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darian dacut April 6, 2012 at 7:42 am

I just wounted some help because i want to be a model, but i don’t know how and where should I started. At first when i join pageants I told myself that one day i would be a model soon. Thats why i’m finding some agencies that would require me to be in it. May you please help me and give me some tips on what should I do. I want to pursue my goal and for me to be happy. Please do grant my request 🙂 thanks 🙂


admin February 24, 2013 at 9:00 am

Hi Darian! Welcome to ModelMentors! Make sure to subscribe to our Monthly Newsletter, as we will be adding tons more content that addresses your questions.
In the meantime check out these articles we have already posted:
“How to become a Freelance Model”: http://modelmentors.com/become-a-freelance-model/
“How do I become a Model? 10 articles to help get started”: http://modelmentors.com/how-do-i-get-into-modeling/
How to Build a Modeling Portfolio: http://modelmentors.com/models-portfolio/
How to Get Signed to a Modeling Agency: http://modelmentors.com/get-signed-to-modeling-agency/

-The ModelMentors.com Team


Lee Hancock June 6, 2012 at 12:08 am

Saw your Linkdin post. TFP means Time for Prints and TPCd means Time for a CD of photos. Models often use this with a photographer, myself included to help build portfolios. It’s a tool to help both beginning models and photographers. Best of luck with your endeavor.Lee Hancock, photographer retired and return to amateur status looking for models, TFCD
Kansas City MO area..


admin June 6, 2012 at 2:25 pm

Hi Lee! Thanks for stopping by from LinkedIn! You are correct in every facet of your comment/response, and we appreciate you taking the time to contribute. We foster a learning environment for everybody in the modeling industry, so the more knowledge shared amongst everyone, the better! Thank you again and we hope to see you here as a regular 🙂


Faizan Khushnood July 18, 2012 at 10:41 am

I wanted to come on ramp for modelling but every one ask me 4 money after that they give me chance in modelling world. What is the logic behind this? Please explain me the reason, there is no place in modelling world for poor man.
Islamabad. Pakistan.


admin February 24, 2013 at 9:04 am

Hi Faizan! There is room in the modeling world for people of ANY financial status. It is important to educate yourself on the things a model SHOULD pay for, as well as the things a model should NEVER pay for. We here at ModelMentors have tons of advice to offer regarding these very topics. Make sure to subscribe to our Monthly Newsletter to keep updated on all of our new posts, articles, content, features, and more!
-The ModelMentors Team


Dominique Jolivette-Gentry September 1, 2012 at 2:43 pm


My name is Dominique, I am an international model scout. I am also the Director of Scouting for Fourteen Model Management. In addition, to scouting models I offer model consultations to new models. I welcome an opportunity to network.

Ciao Bella,


admin February 24, 2013 at 9:05 am

Hi Dominique! Welcome! We are happy to have you, and we would love to network with you!
Looking forward to discussing!
All the best,
-The ModelMentors Team


Mina September 7, 2012 at 8:51 pm

I understand the first step in becoming a model is to create a portfolio, what should the portfolio contain and can you recommend a photographer. I’m I’m the bay area, northern California.


admin February 24, 2013 at 9:11 am

Hi Mina! We actually wrote an article detailing exactly that. Check out our article here: “How to Build A Modeling Portfolio” http://modelmentors.com/models-portfolio/
After you have built your modeling portfolio, you will next want to make your Model Comp Cards. Here is an article explaining what a Comp Card is: http://modelmentors.com/what-is-a-comp-card/
And here is an article with recommendations on where to get your Comp Cards printed: http://modelmentors.com/comp-card-printing/
Also, here are 10 articles to read that discuss “How to get Into Modeling”: http://modelmentors.com/how-do-i-get-into-modeling/

As far as the Northern California recommendations, I have many wonderful photographers that I have personally worked with in the area that I am happy to recommend. Feel free to shoot me and email and I will discuss that privately. Email themodelmentors@gmail.com

Thanks so much! Hope this helps get you started. Make sure to subscribe to our Monthly Newsletter for exclusive content!
Sarah McDowd
Owner, ModelMentors.com


Ivona Liv October 23, 2012 at 4:03 am




admin February 24, 2013 at 9:12 am

Hi Ivona! We hope you did well in the contest!
-The ModelMentors.com Team


Lea Williams March 15, 2013 at 12:46 am

At school we have this project called an I-search. And basically it’s helping us figure out the career we would like to pursue. All my life I’ve wanted to be a model and I just wanted to know, what are the requirements for being a model? And what type of training and education do i have to have to pursue this dream of mine?


admin April 6, 2013 at 4:05 am

Hi Lea! Here are a few articles to get you started. Make sure to subscribe to our newsletter to get updated when we post new articles and information!
Here are the Genres of Modeling: http://www.modelmentors.com/types-of-modeling/
Here are 10 articles about how to get into modeling: http://modelmentors.com/how-do-i-get-into-modeling/
How to get signed to a Modeling Agency: http://modelmentors.com/get-signed-to-modeling-agency/
How to Build a Modeling Portfolio: http://modelmentors.com/models-portfolio/

If you have any other questions feel free to let us know!
-The ModelMentors Team


Claudia March 25, 2013 at 6:51 pm


I need urgent help !
I found your website very helpful. here is the thing, I have my comp and file published in the Modelscom website. I was contacted by this photographer that (sounds) reliable. He says he has a project with client and will pay a significant amount of money (2 thousand) to shoot for 12 different outfits from his client’s boutique. I asked him about his website.. he didn’t send me the link, I asked about the client he mentioned a common name, when I googled sorts of fashion/photography businesses come up, and he gave me the client’s name, which is a bit suspicious .. like Monalisa Walters.. when I google.. just comes up about the famous Monalisa pictures.. so.. does this sound like a scam ? – Thank you !


admin April 6, 2013 at 4:08 am

Hmmm. Yes, that definitely sounds a bit suspicious. A photographer should do everything in their power to provide you with the information and details of the job, NOT dance around the subject! If he can’t even reply with a link to his website, but can reply to other questions, that is not a good sign. He might be legit, but his poor communication makes it much harder to verify that he IS legit. I would say ask one more time; be firm, and if he is still giving you the run-around, just write him off and move on. It is not worth the headache, or putting your safety at risk!
-The ModelMentors Team


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