ModelMentors offers free modeling advice, shared by professional models who know the entertainment industry well. We feature insider modeling advice / modeling industry tips that cover a wide range of topics in the modeling industry. So whether you are an aspiring model, an experienced model, or somewhere in between- you will be able to find modeling advice that speaks directly to you.
We have tried to organize the articles into Modeling Advice ‘categories’. Instead of having to read every single article on the website, hopefully you can identify the categories that apply best to you, and dive into those articles first. But if you feel like reading every single article anyway- by all means. You overachiever, you!
Modeling Advice for Beginners
If you are new to the modeling industry and have no idea where to start, it can certainly seem overwhelming. We’ve been there! So to get you started, we have opted to share the following articles with your situation in mind. These address the most common questions that we receive from aspiring and beginner models.
- Types of Modeling – What are all the different categories of modeling? Which do I fit into?
- How to build a Modeling Portfolio – Every model needs a portfolio. Here’s how to build one.
- What does TFP mean? – If you are just starting out as a model, you will likely hear this term.
- How to become a Freelance Model – What if I can’t get signed to a Modeling Agency? Can I still make it as a model?
- Models and Measurements – How do I take my measurements for my modeling stats?
- What is a Comp Card? – What the heck is a comp card? Do I need one?
Branding Yourself as a Model
- What are the best model portfolio websites? – In this digital age, an online modeling portfolio or website can help you book even more work. Which websites are best?
Modeling Agency Advice
Although not mandatory to be signed to a Modeling Agency in order to become a model, it is still the ultimate goal for many models- and with good reason. Modeling agencies (legit agencies, that is) are frequently able to procure well-paid, high-profile jobs for their talent roster.
- Modeling Agency Directory – A list of Modeling Agencies, by state
- How to Get Signed to a Modeling Agency – Top 3 tips for Success, prior to singing on the dotted line with a modeling agency!
- Choosing a Modeling Agency– How to find & research potential modeling agencies, how to decide which on is the RIGHT one for you, and which questions to ask the modeling agencies upon meeting them?
Model Diet and Beauty Tricks
- Model Diet Tricks – 45 Skinny Snack Foods that Supermodels SWEAR BY!
Do you have any suggestions for topics you would like to see? Any questions you have specifically that you would love a professional model’s advice on?? Let us know in the comments section! We LOVE to hear from you!
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Phylicia 2Lewis says
Hi. Can you please give me any advice on the right types of runway shoes to buy? Also how to practice model posing?
I am a freelance model. I was just asked to be the face of a clothing line for the spring/ summer fashion line. I am an experienced model. I have been published in 3magazines, been in 1 run way show and hosted many parties. How much should I charge? Should I go by the hr or a certain amount for the day? Please help!!!