One On One With Instagram Superstar Marjara Petito

Most people think modeling is just all about looking good, maintaining a slim figure and a glowing skin – but that’s not true at all. It is as much about your outlook and attitude as it is about your external facade. Not only should the cameraman know how to capture this attitude, but the onus is on the model too, to bring out that attitude using various poses and expressions. All professional models have this particular skill, and that is what makes them successful. Today we will be talking about one such model, and her name is Marjara Petito.

Marjara Francesca Petito, or Marjara Petito as she is popularly known, is a stunning yet humble model who has a whopping following of more than 100,000 on Instagram. Her beauty can be attributed to her half-Brazilian, half-Italian genes and she is based out of Sydney. When she is not posing in front of the camera, she is just as normal as the girl next door. She has a college degree in Physical Education, which is most likely the reason for her incredible physique and she is also happily married. Her hobbies include pole dancing, gymming, horse riding, and dancing.

Looking back at how her career started, Marjara was always interested in modeling and began auditioning at the young age of 15. However, she had to undergo many rejections despite all her hard work. Finally, three years ago, she struck gold when an Australian photographer on Instagram discovered her. Talking about what she likes best about modeling, she says it is the feeling of being a diva that she gets when the cameras are flashing away in her direction. When asked about the flip side of the coin, she says “I love my job, so I don’t really see a negative side, but the only thing that seems like the negative side is that we stand for far too long and are asked to sustain a certain pose for hours on end. Sometimes, even the photographer can be unpleasant.”

Some of the most memorable moments in her professional life include filming for an event in the Philippines embassy, having lunch at the embassy, as well as photoshoots in Hawaii, New Caledonia, and Singapore. It was tough for her to single out a particular moment or episode that stood out as the most memorable because, for her, working with a different photographer is a unique experience in itself. The other thing that she loves about her profession is the number of people she gets to meet when traveling to places for photoshoots.

When asked about how she was able to anchor herself in a profession that has more emphasis on external physical characteristics, her reply was no short of astounding. She said, “Well, it is difficult to not fall into the temptation of (plastic) surgery or some or the other form of retouch, especially when you know that everyone does it. Furthermore, a healthy diet and correct physical activities greatly help the mind and body to stay beautiful.”

Marjara has planned out a number of new things to do in the future. She is all set to launch her very own clothing collection for men, women, and children called “PETITO ITALIAN STYLE.” When asked about how she defines the concept of beauty, she very graciously answers that according to her, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. For her, the eyes are the windows to the soul. Talking about “flaws,” she says that the one flaw in her that she would never change would be her nose as she is scared of the pain.

Marjara is an ambitious, vivacious, and an incredibly hard-working model. She remains an inspiration to young girls out there and reminds them to never give up on their dreams. Watch out for Marjara and her clothing line in the near future!

The ‘LIGHTNING FAST’ round:

1. Last good movie I’ve seen was “Wonder” with Julia Roberts; it was about bullying.

2. What do you consider beautiful and why? Beauty is subjective because beauty is in the eye of the beholder. For me, the beauty of the soul begins with the eyes since the eyes are the window to the soul.

3. What haven’t you done yet that you wish you could? Bungee Jumping

4. Complete this sentence: “If I had no fear, I’d…” swim with sharks because I have a phobia of sharks and snakes.

5. What is the one “flaw” you wouldn’t change about yourself? My nose because I’m too scared of pain.

Rising Star Spotlight: Introducing The Stunning Ashleigh Davidson

At 24, Ashleigh Davidson is one of the rising stars of the modeling scene. She’s the youngest of her four sisters and grew up on the South Coast of New South Wales. Recently, she was voted as StarCentral Magazine’s Sexiest Woman Of The Month and for good reason.

