Four Industry Tips to Becoming a Model

Modeling can be more than a dream, it can become your reality with hard work and dedication. However, the problem is not with sustaining a career in entertainment, it is first figuring out how to get started that is an issue for many models. So the question remains, how can you become a model without any experience or training? This article will cover 4 industry tips to streamline the process of becoming a model in the 21st century.

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Tip 1: Focus on Building Your Book First

Many models simply think that getting started as a model is easy; apply to every and any modeling agency as possible to get signed. While this may work for a very select few, for 95% of models looking to get started, you will instantly be shown the door without a portfolio. Why is that you may ask? A model may look great in person, but without evidence that you are actually photogenic or bookable, an agency will not invest in a new face talent unless they actually pose a shot at booking.

Researching photographers when starting is the best bet to get signed to an agency. Reputable photographers do not come cheap; market rate in New York city is typically $600+ per look with a 4 look portfolio being the standard. You can find more affordable solutions however this should not compromise quality.

Finding a photographer that can showcase your look is key. In-studio shoots are fine for commercial talent (those under 5’6 as a female and under 6’0 feet for males) however outdoor shoots are preferable as natural lighting is always the best. Studio shoots can hide flaws and modeling agencies want to see fresh faced models.

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Tip 2: Master your Interview Skills

While your look gets you in the door, your personality is what sells you to a modeling agency. When arriving to a casting call, audition or gig, arrive on time– not too early, with your book (aka portfolio) ready. Showing photographs on a phone is not professional as agencies see dozens of talent at one time and shows that you are not a serious talent. Guests, unless you are under the age of 18, are typically not allowed at a casting call. Always dress the part with the focus being on your face, not the clothing. Flashy clothing and those with logos should be avoided. Keep hair clean and for female models, keep makeup simple. Avoid bright colors and keep jewelry to a minimum at a casting call.


Tip 3: Find Casting Calls

Finding casting calls as a model is one of the more difficult tasks as they are not typically posted publicly. The reason for this is that modeling casting calls and jobs are very size specific. While there are many public castings, it can be time consuming and costly to access.

Tip 4: Get the Help of a Professional

Becoming a model can be done on your own however just like building a house, you should seek the help of a professional. Talent marketing companies such as Latitude Talent Studios differ then an agency and help models get started in entertainment. Latitude connects talent to the tools and resources for success. With industry tools, videos, a roster of over 100+ modeling agencies and updated casting calls for their talent allow a streamline, reputable process for models and actors of all experience levels.

If becoming a model is your passion, take the first step and apply online now at

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BET Network Open Casting Call

BET Casting Directors are seeking Male and Female Models & Actors ages 18+ for an open casting call for the 2nd Annual 2018 BET Experience Casting.

Casting Details

Seeking: Male and Female Talent Ages 18+

Further details of this casting are below. To attend a Latitude evaluation and learn more about us including how to receive additional information and castings, complete the Talent Application below to be contacted.

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Audition in front of BET’s Head of Casting, Robi Reed, the BET Talent & Casting Team and other Entertainment Leaders!

Seeking: Male and Female Models/Actors

Project: 2018 BET Experience Casting

Accepting Submissions From: Nationwide

To apply visit com/bet-experience /2018/fan-fest/bet-casting- call

To attend a Latitude evaluation and learn more about us including how to receive additional information and castings, complete the Talent Application above to be contacted.

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Open Call for Popeyes Commercial

Casting Directors are looking for talent to work on scenes for  Popeyes,  an American chain of fried food and chicken restaurants started in 1972 with locations nationwide.

Casting Details

Dates: May 2018

Further details of this casting are below. To attend a Latitude evaulation and learn more about Latitude including how to receive additional information and castings, complete the Talent Application to be contacted.

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Directed by: Henry Alex-Rubin

Usage: The anticipated TV use of these commercials is currently slated to air local spot market and potentially national cable. However, the media plan is not yet finalized so the usage may vary upon completion of the media buy.

Rate: SAG Scale

[Driver] Any Ethnicity Male or Female, 25-65 Years Old
[Carriage Passengers} Any Ethnicity Male or Female, 25-65
[Passenger] Any Ethnicity Male or Female, 25-40 Years Old
[Workers] Any Ethnicity Male or Female, 25-50 Years Old. Real Blue Collar

Email submissions for project can be sent to CASTING@CABALLEROCASTING.COM

Include 2 photos (1 Head shot and 1 Body shot)

Do not send photos that are black/white, professional, photo shopped, wearing hats/sunglasses or with other people in photos.


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MTV TV Series Open Casting Call for Celebrity Doppelgängers


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(Pay Is Up To $4,000)

MTV TV series is now casting celebrity doppelgängers for a new TV series.
Casting directors are now casting actors, models, and talent to work on a new MTV TV series.

Producers are seeking the following types:

Are you always told that you have a celebrity doppelgänger? If so, then you’re in luck!
We are looking for single guys & girls, ages 21 – 38 NATIONWIDE who possess a strong resemblance to the following celebs:
⁃“The Rock”
⁃Jason Momoa
⁃Selena Gomez
If this is you, then an exciting new show on MTV wants to meet you!
To audition for a role in the upcoming MTV TV series, check out the casting call breakdown below.

If this is you, then an exciting new show on MTV wants to meet you
Please email castingbyholland RIGHT NOW to be considered! Submit name, contact info, 2-3 pics! *must be single *If selected you will also get up to $500 worth of designer wardrobe to keep!

“Stranger Things” Season 3 Now Casting

Netflix recently announced Season 3 of “Stranger Things” is now in casting for their production. Casting Directors are looking for various roles including photo doubles for new scenes set to film in May .

Stranger Things is a Netflix Original Series that premiered in July, 2016. Created by the famous Duffer Brothers, inspired by the 1980’s quirky horror films. It stars Winona Ryder, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo and Noah Schnapp.

Casting Details

Dates: May, 2018 – Varies

Paid: Yes
Further details of this casting are below. To attend a Latitude Open Call evaluation and learn more about us including how to receive additional castings, complete the Talent Application.

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Trouble Maker in Pool
– Any Ethnicity
– Must be comfortable with the pool / excellent swimmer, able to hold their breath and be ok with being dunked under water
– Call Time: (TBD) Early Morning
– Location: Atlanta, GA
– Rate: $75 / 8hrs

– Call Time: (TBD) Early Morning
– Location: Atlanta, GA
– Rate: $150 / 10hrs

To submit casting follow the link below:

castingtaylormade. com/kids-calendar/5-8-2018

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