How to Become a Swimsuit Model

Nudity ModelingDo you have a good figure and stay in very good shape? If so then you may have the makings of a great swimsuit model in your future. This is can be an easy industry to get into if you are able to demonstrate the right kind of composure, confidence and body to promote a clients product. However, there are still a few key points that every swimsuit model should keep in mind when preparing to go this route, such as:

  • Having a Workout Schedule
  • Eating Healthy
  • Staying Well Groomed
  • Gathering All Types of Experience

If you’re someone who can execute these basic principles along with a few other tips that we will throw your way you may be able to find success in the swimsuit modeling industry.

Swimsuit Models and Working Out

It would be easy to say that you can start modeling in a bathing suit by simply going to the gym a few times a week, but working out in this industry has to be approached differently. Unlike most fitness models who workout to build and maintain a muscular build, a bikini model must focus more on keeping their bodies toned. This allows you to keep a slim figure, while also developing a small amount of muscle that can be visible when you’re modeling in a swimsuit. Here are just a few exercises you can do to stay fit and keep your body toned:

  1. Basic Jump Roping: Hold the rope and stand in front of it with your feet a few inches apart. Spin the rope with your wrists rather than shoulders as you hop up just high enough to let the rope sweep under feet. Jump at a steady, even cadence as fast as you can. Do 2 sets of 50-100 jumps or 2 to 4 minutes.
  2. Slow Aero Jacks: Begin in a boxer’s stance with feet a little wider than hip-width apart, hands in fists up in front of your face. Maintaining that arm position, squat low, and then pop up in the air while bringing your legs together. Land back in a wide stance squat and immediately pop up into the next rep. Do 3 sets of 8 reps.
  3. Thigh Series: Stand tall with arms at your sides, your right leg in front, toe pointed, heel lifted off the floor. Engage the thighs by doing 8 to 15 small lifts from the hip with the right leg. Next, bend the knee at 90-degree angle up to waist height and do 8 to 15 small lifts. Repeat with left leg. Do 3 sets
  4. Shoulder Series: Get into a plank position with legs spread wide and palms placed directly under shoulders. Lift the right arm up to shoulder height, lengthening out from the shoulder as you lift. Repeat 8 to 15 times. Then repeat with the left arm 8 to 15 times. Next, lift the right arm with your bent elbow at a 90-degree angle as you twist up and to the side, with your elbow pointing behind you. Return to start and repeat 8 to 15 times. Then repeat with the left arm. Do 3 sets.
  5. Butt Lifts: Kneel down on hands and knees, abs pulled in tight. Straighten right leg up and out. Bend to return to start and then immediately move into next rep. Do 8 to 15 reps, and then switch to the left leg. Do 3 sets.

Maintain a Healthy Diet

As a model who is going to be wearing nothing but a swimsuit in most cases you need maintain a healthy diet. Some people hear the word “diet” and immediately think about their weight, but it’s actually more than that. Eating healthy revolves around your body and complexion, as both of these things can suffer when you eat too much junk and fatty foods. Now this doesn’t mean you can’s enjoy certain foods and snacks, but you must exercise restraint and keep your calorie intake down. Also, you have to keep up with you’re exercise program to help stay healthy before you attend a modeling job.

Keep Up with Your Grooming

There are some people who think that models can show up to a photo shoot without being fully groomed and expect to pull off a great look for the camera. Unfortunately, this is far from the truth. Much like any job you’re expected to show up to work ready and prepared to…well work. This means practicing the best grooming habits which can include:

  • Shaving/Waxing Body Parts
  • Wearing Light Make-UP
  • Have Hair Neatly Done
  • In Good Physical Shape

Now of course there will be a stylist and makeup artist on set, however, everyone is on the clock when it comes to a photo shoot. In other words, you can’t show up to set and expect you’re team to make you look amazing with little to no help from you.

Gather Experience

Every potential swimsuit model would love to start out modeling for Sports Illustrated or some other major brand or company, but it doesn’t always work that way. Finding a good entry point into the modeling industry and gaining experience is one of the most important things a swimsuit model can do. By taking smaller local modeling jobs you allow yourself to gain exposure, while building a portfolio that could eventually springboard you into the swimsuit modeling industry.

This may mean taking commercial modeling jobs or possibly even a few lingerie gigs along the way. No matter what it is the added experience and exposure can go a long way towards getting your close to living your dream and finding success in this industry as a model.


  1. Interested in becoming fitness/swimsuit model. I go to the gym, in shape and positive I can become successful with this industry

  2. I’ve always wanted to be some kind of model for clothing or whatever it maybe an even had went to an photo audition an was go further but my mom didn’t want to move to Memphis so I couldn’t go further with it but now I want something in the line of modeling wether it’s modeling for cloths or anything …. I love in qulin Missouri its 12 miles from poplar bluff Missouri

  3. Im a beginner in the industry and would love to be a swimsuit model. The advice about starting smaller doing local and similar shows like lingerie shoots was helpful. I’d be more than happy to start doing those

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