 Ashleigh was originally discovered by the New Faces Talent Agency (NFTA). Since then, her modeling career has taken off, as she was asked to take on various projects all over the world. While some people dislike the constant traveling associated with modeling, Ashleigh doesn’t mind the process. This is because it allows her to visit multiple gorgeous destinations and experience a wide range of cultures. In fact, she would be open to moving to the United States one day. However, one of the biggest reasons why she likes modeling is because it allows her to meet a range of new people. This exposes her to new ways of thinking, providing new perspectives on the world. Furthermore, the people she’s met through modeling have given her some amazing opportunities. For example, she was given the chance to work with Elka Wardega, to help Elka promote her bridal business. This was such a special experience because Elka has won an Academy Award for her work on the film, Mad Max: Fury Road. Getting the opportunity to meet these fascinating people and learn their backstories is one of the biggest rewards for Ashleigh. The support she has received from her friends and family gives her the courage and determination to continue pursuing a modeling career.

For many people, the modeling industry can be difficult, which can take a toll on their mental health. Thankfully, Ashleigh has built a great support network to prevent this from happening. Her family has given her their full support. Also, she has an encouraging partner, who she intends to marry later this year.

Ashleigh admits that she has learned multiple valuable lessons to help her cope with the challenges of modeling. One of the biggest lessons she’s learned is to avoid comparing herself with other models. Everyone is unique, each model bringing a different set of skills. Understanding this has helped Ashley accept numerous things about herself. She also enjoys taking time to de-stress by frequently visiting the beach.

Ashleigh Davidson has a long modeling career ahead of her thanks to her beauty and positive attitude. For this reason, she was voted as StarCentral Magazine’s Sexiest Woman Of The Month and her future definitely looks very bright. She intends to eventually move closer to Sydney, giving her access to more opportunities. She also wants to continue to pursue a career in the modeling and acting industries.

The ‘LIGHTNING FAST’ Round:

1. Last good movie I’ve seen: Avengers Endgame (amazing!)

2. What do you consider beautiful and why? People who have a good sense of humor.

3. What haven’t you done yet that you wish you could? Travel to America

4. Complete this sentence: “If I had no fear, I’d…” try to move overseas.

5. What is the one “flaw” you wouldn’t change about yourself? My height, I’ve always been told I’m too short to be a model, and I wouldn’t change it.

Rising Star Spotlight: Get To Know The Stunning Rimma Oleinikova

At just 24 years-old, Rimma Oleinikova is one of the rising stars of the modeling industry. She was initially encouraged to start modeling because of her husband. Thanks to his encouraging words, she now has the confidence to share her beauty with the rest of the world. For this reason, she was crowned StarCentral Magazine’s swimsuit model of the month.

Rimma is a firm believer that true beauty needs to come from within. She wants to prove to all women that they have the power to be beautiful. For example, women have the option to put on make-up and choose the clothes that suit them best. By doing this, they can mould their beauty the way they want it to be.

One of Rimma’s favorite things about being a model is the chance to meet new people and have new experiences. Though she has done multiple shoots, the one that stands out for her the most was her collaboration with Masha Stefyn. When she was working with Marsha, she learned that there was a story behind every photograph. This partnership worked so well because Marsha seemed to capture her raw emotions in the photos. These images showed how she felt about herself. This interaction changed the way that she viewed photographers, proving that there is so much more to them than just taking pictures of a pretty face. Rimma is still in awe of the ability of photographers to show perspectives that no-one else notices. Meeting these talented people, who enjoy their work, makes Rimma want to work even harder.

When she’s not posing for the camera, Rimma has multiple other hobbies. She enjoys painting and kickboxing. This allows her to take away some of the pressure the modeling world places on her, keeping her grounded. She can also rely on the support of her husband to deal with the negatives that accompany her modeling career. In an industry where she will be judged based on her looks, it’s important to have someone who believes in her more deeply than she believes in herself.

As Rimma Oleinikova continues to develop her modeling career, there are multiple lessons that she can teach to aspiring models. She also wants to inspire and empower other women. Because of these traits, the future looks bright for Rimma. She has a degree in Bachelor of Marketing, which she can use to further her modeling skills. This will allow Rimma Oleinikova to continue to share her inspiring message with the rest of the world.

