honestly, you gotta be tall and slim have good body stats it help if you are at least pretty
but most importantly if you got "that" look that something special
there are alot of pretty girls but not many are special
Dunno how to do makeup? That is what makeup artists r for. Dunno how to pose.... that is what photographers r for..... In actual fact,alot of e pple here will be glad to show u how. Of course, having a presentable face n figure helps..... provided u have a positive attitude and willingness to learn..... we will all be more than willing to guide u along e way.... errrr...maybe not guide cos we all learn from each other.:bsmilie:
OK lah, to findme, first off, asking questions is a good start. You might not always get the answers you think you want on a forum, but you might get good hints (like googling 'What it takes to be a model' or 'How to start a modelling career' or simply 'How to be a model').
If you ask me, a chio face and figure is not the main pre-requisites, even though they would certainly help. Being able to be brutally honest about your own looks and abilities without being cynical also helps. You also have to understand market needs and where you might fit in. You also need a very thick skin, but balanced with self-honesty if you don't want to end up disillusioned, sad and depressed with yourself and the industry.
Good facial structures that allow stylists and MUAs to create 'magic' is a definite asset. Look at some of the world's top models - without makeup and styling, some of them look like absolute crap!
I shared something with a newbie model once, and cut a long storey short, you need to be an 'actress'. Think of modeling as a scaled-down version of acting. Being able to project the rerquired emotions to create a certain mood or look is crucial to success, and so is professionalism and an unbelievably good working attitude. A clean and healthy lifestyle without drugs and alcohol and endless partying helps.
In the past (nooong nong ago) when I worked with US and UK newbie models, I found that they tend to have a more natural ability to emote and project quite easily once I explained what was needed. I think this has something to do with their (often) involvement with stage and drama work in their younger and high-school years. A lot of them, while not particularly academic, were also familiar with literature and other areas of the arts.
In order to help you project, you need to learn the technicalities of the trade. Angles, poses, what works and what doesn't. Experienced models and actresses even know what lighting angles and techniques will work to bring out their 'best side'.
Modelling is almost pure drudgery work at times, and involves long, back-breaking hours. Also, unless you're talking super-model levels, a model in only an ikan billis in the business scheme of things. I wonder why so many young girls want to get into it.
High-fashion and advertising modelling also isn't about the shortest skirt, biggest boobs and most chioness, contrary to popular belief.
OK, there. My 8 para crash intro and hopefully, answer to your question. Hope that helps some.