The talent agency in Chicago has been helping young and promising actors and models for almost 100 years and they are very much the best in the business. John Robert Powers was an actor at the beginning of the 20th Century and for John Robert Powers Chicago was the place where he believed had the very best talent in the business. Over the years the agency saw greats such as Betty Ford and Grace Kelly come through their ranks. It is for this reason that we caught up with some of the team at the John Robert Powers academy, to find out what someone needs to do if they wish to be the next super star model, if this is you, here are some tips on making the grade.
Looking After The Product
As a model you are the product and you must therefore look after your body and face as well as you can. Make sure that there are no days off, that you are always doing everything you can to look your best and to be as healthy as possible. It can be tempting to make quick fixes such as fad diets but you must ensure that you are healthy so that you can enjoy a long career.
Who Are You?
Understanding what your niche is will be very important and you whilst you don’t have to stay within this niche, it will help you out in the early days. Think about what traits you have that will make you stand out, for Cara Delavigne it is the eyebrows, for Kate Moss it was the pout and for Cindy Crawford it was the legs, what will your schtick be?
Something which are most certainly going to need in this industry is friends and contacts and this is why you should always look to network whenever you are at an audition, a shoot or any kind of event where you can mingle with other people in the industry. Friends and contacts can help you to find work, to stay on top of news and as emotional support in what can often be a very tough industry to work in.
Never underestimate the power which social media can have on your career, especially Instagram. There are some models out there working who got jobs purely based on their social media following. On social media the public decide if you look good, not modeling agencies and that is why if you build up a large following on Instagram, companies won’t need any other reason to hire you. Remember that they are pitching to the public and if they think that they have a model with max appeal, that person is far more likely to get the job than anyone who doesn’t.
Work hard, be kind, make friends and do everything that you can to make sure that you stay in great shape.
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