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Models are individuals with different personalities. They are typically artistic people, which implies they are creative, perceptive, sensitive, communicative, and expressive. They are unstructured, unique, nonconforming, and forward-thinking. Some are also entrepreneurial, which means they are daring, ambitious, forceful, outgoing, energetic, passionate, confident, and optimistic.


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      WHAT DO AF MODELS DO?
       

      AF Models has one goal: to assist build a platform for potential models to break into the business by using the relationships we've made over the years. AF models aid models in the profession and pass on essential expertise that is useful when entering the difficult world of modelling.

      We have an experienced and dedicated team of creative consultants at AF Models whose goal is to provide the highest quality of training, model development, and support to ensure that each model receives full attention to their personal needs and walks out feeling confident and ready to begin their first step into the real world of modelling.


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      5 REASON WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE US

      • AF models is a platform for learning and growth founded on enthusiasm and diversity.

      • We provide vigorous and interesting training in a pleasant and friendly environment.

      • We have continued to broaden our offerings since our inception in 1999. We adjust our training to current trends and are fortunate to work with some of London's top professionals. This allows us to provide our customers with the greatest training possible.

      • Our training will inspire and reward you whether you are an aspiring talent or just want to try something new and gain self-confidence.

      • Fill out our application form to let us know what kind of training you're looking for, and one of our staff members will contact you.

       
      A CAREER IN MODELLING
       
       
      Do you believe you have the potential to be a model?
      Having the appropriate appearance is inherited genetically, and it is unquestionably important in having a successful job. The third, and possibly most crucial, aspect of modelling is learning how to promote a product in a manner that pleases both clients and photographers.


      What exactly does a Model do?
      Models assist to promote a wide range of things, including apparel, cosmetics, cuisine, destinations, and automobiles. Magazines, television, newspapers, catalogues, billboards, and internet advertising are all options.

      Models must contact with a huge number of people, thus they must be kind, professional, punctual, and respectful.

      Almost all models work with agents, who act as a liaison between them and potential customers. Clients often prefer to deal with agencies, making it harder for models to maintain an independent career. In exchange for a percentage of the model's revenue, agents hunt for "new faces," counsel and train models, and market them to customers.

      Models devote a significant amount of effort on assembling and updating portfolios, as well as organising and travelling to see prospective clients. A portfolio is a compilation of a model's prior work that she brings with her to all client meetings and bookings. Because job competition is fierce and customers' demands are distinct, patience and perseverance are vital traits.

      A model's job is dependent on the maintenance of his or her physical traits, thus they must maintain a good diet, exercise frequently, and get enough sleep to remain photogenic.
       
       
      Choosing a Specialty ( Type of Models )
      Models may be used effectively in a variety of situations. From runway models to plus size models, the modelling profession today seeks people of all shapes and sizes. We've outlined the many sorts of modelling jobs available and what each needs.

      1.Editorial Model ( Fashion Model )

      You can find these Models in High-End Fashion magazines like Vogue, Glomour, Elle etc. Top fashion designers like Chanel, Dior, and Gucci often hire editorial models as well. Editorial modelling tends to be the most picky. Editorial models are usually at least 5'9 (175cm) tall and slim, and with measurements of 33,23,33 inches (bust,waist,hip).


      2.Runway Model ( Catwalk Model )

      Models for the runway  are usually at least 5'9  (175cm) tall, but in taller is better. Runway models need to know their exact sizes so that the clothes that designers are going to show to their clients will fit them. Their bust&waist&hip sizes are usually no more than 34, 23 ,34 inches.


      3. Commercial Model

      Commercial models can be of any age, any height and size or shapes.This type of modelling is the most open to new talents. In catalogues, ads, campains, tv adverts, online stores etc.


      4.Plus-Size & Curvy Models

      The industry for plus-size & curvy models is an important part of the fashion and commercial modelling industries. Several of the best fashion agencies now have departments for plus-size models, and in the past few years, we've seen more plus-size supermodels than ever before. 

      Most of the time, plus-size&curvy  models are grouped by size instead of exact measurements, such as size 12 and (12+) up. In the real world, a size 12 is not considered plus-size, but in the modelling industry, yes.


      5.Pettie Model

      Petite models are no taller than 5'7 (170cm). Most of the time they are  hired to model swimsuits, commercial works, and body parts. The most popular brand promoting pettie models are: Pretty Little Thing, Misguided or Boohoo. 


      6.Fitness Model

      Fitness models are those who are very fit, muscular, and athletic. Many fitness models used to be athletes or trainers before they got into fitness modelling. Fitness models often work for commercial companies as well as fitness companies, companies that make supplements, and companies that make athletic wear such as Nike, Adidas, Under Armour etc.