Interview With An Instagram Superstar: Get To Know The Stunning Valeria Sizova

Valeria Sizova’s appeal is definitely in her stunning features and smoking hot body. She’s a model, dancer and a choreographer who’s based in Sydney, Australia and in fact, she recently opened her own dance and entertainment company called ICrave Dance & Entertainment. She has placed in a number of high profile modeling competitions such as Miss Supercars, Maxim’s Swimwear Model of the Year competition or the World Miss All Nations and is currently the reigning Miss Russia Australia and Miss NSW Face of Origin.

StarCentral Magazine recently sat down with Valeria Sizova to find out more about what it’s like to be a model and an Instagram star and here’s what went down.

Can you please give us a bit of a background as to who you are and what you do?

My name is Valeria Sizova, and I’m a model, dancer and a choreographer based in Sydney. I recently opened my dance and entertainment company called ICrave Dance & Entertainment (@icraveentertainment) where I teach classes and crew rehearsals for the shows.

I completed Bachelor of Political & Social Sciences majoring in Government & International Relations; Certificate 3 & 4 in Fitness and completed Music School majoring in piano.

I made it to Top 4 in the Miss Supercars 2017 competition, I made it to Top 5 in the Maxim Swimwear Model of the Year 2017 competition, I won 1st Runner-up at the World Miss All Nations 2018 held in China, and I was also crowned Miss Russia Australia and Miss NSW Face of Origin last year.

2. What do you like most about being an influencer?

I believe that each one of us can influence people around us because we all have social platforms even beyond our surroundings. I am one of those people who loves to promote a healthy lifestyle and confidence in women by being the best version of yourself.

3. The downside to being an influencer?

Sometimes it’s very hard to get the message across social platforms and expect people to understand and accept your view and the way you see things. That’s because everyone has different perceptions and experiences in life, and they do affect us in various ways that influence our decisions.

4. What’s your favorite social media platform?

I’ve discovered that our modern society is getting ‘fed up’ with reading long stories/posts and the right images or short videos are sometimes the only way to attract their attention. I believe Instagram has been the most popular asset to influence society these days. The beauty of this social media platform is that it gives you an option to choose which visual material you can use, add valuable context to your photos, organize polls, read the statistics of your posts and find out what topics attracts people the most to your profile.

5. What’s your best advice when it comes to growing your Instagram account?

If you want to build a more significant following, first you need to be specific with what you want your Instagram profile to be known for – whether it be modeling, dancing, writing books, protecting animals from human cruelty around the world… you have to write down what you do, so people can clearly see the purpose of your social media profile. Secondly, regular posting is a key to engaging your followers and keeping them on their toes.

Don’t play around with filters too much – don’t hide your identity behind ‘dogs face’ snaps, overexposed filters or over posting on your social media (3-4 posts per day might be too much to handle/follow for people). People want to see real you as this is the only way how they can relate their lives to your posts.

6. What powerful strategies did you use to grow your Instagram followers to how it is now?

The time of my posts is specific. I only post a photo on Instagram either early morning or evening after 6 pm – before and after work hours when people are most likely to get on the social media pages.

Get a bit personal on your page so people can see the real person behind the images. Conduct a poll, ask their opinion, wish people a good day, make a promotion for a special event. Think of something that can get you more involved with your audience.

And of course, hashtags and tags are crucial to engaging more followers to your profile.

7. What hashtags would you recommend that really helped grow your account?

The hashtags you use should depend on the image you want to post. Firstly, in every single picture I post on Instagram I make sure I add a location, so I can get the local audience to follow me. If I’m doing a shoot, I usually use related hashtags like #photooftheday, #makeupoftheday or #modelslife. If I want a hashtag to describe the style/mode of my shoot, then I would use hashtags like #bridalshoot #bikinishoot #fashionshoot, etc. to be more specific to my post. Dancing is very different from modeling so if I want to target a diverse audience I need to use different hashtags, so if I’m posting a dancing photo, I will use hashtags like #dance, #style of the dance or #dancerslife, etc.I don’t do random hashtags like #letshashtagthewholeuniverseforthesakeoftagging – I specifically pick the right hashtags that relate to my post for maximum engagement.

