FASHION MODELS: AS PERFORMERS AND SUBJECTS OF PERFORMATIVITY

Mega Model HuntThe historical perspective of fashion shows in India and modeling revels that the model’s glamour communicates symbolic meaning regarding class, race, social mobility, self control, gender proficiency, wealth, power, success etc. Model’s Public image symbolizes an ideal self and it demonstrates its possibility and desirability of its attainment. The models become icon of beauty and social perfection exemplifying success as a reward for conformity and dedication. When the models associate themselves with certain products, they become fetishes economic and social success.
The model who associate themselves with a product or theme they are going to promote almost become a predominant part of the theme, thus become subject of their own performativity. They are performers in that it is their professional duty to perform efficiently. They are also subject of their performativity in that they are themselves constituted by their disciplined reiteration of these standards. Models learn to exercise strict control over their bodies, expressions, appearance, public conduct, and self understanding in accordance to intended ideals/situation. Therefore they themselves become the subject of the theme/ product they are going to represent.Mega Model HuntIt calls for a lots of grit to get into the situation in its totally and identify oneself as central point of the situation, then only one is able to perform well and communicate its essence to the public. It spreads the feeling of acceptability and desirability and that it’s how the consumer gets attracted, thus, resulting into an effective promotion of a particular product/theme. If a model wants to be a successful and a longer career in modeling, then one has to master the act of becoming subject of his own performativity.
Mega Model Hunt offers you an opportunity to get associated and be groomed as essential aspect of modeling.

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TIPS ON WHAT ALL YOU CAN WORK ON TO PREPARE YOURSELF FOR MODELLING

Mega Model HuntThere are a number of model training studios in India where any prospective model can work on which would improve the chances of gaining success. Basically, in a modeling shoot, one display the body, actions, emotions and expressions or a combination of all these to match to a particular theme. If one has trained oneself in certain fields then the shoot becomes easy, productive and economical to the client. Here are a few useful tips for working on certain areas.

FIT AND GRACEFUL PHYSIQUE: To be fit, fine and graceful is a prerequisite of any modeling aspirants. One must take care of his health and physique. You must do sufficient exercise on regular basis, Yoga, Arabic, Dancing etc. could be very useful in maintaining good health and grace. Yoga teaches body awareness and physical and mental control. You also learn how to control your breathing and helps in focusing on one’s body position and surroundings. One must select a suitable method of physical exercise and should be performed on regular basis.Mega Model Hunt

EMOTIONS: All expressions are guided by respective emotion. Make a list of various emotions like Love, hate, Fear, sadness, Happiness etc. Practice these emotions one by one in front of mirror, try and master each one. After this phase, you can start practicing in front of your friends once a while just to confirm expressions. It will help you to perform in front of camera with a lot of confidence and grace. When you are in the front of camera lens, your body and how it is positioned become a critical element in making the photo shoot successful.

BODY LANGUAGE: Certain body positions communicate different messages. By learning those positions and re-creating these in front of camera you can communicate messages. Therefore one must learn various body postures for communicating various messages and it caters for non-verbal communication.

POSING: There are many posing styles in the world of modeling. One must learn the basic posing techniques. Practice various poses in front of full length mirror or you may take test shoots. Read various fashion magazines, study a few important poses, Learn and practice those. Likewise master a few and focus on the basic techniques of posing, i.e. theme, emotions, expressions, Body line, and pose to match the theme in question. Also learn to pose with various props.Mega Model Hunt

MAKE UP: Make up is an art. One must know the basics of make-up. If possible one can take a short training course and learn the basics. At times of model is working in a smaller market or in a remote area, then a professional make up person may not be available. Under those circumstances the model himself should be able to do the needful to meet the requirement. Try various types of makeup and view this in the mirror to assess its suitability.

SMILING: Smile is very important form of act/expression. There are many types of smiles i.e. the coy smile, the broad happy smile, unhappy smile, cunning smile, happy smile, smile expressing the helplessness, likewise there could be many expressions. One must create thought in the mind and practice smiling in front of the mirror and master these. It will give a lot of confidence to the aspirant model.

