Do you want to kickstart your modelling career, but have no idea where to begin? If the answer is “Yes,” it’s time to discover the modelling industry and which path is the best for you. There are 10 model types that you can choose from to jump into this glamorous industry.
1. Fashion Model
You might see them many times when reading magazines such as Vogue and Elle. Fashion models usually work for top fashion brands such as Prada and Gucci. Most of them are tall and very slim, and a “complete package”.
2. Runway Model
If you are very tall, then this might be an option for you.To become a runway model, you need to be at least over 5’9. Besides that, if you are able to fit the clothes that designers are going to be showing to their clients, it will be a huge advantage.
3. Commercial Model
Different from the other types, commercial models are not restricted by height or age either. They will work with varied products and services to promote them, such as mobile devices and travel.
4. Swimsuit Model
If you have nice curves and have confidence to show them in swimsuits or lingerie in a photoshoot, this is the modelling type for you. Aside from swimsuits, these models also have chances to work with brands in sleepwear, summer wear, and other forms of undergarments.
5. Glamour Model
Glamour models are mostly curvy and often work with swimsuits brands as well. They have both facial and body beauty; most of them usually appear in magazines such as Playboy.
6. Fitness Model
Fitness models are fit, toned, with athletic bodies; therefore, many athletes or trainers change their career into fitness models. They work for fitness companies, supplement manufacturers, and fitness costumes.
7. Fit Model
Don’t be mistaken with fitness models, fit models work behind the scenes in fashion houses and garment manufacturers to make sure that size and fit are maintained in the manufacturing process. If you are someone who can maintain your measurements, this might be a good fit for you.
8. Parts Model
Parts models specialize in one body part such as hands, feet, hair, and eyes. A hand model can work with jewelry, nail, or hand cream brands. Likewise, a foot model can book jobs with shoe companies.
9. Promotional model
Promotional models promote products or services at trade shows and live events. If you are outgoing and like to engage with people, you should consider to follow this path. Promotional models need to talk about their products or services and answer questions from customers as well.
10. Print model
Print models are people who take photoshoot to be in publications such as magazines and newspapers. Brands also use them for billboard campaigns as well. Most print models have glowing skin and a great smile. However, the most important thing is they need to have a look that aligns to the client’s target audience.
Now you know what model type you are, it’s time to move into the next important step: Building your portfolio.