Modeling today has become one of the most sought after career options for youngsters in India.
This is one of the most thrilling as well as lucrative profession, it attracts males and females equally, and though there was a time when females dominated the field. With the expansion of consumerism and media there has been a fabulous boost in the Ad industry. This along with upsurge in fashion industry has made modeling an attractive career option. It has generated a large and continuing demand for fresh faces and personalities to launch and promote a variety of branded products or show a garment to its best advantage.
Modeling is undoubtedly a glamorous field which offers tremendous opportunities to travel and meet various classes of people. Moreover once established it is a highly paid job. Even with all these plus points it involves lot of hard work, dedication and perseverance to be successful in this field. It is a highly competitive and short- lived career. Further, stress factor is high and the hours are erratic. The job also requires a lot of stamina and patience.
It is a profession where educational qualifications become insignificant and physical attributes and personal qualities assume importance.
Eligibility and Course Areas: There is no specific qualification or age limit to enter into this field. First step for making an entry is to prepare a portfolio.
Job Prospects and Career Options: Modeling can be mainly classified into Television modeling, Print modeling/Still modeling, Ramp modeling/live modeling, Show room modeling, Advertising modeling and so on. The Agency that trains you will also guide you in your career prospects.
Remuneration: The amount of money paid to models depends upon how prestigious the show is and who the organisers are.
Agencies: Search the internet and you will get information on Modeling Agencies that suit your taste and purse.