The commercial print industry is constantly looking for talent—both actors and models—to pose for the covers and pages of publications advertising goods and services. Unlike fashion or runway modeling, print does not require to a strict set of physical requirements. Instead, agencies and brands are simply seeking the right look. Depending on your appearance, special skills, and commitment and perseverance, you could have that look.
Print modeling agencies are not always for fashion brands. Any business that needs a still photo of a professional doing something that said business works on may need print models. Not all models are sexy, thin or young. Models are a variety of age and looks for brands including hospitality, hotels, resorts, casinos, pharma, game apps, and cruise lines.
To become a print model:
1. Do your research, review ads and see where you could be a fit. Even if you are not a swimsuit model, you need to keep up your appearance by having straight, white teeth, good skin care and an overall neat appearance. Depending on your unique look and style, you might do best seeking, plus size modeling, athletic wear, preppy, evening wear, or other types of print modeling jobs.
2. Build a portfolio. Your print head shots and body shots should include personal stats including: age, hair color, eye color(do not include colored contacts for this), body measurements, height, a professional resume with your print credits listed under a Print category.
a. A bright colored professional image of you with your hair down
b. A variety of different looks and images taken from a pro photographer in studio
Know that any career in the entertainment industry is a risky and huge climb up the ladder to have success. Make sure you’re financially stable before taking a dive into areas in modeling, film, voice over or any on camera project.