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what is up guys welcome back to my youtube channel kaden here again so uh today i've decided i wanted to give you guys insight onto my experiences in the modeling industry kind of how i got into things because a lot of people do want to know how you become a model what it's been like for me a young black boy being a model stuff like that so i'm just going to give you guys the rundown hopefully this opens your eyes a bit to what the industry's like how to get in if it's for you because it might not be for everyone who wants to try it but yeah i'll do my best to give you as much insight as i can and hopefully you can help in your career and your journey maybe it's not few and you figured out from this video so yeah i hope you enjoyed the video and let's go okay so it's quite hard to think of like where modelling really really started from for me but i'll try and try it back so it would have been all the way in 2018 or 2017 when i was 16-ish i'm 19 now so i've kind of been preparing for it for about three years and yeah it's all come to fruition now so i've got kind of notes to keep me in track um growing up like i'm talking when i was 15 16 i had the worst eczema like i feel awkward saying this on camera because i was so embarrassed about it when it was there it was so bad i used to scratch my face so much scratch on my eyebrows i had no eyebrows because of how much i used to scratch it i'll probably put a video in to show like the difference between me then and now and um yeah honestly it was horrible like my skin darkened and not a nice way like the way my skin was like dark and it was patchy kind of dark so it wasn't a nice complexion people who were my color had shiny skin though but mine was like a really like dead skin because it was kind of scary because of how dry it was so yeah that really used to get to me i used to get called actually all the time all that kind of stuff people would be like yeah where your eyebrows ain't going to irrigate stuff so yeah it was quite tough good time for character building because um all i had was my personality to shine through but yeah that definitely harmed me as a person in general before anything like what's happening these days has happened so i had horrible scaly patchy skin braces a really horrible high top that just didn't suit me and yeah let's just say i wasn't the cutest of guys so yeah um i was tall i still didn't think modelling would ever be a possibility regardless of me being tall but then um yeah after a couple more trips to the doctor and me being so self-aware of how serious my condition was and how how much i hated it how i was actually in pain every day from my skin being so dry and tough i was like enough is enough i gotta get rid of this so from then i took my prescription so seriously that a lot of people say the prescriptions don't work but if you really try it properly maybe even stop drinking milk drink so much water just fix up everything around you everything will will eventually sort itself out eventually it might not happen instantly but it gets there after a while you will grow out of it that's when kind of i could consider modeling as a person if a lot of you like want to model but then you feel like something like exxon or something's holding you back honestly take it seriously we're probably all like near adults now if not adults so figure out a way with your growing self to get rid of it fight for that and it will work so yeah that's one thing that i went through but back to the modelling yeah so i cut my hair down eventually because i was like it's time for waves like this high top is not suiting me let me just get rid of it so i bumped off the high top cut my hair down it's like going to the gym a lot as well so then um yeah people used to tell me you could definitely model like people used to tell me at work when i was working at h m you know you can model i used to think myself yo i could literally do this so i want to get into it yeah so my friend was like literally just apply to every agency you can however i was lucky enough to really know about the kind of scam agencies so a lot of people have probably had this before where they've applied to modeling then suddenly there's an agency calling them like yo we really like you we want you to come in for a photo shoot from then i would already tell you just they say we want you to come in for a photo shoot and then you go for your photo shoot they're like yeah we love you we love your look everything we want to make your portfolio and you're like oh okay great and then um that agency says okay yeah we're gonna make a portfolio but it's gonna cost two wrecks i'm telling you now guys you should never be paying anything for any form of portfolio at all i'm telling you now it's happened to people around me people very close to me and it burns me every time they get caught then they come to me often they're like oh this happened i'm like oh why did you pay you don't pay okay so it's hard to explain but in the modeling industry you are products right so as the product you should not be paying to be allowed to make money for the company you know what i'm saying i'm gonna use an analogy so let's say nike have a shoe nike do not pay jd to sell this shoe because jd make money off selling the nike shoe anyway so why would nike be giving jd money to make money same way as a model i make my agency money anytime a company wants me to model for them the money that they're going to give me i have to give some to my agency so me making my entity that money they wouldn't get the money if i wasn't there that company would not want me because i'm not there therefore my agency would miss out on the money so why would i be paying to get into an industry what i'm the money maker do you get logically it doesn't make sense so you shouldn't be that you shouldn't be putting money down to be allowed to model like it's not like that it never is like that and i'm telling you from these people will sweet talk you guess you up make you feel like yo i'm going to be a model tomorrow the way they will get you up they'll be like are you honestly amazing we love your look we need you we just you just need to pay this little little 2 000 pounds and the portfolio will be yours we'll give you a gold platinum portfolio whatever that just don't fall into it because you're gonna get gassed up and then end up getting hurt the boys understand this one it's like it's like a girl promising to link up and then eventually when you realize you've been scammed she just texted you oh you're gonna hate me for this but we're not a real agency these agencies that ask for money they don't have any credibility in the modeling industry they they no one works with them like if you go to the instagram they'll probably just have a lot of photo shoots and no actual work because they make a lot of their money from scamming people it's not a credible agency honestly real agencies are not going to ask you for money so the way a real agency would work is you will apply and they're testing to see not testing but kind of looking to see if you are someone who can make the
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- Antony Sossamon, Staff Member
