Attitude is everything. Sometimes factors that have nothing to do with looks can make the difference between being hired and not being hired for a modeling job. Here is some advice especially for guys who were just starting their modeling careers:
Successful Male Models Don’t Allow Parents too Much Control
Girlfriends can interfere with male modeling
Building Self Confidence
Choose quiet skepticism and common sense over fantasy of becoming a star. For example, let’s say you are opening a shoe store and someone wants to rent a storefront to you. Would you hand over a bunch of cash without a written lease and without seeing the place you want to rent? Would you write a check just because some flashy guy said he knows someone famous? You’ll learn the ropes, just not right away.
Learn About the Model Industry
You may be smart, but there is much you do not know about modeling. It will take a long time to learn what you do not know. In the meantime, don’t be desperate. Make decisions as if you are running a business, not based on promises and bullshit.
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The most successful male models are capable, willing and available.
Capable means you have built your body and are able to show off your body on film.
Willing means guys who are willing to show off their body are going to be offered more jobs than conservative guys because there is not shortage of guys who want to pose in jeans. It is easier to for an agent to encourage photographers to consider guys who are not shy. Read this article that explains why guys who are willing to pose for the right photographs beat their competition.
Available means you can do the job at the “drop of a hat.” You can be the hottest guy in your state, but if you cannot get off work, you are not going to make it as a model. Most modeling jobs offer you little advance notice and will choose the model who is available.