HAIRSTYLE: One must practice for various types of hair styles based on the theme. The modeling aspirants should know basics of hair styling have care and often should practice it. It will help the model while working in smaller market, where at time through professional may not be available and we may have to depend upon the local skills available. Under these circumstances, the model can guide the local person to do the needful.

There are a few tips on which the modeling aspirants can work and be comfortable and confident while going for the shoots and fashion shows in India. Mega Model Hunt will assist you to grow you in these areas so that obtain success in the modeling.

MODELING: TIPS TO FIND A GOOD AGENCY OR COMPANY

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In modeling it is very important to get associated with a good agency for proper guidance, grooming and launch. A good agency is likely to be reliable and reasonable. Here are a few tips for the young modeling aspirants for finding out a good agency or model management companies in India.

Detailed Home work: The modeling agencies are typical small independent business and no two agencies would be working alike. Therefore it is necessary that one must carry out internet search to locate and know about these. You can get handful of important information as to where these are located and how do they operate, especially for taking in new talents. One can always see agency directory. A detailed home work is must.

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Portfolio: After knowing about a suitable agency, one needs some good and appropriate photos. You can create a comp card with different looks. The snaps should be able to show the real worth of your looks. Keep in mind the following while taking snaps shots: –

  • Wear simple clothing and show off your form.
  • No makeup, your face should be clean. The hair should be plain and not styled. Ensure that your do not cover your face.
  • The pictures should be taken outside, stand in the open shade for best results.
  • Any agency would like to see a close head shot and full or ¾ shot so shoot your pictures accordingly.
  • Print your name and contact on the backside of every picture you select for the purpose.

Market Study: It is very essential for an aspirant to carry out the market study of the intended field of modeling. You should be able to know about the target market and must know how the business is done there. In this way you can protect yourself from various scams and rip offs.

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Agency’s Modus operandi: The main purpose of a modeling agency is to find work for models. These agencies at times take commission from models and some work on exclusive contract basis. However these vary from situation to situation, agency to agency and city to city. A good established agency or model grooming centers in India will help to manage your career and find you work. In large cities it can be split into two parts: – Managers and Bookers. When an agency sees someone who has potential, it may invest in that individual, groom and launch in the market.

The manager will help to develop your look, modeling skills and natural talent. They will guide and help you on selecting the appropriate field and market since they have the knowledge of market and correctly evaluate your potential. The booking part deals with the prospect clients who use models. They track the client, advertise, carry out calls, do launches and develop business for the agency. They book time for models to work. They handle billing, collection and complaints, if any. A good agency will find you work and earn its commission. This is how broadly an established agency would work.

Smaller Market Scenario: The smaller markets may not have modeling agencies operating. Even the high budget clients would also be very rare. In this market, you must have your own marketing tools and system. Under these circumstances the model has to find a job for himself at his own.

These were a few tips for modeling aspirants, how to get a good agency and background inputs which will come handy during course of modeling. The Mega Model Hunt will further assist and guide you to groom, provide background knowledge, train and lead to the path of success in modeling world.

MODELING LIFE GLIMPSES

mega model huntModeling is a serious Profession, basically founded on passion. Each Profession establishes a life style which has profound impact on individuals as well as on society. Every Life style has a span which is bench marked by a few distinct stages and each stage having its own ethics and ethos. A modeling aspirant must know the life style and stages through which one has to live through so that one is prepared at the outset and ready to accept challenges.

Like any Life style/Profession, there are stages of growth in modeling as well. These could be pre-modeling, the modeling and post modeling. Each stage has its own span, Peculiarities, Challenges, Commitments (to self, family and Society) and opportunities.

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The Pre-modeling stage (Prospective model) is very difficult one. It is not very easy one to start the journey, become model and conclude. The path to success is interspersed many obstacles/bottlenecks like hard efforts, rejections, disappointments, family/social support and the hazards of life amplified many times by the presence of modeling crucible. This could also be called “go to” stage where one has to go to see photographs, Castings, Bookers, Agencies and art directors etc. This is how an aspirant become model, a model becomes professional and eventually a super model. The competition is very tough and one has to take it on squarely.

