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Requirements to become a model

Gauri Chaturvedi
created: 22nd Mar 2017 Last Modified: 27th Mar 2017
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YoungBuzz Career Counsellor
created: 22nd Mar 2017 Last Modified: 22nd Mar 2017

There is no single right way to get in, it depends on your contacts and getting in touch with model cordinators.

REQUIRMENTS:

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 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.

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.

You could read the career profiles of acting and modeling on our website i.e www.youngbuzz.com.

All the best!