becoming a model
1. How should I take my measurements?
Your measurements are a very important consideration in modelling. You need to get somebody to help you take your measurements as accurately as possible. Some advice:
- always stand up straight with your feet together;
- don’t wear high heels when measuring your height;
- always hold the measuring tape straight and parallel to your waist
How to take your measurements:
- to measure your bust: have someone measure around your bust by passing the measuring tape around the widest part of your back and of your bust, while looking straight ahead, standing erect with your arms at your sides;
- measure your waist around the narrowest point;
- have someone measure your hips at their widest point.
Measurements required to participate in the casting call:
(Sizes can vary considerably between different manufacturers).
2. What kind of photographs should I send?
We really need clear photographs. We don’t demand professional photographs, but it is important for us to be able to see your face and body clearly to assess your candidacy. Photographs should preferably be taken in a well-lit place against a neutral background (beige, white…) without any other people in them.
Types of photograph required for your candidacy:
The entry form will ask you to upload the following types of photograph:
- Close-up of face (no sunglasses)
- Full view standing up (if possible, wearing a skirt and high-heeled shoes,
with no boots, coat or heavy jacket)
- Full view standing up (if possible, wearing trousers and high-heeled shoes)
3. What are the requirements I need to meet?
A plus size model must have a youthful, toned-up and, above all, well-proportioned figure.
Height is also very important. You should be about 173 cm to 182 cm tall.
In addition to physical appearance, other aspects of the candidate’s character can be an asset, such as elegant bearing, ability to move casually and spontaneously in front of the camera, cooperative nature and professionalism.
4. How long does it take to become a model?
There is no established route to becoming a model.
It all depends on the candidate’s potential!
5. What is involved in working as a model?
Working as a model is perfectly reconcilable with other kinds of work and/or study at first. But it may become a full-time job as your career progresses. In any case, you should demonstrate a professional attitude right away. It’s not a problem if you have to give up a particular job because of other commitments, but if you say you are available to work, you must show up.
6. Can I participate even if I already work with another agency?
Of course! This won't be a problem.