Recently Instagram has created a new option – you can now subscribe to hashtags. So when people are looking for ideas that can go to these hashtags you need to make sure your profile is prominent in these hashtags so that users can subscribe to your profile.

8. Who have been the most interesting people you’ve met so far?

I meet new people every day and I must admit – I can learn something new from every single one of them. I don’t have any idols and I am not fanatic of anything or anyone. However, reading books is something that can inspire and motivate me every day.

9. Being part of an industry whose only emphasis is on the external characteristics of a person, how have you stayed grounded?

‘Work hard and stay humble’ is probably one of my favourite quotes of all time. Who likes people who are up themselves, selfish and narcissistic?? I don’t, so why be one?

10. Is your family supportive of you being in the limelight?

My family is unfortunately not living in Australia but I definitely have their support, and I can always ask for their opinion and advice despite the distance.

Likewise, my partner is very supportive and encouraging with what I do. Social platforms are time-consuming and a lot going on behind posts. When you have a purpose to carry on and want to reach out to people, you have to make an effort and spend enough time to be understood and change someone’s else perspective. Having the right partner and supportive friends and family is crucial to anything you do.

11. What are your plans? Inside your career or out of it.

I am currently working on my Dance & Entertainment business, and getting my shows up and running on a regular basis throughout the whole year.

I got through national finals in a few competitions this year, including fitness ones. So, my next 2-3 years will consist of raising my profile and getting more exposure in the modeling, dancing, and fitness industry. I don’t think I would ever stop learning and trying to get better in whatever industry I am today and in the future.

Lightning Fast Round:

1. Last good movie I’ve seen: ‘Seven Pounds’ with Will Smith is my forever favorite movie of all time.

2. What do you consider beautiful and why? I found loyalty is a beautiful quality and treasure to have – whether its loyalty towards what you do and believe in, to your partner, family or friends.

3. What haven’t you done yet that you wish you could? I would like to complete Masters degree in Psychology.

4. Complete this sentence: “If I had no fear, I’d be…” I actually never thought about it because I don’t fear anything.

5. What is the one “flaw” you wouldn’t change about yourself? I am a perfectionist and sometimes it drives me crazy. I won’t get myself into something until I am 100% ready and confident. That stopped me a few times from getting into job offers that I thought I wasn’t good enough. But how do you know if you don’t try and have a fair go right?

The Model Diet: What Models Eat To Stay In ‘Camera Ready’ Shape

Dieting like a model and dieting as a model are statements that are often found to run together but couldn’t be further apart. The perception that dieting like a model is one step off from anorexia is a perception that has been created through the last few decades but is, in reality, tapering off. As we all become more aware of healthy eating habits and wellness habits that lead to model bodies, there is a lot less passing up of great food and a lot more focus on eating healthy and we’ve all seen some of the fantastic things we can do with healthy food!.

Everything in Moderation

The phrase that literally everyone preaches, and almost literally, no one practices. You can eat what you want but within the scope of reason. If you crave burgers – sorry to say that you can’t have a burger every day, really there isn’t anyone that should unless you face death by burger deficiency then, have at it. Work to find a few “go-to” foods that are good for you and that you actually enjoy eating. By creating healthy favourites you can enjoy food without being mindful of exactly how often you’re having that meal.

Think Hearty and Energy

Often the first things to go in a diet are those foods that feel really heavy. Potatoes of any kind for example, however, sweet potatoes and yams are great cousins, that are delicious and super nutritious. They are also filling, and a good source of energy. Finding foods that work for you that leave you full but also not slowed down and sluggish is a great sign that you’ve found a “go-to” for you. What you want to cut out are the foods that don’t hit at least one of these marks.

Remove Sugar, Add Water

Everyone, everyone knows … at least deep down… that sugar is not good for you. Swapping out your sugary favourites for snacks or even full meals can be really difficult but simply cutting out this one factor will make a world of difference. If you’re questioning whether anything is too high in sugar then you need to review the label – Is it reasonable? Is it loaded with sugar substitutes? Because these are just as bad.

