Before I tell you how to become a fashion model, it’s important that you know what a fashion model truly is.
Runway fashion models are those models that catch all our eyes when we see runway previews online as well as on television. They are stunning, and very striking to look at.
It’s important to note that becoming a runway fashion model doesn’t happen right away.It takes time, hard work, and requires you to set short and long term goals for yourself.
An average fashion model needs to be between 5’9″ and 6′ tall; not larger than a size 6; have perfect skin; between 14-20 years of age still; and undiscovered, most modeling jobs don’t require any specific degree or credential, however it requires just as much, if not more hard work than many of the most difficult careers in the world.
A desire to be the center of attention is certainly required, not minding the bright lights, glamor and wearing of high fashion clothing and accessories are all good starting points on the path of becoming a runway model.
It will require talent, hard work along with the right looks. Once you have those above things all in order, then you have to be prepared for what the designers will look at when they consider you for the position of a runway model.
They will be focusing on your bone structure since slim models are the ones in demand. A symmetrical facial structure is also another key element when considering a career in the fashion industry. Because you will be photographed every time you step on that runway you will need the perfect skin. By having that “perfect” skin, no makeup is needed to “appear” to have flawless skin. Makeup has a very bad habit of showing up under those very bright lights that are often harsh in nature.
Once you have all these key elements down and are ready to go, you will need to stop and create a portfolio. The portfolio is a very important factor in the career of a runway model. Your portfolio will need to contain head shots as well as full body shots of yourself. The portfolio is what modeling agencies will look at when deciding to hire you or not.
After you get your portfolio the next step is finding an agency. Most models are discovered by modeling scouts who roam around the country in a tireless search for fresh faces. Models are often discovered in shopping malls, schoolyards, clubs or other obvious places where young people hang out. Some people will try and send photos out to individual agencies themselves. Once you get signed to an agency you will need to know how to work the camera and stay in the shape that you got hired in,this is one of the hardest parts.
Good luck and I hope this helps you with the questions that you might have had.