A teenage model require near-superhuman levels of professionalism and dedication in order to be successful, and have to be able to manage their career alongside other commitments, such as school or college. However, if you think you’ve got what it takes to break into the vivacious teenage modelling world, the rewards can be great.
Some of the world’s most famous supermodels started out in the teenage modelling industry, such as Tyra Banks or Nikki Taylor, which is no coincidence, as teenage models can develop and expertise in the industry that will give them an advantage should they choose to go into fashion catwalk modelling. However, before you can run you need to catwalk, and before becoming a teenage model there are a few things you should consider.
You won’t go anywhere in the industry unless you have a parent behind you, mainly for legal reasons, and therefore if your parents really don’t want you to be a teenage model then you will have to comply with this. Remember, you can always get into the industry when you turn eighteen.
Next, when your parents are on board, you should produce a professional portfolio. This will set you apart from the rest of your competition, and you need to make sure you’re always come across in a professional light and are treated just as a fashion model should be!
Remember, teenage models aren’t just in demand from the fashion industry, and there are always opportunities for catalogue modelling and commercial modelling, which might fit better around your studies.