In these modern times, modeling is for every shape and size. A need has grown for plus models as society finally recognizes that attractive bodies come in all shapes and sizes. If you are a larger person you can certainly consider being a plus-size model, here are some tips.
Ensure that you satisfy the requirements that are established. Certain requirements are necessary to become a plus-size model, such as being at least 5’8″ tall and having a shoe size including, but no less than, size 10. Plus-size models aren’t weighed, usually, but fitness obviously contributes to a better appearance. Modeling agencies prefer figures in proper proportions. Your success as a plus size model is dependent on these qualifications.
Create your portfolio. The first thing you need to get a plus-size modeling job is a good portfolio. Make an effort to present an attractive package that will show modeling agencies your past experience. When you are starting out the portfolio will likely be incomplete. Just include some good casual shots of yourself – preferably not too staged or posed. Remember to also include a variety of photo types in your portfolio (such as close-up shots, head-shots, and at least one head-to-toe shot). Only put in pictures of yourself wearing flattering and proper clothing.
Start calling phone numbers for modeling agencies, no matter how nervous you are. To get work as a plus-size model, you must research the right agencies–not all accept plus-sized models. Check into the history and record of any agency you’re considering. If you can find any other models to talk to, that would be a good idea. Do not, ever, outlay money in order to be considered (or in order to join) an agency specializing in plus models. This is not at all necessary, and is usually a scam to de-fraud desperate would-be models.
Be sure that they are impressed by you when you arrive. When going out to meet new agencies, be sure that you are fully prepared for the interview. Only wear clothing that fits nicely, that is neither too tight nor baggy. Garments that are overly tight or unattractive will automatically repel any prospective fashion model agent. Comfortable, semi-casual clothing is fine, but more formal is OK too. To give some height, add a pair of small heels that day.
Proceed to an open call. Many plus-size models have been discovered just by getting out there and attending open calls – but be prepared for a lot of people and a hectic day. Also be prepared to give your contact information, your past experience and even your personal interests. As part of the interview process, expect the plus-size industry professionals to measure you and ask you to pose for some pictures.
Remain calm and have good composure no matter how you feel during the open interview or even an open call. Everyone can expect to be criticised about some aspect of their look, but just let it go. You are bound to be recognized for your star quality, which will open up an opportunity for you to jumpstart your career as a plus-size model.
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