However, it’s going to take a little preparation and confidence to nail the interview and become a professional model.
The first thing that is necessary when you get a modeling agency interview is to leave the nerves, doubt and shyness at the door.
To nail an interview with a modeling agency ensure you have everything you need to take with you as specified by the talent agency.
Prepare your materials, and clothing before the actual date so that you aren’t stressed at the last minute. On the day focus on presenting yourself with everything you were asked to bring to the interview.
Gather your photos if they ask you to bring them. If they don’t ask for professional photos then don’t worry about getting any done specifically for the interview. However, it’s always a good idea to have a head shot.
If you aren’t certain what kind of photo to take, ask the booking agent or look up the submission info on the modeling agency website.
There is no need to wear formal clothing. Most modeling agencies will prefer that you attend the interview in casual clothes. However, do your best to not wear logos, brand names, large lettering and distracting patterns.
Wear your hair as you would normally but keep it out of your face, and wear as little makeup as you can.
Arrive early at the modeling agency because in the modeling business, it helps to know the popular saying, “If you’re early, you’re on time. If you’re on time, you’re late!” Give plenty of time for parking, following driving directions, traffic, getting lost, and unexpected incidents.
Good body language will show the modeling agent that you are confident and excited to be there.
Upon meeting the interviewer smile genuinely, give a firm handshake, make eye contact, and focus on being professional throughout the entire interview.
It’s fine to be nervous but keep it to yourself as much as possible. Replace your nerves with your personality, enthusiasm, and positive energy.
Answer questions concisely and get straight to the point. Modeling Agencies prefer representing models that are confident with an inviting personality.
Rambling on about irrelevant information is never advisable because you will be seen as high maintenance by the talent agent.
If the modeling agency ask you to do a runway walk, don’t let nerves get the best of you. Your walk isn’t expected to be absolutely perfect, simply do your walk that you’ve practiced and let the agency get an idea where you are as a model. The agent will provide feedback to help you where needed.
During a modeling agency interview emphasize your strengths.
Let the agent know that you’re serious about becoming a model. This isn’t the time to be shy, or tongue tied because it will do more harm than good. You are there to nail that interview with the modeling agency so don’t waste it.
At the end of your interview, firmly shake hands with the agent, anyone else attending the interview, and thank them for their time. They will let you know if they’re interested, or offer advice before you leave.
Regardless of the outcome leave the modeling agency gracefully and don’t take any negative comments personally.
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