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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 There are quite a few articles and guides on how to start modeling however many are outdated and lack insight from people who have actually modeled before or work in the entertainment community.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

How to Model on Instagram – This Video can land you a Modeling Agent

Did you know that modeling agencies rarely host open calls? This has been happening way before the Covid, as many modeling agencies exclusively scout for models on social media platforms like Instagram.

Watch our recent webinar on how to use Instagram as a new model to learn all the tips on building your brand on social media and find paying casting calls gigs like ambassador work.

 

Have an idea for our next Webinar? Shoot us an email to support@latitudeny.com for a chance to have your topic discussed live by our professionals. At Latitude, our talent are number one. Period.

Inside Latitude: Meet Karen

Meet Karen, a talent with Latitude Talent Studios New York Office. Karen was recently requested for a Network Documentary Recreation Scene by Salome Oggenfuss and McDonald’s Commercial Casting Call self tape audition from Latitude.

Your hometown?

Brooklyn, New York

What are your hobbies?

I like to go to the gym to release any stress or since gyms are closed right now, I just like to free draw anything that pops up in mind. 

When did you learn you wanted to get started in the modeling and acting field?

I learned that I wanted to get started in the modeling field after I graduated college, I started becoming more involved in my own style and posting on my IG any outfits I wore and put together. 

How has Latitude helped you?

Latitude has helped me jump start my confidence and believing in me while giving me the opportunity to have a photoshoot and apply to any projects presented.

Would you recommend Latitude to anyone looking to get started?

I would totally recommend Latitude to anyone looking to get started because the people working there are very kind and patient and take the time to explain everything to you.