There are many opportunities for male models within the modelling industry. The secret is knowing what type of male modelling you are suitable for and then targeting the right model agencies that suit your requirements.
As a male model, you may be right for commercial or high street modelling, health and fitness, editorial, high fashion or alternative modelling.
More and more male models are seen on catwalks and in magazines from Vogue to Men’s Health. If you have the look, talent and determination you could be a very successful male model.
If you want to become a male model, you need to take care of your appearance. You should look after your skin, hair and body and exercise regularly. If you are toned with a muscular physique then you could target magazines like Men’s Health. However if you have more of a slight frame then you may be more suited to high fashion brands like Burberry. One of the most useful tools you can use is a good versatile portfolio to help sell yourself to casting directors.
Male models may also be required to do underwear and swimwear modelling so you should decide early on if this is something that you want to do. Opting out of this type of modelling is not a problem in your journey to become a male model but you should make this clear to your modelling agency so that they do not put you up for these types of modelling jobs.
Being good looking with a good body is not enough to become a male model. You need to be great in front of the camera and look relaxed and confident. START UP Models will help and discuss with you whether you have these requirements, and how to get the most out of yourself.
Male Models will be required to wear some make up in photo shoots. This will be to even out your skin tone, cover any blemishes and accentuate your best features. Whilst this may be a new experience for you, you must be willing to co operate with the stylists and creative directors and wear exactly what they want you to because after all you are helping create their vision and in turn selling their clothes or products. A good attitude is vital.