If family, friends and even random strangers have long told you you have the beauty and poise to be a model and you are ready to take the plunge, you need to know the steps to take to become a model whether it’s in print or press. First you have to decide whether you want to work modelling in print, press or some other area. Next, you need decide what niche best suits you and put together a portfolio with head and full-length shots with various facial expressions and outfits to show your style and versatility. Your next step is to find a modelling agency that can help you to get jobs.
Picking A Modelling Agency
There are many modelling agencies advertising today. But not all of them are legitimate or give you your best chance for success. Do a little research on the agencies you like to see their track record. Ask whether the agency handles submission through open call or mail-in. Be wary of modelling agencies asking for money right off the bat. They could be a scam. When you submit your portfolio to an agency, wait a month then make a phone call to follow up. While waiting, investigate local modeling opportunities at department stores, fashion design schools or boutiques. That can help to kick-start your modelling career. Remember, it takes persistence and determination to succeed as a model.
The Brown Agency
Austin, Texas based The Brown Agency represents models and actors and finds them work in catalogues, books, magazines, billboards, commercials, industrial videos, runways, trade, promotional and corporate events and more. The agency provides a wide range of services for models to prepare them for lucrative opportunities. The agency was founded by former model Justin Brown. Brown worked as a model while in college. Plus he had a knack training models and excelled in their development and placement.
In 2008 he founded JB Models and Talent. Brown trained models to become more professional and either found them work directly or through larger agencies using his ties to the Wilhelmina Models network. Brown founded the Brown Agency and moved it to Austin, Texas in 2010. It quickly became an industry leader. They’ve placed Texas models and talent with major brands like Louis Vuitton, L’Oréal, Dell, Toyota, Dodge Ram, Ford, Bing and thousands of other well-known brands by establishing big market expectations and standards.
The agency prides itself on their ability to develop talent and helping models transform into elegant, dependable professionals able to handle any assignment. These days models from The Brown Agency grace runways during fashion week in Austin, Dallas, Miami, New York and many other locations and are found in all types of print media.