Kinds of Modeling Opportunities
Many people assume there is only one kind of modeling or that only one kind of kid can be a model. But this is untrue. There are models of all sizes, ethnicities, shapes, and personalities. And all of these various models have different types of opportunities available to them. Especially now, in the 21st century where all looks are in!
1. Character Modeling
Character modeling, like character acting, is about portraying typical or unusual people for print or television. If you can also act, character modeling may be an opportunity for you.
2. Commercial Print Modeling
This type of modeling is for those who do any kind of print work, such as modeling for catalogs, brochures, billboards, etc.
3. Editorial Modeling
This type of modeling is for those who have an almost flawless look. If almost every picture you take is perfect and the camera loves you, this might be the type of modeling opportunity for you. It’s usually for teens 13-17 years old, who look age 18+.
4. Fashion Modeling
If you love fashion, then this might be the type of modeling you choose. Your main job here is to get people to buy the clothes you model.
5. Fitness Modeling
To be a fitness model, you must be in good shape! Fitness models can be any height, but they must enjoy working out. If this sounds like you, then this might be an opportunity to pursue. This is usually for teens and those who are age 18+.
6. High Fashion Modeling
This type of modeling requires quite a lot of confidence. That is because you will regularly be in front of large audiences that often include celebrities and influential people. You will be modeling designer clothes. As a kid model, all you have to do is bring your cuteness.These are just a few of the modeling opportunities available to you as a kid model. There are several other kinds, including parts modeling where you model body parts such as hands or feet, and commercial modeling, where you may be in the background of a TV commercial.
Remember, modeling is acting and acting is modeling; be prepared for both.If you thought there was only one kind of modeling, then this information shows that there are many options. So if you have a strong desire to be a model and are willing to work, it’s quite possible that you can find a type of modeling opportunity that fits you.
Pamela Young is the founder of the Young Agency, one of the Southwest’s largest model and talent agencies. Her new book,How to Become a Kid Model, is an essential primer for aspiring kid models and their parents. The 20-plus year veteran of the industry wrote the book after seeing kid models and their parents who aspire to succeed in the modeling industry. She seeks to help children gain the self-esteem, confidence, and skills for successful living.
The Inner Work of Being a Model By Pamela Young