-, (PressExposure) April 28, 2009 -- Considering the money involved and the exposure one gets, almost all parents want their young kids to become models. Today, teen models are in much demand. From advertising for children's clothes to food products and more, children models are everywhere; on billboards, magazines, and even the Internet. If you are a parent of an aspiring teen model or an aspiring teen model yourself, you need to learn more about the teen modeling world and what sort of model portfolio is required. So let's get started shall we?
The teen modeling market is called the 'junior market'. It consists of teen models between 13 and 25 years, depending on the age of the model when he/she entered the modeling world. On an average your height should be around 5 feet 8 inches for fashion modeling, while commercial teen models can be of any height depending on the ad requirement.
According to some modeling experts, teen models have a higher chance of getting a foothold in the modeling world. The most important reason for this is that teenagers are very versatile during photo shoots and commercial advertising campaigns. Because teens are youthful, they have an innocent look and freshness that makes them very endearing. Also, as growing adults, they have just the right curves that can compliment any type of wardrobe.
Despite all the demand for teen models, the modeling industry isn't an easy place to make a mark. While many languish at the bottom, only a few are able to reach the top and stay there for a significant amount of time, enough to be remembered. That's why it's important to start right, and make your dream of making your child or of becoming a teen model a successful reality.
Get A Good Model Portfolio: All models must have a GOOD model portfolio. All teen models must have a GOOD model portfolio. A portfolio is a bunch of your photos taken using different angles and in different wardrobes. Your model portfolio is your KEY to making it BIG in the big, bad world of modeling!
The more creative you get with your portfolio, the better chances you have of getting more casting calls. Therefore, spend time to work out every look, every angle, the makeup, lighting, ambience, background, hairstyle, accessories, etc. etc! Phew! Once you get your model portfolio, don't just forget about it later on. Keep adding new pictures as you keep growing older. Add photos of the work you do as a teen model to add value to your model portfolio as well as increase your chances of getting better and bigger modeling assignments.
Strive To Stay Healthy: Eat right! Exercise. Stay Healthy. Taking care of your diet, your body, and your mind are extremely important if you want to be a successful teen model. Teen models must add daily doses of multivitamins to their daily regimen and stay fit to take on any modeling job as the opportunity presents itself.
Finally, learn to behave like a professional. However successful you may be, always work in a professional manner. This helps you better yourself all the time as well as makes you popular because you come across as a person who respects his/her work.