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Become a Model – The 2021 Ultimate Guide

If your objective is to become a model, there are many routes and options to get started. Finding a path in entertainment is hard however with the right guidance and direction, it can make it a lot easier. There are quite a few articles and guides on how to start modeling however many are outdated and lack insight from people who have actually modeled before or work in the entertainment community. This is the ultimate guide on how to start modeling in any market as a beginner.

Photo by Polina Tankilevitch – Models come in All Shapes and Size

What is Modeling? It’s more than a pretty face.

Modeling is more than a pretty face. It’s to simulate a consumer who represents the brand. To put it simply, a company hires a model to advertise their product or service. Advertising comes in many forms. When people think of modeling, many assume that you have to be very tall and very thin. While that is the norm for editorial models, who frequently work on runway shows and high end fashion lines, many models are actually commercial talent. Commercial talent is everything except editorial modeling and that represents over 90% of the models you see on TV and print today. There is a huge push for alternative models, which is a model with a unique look or feature.

There is a huge push for real people casting, as well as alternative looks.

Models come in all shapes, sizes and backgrounds which we fully support. Watch the Latitude Talent Webinar on the Rise of Alternative Looks in the modeling industry.

Read the Full Article on How to Become a Model Guide Here

Ned, plus 3 Latitude Talent Requested for Genentech Audition

Meet Ned, a Talent with Latitude who was just requested, along with 3 other talent to “Genentech” Audition via Self-Tape. Congrats!

“What inspired me to join Latitude was the diverse group of people that they bring in.” INSIDE Latitude with Elena

INSIDE Latitude with New York Model Elena B.

How long have you wanted to Become a Model?

“I have loved being photographed and getting dressed up for as long as I can remember. As I have gotten older modeling and fashion became something I am passionate about. “

Elena with Latitude Talent Studios


How did you hear about Latitude?

“I heard about Latitude while I was looking into different companies and they ended up sticking out to me so I thought I would try and get noticed.”


What advice would you give to a new model or actor?

“Some advice that I would give to a new model or actor is to be confident in yourself. I would also just recommend to do research about companies you work with and make sure to communicate if you have any questions.”


What opportunities have you receive from Latitude?

“I have booked a few things from Latitude. Being a student, it can be a bit more challenging to be available for every response that I receive but I have gotten a lot of responses that I did not originally think I would. I recently worked with shootnow11:11 on Instagram. They photographed me in Manhattan for a Jewelry collaboration that they were doing. I have gotten responses from L’Oreal, Fashion Week, music videos. There are so many options that allow all kinds of people to succeed!”

What inspired you to join Latitude?

“What inspired me to join Latitude was the diverse group of people that they bring in. They want all different looks and that is something I wanted to be apart of.”


Would you recommend Latitude to others?

“I would definitely recommend Latitude to someone and I have. I know so many people that would thrive with Latitude.”

Check out Latitude Talent Elena in her most recent Latitude Talent Test Shoot. Learn more about Latitude Talent Studios by visiting http://www.latitudetalent.com or following us on Instagram