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Modelling

What is Modelling?

Modelling is considered glamorous, thrilling and lucrative. The two main areas of Modelling are for fashion shows and for fashion photographs. Fashion Modelling focuses on clothing design and manufacture. The trend setting fashion houses produce collections of exclusively designed garments or even accessories. The sudden spurt in the fashion industry that was the outcome of the liberalized regime gave a tremendous boost to the Modelling profession.

Areas of Specialisation in Modelling

  • Television Modelling
  • Print Modelling/Still Modelling
  • Ramp Modeling/Live Modelling
  • Show Room Modelling
  • Advertising Modelling

When Can I Enroll for Modelling?

Entry to this profession is usually through a break with an advertising agency, photographer or fashion designer. Winners of beauty contest, in particular the Miss India contest is also expected to sign a contract with the sponsoring company and thus have their career laid for them. Modelling is a profession where educational qualifications become insignificant and physical attributes and personal qualities assume importance. There is no specific qualification or age limit to enter into this field. First step for making an entry is to prepare a portfolio. This consists of a series of photographs taken by a professional photographer.

What Personality Traits are Required to Become a Model?

  • Being photogenic
  • Good and healthy complexion
  • Openness to Experience new things
  • Conscientiousness
  • Camera friendly attitude
  • Extraversion
  • High on Confidence
  • Open to criticism

IQ Required for Modelling?

Minimum Average level

Job Prospects for Models

  • Advertising Agencies
  • Film Production Companies
  • Live fashion shows
  • Designers/Fashion coordinator
  • Export Houses
  • Clothing manufacturers
  • Textile Companies
  • Garment Manufactures
  • Showroom and Garment fairs
  • Featuring in music videos
  • Setting up a model co-coordinating agency
  • Acting in television programs or films