I'm just at university and I'm very happy, I'm going through my second year at the moment but ever since my first week in London I have been getting "scouted" by modeling agencies, I always thought "no way I'm not pretty enough" but it happened a bit too often and I'm starting to think to myself that a lot of girls would kill for this chance so is it something that is worth me at least giving a chance?
Don't do it. Know former models. They say it's an incredibly shit industry.
If you're being scouted, you have the look. Clean lines, tall, thin.
The pay is not very good. When you're working per hour it's good, but the total take is not that good. However thin and pretty you were, as a model, you constantly (apart from brief glorious moments) feel that you're not thin enough and not pretty enough.
The industry is full of sleazebags who will be implying, sometimes with accuracy, that they could be helping your career if you were fucking.
You get to go to clubs/parties where you're the live bait for rich guys who will throw you free drinks and drugs trying to get in your pants.
If you're good looking and in London, I suspect you could pull down great money as a waitress in an after work drinks spot in the city if you want part time work. Bankers tip will, easier and more reliable money than modeling and doesn't leave you with hammered self esteem. I'm in a poorer financial center than london, and the waitresses in the financial core spots can make like 80k/year if they're working a lot of hours.
By contrast the average full time model in the u. s. is making 27k.
Modelling isn't a job you can have forever or one you can be one of the few who make it big I suggest just to continue with your studies and If you really want to model Do it on the side and not as often Rather get that degree
The 'chance' is probably misleading... Agencies work on a numbers game, the more people they have on their books, the more chance they will have the kind of people their clients are looking for. By all means sign up, but don't expect the phone to ringing off the hook with offers from Prada etc
yeah sure but donot ignore your studies, have a back up plan.
no when he propose this kind of think it's just for 2 or 3 picture that's all
Getting big and have modeling as a living is something very difficult. One day you may be out, it's all about getting lucky and looks. It is a tough industry and be prepared to get a lot of negative feedback. I have some bad and good experiences from modeling, sometimes you're not good enough and they will tell you that for sure, you have to learn how to be able to stand critic. If you enjoy modeling then I think you should do it. It is every girls dream and it's definitely fun but be prepared for the "bad" side of the modeling industry. Maybe I'm taking it too far now but if you're planning on making it big then this is a part of what you need to know. Be confident, smile and love your body!