This is one photographer's idea on what it takes to be a serious model and succeed in it.


  • Beauty
  • Good, clear skin
  • Minimal scars, discoloration, scar tissue, piercing, tattoos
  • Ability to pose with people watching
  • Project emotions
  • Presence - see me now - it's all about me
  • Grace, dance, fluidity
  • Confidence and determination
  • Physical fitness and body toning
  • Multiple looks
  • Self promotion and promotion of people who are helping you


Other skills that are super important

  • Networking
  • Focus, prioritization
  • Desire,
  • Communications ,
  • Consistency,
  • Timeliness,
  • Willingness to keep pushing after being turned down
  • Smart
  • Professional
  • Likable
  • Relatable
  • Unique
  • Persistence
  • Kindness
  • Respect

It is just not enough to be pretty or handsome You'll need to work on all of these areas and work hard! Trust me!