Now, you’re not actually swapping a sugary product for only water. Instead, you should be adding a lot more water into your daily habits. Also, a lot of the sugar we consume comes in beverage form so these two kinds of go hand in hand, but they aren’t purely dependent on one another. By removing soda, sugared-up coffee beverages and juice that has a lot of sugar as well, you’ll make room for most of your hydration needs to be satisfied with water.

Exercise

This goes for most people who need to maintain a model physique. Exercising will permit you to eat more of the things you love whether they are healthy or not as you are expelling more energy. It will also give you a healthy boost to your energy levels and keep you nicely toned!

Freelance Model Rates: How Much Should You Really Charge??

As a model working and attempting to remain competitive in an industry that is inundated by hopefuls (and by those who are even willing to work for free) you may find yourself facing an increasingly difficult situation regarding how much you can get paid. There seems to be no end to the current situation where models willingly put their hands up for work that is unpaid in return for mere “exposure”.

However, if you are an experienced model you should never sell yourself short, always keeping in mind that you are performing a valuable service and end product for a commercial enterprise. If you are a model working for a business making a profit you are legally entitled to a minimum rate of pay. Otherwise, the commercial enterprise that has employed your service may be in breach of legislation and liable to prosecution.

Fair Work Legislation governs the minimum casual rates for models. Modeling for still photography, TV or movie appearances attracts a full day pay rate of $450.18 and for up to an hour attracts a rate of $92.76. Modeling work at trade shows or parades attracts a full day pay rate of $204. 69 and a single evening show (1hr) attracts $77.18 Casual models are also entitled to double pay on public holidays.

If you do not have an ABN these pay rates apply as you are effectively working as a casual model. This means that if you are paid a rate that isn’t in accordance with the minimum rate that you can complain and that employers are liable to legislation.

If you are working under an ABN you need to keep in mind that you are operating as an Independent Contractor. You need to set yourself pay rates that are fair (it would be wise to follow the minimum rates outlined on the Fair Work website, plus you need to factor in an extra percentage for GST and taxes). Also, so that you are covered for and injuries resulting from your job you will need to ensure that you take out your own Public Liability Insurance.

Valuing your work as a model is incredibly important. This is not only because you might actually be able to pay your bills if you stand firm on your worth but also so that the industry can continue to exist. Free work/work for “exposure” erodes creative professions, undervaluing the work of talented models (and also entertainers and artists) by not allowing them to thrive, or even in most cases, to merely survive.

For more information and all details regarding minimum rates always refer to the Australian Government’s Fair Work website: http://www.fairwork.gov.au/pay/minimum-wages/pay-guides#sthash.6MrrCr1t.dpuf

Further advice, support and relevant information: http://www.aussieelite.com/news/model-payment-rates

Model Spotlight: Meet The Stunning Keara Lydon

Most people become uncomfortable and self-conscious when they find themselves in front of a camera. Not Keara Lydon, StarCentral’s Swimsuit Model of the Month for February 2017. Keara admits that “I just love the camera which I have a natural connection with. There is just something about being at the other end of the lens. I feel so at ease. From an early age, I always wanted to be a model.”

The South-African born beauty is now back to her family’s homeland of Ireland after having been raised in Dubai. It is there, in that desert land of wealth and excess that Keara got her start in modeling. Despite being in the modeling world for only the last 2 years, Keara nevertheless found herself crowned as Most Beautiful Girl in Ireland on November 25 last year. As part of her win, she has been named Ambassador for GOSH Cosmetics (a Denmark-based brand of makeup popular in Europe) and will represent Ireland in the Most Beautiful Girl in The World Pageant to be held in Dubai in March this year. Keara gushes that winning the title has been “an awesome opportunity…This has begun to open many doors for me. I am so excited about the year ahead of me!”

