Back again. So, i talked to you about measurements and types. Cruel measurements, no? No!, that's one of the easy things in modeling! It's time we talk about the scary things, and in the same time facts:
*Modeling is NOT as glamorous as you see it on TV.
*Get used to criticism, such as: You are too thin/fat. You don't have the face, you can't walk, etc...
*Not everyone ends up as a Victoria supermodel!
*If you have to move to another city, you better get used to sleeping on the floor of a friend/cousin's home.
*It's GREAT if you are both mentally and physically ready! You will have times when you want to cry, give up, throw yourself off a building. Just cry, the other two won't pay off!
*People/photographers will ask you to sleep with them (some will). It's better to have someone you trust with you on set.
*If you don't find a place to life, you will be placed in model homes. AKA, in one room, 6 girls, no food. And how do you pay for the room? Instead of getting your 70% money for the pictures taken, you take 50% or even 30%.
*Sometimes, to find food, you need to go out with strangers (men) to some weird clubs, and there you might find some extra food.
*You have to know: It's very competitive! Your fear if famous, is that another pretty girl will come!
*When on runway, backstage, you have to change. Yes well, everyone is allowed in, and everyone can see you naked and/or take pictures of you naked.
*Prepare! Be strong and ready for anything people might say!
*Find as much as modeling agencies as possible! Giselle went in 40 before she way accepted.
*Have a portfolio.
*You need to be in shape! Dream skin, hair, teeth...Everything needs to be perfect!
*You need to know, there are millions that dream of modeling, you are not the only one, so...
*That's why, you need to be different, give agencies a reason to remember you!
*It is better if you start saving up money! Why? I do it(summer job plus other money savings), because once in another country (if you need to move), you need a place to stay, you need to eat as well!
*If you are weak, you'll probably end up jumping from a building or giving up! Don't! BE-STRONG.
*Find out what kind of model you can be.
*Start protecting yourself from permit scars, and start walking the way models do, even if you don't want to end up on the runway.
*Give the world something new
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to be continued...