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The male supermodel is on the rise
Over the last decade the male modelling industry has grown significantly. Whilst there may not be many male models that are household names there are a huge amount of them that are commanding large fees from bookings.
The myth is that male modelling have to be over 6’1 unless you have aspirations to do catwalk modelling this is not the case. First Step Modelling has helped thousands of aspiring models to launch their career across all different categories of modelling. Anyone can be a model so if you have the patience, determination and confidence then let First Step Modelling help you kick-start a modelling career. Once you have decided that you have the look and determination to make it as a male modelling you will need to decide which area of modelling your look will suit.
Being a Male Models
Male models need to be body confident and a toned physique is a bonus. Decide early on what sort of work you are comfortable doing. Would you be comfortable modelling in your underwear? If not then don’t be afraid to tell your agency.
Don’t worry that you will lose out on jobs concentrate on carving out a niche for yourself instead. As with female models you will need to know how to walk, pose and be confident and comfortable in front of the camera. Be open minded and professional as sometimes the clothing you have to wear may not be to your taste or often you will have to wear makeup to look your best take these things in your stride and be pleasant so that clients and creative teams rebook you.
Categories of Male Modelling
Catwalk: Catwalk modelling is the only category to have a height restriction. The standard height requirement for male catwalk models is a minimum of 6’1. In order to fit the high fashion clothing samples male catwalk models need to have a lean body. Desired looks vary from brand to brand but the standard male catwalk model has a structured jaw, clear complexion and striking looks.
High Fashion Print Modelling
As fashion trends change so do looks for models. For print modelling the requirements vary from agency to agency. As with catwalk modelling the standard height is 6’1 but some agencies will take on shorter models if they have a great look. Again, in order to fit into the samples high fashion print models will need to have a lean body.
Catalogue modelling offers a range of opportunities for prospective male models. There are hundreds of catalogues and brochures in circulation so if you fit the client’s brief there will always be work for you.
Catalogue models appear in images in print and online also. Because catalogue models are supposed to represent the general public there are opportunities for models of all heights, ages and sizes to gain work in this field. Call now to hear more about catalogue modelling.
Commercial models can have a variety of looks. Depending on the product or service that they are advertising their required looks can range from that of the average person to someone with stunning looks. There are huge opportunities within commercial modelling – such models are hired to be ‘the face’ of a product or service. Give us a call to find out more about the opportunities within commercial modelling.
In order to be a fitness model you will need to have an exceptionally toned and healthy physique. A lot of fitness models are personal trainers or ex-athletes so be aware that your body needs to be in the best shape it can be. A typical booking could be to advertise a fitness product/service or a healthy lifestyle therefore your muscle definition needs to look realistic. There are several agencies that specialise in fitness modelling. A lot of fitness models also make a lot of bookings as commercial models. Get in touch to find out more about getting into fitness modelling.
Practically anybody can do promotional modelling provided you are presentable and well groomed. Promotional models are hired to interact with prospective consumers by promoting a particular service or product.
Promotional models are often hired to work in shopping centres, busy high streets and trade shows to interact with the general public so you will need to be comfortable interacting with people. Call us today to hear more advice on promotional modelling.
Successful male modelling tend to have a longer career than their female counterparts. The reason being is that there is a large market for mature male modelling particularly within the luxury market. These products and services are marketed towards older men. Examples are expensive cars, luxury watches and premium alcoholic spirits. Most large modelling agencies have a classics division so if classic modelling is something that you are interested in get in touch today.
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By registering with First Step Modelling we will give you all the advice and tips on how to give yourself the best chance to get into modelling – whether you’re aiming to sign with an agency or go freelance. First Step Modelling will advise you on how to give yourself the edge. We will help you to select images that show you at your best and teach you how to build your portfolio and approach modelling agencies professionally.