“Life is so much more beautiful and complex than a number on a scale.”- Tess Munster (American plus-size model, blogger, and make-up artist)
Life gives everyone an equal chance, at least once in a lifetime and when it does, you need to give your 100%.
The plus-size modeling industry is blooming, never there has been acceptance, appreciation, open-mindedness, support, and demand for fuller figures in the fashion industry like in today’s time.
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So, if you have been dreaming about being a model but shy because of your voluptuous figure, now the time has come to move on and fulfill your dream of becoming a plus-size model.
Through this blog you will get to know the initial steps you need to take to become a plus-size model. Doing research can help you a lot in your journey, it is significant to know the basics or essentials before jumping into a profession or industry. Let us begin.
Appearance Still Matters
Though you are trying to be a plus-size model, it does not mean that you can be careless with your appearance, you will still be required to have smooth curves. Plus-size models care about how they look like any other model, it is highly important to maintain and take proper care of your body.
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Here are some points you need to know;
- Eat a well-balanced diet,
- Drink water. Stay hydrated,
- Maintain a work-out regime to look fit,
- Moisturize your skin daily,
- Learn how to do basic make-up,
- Have trims frequently to keep your hair looking healthy and gorgeous,
- Keep your nails clean and do manicure/pedicure regularly,
- Stay updated with fashion trends and with the modeling world news.
Build a Professional Portfolio
Your portfolio will be the first thing any agency would ask for and you still must make a solid first impression. Think BIG and NATURAL- the agency wants to see how you look, they want to see your shape, how you sit, how you stand.
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Your modeling portfolio should include all kinds of shots- full-lengths, mid-lengths, and headshots. You should take your portfolio seriously because it can be a game-changer, it can give you your first opportunity.
Think of your portfolio as your resume, simple.
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Reach Out to Agencies
Do the research and educate yourself on how a model agency works, on their reputations and schedule a meeting with the one you feel confident about. Different agencies have different rules, get to know them one by one. If you head out to an agency make sure to be presentable, wear clothes that show your body shape, your curves.
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Attend Open Castings
If you want to make your name in the modeling world, you need to be open to every opportunity that comes your way.
When you start you will be asked to fill lengthy forms, be honest about your information. The more open castings events you attend, the more comfortable, contacts you might be able to make.
You can come across some people or agencies that point out your flaws abruptly, learn to NOT such comments personally, and move on quickly. You must be mentally strong and be ready to face rejections if you want to survive for a long time as a plus-size model.
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Network, Network, Network
Like any other model in the industry, plus-size models are also businesspeople and master networkers.
Try to attend as many events as you can in a day, be positive, and introduce yourself to different models, agencies, or directors. You might come across famous or known faces, photographers, make-up artists, models, actors, directors, producers, etc.
You can also meet other plus-size models, this especially can be great for you, a friend in the same field can help you with industry knowledge. Act professional and light-hearted, if they like you, they will surely try to contact you.
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