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.