Why contact a child model agency? They will assist you in preparing your child to become a model and help in getting he or she auditions and possibly help them into a life of stardom. Your first step is to look in your local area for a child model agency. A lot of child modelling agencies will hold open calls for those interested in a modeling career. You will want to be prepared that your child maybe turned down for a career in modeling and it will probably hurt you more than it will hurt your child. However, don’t give up just yet, head to another casting call.
If your child is accepted into a child model agency be prepared for a lot of work ahead. Some child modeling agencies have programs or classes for your child to attend. These classes will teach them in areas such as social graces, personal care, interviewing, and presentation. These classes are put in place to help your child be prepared for auditions in the future and how to handle themselves in such auditions.
There are some child modeling agencies that offer advanced classes to help your child in the particular modeling field they are wishing to enter. Your child may prefer runway fashion to commercial or print fashion. The advance classes that your local child modeling agency may offer will help them focus on their particular line of work in the industry.
Once the child modeling agency feels your child is prepared for a modeling career you will enter the next phase in your child’s modeling career – the auditions phase. Your child’s modeling agency has prepared you child for a career in model and has called in a photographer to shoot some head and body shots of your child. Now you and your child are ready to go on some auditions. Again, be prepared for rejections. Your child may be beautiful, but he or she may be too tall or too short for the particular child they are looking for in their ad or commercial. Don’t take it too personally. Just keep your child up and move on to the next audition.
Being a child model is a lot of hard work, time involved and money. Yes money. You will have to pay for your child’s classes, the photo shoots, and a vast number of other items. You must be prepared to fork over time and money on your part. If you are not prepared time wise or financially don’t drag your child into something that you are not prepared for down the road.
Just remember not to push your child into a modeling career. This is something that they will want to do. Also, don’t let it interfere with their school work or social life. Remember they are just kids and kids need to be kids. They need their social interaction with other children their age. If you and he or she wants to model and you are financially set and prepared to give your time, then head to a local casting call and good luck!