Everyone knows there's different genres of modeling from eye candy to fashion, pin-up, plus-size, glamour, contemporary, etc and there 've been new faces of women coming into the modeling world without having a idea or the knowledge of what to do, who to talk to, what to look out for, what to expect as a model/businesswoman or not knowing what expectations she have to meet. Its very important that all models have a understanding of whats going on before they even think of crossing the threshold. All women can model, no matter the height, body type, or anything. If you have the ambition to do it, then go for it.
A model needs to have a idea of where she wants to start, what kind of photographer to use because there are different ones with totally different styles and views of photography, working with a hairstylist, what MUA to use, what direction she wants go in, whether she needs a agent or manager, promoter, team, website and the list goes on. She definitely have to do a lot of research and understand you have to put in the time necessary for her brand to take off.
During this, she have to make sure its a field she definitely want to go in because whether they know it or not, being a model is a lot of hard work mentally, emotionally and physically. Mentally, you always have to think of different ideas and concepts to make you as a upcoming brand stand out from the competition; Emotionally you have to be willing to give your all. If you're self conscience about your body, that has to change completely. You cant be a model with self-esteem issues, and you're going to deal with different views and opinions that can hurt you or strengthen you as not just a model, but a woman overall. Some things can be hurtful true, but as a woman you have to be strong and take that as either motivation to make yourself better or let it dictate what you do; and Physically, you have to be marketable (very important). You can have a beautiful body with a flawless face all day but if you don't have a look where a company can sign or advertise you, that's a waste of time. You want a company to be able to call you or a representative and say, "we want to sign her." You have to understand when you're out in the public, you're a walking business advertising yourself to businesses of different calibers. Its very important to maintain a pose where no matter the situation, you always carry yourself with prestige, class and self-respect. Work out and keep yourself fit, your look will draw a lot of attention, especially when you're being marketed and promoted. All these things are very noticeable.
IMPORTANTLY, you need these 4 main things to be successful as a model: 1. Attitude, 2. Motivation, 3. Ability to promote yourself (when you have no one helping you) and 4. Have a marketable image. "Always invest in yourself, can't no one invest in you if you're not willing to invest in yourself."