During your casting, a poor choice of attire can make you lose points. Don’t come dressed in formal attire or otherwise jogging. Sometimes you will be asked to bring leggings and a pair of heels to pass the casting. In any case, come in an outfit that puts you in value but still relatively neutral.
Don’t over-accessorize; pick one unusual piece that gives your outfit personality.
Hashtags. We have a lot of feelings about hashtags. Using a dozen hashtags and tagging modeling agencies in your selfies are not good ways to get noticed; in fact, it does the opposite and can be seen as desperation. Hashtag use should seem natural: “Had a great day at the beach with my best friends! #girlsquad #summer” sounds a lot better than “Had a great day at the beach with my best friends! #girlsquad #summer #girl #model #vogue #IMGmodelspleasefindme #leg #arms #face #water.
It is difficult for anyone to hear that their “look” isn’t right on a daily basis. Whatever an agent or client thinks of your particular look never has anything to do with who you are as a person. Models are chosen and rejected based on a multitude of factors; a client may not book a model simply because they look exactly like another model booked for the shoot, or that they have too many blondes and need a brunette. Please don’t internalize these messages. The fact that you have been asked to audition for a job or meet with an agent means they like you, and that’s always a good thing.
Do not publicly share photos that are unprofessional. Go ahead and get practice in front of the camera and help your friends out with their art projects, but a bad photo (regardless of how great your abs look) could strongly turn off a potential agent or client who Googles you. For reference, take a look at top agency boards to get a feel for what kind of photos they look for and their style.
Many of today’s supermodels were turned down numerous times before they were signed to an agency. Becoming a model is a process. It takes time, patience and perseverance. So, if becoming a model is your dream then keep at it, you never know, you could be the next Piggy Chops!