So which qualities you should have to stand out and create your success?
Patience is the key to achieve success in any field. Moreover, when you choose a profession under a creative field, you need to have the patience to allow things to unfold itself.
Because being so hasty about the fact that you haven’t got a project in, say, two months’ time will only lead to depression and distress. Therefore, exercise patience and do make a couple of calls to your agency in a month to remind them about you.
As a Model, you need to be positive all the time even when you hit the extreme lows. Also you should have the courage to face the difficulties independently and be confident enough to over-come them. So never lose your guard and also don’t be over the moon when you get your first project.
Because nothing is promised in the creative field. All you have to do is keep utilizing every opportunity and maintain your positivity.
As soon as you have made up your mind to become a Model, Professionalism should come into the picture. It means that you don’t have to do three or four jobs to act like a Professional Model.
To earn respect right from the start, approach the people, be it your agency or clients, with much dignity.
Even if some differences arise with any of your industry people, try to sort it out with utmost care and responsibility because you need the support of everyone to climb the ladder.
Also try to be on time or before time to earn a good image.
It’s a very important quality if you are very serious about your Modelling goal. Also it is very true that, only through patience and perseverance, one can taste their long pending Success. So if you lose any one of the two, all will not go well in your fantasy land.
Therefore it is necessary not to lose heart when you face few disappointing situations such as rejection, postponing or cancellation of your first project or not getting any calls at all from your agency. Therefore keep trying.
Being photogenic? Yes. Good-looking? Yes and no! Having personality? Absolutely. Being charming? A model who wishes to have a long career and not just be a flash in the pan in the fashion world must have loads of charm. Classy? It would be rather helpful and would make an outfit look better. Well-read? Not required. Smart?
It is a preconceived notion that an attractive woman cannot be smart. Models are often excellent businesswomen and know very well how to manage a long and profitable career, becoming TV show presenters or video fitness instructors to help people keep fit, launching beauty lines or fragrances, or starting an acting career. And many of them get involved in charityprograms.
In order to do so, they must have developed a highly successful career and a great notoriety. So, what makes a model successful? Beauty of course, willpower, versatility, brains and personality. What about height, and long legs? They are included in "beauty".
Yet willpower is rarely mentioned, and I mean the willpower to rise very early in the morning to be made up and groomed before shows or shootings, traveling non-stop changing continents, standing for hours on end under the sun wearing heavy coats, or sporting summer clothes when freezing cold, far from home and family for long periods, besides the initial humiliation of having to stand in lines at magazine offices or modeling agencies or designer studios for castings and to submit their books, often with a final rejection.
There are worse jobs around, tougher and less paid. But models do not lead an easy and serene life anyway. You need to have discipline. Including the fact that you can't go out the whole night and then wake up early. Signs of tiredness cannot be concealed. And since models are young girls, it's not always easy to renounce hanging out with friends.
And then versatility, which means being able to interpret different roles according to the photographer's needs. Being clever enough to know when to accept or reject a job, as well as the ability to exploit oneself without losing dignity.
Thinking that there will be a life after modeling, and reflecting carefully on what to do. Personality. Lots of it.
This is what really makes a model successful. The world is full of beautiful women, but little have personality.
And it is unbelievable how very attractive girls just won't make it, while others, defined "plain" by same-age girls browsing magazines, become successful. They have personality to spare, and this makes them successful in the photographers' eyes, those who actually pick them.
Another characteristic of the models who succeed in the field is uniqueness and style.
A major factor in being chosen for work is being here! Availability is a must. Reputation is a strong factor. If a person has a history of no-shows or broken promises, those types of information tend to be well known by those who are in charge of hiring and that may hinder a model’s ability to be represented by an agency they may want to join.
One more characteristic which pairs with the depth and breadth of your inventory is the ability to style yourself.
Other important qualities that a model show possess are
Healthy A model should always arrive at modeling jobs in peak physical condition. Be sure of good sleep (late nights wreak havoc on the looks), appearing well groomed (clean hair, manicured nails, tweezed eyebrows, etc.) and should have healthy, glowing skin.
Beyond these basics, being professional also means that a model maintain her image as carefully as possible. She shouldn’t change your hair, gain weight, get a tan, or alter your look in such a way that she no longer resemble her modeling photos.
Punctual Just like any other job, a model need to show up to work on time
Creative Photographers and clients love an inventive model who doesn’t need to be guided through each tiny movement. A model should always have fresh and unique ways of moving, posing, and expressing emotion.
Modeling is a demanding job, both physically and mentally. Competition is fierce and rejection is inevitable. Photo shoots can last for hours on end and can be scheduled at any time of day or night. A model have to remain friendly and engaged at all times, no matter how exhausted or uncomfortable she may be. And at the end of the day, she still have to find the time to stay strong, healthy and beautiful. “Modelling according to the Fashion Industry is all about being very passionate toward Media and at the same time having a great deal of creative skills to portray in front of the camera.
Thus wherever you reside or whichever ethnicity you are from, the definition remains the same.”
You need to be a social butterfly even if you aren’t one when you choose Modelling. At least till you employ yourself to a stage where you don’t have to depend on others. But even after that it is important, to meet new people and to keep getting booked in new projects.
So it is mandatory to enlarge your Network circle and it won’t be a problem in this digital age where you can freely utilize all the social Networks. So keep socializing but maintain a healthy relationship with your colleagues.
Knowledge is very important and it doesn’t matter less when you work with different people in each project. So you need to be very knowledgeable about what is happening in your industry and how it is happening.
Having shallow knowledge won’t help you in taking you forward. That doesn’t mean you need to know every single thing which is happening but learn more about the intricacies of how your industry works.
Also follow Models who is having a successful career and be in touch with your fellow Models to know what they’re up to.
Always be open to any kind of opportunities unless if it’s making you discomfort able. Besides that accept all the offers you receive even if it’s a small one.
Being active in your work is very important, else you may become passive, eventually losing interest and drive. So be reliable to yourself and also to your agency if you work under one.
You should forget about your usual routines and start adapting to all kinds of weird environment and timings. Sometimes, you also may get booked to work 8 hours straight.
So don’t be alarmed when your agency informs about a shoot which may take place during night or in distant locations.
9. BE FIT
You need to be in a healthy condition to work in all kinds of environment. Only through a healthy body you can develop a healthy way of thinking which is very essential to lead your career in the right path.
So don’t skip your breakfast, lunch or dinner rather have healthy foods and keep burning out your extra calories.