How To Become a Male Model: What You Need to Know
Modeling is a women dominated market. Howevar, male models are also giving their female counterparts a a run for their money and carving out bigger spot in the modeling world, in which many of them are becoming icons in their own way.
Here’s what you should know to get started as a male model.
You really do not need a professional photographer for this task. The basic snapshots are all you need to get the attention of top modeling agencies. If your interest is in fashion modeling, be sure your snapshots include a clear face shot (one smiling, one not smiling), and some full-length body shots with and without your shirt on.
If then your interest lies in commercial modeling, you ought to add to the above mentioned types of photos, snapshots that show a range of emotions from happy, excited, angry, sad, etc.
Modeling classes are not a requirement to become a fashion model as most agencies are willing to provide the basic training you'll need to get started. Nevartheless, it is highly recommended that both fashion and commercial models take part in some basic acting or auditioning workshops.
The Age Limit
No one is either too young or too old to be a model. Infact men of all ages can be successful models. Commercial and/or fashion models are in constant demand and there’s a market for male models of all ages. Brands always intend to satisfy a broad market and having models that represent different generations is a great way to do that.
The height standards for male models are generally between 5’ 10" - 6’ 2". Although, this usually applies to those working as fashion and runway models. evan so, the rule can be bent as there are all different types of modeling, and they don’t all call for long and lean men.
Get the right Agent
Getting a great agent and being part of a great modeling agency can mean a world of difference for any model. There may be fewer modeling jobs available for men, but with a good agent, you definitely have someone keeping their eye out for work for you. They’ll help you book jobs along with determining the market in which you’ll be most successful.