how-to-be-a-model

How to Become a Model

The Model Bank would like to warn potential models against unscrupulous companies posing as model agents, offering a free photographic shoot and then pressuring models into buying unnecessary expensive portfolios. Simply ask a friend or family member to take some simple shots against a plain white background. Most agents will be able to see your potential from simple shots. Please remember that models are blank canvases! Colour photos are preferred.

To be considered you must first ensure that you are 5’ 8 and over.  If you fall short of the height criteria we may considered you if you have the right look.

  • Please include your name, measurements (height, weight, bust, chest, hips and waist), age, hair colour, eye colour, a contact phone number, and your address.
  • If our bookers are interested, they will contact you. Please do not call to check on the status of your submission.
  • If we are not interested please do not lose hope! We are limited by what looks work for our market. Your look or type might not work for our agency at this particular time. We encourage you to resubmit your photos after six months. If you are seriously interested in modelling, with the right look, hard work and persistence, you can find success.

Please read the following carefully:-

  • You do not need to send professional pictures.  If you have them we will request them, but generally we prefer Polaroid’s.
  • No makeup is needed.

Please attach the following:

  • One clear full face head shot (do not show your teeth)
  • One clear full face head shot (showing your teeth but not laughing)
  • One clear full profile head shot.
  • Girls are required to wear a 2 piece bikini for body shots and boys are required to wear shorts or underwear.
  • Please do not submit nude shots.
  • One clear full length straight body shot with your hands by your side (no poses no bending knees)
  • One clear full profile body shot. (no poses no bending knees)
  • The most important thing is that we see a natural you.
  • Composite cards will be accepted along with face and body Polaroid’s.
  • Do not send your portfolio or links to ifolio’s unless otherwise requested.

Good Luck!