Models Direct: Modelling for Beginners
Being a model is one of those jobs that can change your life if you get lucky. Are you thinking of getting involved in the industry any time soon? You can get where you want to be by concentrating on the details and avoiding the mistakes of others. One thing you need to do is learn about the industry. You need to find some time to speak to people in the industry and learn what they did to get where they are. It is possible to do this over the internet without having to search for people physically. There are many agencies out there; some are credible while others are not very reliable. Models Direct have been around for 25 years, an achievement we are proud of. We have heard of many people who end up wasting their time and money focusing on modelling advice style agencies.
As a beginner, you also need to be ready for what is coming ahead of you. Modelling involves a lot of dedication and sacrifice. For example, you may have to lose some weight and you will notice the constant pressure to impress at all times. Caring for your body is the most important aspect of your modelling career. You need to ensure that you are of the right weight and that your skin looks healthy at all times.
Avoid fizzy drinks, even diet ones. They are terrible for facial skin aging, and also have other effects on your health – not just the teeth. Also, avoid weird diets. More often than not, they shock your body into losing weight, and as soon as you return to normal eating you end up like you were before. Little and often is a good phrase to remember, whether it’s for food or exercise. Taking on too much can just be demotivating! If you would like to know more about Models Direct or Talent Management, visit our other blogs and watch the official Models Direct video below this post. On our website you can see modeling jobs as they come in, and see which ones you think you’d be right for. They are all posted on the Models Direct job board! Happy hunting!
Welcome to the Models Direct blog. Models Direct are one of the UK’s biggest modelling agencies and specialise in connecting models with clients and modelling jobs. This month we thought we should look at two celebrities that we love and learn about how fame caused problems in their lives, perhaps hoping to learn some lessons. The world finds talent, stardom and beauty irresistible and those who have these qualities are considered special and above the crowd. Celebs appear to have everything that anyone could ever want in life.
Whitney Houston , one of the most beautiful actresses and talented singers ever married retired star Bobby Brown in 1992 at the height of her career. Due to her drug problems, it might not have been the best move to get together with someone with issues of his own. Through their tumultuous marriage, Whitney’s drug abuse only became worse. They divorced in 2007 at a time when Houston was about to record a new album and her life seemed to be going well. She appeared on Oprah Winfrey’s show two years later and gave an interview that was noted as being one of the most outspoken. Houston admitted to the world that her drug addiction got out of control after the thundering success of The Bodyguard in 1992. Her world tour in 2010 didn’t salvage her career, though. Her fans were disappointed at the performance and the quality of her voice. She also received numerous negative responses from critics. While she did go to rehab, she never overcame her habit. In 2012, under the influence of cocaine, marijuana and other drugs, she drowned in her bath. Despite this sad end, Whitney Houston is one of the world’s best-selling singers with more than 200 million records sold.
Britney Spears is one of those rare people who start out as a child star. Many models also start as children but Britney has also made the transformation to stardom as an adult. Britney started her career at the age of 11. At this time she was picked for The New Mickey Mouse Club with other later to be famous stars such as Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera. After that show she focused on her solo career. After releasing her first single in 1998 and becoming a worldwide sensation, she somehow let her life unravel. In 2004 her reputation and name was ruined due to a strange two day marriage with Jason Alexander. She then had a scandalous love affair with a backup dancer. In that same year she married him and gave birth to their first son. However, their marriage didn’t last long and after the birth of their second son divorce proceedings began. Britney Spears was acknowledged to be mentally ill giving her ex-husband full custody over their children. She has since made a great recovery and we wish her continued success. To find out more about Models Direct, visit the official website and see live modelling jobs as they come in. Applications only take a few minutes and you can even get in touch via the Models Direct Facebook page. Our brand new video below will tell you more about what we can do for you and your modelling career!
We all remember those long nights of agony as our leg bones grew and our muscles struggled to keep up. This pain is experienced by the majority of children, and most often in the legs. Growing pain is not a medical condition or a disease that needs treated by a doctor. The pain is almost always gone by morning because we grow the most at night. They are a normal part of childhood and when it happens your child will benefit from comfort, attention and a motherly touch.
The most common childhood growing pains are sharp, throbbing pains in the legs, typically occurring at night and sometimes in late afternoon. Occasionally, the pains can be strong enough to wake a child. Between 25 and 40 percent of children between three and five years, and again between the ages of 8 and 12, experience these night time aches. If they indeed do not happen during the day then the chances are very high that they are simply growing pains and no further attention is needed. Modelling photo shoots are sometimes called off if the baby is distraught and feeling these pains. They happen almost at random and can just come out of the blue. There are some things you can do though to soften the discomfort. Massaging increases the blood flow to the growing tissues and bones and will take some attention away from the pain. Heated pads or warm hot water bottles will dull the pain too following by gentle stretching and moving to get things settled into place.
When trying these things pay close attention to your child’s reactions. If the area appears tender or hypersensitive it may be an indicator that something else is happening. They should be comforted by your touch. Growing pains are a muscular ache, not an inflammation, more like a stretching. Tenderness in the joints or pain when touched heralds a quick visit to your GP. These classic “growing pains” are different from pain associated with the rapid growth during the time period surrounding puberty. Increased bone growth outpaces muscle and tendon flexibility, causing new stresses on attachments to certain growth areas on the bone. Pain and swelling can occur and interfere with activities and sports. Inflammation of the growth plates is called apophysitis. The most common areas affected are the knee and heel, and the pain can fluctuate during the 2 to 3 years of rapid growth. Treatment includes flexibility exercises, local ice application, and altering activities during the painful days. Many modelling advice companies and agencies will encourage regular check ups from the GP if they feel that illness may affect your availability the health of your child.
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A lot of aspiring female models want to be a model because it brings all the fame and fortune they dream of. However, it’s an extremely competitive and cut-throat business that will more likely break you than make you. Here are some cold, hard truths about becoming a model, and many survive on nothing more than a pot of noodles a night. In these times, it is important to stay focused, remember who you are not lower your standards.
Don’t do any kind of female modelling you are not fully comfortable with.
If you don’t want to do glamour work or are uncomfortable doing full nudity, speak up and don’t let people push you past those limits – a picture lasts a lifetime. It is important to bring an adult who can supervise you at all times. If you want to become fashion models when you are older you may be discriminated against for getting your clothes off, or use it as a PR stunt! Think about your career as a whole and don’t do anything to tarnish your good name.
Having the right modelling agency behind you will make or break your modelling career. Choose an established and reputable agency. If you’ve decided signing with an agency isn’t right for you, you could consider going freelance. But be warned- the pay is usually considerably less and there are fewer safety precautions. Many clients will refuse to work with an un-signed model. Get a good, up-dated modelling portfolio and get cracking on finding the right modelling agency for you.
Generally, any model has to have energy and be healthy, having clear skin, a full head of hair, and good teeth. Other qualities such as height and weight depend on what you’re female modelling, plus size female modelling does not require you to be skinny. If you don’t generally fit the criteria of a model you can try becoming a body parts model. When you turn up for a modelling shoot be professional, polite and friendly and don’t forget to focus on the job. Make sure they remember you positively.
Decide what kind of model you’d like to be. Technically, anybody can be a model. However, do remember that if you don’t meet certain requirements that big brands are attracted to, that big contract you want may not be a reality. Be persistent, learn to handle rejection and believe in yourself and you will succeed.