The next stage of modeling commences when the first job comes. A working model can expect a myriad of dilemmas, Challenges and pitfalls as one move into higher paying jobs which leads to move success. In modeling business, Success breeds success. When a good agency signs you, your life can change radically sometimes for better and at times for worse also. One has to be ready for change. The modeling industry is rife with the stories of models that lose it. The pressure to maintain a body look can be too much for some people. Some models turn to illegal drugs, especially cocaine and methamphetamine to relieve the pressure and maintain or lose weight. But all this is detrimental to health. The working life for model is very busy. Pre-shot preparation causes lots of stress and consume tremendous amount of time.

The beginning of post modeling life will vary with each individual. There are models that start at very young teen age and continued into their advanced years (into their sixties). There are a few starts, hit it big for a couple of years and then retire to a quiet life of family. Many end up marrying to celebrities, sports stars or wealthy men that they have met while enjoying the glamorous life style of successful modeling.

There are models that enjoyed successful careers and moved onto teaching modeling or even representing models and there are a few those move into acting and become stars and household names.

Like any other profession modeling also goes through various stages of its working span. Aspirants must be aware of these facts so that they are able to plan this life and move ahead accordingly. We at, Mega Model Hunt will train and empower the young aspirants to be a successful model and plan their future well. Therefore avail this opportunity to be associated with Mega Model Hunt to reap fruits of this national level platform which its committed to guide you into the profession of modeling with ethics and ethos.

AN ADVICE TO ASPIRANT MODELS

mega model huntModeling is a profession with passion. Whenever passion gets involved, it becomes a very intimate to the individual. The aspirant models have to proceed very cautiously so that they are able to reach their destination with a success. Here are a few guidelines for aspirant models which will act as light house during their journey to modeling world.

The best thing is that one should get registered on various model management companies in India with adequate number of photographs while posting your photograph into the following:

  • Provide one head shot and one head to toe shot
  • Men, one shot that focus on chest & Abs
  • Female, one shot that focus on curves and bottom
  • Take help from your friend to click such photos for you, so that you do not end up wasting money on this.
  • The photograph should reflect the personality therefore a correct expression is very important.

 Analyze Casting calls very carefully. Established photographers and establish agencies should be given the preference since they are into this business and know what exactly is required. Do not respond to blank calls. These are usually from scammers or the people having too much time to waste. One should respond to calls from agencies quickly and get scouted as quickly as possible, as there are many top male, female models in India and you may lose due to slow response to queries. Therefore be quick in giving your response.mega model hunt

The modeling is not only about fashion; besides this it reflects volume of personality of the individual. The correct thought process is very essential to be imbibed. The Personality is a unique for each individual; a good personality gives an edge over the others especially in glamour world. Thus an aspirant model must develop his/her personality according to the line of modeling one wish to adopt. The confidence is another important factor. Do not get escorted for a shoot unless you are under 18 years of age. One should select the photographer with whom you are comfortable. Anything which makes you feel uncomfortable doesn’t do it. That also reflects confidence and courage. It will ward off un-necessary suggestions from the photographer.

Punctuality is another very important factor in any profession including modeling. Never be late to an appointment with any one (agency, photographer or any other scout), In case one is getting late due to any reason do inform the concerned person. Be always positive and friendly, it is an important factor of attitude and it reflects a lot on personality.

Keep your options open for various fields in the modelling like, fashion, commercial, glamour etc. Take advice from your friends, Elders and Mentors. One must consult experts in the field so that one is able to get a good guidance and in turn able to make a correct decision about suitable modeling field that makes your choice with passion and you will be able to put in your best efforts and success will be for sure. Do take the criticism and suggestions positively. Take the point, consider and evolve a suitable response to improve upon. To develop you into a successful model is a full time plus job with lots of dedication. There will be lots of challenges from all walks of life, but one must remain focused to his goal/mission. Get noticed by the right people, therefore stay connected to right people. Mega Model Hunt will provide you platform where you stay connected correctly and be able to meet your aspirantions of becoming a professional model, so avail the opportunity to be the part of Mega Model Hunt and get noticed.