Welcome back to Fashion Honors, today we will see how to become a model trying to answer all those questions that have always been asked on this site.
First of all, let’s try to understand who the model is and what he does for a living. The model is nothing more than a professional figure like any other with the difference that the requirements for access to the world of fashion are nothing short of rigid, therefore making this job very coveted especially by younger people who are increasingly bombarded by advertising and from social networks where these people seem to have a surprising economic return.
The model is therefore a professional who works in the fashion field, he is the one who dresses the clothing designed by the stylists and becomes an integral part of the advertising process that leads to the sale of the products.
However, the model can also be used in different areas, not just advertising, in fact it is also used in the publishing sector becoming an essential part for a magazine, or even in showrooms where it parades wearing clothing to be presented to buyers.
What are the requirements to become a model? What is the required height?
As we said, the requirements to become a model are really very strict, this is because the competition is always greater and it becomes difficult not only to be noticed by the agencies that deal with selecting the models, but also to be able to stand out among all the others.
We also remind you that the influence of Eastern European countries is literally saturating the market with this highly sought-after professional figure, especially by women.
Having said that, let’s try to take stock of the requirements. The minimum age required to become a model is 16, while the maximum age can be as high as 40 for men, while for women, the career ends a little earlier unless you become very famous.
The minimum height required to become a model is 185 cm while for women it is 175 cm, the gold size for men is 48, 46 is fine too, for women 40 but also 42.
While a few years ago a height of 172 cm for women and 183 cm for men would have been sufficient, nowadays this is no longer the case, agencies, especially those located in Milan, are increasingly strict in this regard.
In fact, the model in order to receive the jobs must have an agency to rely on that will take care of the search for the jobs, unfortunately for the fashion shows the standard height required for males goes from 186 to 189, while for women from 175 to 179 , you can hardly be used with different measures unless you are already well known due to television appearances and so on.
For editorials, commercial photos and advertisements, a lower height would be welcome, but unfortunately the agencies are looking for models to be employed at 360 degrees and they will hardly represent you.
What are the steps to follow to become a model?
Now that you know what the requirements are to become a model, it is likely that you want to know how to become one, in this regard we can tell you that if you have the requirements that the agencies are looking for it could be less complicated but still not so easy.
The first thing is to go to the website of the most well-known and important agencies, and fill out a form in the “BECOME A MODEL” section.
I recommend that the photos you are going to send are as natural as possible, possibly taken with a reflex camera and following the guidelines that you will find on the website of the agency. For women, absolutely no make-up!
At this point, once the agency has been contacted, it should respond within 14 days, if it does not, it is because they are not interested, our advice is to contact several agencies at the same time.
If, on the other hand, there is an interest on their part, you will be contacted by email with a request to come to their office, probably Milan or Rome, forget about agencies located outside these two cities if you want to become true professionals.
BEWARE OF THOSE WHO PROPOSE CASTINGS THAT ARE CARRIED OUT OUTSIDE THE AGENCY, AND FROM THE ADDRESS INDICATED ON THE WEB PORTAL OF THE AGENCY ITSELF!
On the day of the casting you will have to go as natural as possible, it does not matter if you do not have a book, a serious agency will invest for you in the creation of the same, and will make up for the costs incurred once you start the first works.
How much does a model make?
There are many who want to become models, this is because the earnings for those who manage to become models are really high, just think that for an advertisement even if not known at all you could earn figures like 5,000 / 10,000 euros for a couple of days of work, paid travel and 5 star hotel.
On the other hand, the life of the model is not so easy, just think that you will have to follow a very strict diet, moreover you will have to travel the world, because the work will not always take place in Milan or Rome, and undergo journeys of many hours for a couple of days of work.
What are the most serious agencies to become models?
Below is a list of the most important fashion agencies in Italy to contact to become models, by clicking you will be redirected directly to the form on their website which you will have to fill in to be contacted.
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