hi everybody welcome back to my youtube channel today we're talking about how to get into a modeling agency and the reason I'm doing this video is because I have gotten so many questions about getting into modeling like so so so so so many and I have been constantly DMing people and like sending them voice messages and all that stuff on how to get into a modeling agency what to do like so about visas and how to get paid and like when an agency is legit what we're all these things and so I decided to address them today so I'm addressing a lot of your questions and at the same time the main part of this video is how to get into an agency how to apply and how you should look for getting at getting into an agency I just want to state that I have worked with so many other I have worked with so many other people on getting them into agencies and four of them have gone into agencies with my help which is great I am here to give you every single bit of advice and secret insider that I possibly can let's get started I would suggest that you start off by looking at all the agencies online to your research so search for monthly agencies in your area look into the research about them find out about them find what you feel you feel more connected to and go there and find out there times for open calls so applying to a modeling agency there are two ways so the first way which I highly recommend is to actually go to the modeling agency and if you go to a muslin C they would probably have an open call and that's when you would walk in so somewhere around like submissions or I've become a model or scouting or something like that you would probably go on that tab and then somewhere there it would tell you when they're open calls are so the reason I say open calls are better than submitting an online application is because seeing you in person is really important and it looks different than seeing you in a and I think personality is a huge part of this if your personality is bad like nobody's gonna want to sign with you and so just coming in with a good personality and a good vibe and meeting on one and one is a lot better I would find out when the open calls are so usually they're like Tuesday Wednesday between like three to four whatever so you would head over there and I which I'm going to show you how you're gonna dress for that in just a second and yeah the next way of applying to an agency is if they do not have an open call I would suggest that you give them a phone call ask them when you can come in or if they do have an open call if they don't then I would submit online and usually all modeling agencies ask for these specific pictures so it's going to be a front photo like this and then it's going to be a side a profile photo and then it's gonna be another profile photo on this side and then it's going to be a photo from probably your knees and up maybe three-quarter photo and also a full-length photos from far away so they would want to see your shoes a new full body and of course the most important one is your face shot so you're gonna get a head shot so they're usually like 5 photos 1 2 3 4 and then maybe 5 like this and then the long one either or so yeah this is how you would submit your pictures some some agencies actually tell you the photos that you have to take they have examples there for you which makes them it's photos that the agency actually take you can also take yourself and I would suggest that you would do that the reason is because a lot of agencies would need to go to open calls or even when you do apply online you want to have those pictures ready and you want to go out of your way every single time so before you've been applying to an agency online are going to an open call even if the open court doesn't require for photos just take some really basic photos it won't take you much time you literally are just gonna stand and take the photos I told you in those specific angles room yeah and just have a somebody take it for you does not have to be professional you're not to get a print professional please you're not take it with an amazing camera you can take it with an iPhone camera against a white background a beige background or whatever it is I just take those photos and you'll be set to go if any agency were to ask for photos of you so how would you address for a casting one really important thing is they want to see your body so you want to wear something that is fitted and that actually looks good and is flattering so look through your closet and find something that is the most flattering and should be black or white the typical outfit that you would wear to a casting or to get signed as an agency would probably be long high-waisted fitted jeans so they can accentuate your legs and make them look longer and you would wear probably a black tank top to show your shoulders and neck and you know it can have a little sorry I'm trying not talking through this it could have a little detail at the back it could be a little more than this this is pretty simple it could have like a little thing over here but usually a black or white t-shirt or a black and white tank top with black fitted high-waisted jeans it could be a below waist into I would suggest to stay away from ripped jeans just because this looks more classy and elegant and I would wear a pair of heels you could wear a pair of pumps or you could wear like a thin heel I usually like pumps with like a strap open-toe are like booties in the winter now in the summer now it's really hot I would not wear this to a casting right now like impossible what I would wear is actually like a mini leather skirt or a jean skirt black again a tank top some some castings or some agencies don't really mind so like you would you would kind of just style it up in your own way remember your personality is still important so whatever way you would want to put this together have a little touch of you there a spur hair I would come very natural if your hair is straight or if your hair is currently whatever way you like it but come very natural don't do too much the same as your face do not like exceed with makeup like for example today I just have some concealer blush and eye shadow I'm so sorry about the slamming I know what's happening so yeah very simple makeup and natural look not too much going on they want to see you as a blank canvas so they don't want to see you wearing like a flowery dress or a leopard print shirt you know they want to see you as a blank canvas a girl that they could dress up and then they could send to clients and that would work for beauty that would work for sports that would work for you know econ etc one of the questions I get constantly is what about height I'm like too sure am I you know I'm at the right height so each agency is different each agency is looking for a different kind of model some are more like talent and model agencies so they don't mind you being too really tall for the market so the minimum usually for models is gonna for female models is going to be 5/8 which is my height and then for male models is gonna be 6 feet and above so yeah but do n
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