The Preliminary Requisite to be a Model

Finding out if you are cut out to be model can be both daunting as well as simple. You have to be 100 per cent true to yourself. Though this field asks for no special qualifications this is what you got to have:

* The definition of beauty in this field is relative. What you must have is a photogenic face, a proportionate figure and a terrific personality.
* Good height is essential, especially in ramp modelling
* Extrovert and expressive
* Well groomed physique and personality
* Uninhibited by crowd
* Flamboyant and confident
* Photogenic
* Poise
* Excellent communication skills
* Healthy lifestyle
* Ability to travel alone

Most models start off young - as early as 16. The best measurements for a female model are 5'9", 34b bust, 24" waist, 34" hips. If you are within one inch of these measurements you will be very
versatile to model almost anything. Ramp models are typically 5'7" to 6' tall and an extremely thin size with 32-35" bust, 22-25" waist and 33-36" hips. Male models should ideally be around 6” tall.

You don't need to be beautiful in the classical term. You should have a well-toned and proportioned body with a thin face, good skin and beautiful hair. Always provide very accurate measurements to the agency and model coordinators. (Just imagine you get hired for an assignment and the clothes don't fit!). For men heights should be 5'11" to 6'2" and you must fit in a 40-42" jacket.