Modeling can be an exciting and lucrative career choice. If successful you could travel the world, meet interesting people and earn great money. However nothing in the modeling world is guaranteed. It is competitive, often cut throat and no matter how good a model you are, your career has a shelf life and you will need something to fall back on.
Our experts at Child Actor LA say that a good education is vital and something all aspiring models should not neglect. Experts can show you how to break into the world of freelance modeling whilst still ensuring that you get a good education. Many being at school manage to juggle a part time modeling career along side their exams. You need a supportive family and a strong mind to be able to do this.
If you are at school, college or university and you want to try and break into the world of modeling, then the best thing to do is fit castings and auditions in during your free time. Don’t miss exams and important lectures, as you will rely on your education if modeling doesn’t work out for you. There are many ways to get into the modeling world, either through a good model agency, through contacts or through self-promotion.
Indeed the modeling industry itself has many careers within it that could be just as rewarding as being a model. A qualification in fashion, make-up/ styling, photography, journalism or business management can land you a great job in the modeling industry – probably with more longevity than modeling itself. Don’t burn your bridges, leave all your options open. After all, your potential may reveal itself as you get older.
Your school or college should be supportive if you need to take time off to attend castings or photo shoots. However you should not expect to miss school or college during important exam periods. If you are putting yourself up for a casting and you know the job is during exam time or when you should be revising then don’t go to the casting. If you know you will not be able to attend the job (if you get it) then don’t waste the casting directors time, as they may not use you again. If you are studying then consider modeling as a part time job only – wait until you have finished your exams to delve deeper into the industry and discover what you could achieve.