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How I started modeling at age 25 - Beginners tips

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Hi guys! Welcome back to the blog

In today's video I am talking a bit about how I started modeling at age 25, and the main things I would recommend a beginner to implement. In today's day and age, it is never to late to start modeling, and even though I thought it was late, I am so grateful that I gave it a go! Here I am today, many jobs, travels and wonderful experiences later.

If you want to start modeling and don't know exactly how to, read my tips below and watch my full video here

1. Get to know what type of model you are 

Are you a high fashion, commercial, curvy or petite model? Know your type and then look for agencies that represent your type. These are the agencies you want to apply to.

2. Get lots of experience. 

Do lots of photoshoots, even if for free. But always find a professional or upcoming photographer as you want to make sure that you can learn and get good material from it. It is best if you can find the photographers from agencies or art schools. Instagram is another tool to look up photographers in your area. 

3. Be nice.

Learn a bit of ettiquette and how to be around people. There is a lot of competition in this industry, and many jobs are through someone who knows someone. The nicer you are, the better and impression you leave people with, and the more likely they are to recommend you. Kindness is a strategy. But also know when to say no, and never do something that does not feel right. Know your own values and boundaries before you enter the industry. This is one major benefit I have had from starting late. I know when to say no and I am confident enough to do so. 

4. Learn what diet works for you and move your body

Healthy lifestyle is key. Your body and face is your product, so experiment with different health regimes until you find one that makes you feel and look optimal. Always focus on health, not restriction. Some of the best models do not restrict their intake, they simply know how to eat healthy and in accordance with their body.

5. Get a role model

Find one or more models in the industry whom you really look up to. Use them as inspiration. Sometimes there will be challenges, then it helps to have something that inspires you to keep going. For me it is Candice Swanepoel, she gives me eternal inspiration and I keep her image in my house and as a background on my computer to keep myself inspired!

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New work with Cocoro Intim and Paris Yin!

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Hi everyone and welcome back to blog!

I want to update you guys on the month of July in terms of modeling, as it was quite an exciting month! I did 5 shoots in total, two for Cocoro, two for independt brands such as Meller and Paris Yin, and one as a beauty shoot for one of my friends. I am especially grateful to continue my work with Cocoro, which is a brand I really support, and it is wonderful to be the representative of something that is in alignment with your values! To see the work I did with them, go to their website and have a look at their webshop. You can also find me on their Instagram!

Another shoot I was especially excited for, was the shoot for Paris Yin, a botique luxury handbag brand. I love their bags and it is such an amazing feeling to model for something that you love! Albeit it doesn't always happen so I do enjoy it when it does! You can see all my photos from the shoot on my portfolio and on their Instagram page as well.

For the month of July, I have given you guys some tips on my YouTube channel on how to do well at castings! We have also discussed the issues of some models who have come out admitting to their eating disorders due to the pressure of the industry, and how that is the main reason why I am so passionate about being a healthy body positive acitivist in the modeling industry. 

For the whole of 2020 I have decided to do something very special. It's an important time for us to take of each other and our planet, so I have decided that I am going to donate 25 Euro to one tree planted, for every booking made via my website. Have a look at my rates at my bookings pageand send me a message to discuss your project and how we can work together! It will be a pleasure for me to work with you!

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