Could I be a model?

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  1. D_Ephraim Rippedring

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    Inspired by the "I wanna model" thread, I was thinking of doing part time modelling when I move for uni next year. I have no idea how to get into it, and by looking at my pics so far...do you think I have the body for it. I'm not trying to sound arrogant or anything. Just that I'm fairly thin and I think that may affect me. Also would 170cm be too short?

    Thanks in advance :smile:
     
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    Yeah i think you should give it a go mate
     
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    Modeling is quite a harsh business - if people don't think you're right they will tell you. The hard part is finding good representation and decent work - a lot of places scam for money etc. I say give it a go but be careful what you sign up for.
     
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    A difficult business to get into. It's all a matter of right place/right time and how good you look in clothing. A tighter, slightly larger build wouldn't hurt.
     
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    Agents look for new talent based on the needs of their clients. For fashion modeling it is the ability to look good in clothing. For body work it's the ability to look good with out clothing. Follow the advice that I gave the other fellow and look into it. Like someone else said it's very competitive and it's not as easy as it looks. Good Luck.
     
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    I think u could
     
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    go on casting calls and find out, and don't pay anyone, they will take their fees one you start getting jobs.
     
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    i have a friend that was in an abercrombie catalog one time. his advice would be dont show ur dick and face on a website.
    i learned my lesson when those wrestlers got caught on that jack off website. thats why i dont.
     
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    This actually is one of the best pieces of advice you can get. While it may not seem to matter now or a walk down the runway in Milan. If in the future you are considered for product work for a major brand such as Coca Cola or anything to do with Disney or the like; the photos in your gallery such as they are now are going to come back an bite you in the ass.
     
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    Your face definitely qualifies you for high fashion modeling, but, 170cm or 5'7 is too short for a guy to model. You could probably do some print work, but even 5'7 might hinder that for you. Your body is fine though, there's a lot of skinny male models out there.
     
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    The above advice is right on. I did some modeling years ago briefly. It required more availability than I was willing to give. And like above, not as easy as you'd think. Find a good agent and go for it though!
     
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    I did some modelling once for a corporation I worked for. I have a very "corporate" look about me, so they asked me if I would model for a catalogue photo shoot. I can honestly tell you that after that experience, I would never want to do it again. It was a day long shoot where I had to hold completley still while I was taped, pinned and tucked from every angle. Your body is being put into very uncomfortable positions, and it was an absolute killer being on my feet while I was being positioned for each shot. There was nothing exciting about it at all. In fact is was VERY boring. It's not as glamarous and exciting as people think it is. I couldn't imagine doing that as a career.
     
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    Try. That is all.
     
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    I worked for a big agency in London as a scout for about 14 months, before I went to live in foreign parts. My experience was that no matter how good looking a guy was, and no matter what clients were looking for ( edgy and weird, high fashion, corporate and commercial whatever ) height was a big deal. Anything under 6 foot was a hard sell for the agents, and only very few of the guys above 5.10 but under 6 ever got work. I'd send guys along to the agents, who were amazing looking, great bodies, or really unusual and striking and if they weren't 6foot or higher almost all never got any real modelling work. Most just got extras work on TV or in film, so the advice was that if they didn't have some already they should get some more strings to their bow. Acting lessons, journalism qualifications, stage combat, acrobatics, Snowboarding, Lion taming, dance qualifications whatever, because agents get a lot of calls looking for good looking guys with specific or weird talents and a lot of their normal models are just nice to look at and those jobs went a begging.

    The guys who did have talents went on to do a lot of TV work, presenting, dramas, acting in general some went on to do TV adverts and stuff like that.
     
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    I've done body parts modeling here in Los Angeles. You don't make the giant bucks but it's good pay for minimal work and time. Body parts means they photograph your hands, legs, feet, back, back of head, chest and stomach or other parts. I never knew such an industry existed but it's a good way to make some money even though you might not fit the perfect model criteria. But you need an honest and capable agent. Good luck.
     
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    See, I don't really get the height requirement for photography work. There are definitely ways to mask and manipulate the perceived size of an object in that line of work. Just check out most of the pics on this site and you'll see it being done. For what it's worth Tingie, I'd photo you :tongue:
     
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    ^^^^^^^^Totally right
     
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    if the legit modelling thing doesnt' work out, u got a great future in porn bro

    they pay top $$ for small and smooth and young and hung
     
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