Isobella Jade

What to expect a modeling open call

If you are thinking of going to a modeling open call these are some things to keep in mind.

Photos:
1. Bring photos that are simple, nice headshots, smiling, show energy.
2. Bring a headshot, a body shot, and if you aren't comfortable in a bathingsuit, why not bring a photo of you in a fitness shot. It is better to come prepared than with nothing.
3. Photos should be headshot size 8 by 10, or compcard size, or print up photos 5 x 7 if possible.

What to expect from the agency:
1. Does the agency have proof they get their models work, such as tearsheets on the wall or some sort of credits?
2. Is the agency making you pay for photos and sign a contract before they even try to book you work? - I would NEVER Pay an agency before you get a booked job. Honestly! If an agency tries run out it is a scam and there are plently of other agencies to find! Alot of these -fake- agencies are really money sucking jerks! They call themselves agencies just to scam girls into paying for photos that are not good or printing cost that is TOOO high.
3. I mention a bad experience I had in my bookcalled Almsot 5'4", and I am stressing to you: Do NOT pay for anything you do not trust in.
4. If an agency is legit they will at least take your info, name and photo and give you some tips on how to improve.

In the past, when I was a newbie, I had a really crappy compcard -which I made myself-but the agency took it and gave me tips and advice, the agency was Flaunt Models in NYC, and it felt good to get advice and to know trying is worth it.

As petite models, and aspiring models, we tend to think that modeling means sexy. Modeling means being energetic and Commercial print modeling is what you want to do and if the agency doesn’t mention the words, print, commercial print, or editorials or ad campaigns for print, then don’t waste your time. You want to find an agency that will send you out for jobs that are GOOD for you. Don’t let someone fool you into paying to be fooled.

Don't foget to grab a ROSS Reports, and to start promoting yourself. You don't need an agency to get work on a TV set, or in a magazine. But you have to have a compcard and headshot and be willing to mail it out and research and hustle, the Ross reports is a great tool. Also Backstage.com. But don't get suckered into working with a scam that has only been in business for 5 minutes. Any New agency deserves some research too.. a new agency might accept you but are they legit?

You need to invest in yourself and get a compcard, and you don't have to pay hundreds for photos. Your mother could take them! Honestly just get photos that look like ads, you holding a bag, laughing being you! There is work for a girl who has a nice smile, energy and a real lifestyle look.

Their is NO height requirement to model. So don't be fooled!

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