Although a career as a teen model can offer lucrative work and glamorous settings, the industry is notoriously tough to break into. Long hours, stiff competition and big, impersonal casting calls are among the less-glitzy aspects of the business. And while many teen models can earn a healthy paycheck, very few make it to the big leagues and become household names. If you're interested in giving it a try, be prepared to work hard, stay focused and avoid taking rejection too personally. Confidence, a healthy attitude, and supportive parents are crucial when launching a teen modeling career, whether you start with modeling classes or jump right in. If you are under 18, you need parental approval before signing with an agency.
Stories abound of unscrupulous agents taking advantage of eager young girls with a dream , so how can you know if that interested agent is the real deal or a scam artist? There are some tell-tale signs that an agent or modeling agency is not above board. When an agency has a genuine interest in you as a model there are certain things they will never ask of you, and a few seemingly outlandish things that they might. Just what are those things? They will never suggest to you that you need to spend money to make money. Legitimate modeling agencies do not have handling fees, signing fees, agency fees outside of their cut of work done as noted above or any other kind of upfront before-you-can-be-signed fee.
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Teen male models are sought after for their looks and their ability to highlight clothes or some other object that an advertiser is selling. In order to be noticed, land an agent and get paying jobs as a male model, you'll need determination and patience. Obtain full body and close-up photographs.