Making sure to take care of her stunning physique comes a little easier to Keara than most. She confesses- that she lives for “the gym. Some call me an addict…” The 18-year old also reveals that she is a runner and had been chosen to represent Ireland at the World Biathle (modern biathlon) championships. Her love for keeping in shape has also seen her become a personal fitness instructor and has led to dreams of her own sports brand of clothing one day. While her figure is one aspect of her career, Keara has also taken steps to expand her knowledge of the modeling industry by becoming a makeup artist. She earned her diploma from ITEC – a globally recognised and well-respected company specializing in the Beauty and Complementary Therapy, Sport, Fitness and Hairdressing sectors.

Her dedication has clearly shown Keara to be unafraid of the less-than-glamourous side of modeling. She reveals that she loves the saying, ““what you put in is what you get out”. I am a firm believer that hard work always pays off…love what you do, be passionate about it and it shouldn’t feel like work…” The modeling world is well known for being competitive and at times, brutally cruel to one’s self-esteem. But Keara has learned, she says, to “remain grounded and true to yourself…I also have learned that not everyone is going to like you. This is okay, just don’t take it personally…” She also credits her faith for keeping her grounded and she doesn’t leave out her parents: “My parents have also taught me to be compassionate, kind and generous…” Keara firmly believes that “it is so vitally important to have that kind of support… I am really blessed to have a family like I do. My family believe in me and back me all the way…they encourage me to be the best person I can be…”

Keara Lydon’s star is undoubtedly on the rise. Her personality, looks, and drive have all combined to see her success within reach. This is one Irish lass to watch out for!

‘LIGHTNING FAST’ Round:

1. Last good movie I’ve seen Bridget Jones Baby
2. What do you consider beautiful and why? God’s creation – Nature. There is nothing more beautiful!
3. What haven’t you done yet that you wish you could? I am an adrenaline junkie. Would love to skydive.. That’s next on my bucket list
4. Complete this sentence: “If I had no fear, I’d…” race cars.
5. What is the one “flaw” you wouldn’t change about yourself? My stubbornness. This is what drives me not to give up

3 Essential Steps To Building An Effective Model Portfolio

So, if you’re reading this you’re likely one of two things: an aspiring model or an accomplished professional in the field. In any case, what’s of prime importance to you is the standard of your portfolio (or keeping it maintained). It’s what gets you noticed and keeps job opportunities firmly coming your way. In short, it’s your calling card. So, what are some tips for a good model portfolio?

1. Quality over quantity

You may feel tempted to include images that you have gathered from almost every shoot you have ever been a part of, but you have only one chance to make a first impression. Therefore, don’t include photos that are of poor quality.

It’s better to have a handful of outstanding images than a whole lot of average photos in your portfolio. Think of it this way: you could have one Rolex or a whole bunch of generic, plastic watches. Which option would you choose?

If you are a new model it may be difficult to source quality images. Remember you get what you pay for. Look for a reputable photographer who produces visually stunning work and make an investment. Sometimes, it takes money to make money.

2. Keep it relevant

Not only should you only include images of high visual quality in your portfolio, but it is wise to keep them limited to a representation of work within your niche field. If you are a high fashion model, then littering your portfolio with bikini shots might not be the best idea.

You want to think about the sort of career that you wish to establish or maintain for yourself as a model and fit your portfolio around this. Be realistic, however, to the specific physical requirements that are inherent to particular fields of modeling (catwalk requires a minimum height of 5”7 for example).

A good thing to remember is that you should include at least one headshot without makeup in your portfolio to give those who cast you an idea about your real, unaltered appearance. As a model, you are in effect, a canvas – being transparent about your bare features is always a requirement. Also, shots that accurately depict your current appearance are necessary. If you change your hair colour, for example, you will need to reflect this in your portfolio.

3. Market yourself

A model portfolio is undoubtedly important, however, marketing and distributing it effectively is the other essential part of the equation. If you have a good agent having a good portfolio should mean that you are finding work – they should go hand in hand. If you are a freelance model, then it is absolutely imperative that you employ methods to market yourself.

You can join various casting sites and can also set up a social networking page that displays prominent links to your portfolio. Facebook and Instagram are great ways to get exposure for free, however, keep in mind that being Insta famous in not quite the same deal as the real thing. Align yourself with opportunities that stay true to the type of modeling that you are pursuing, and wish to pursue in the future.

