Fashion

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.

 

When is the best time to get started as a model?

Many people think that after you cross 25 years old, becoming a model is not realistic. While that may be true for big modeling agencies that only work with a specific type look, models come in all shapes, sizes and ages. That’s a fact!
In 2020, most advertising is done with commercial models which represent a look of the masses.
To get started as a model, you have very few options out there. Most aspiring models think that getting photographs and submitting to modeling agencies is their best bet. This is wrong. Agencies only work with a specific look at an exact time.
Also, most commercial agencies want you to have experience if they sign you. Why on earth would a modeling agent take 20% for a model who has never booked a job or casting in their life? To become a model,  you have to actually have first hand experience on set. Whether that be a student film, or a local runway show, agencies like experience.
The best time to get started as a model is when you are committed and actually serious. Many people dream of modeling, very few are actually committed to achieving success!
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