovered recently at the start of the covid19 Lock down and she is still undergoing Development at CMA Model Academy
FINALE AT THE CUCCI FALL/WINTER 2020
❤️Our beautiful young Ugandan Star🌟 Anna Anena made her mark at the CUCCI FALL/WINTER 2020 show showcasing Outfits by Gucci.
If you are just starting out as a model, you might have gotten requests from casting agents or clients asking for your comp card. Read on to find out why the comp card is one of the most important items to have on you during castings and how to create one for yourself.
A comp card (composite card) is the model’s business card. It contains basic information like your name, measurements, photos, and contact information. It is to help casting agents or clients remember who you are and know who to contact should you get the job.
What Is on a Composite Card
The standard model comp card size is much bigger than a business card. It is slightly bigger than a post card. The standard size is A5 or 5.5″ x 8.5″ and is usually printed on double-sided.
On one side, it has the model’s name, stats, and headshot. The headshot should show the model’s features clearly. If the model’s face is covered, clients might assume that the agency is trying to cover a flaw.
Model’s stats to include:
- Vital stats (bust/chest, waist, hips)
- Hair colour
- Eye colour
- Shoe size
On the other side of the comp card, showcase 4 or 6 photos from the model’s portfolio. The selected photos should show off the model’s range. This will act as a mini portfolio of the model. The agency’s contact information is usually found on this side of the comp card as well. If you are a freelancer, include your own details here.
Why Should You Use A Comp Card
Often, there are job requests coming into the agency looking for a certain kind of model. For example, caucasian female with blonde hair. The booker will compile the comp cards of all the models who fit this description and send it over to the client. The client will then choose who they want to cast or select based on the comp cards. This is why the photos on the comp card should present the best of the model’s portfolio.
A model should always bring their portfolio book and comp card for casting. During casting, the client will look through the portfolio book and request for a comp card. The comp card helps the client track who to shortlist and which agency represents them. It is likely that a model without a comp card would not be shortlisted. Therefore, it is important to inform your agency if you are running low on comp cards.
When To Update Your Comp Card
The photos on the model’s comp card should reflect his/her current appearance. If a model has made significant changes to his/her appearances (different hair length or colour), the comp card needs to be updated. The photos will also need to be replaced if there are newer and better photos (magazine covers, international fashion shows, major campaigns, etc.).
Your booker is the best person to determine which photos to put on the comp card. They have the industry expertise and experience to know what kind of photos will work and land the model jobs.
INTRODUCING ANOTHER GORGEOUS✨New face MYRA JONES ANDINDA IN THE CURVY REVOLUTION ✨✨
💋Myra Jones Andinda
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A R E Y O U C R Y S T A L ?
Attention All beautiful Curvies , you now have a place in Crystal Models Africa.
We have officially signed up the Beautiful Christine Asemo
I met Asemo sometime back during a fashion show and she asked me if girls of her size would be relevant in the modeling industry.I replied her with a “Super” YES👍🏽
Unlike many Plus size girls,Asemo decided to start training with other smaller girls without fear of her size.Asemo is a fashion designer and very passionate of her modeling career.
In Uganda Today, many Girls are afraid of doing modeling because they think it’s for small tall girls and that people will laugh at them ,whoever Today we redefined that and the agency started Signing them officially with an aim of not only working in the modeling industry but also develop their confidence to being beautiful.
Many have tried and later stopped at doing runway shows only.We have decided to take it on to the next level.
We are introducing a new Board ,”C R Y S T A L C U R V I E S”.
It’s now time girls used that to embrace their curves and who they are.Am extremely proud of Asemo Christine🙏🏽
#crystalcurvies #crystalmodelsafrica #cmagirls #plussize #curvy #curvymodels #curvymodel #beautifulcurves #curvystyle #celebratemysize #bodypositive #modeling #respectmysize #respectmycurves #asfas2019