You have to look at yourself as a product. Your particular look, style and talent are potentially desirable to specific brands that are aligned with the same aesthetic. Always keep this in mind when creating and maintaining your model portfolio. Remember that your portfolio is a representation of yourself as a product – it’s almost as though you are the merchandise. Employ a business-minded approach at all times to succeed to the best of your ability in the industry.

How To Become A Successful Model? 3 Important Steps

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Most young girls dream of becoming a famous model.

As you grow older, however, you’ll begin to realize that becoming a model as easy and as charming as it sounds. The modeling industry is a tough market to break into but once you hit the big time the fame and the glory can be absolutely overwhelming. So, let’s take a quick look at some things that you might want to take into account if you want to become a top model one day.

Be Professional and Reliable

Modeling is a business. It’s as simple as that. If you have a booking for a photo shoot, make sure to show up on time. It’s better if you show up a few minutes earlier in order to attest your dedication and consideration. This is definitely going to make a great impression on your client. What is more, if you are a reliable partner, you are going to get splendid recommendations, and you never know which client is going to turn out to be your big break.

Educate Yourself about Clothing

Unless you specialize in nude modeling, you need to be well aware of clothing. And when we say clothing, we mean everything about it – cuts, fits, colours, styles, combinations, and whatnot – all of it. Make sure that you do your research, and you test it out. Find out what looks best on you and figure out which brands you want to emphasize on.

Take Care of Your Body

Even though this should go without saying, it’s hard to believe how many young and aspiring models are neglecting their bodies. You need to understand that modeling is not just about red carpets and glorious photo shoots. It’s also about a lot of hard work and complete dedication and commitment to the way you look. Everything from your diet to the workout schedule and training programs that you use is of critical essence. You need to make sure that your body is on its prime throughout the entire time if you want to make sure that you remain as competitive. Keep in mind that modeling industry is not a forgiving market – it’s a city of brutal competition, especially when it comes to modeling. So, if you want to make it through, you should give nothing short of your best.

4 Simple Tips For Surviving The Modeling Industry

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There are no better people to advise you on what to do than those who have walked the path before. Professionals who have modeled before having their fair share of making mistakes and learning from them. These people have taken the time to study the industry and develop strategies that work.

The following are tips from professionals who have made it before. Learning their secrets today will improve your chances of making it big in the modeling industry or increase the possibilities of gracing famous magazines as a top model.

There Are Do’s and Don’ts in the modeling industry –Master Them!

There are things in the beauty and modeling industry that you must learn if you want to succeed. You need to make friends with other models that are thriving especially if you are just starting out so you can learn from them. Avoid getting comfortable and playing it safe by staying in the same position during a photoshoot the whole time since the client won’t be happy with that and avoid showing up for photoshoot looking like you haven’t had a shower in weeks! You need to have neat hair and skin because if you look healthy then you’ll look and feel more self-confident.

Have Thick Skin

You need to build resilience if you want to build a career in the modeling industry. Just because you do not like how something is done like for instance, your hair or makeup, it does not mean that your performance should be affected. Keep smiling and walk the runway like a boss as if everything is perfectly in place. You need to convince the client and your audience that you are at your very best for them to believe you.

Look Presentable- Not Overdone

Make sure that your makeup is not too heavy to emphasize your natural features. Always carry extra shoes to the catwalk and avoid bright nail polish. Make it nude or sheer. Dress appropriately for your casting calls or according to what was requested by the client.

The Modeling Industry Waits For No One

Never be late for an appointment. It is important that you keep time and ensure that you are giving the very best of who you are out there. You are likely to be spotted easily if you bring your ‘A’ game to the auditions. Getting a specific gig may not be as easy as most people imagine. Modeling takes work, and you have to be willing to go the extra mile.

Making a mark in the modeling industry is not an easy one, you need to learn how to always stay relevant and always be on your toes. This will help you get more opportunities, and your career may elevate to standards you couldn’t ever imagine.