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What Now? How to Get into Modeling

is our new series where we explore options, processes and insider insights into the modeling world.  Read on for step one:

How to get in to the modeling industry

What Now?

Many people have dreams and aspirations of becoming a model. It is not uncommon to find young children fantasizing about growing up and walking down a runway with a million flashbulbs going off all around them. The allure and glamour of the modelling industry is something that we have been subjected to from the media for as long as media has existed.

If this idea has turned into a passionate pursuit, then how do you go from looking at magazines, to being IN the magazines? In this blog we will discuss the the steps that should be taken in order to secure representation. 

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Being a model takes much more than being just a pretty face and a large social media following. You need stamina, patience, and lots of hard work.

Now What?

Before seeking out an agent to represent you, you need photos to show off.  These will act  almost like a resume, but for your face.

Take very simple photos. When you are just starting out in it rare to already have a portfolio or even head shots yet. But no worries. You can start with simple digital or print photos at home. These can be done by family member, a friend, or even on your own with a timer camera. These photos will give agents a look into who you are and the canvas which can be worked it.

When your taking your picture remember the following:
  • Wear minimal makeup, or better yet, none at all. You want to show your features in a neutral and natural setting.
  • Wear simple, form sitting clothes that are in good taste and neutral colors. The “model uniform” usually consists of skinny jeans or leggings, and form fitting shirts or tank tops, usually in black or white.
  • Keep hair simple, consistent and well groomed.
  • Stick to simple poses, and avoid props, you are the focus of these pictures.
  • Have one head shot (or close up) of your face smiling and one close up (or head shot) of your face in a neutral expression. You can include left and right profile pictures.
  • Always include a full length body shot. Women, if you are comfortable with the idea, consider a swimsuit. Men, if you are comfortable, consider boxer briefs or swim trunks. This way it will be easy to access your fitness levels.
  • Always submit clear, and in focus photos.
When taking your pictures, super remember that following:
  • Don’t wear tons of heavy makeup. By putting on 4 layers of base, contouring on new cheekbones and overdrawing your pout, you’re covering your natural angles and beauty. Keep that for the ‘gram.
  • Don’t Wear distracting clothing. Avoid bright colors and anything Ed Hardy (in photos and in real life, please). Don’t take this as an attempt to wow a potential agent with your style. Keep it simple!
  • Don’t do elaborate up-do’s, massive hair extensions, and teasing or the roots should be steered clear of. If you are the kind to change your hair colour and style often, know that you may be asked to update your photos so as not to catfish casting directors. (this can get expensive when you have to re-shoot your professional head shots every few months. 
  • DON’T EVER USE FILTERS OR PHOTOSHOP IN ANY WAY OR FORM. DON’T EVEN THINK ABOUT THAT. PLEASE.

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Now What?

So now that you have your beautiful, clean and clear photos ready, you’ll want to start looking for an agent to get an idea of your potential and markets that you may have potential in. You can schedule a meeting with a MAX agent here. 

Now What?

Next step is an evaluation. Evaluations are a necessary part of the process, this is so time and money on both sides are not wasted. Very rarely are people signed automatically. Professional agents will give you their industry opinion and let you know where you might fit in and in what market you have potential.

“Market” can refer to both location and the sort of modeling work you will do. There are many different kinds of markets. For example: North American, Asian, commercial, and high fashion.

It is important to be persistent with your goals, don’t give up. The entertainment industry is a tough one and there will be many rejections to faced. Don’t be discouraged, keep working, keep practicing, keep getting exposure.

TREY -Saturday Showcase

It’s Saturday Showcase time!  We are pleased to present, TREY S! MAX is so happy to have this super stunning and super talented model on our roster! Check it out!

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Trey is a very versatile international actor and model that is focused on print, catalog, commercial and fashion opportunities.  He has over 5 years of  experience working on industry projects including brands such as C-demin.

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photo courtesy of Trey.

“I am from a Little island call Haiti, but raise in West Palm Beach, Florida. I love fashion, and am known for being flexible, adaptable, very stylish, versatile, efficient, hard-working, good at taking directions and capable of wearing all types of clothing styles.”

Our very photogenic man frequently meets with potential clients to present new designs, products and clothing to customers. He has many attributes that so many fashion directors, designers and casting directors look for in a client. Even if backstage is crazy busy and changes happen fast and frantic, Trey is always poised in front of the audience.

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photo courtesy of Trey.

Trey follows a strict routine of dieting, sleeping and daily exercise to maintain great and healthy appearance so that he can. Among many of his skills are basketball, body building, skateboarding, soccer, snowboarding, and wrestling.

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We look forward to your continuous growth and expansion as an actor and model in this industry and beyond! You’re awesome!

Want to inquire about talent for upcoming projects? Email: info@maxagency.com


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ICYMI: Milan Fashion Week

ICYMI: Milan fashion week just wrapped up, and it was… an interesting one. From weird, to classy to comfy. Here’s our breakdown of what went down.

ICYMI: Gucci. This was a wild show, from start to finish. This fashion house has been taking bolder and bolder moves each year, thanks to designer Alessandro Michele. For the Fall/Winter 18′-19′ collection his focus was on the precision of the craft, the embodiment of character and culture, self care and breaking out from the norm.

Designer for Gucci A. Michele

Alessandro MicheleMichele, shockingly,  sent models down two models down the runway with eerily-exact replicas of their own heads, the message represented the struggle to accept ones own identity and “looking after your thoughts.” Although it’s kind of creepy, we applaud the message and the time and craft that went in to such intricate and minutely designed pieces.

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Severed heads at Gucci F/W 18-19

May culturally inspired designs were seen. The concept: ‘pluriverse”, uniting people in the face of our differences and rejecting the idea of ridged boundaries.

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Culture Smash at Gucci F/W 18-19

All of this was set in a mock surgery room, complete with surgical tables and lamps. This was Michele’s ode to the precision and approach to his craft. And it’s obvious, once you look past the deeply meaningful, but bazaar,  accessories, you can see that the tweed jackets are highly tailored, the structure of the pants and tunics impeccable and the choice of fabric and colours undeniably luxe.

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Mock Operations. Gucci F/W 18-19

ICYMI:  Dolce and Gabanna used drones for models!

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Dolce & Gabanna drone models

D&G affectionately called this their Fashion Devotion collection and included everything from exquisitely crafted Vatican City vestment brocades, cut velvet in royal colours, and sumptuous embroidery all the way down to cheap, profane slogans on sweatshirts and T-shirts appropriated from the aesthetics of the souvenir stall. Here’s some of this years Autumn Ready-to-Wear collection:

ICYMI: Spotted on the Streets: PINK! On the street out side of the fashion shows it was obvious that everyone was tickled pink. Featured prominently on Italian fashionista’s, rosy hues were on display weather it was full on outfits or subtly accents.


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