As a new model, it can be extremely difficult to get started. What is the best agency from my look? What avenues are the best to approach? Who can I trust? These are all questions that new models have when they are about to embark on a journey in the entertainment field. This article will help you get a better understanding and idea on what it takes to get signed to a modeling agency as a new model in a major market that is New York.
If you are a teen model, it can often be overwhelming to get started. It is first very important to ensure that your family is on board when you are in search for agencies. Any reputable agency will ensure that their correspondence to you is through a parent so make sure that your parents are OK with your interest in this field. At Latitude Talent, we strive to ensure that for those talent that are still in school focus on academics, while pursuing the industry on their off time or weekends.
Once you discuss with your parents your career objective in entertainment, it is often important to ask yourself why is becoming a model something you want to embark in? What goals do you set out to achieve? If your main focus is fame or money, then becoming a model is the last thing you want to do. More often than not, modeling is treated as a hobby, as it can be very low-paying to start and often very difficult. If you shoot low and actually get a major booking, it can make the experience 100 times better. Always maintain realistic expectations when getting started as a model.
Once your parents are on board as a teenage model, it is best to shoot for agencies that specialize in your look. In New York, very few agency specialize in just child modeling. Some include:
Zuri Model and Talent
Talent agency in New York City, New York
141 W 28th St Suite 300, New York, NY 10001
Phone: (646) 678-3848
Modeling agency in New York City, New York
381 Park Ave S #821, New York, NY 10016
If you are an adult looking to get started as a new model, it is best to figure out what your look represents in the industry. Typically for a female that is under 5’9 in height, should be considered a commercial model and focus on print or lifestyle divisions at model management agencies. If you are a male model under 6’1, you are also considered a commercial model and should focus on agencies such.
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