I get a lot of “I want to model” questions in my blog. Bongga nga naman to see your face on billboards, magazines, commercials, and ramp. But honestly i think there is no sure fire way to get discovered. Of course, andun parin yung castings and all. Tyagaan talaga, there’s no shortcut to anything. And minsan luck talaga, chambahan na makita ka but even after that everything is hard work. Baka nakaubos ako ng ilang rollyo ng film at ilang vtrs (maybe more than 100) before i got my big commercial. So hard work yan and improving your craft talaga. Dapat matatag ka din sa rejection. TRY HARDER LANG ibig sabihin nun.
Sige pang aliw lang before I tell you some pointers on how to accomplish your modeling dreams.
Let’s take Lola Cindy Crawford for example. Ewan ko nalang ko d nyo sya knows.
I remember panahon ng mudak ko toh, but out of the group medyo sya ang Queen B ng models nun. At masasabi natin na sinabayan nya si Norang pausuhin ang nunal! She was discovered ng 16 years old sya while working sa farm habang nag aani ng mais. NO JOKE. a photog stopped by and took her photo. Her picture was published tapos nagka CONFIDENCE ang lola nyo to join LOOK OF THE YEAR. So dun na nagsimula! Oh d ba? Hanap na kayo ng maisan!
Next up… my fave.. LOLA GISELE BUNDCHEN!
Eto nagmomodel na ako and super betchicola mae ko sya! Actually, the photo on top was my screen cover for the longest time. Si Lola Gisele naman, her mom enrolled her in sa modeling course. !3 ang loley nyo nun when she started. But hindi sya dun bumongga! Bumongga ang lola nyo when she was eating BIG MAC ng 14 years old sya. OO nga naman, kung sumusubo ka ng big mac at maganda ka parin. IKAW NA!
Next is Sophie Dahl. Ang freshness nito!
Medyo ginulo nya ang modeling world kasi inachieve nya by being voluptous. Lalo na nung time na super payatola ang mowdels. Eto naman inavail ang kapitbahay. She was neighbors with Isabella Blow who works with Vogue. Nakita sya habang jumijiyak ang lola nyo (hindi ako sure if kapit pader with matching dahan dahan pababa) dahil nagaway sila ng mudak nya. Isabella got her in sa isang modelling agency.
Next is Lola Kate Moss!
At 14, nasight sya sa airport ng isang scout from STORM modeling agency. The Face photoshoot launched her career!
For our local models naman, we have WILMA DOESNT.
Alam ko nadiscover ang lola mo habang nagwawalis sa probinsya! Oh d ba? BET! Very daily routine!
Next is Ria Bolivar!
I think ang lola mo nakita sa rock concert tapos dinalang Manila! ROCKER pala si Ria! She even had stints of being a beader ata or sewer before she became a super mowdel.
So ang point ko here is that kahit saan pwede syang maganap. Pwedeng sa kanto, pwedeng sa bonggang lugar.
These are just some stories, but meron talagang ginusto nila at pumunta sa agency. But since ang daming bagets na sumusulat sakin. I always want to remind you of some important things.
1. Go to a reputable modeling agency. – If minor ka or kahit hindi, better bring a friend with you. Para at least 2 kayong pwedeng makiramdam.
2. If you feel uncomfortable with what they are asking from you.. LEAVE. – D ko na eexplain toh, if you feel like something is amiss… tama yang gutfeel nyo. Go to another agency.
3. Do not pay. – Unless classes yan (which would not guarantee stardom), walang “application fee” ang pagiging model. Agencies get a cut from your earnings.
4. Tell your parents. – Dapat in the know sila.
5. Rejection is part of the game- A big part. Hindi ibig sabihin chaka ka, iba iba ang look na hinahanap. Baka lang hindi para sayo.
6. MODELING IS HARD WORK. – Know your craft so magpractice ka, know your angles, parctice your walk, smiles, etc.
7. Build your book- Magplaytime kayo ng friendships mo. Pictopictorial like yung mga fierce photos nyo 🙂
oh yeah.. i have a cute story pala dito…
Do you know Manila model MANUELA?
I actually met her before all the editorials, fashion week and covers. She was actually our fierce follower for March 2011!
Check our adventure here! Nanalo sya ng Plains and Prints na shopping!
eto yung ganap, i brought them to chika with RAJO.
This was Manuela’s photos submitted by her sister! Na kasama din namin!
When we were having merienda, chikahan nga namin how she was having a hard time as a call center agent tapos nagcacasting pa sya. But all her hard work paid off. Lakas talaga ng palakpak ko when i saw her walk the ramp for fashion week! And nag runner up pa sya sa supermodel!
So guys, with all the tips and biggest and best advice I can give you would be… PUSH NYO YAN. Lakasan ng loob and don’t let rejection derail you from your dream. Parte yan ng trabaho.
I am cheering for you guys! Sino sunod na papalakpakan ko ng bongga? 🙂 Waiting for the next fierce super mowdel! Promise, ako ata pinakamalakas tumili.