      7.Promotional Model

      Promotional models often get jobs to promote products or services at trade shows, conventions, and live events. They have to be friendly, outgoing, and know a lot about the client's product because they may have to talk about it or answer questions from potential buyers.


      8.Glamour Model

      Glamour models are usually curvier and more curvy than editorial fashion models, and they also often model swimsuits and lingerie. Glamour modelling usually refers to the way the model poses for photos, which is usually more sexually suggestive or alluring than what a fashion model would do. Glamour models are people who appear in magazines like Playboy and do things like pose for pinups.


      9.Parts Model

      Parts Models are experts at making models of their hands, feet, arms, and legs. A jewellery company can hire a hand model, while a shoe company can hire a foot model. Both can get a job taking care of nails and skin. As a whole, clients want a parts model whose body parts are in good proportion and fit standard shoes and jewellery.


      10.Fit Model

      Fit models are not the same as fitness models. Instead, they work behind the scenes in fashion houses and clothing industries to make sure that the right size and fit are kept when clothes are made. Before sending clothes to customers, companies that make clothes need fit models that come in different shapes and sizes. 

      You might not have the look of a print model or the height of a runway model, but if you can always stay the same size, fit modelling might be for you.



      What is a Model's working environment like?
      Models work in a range of settings, including cosy studios, runway fashion events, and outside weather situations.

      Although some models may like the frequent travel to see customers in various places, schedules may be hard and stressful. Many models work part-time, with typically erratic work hours. They must be prepared to attend photo sessions or exhibitions at a moment's notice. Most models are unemployed at times.
       
       
       
      Are the models content?
      Models rank in the top 90% of all professions in terms of job satisfaction. Please keep in mind that this figure is based only on information gathered from Sokanu members.

      Being a model may be a hard career since success is based on appearance and the ability to seem immaculate. Being continuously scrutinised just on how one looks may be incredibly tough for some and can have an impact on work satisfaction.

      Modeling may also be quite taxing on the body, and working in a highly superficial setting can lead to self-esteem difficulties and eating disorders. In this profession, living a happy, healthy life requires learning how to be balanced. This involves eating well, exercising, and getting enough sleep.

      When employment opportunities dry up owing to ageing or other circumstances, sadness may set in. There are, however, models that generate spin-off enterprises and are content to continue utilising the sector as a foundation for their own sustainable revenue.





      How long does it take to make it as a model?
      Filling up a portfolio with quality photographs and gaining momentum in the modelling profession takes time. It all depends on how one defines success, but the main line is that the better one's portfolio, the more work one will obtain.

      It is critical to see modelling as a business and the model as simply one component of the equation. There are numerous individuals behind the scenes with whom models must collaborate, so having a laid-back demeanour as well as a strong work ethic can help them get gigs. It's also crucial to be courageous in front of the camera or on the catwalk, since there's typically not a lot of time to get things done.

      Starting models should allow themselves at least 18 months to obtain a sense of what is required and desired in the business.





      Should I Consider Becoming a Model?
      Models are thought to be gorgeous and glamorous individuals who live beautiful and glamorous lifestyles. However, it may come as a surprise to learn that their occupations are not as glamorous as many believe. Fashion is all about image and impression, and there are advantages and disadvantages to working in this industry. If you believe you have what it takes to be a model and are determined to follow this career path, there are a few things to consider before stepping onto the catwalk.
       
       
      The benefits of modelling include:
      • Being in the world of fashion and cosmetics 

      • Being able to wear designer clothes, shoes, and accessories 

      • Meeting fascinating and renowned people 

      • Having the potential to become famous and make a lot of money one day 

      • Traveling throughout the globe.



      Modeling disadvantages:
      Not being paid a lot of money at first
      Many models struggle to make a living and are often compensated in clothing or with a free meal. Work may be unavailable for many weeks at a time, making it difficult to pay expenses and earn a living. There is often debt due to agencies for financing early living costs, and most models do not earn any money until that loan is paid off.

      Day after day of running around to casts
      A casting is an audition in which the model must exhibit himself or herself in front of a client or casting director. Clients want to meet in person to ensure that the images are current and accurate. They can also ask the model to walk or pose to check if the photographer has any reservations. It's not uncommon to have up to 20 castings in one day during and before Fashion Week.

      Developing the ability to bear with continual criticism and rejection
      When glancing through the pages of fashion publications and catalogues, most people don't give much thought to the lives of the models they see. Rejection, pressures to be skinny, hectic schedules, ongoing criticism, and inadequate remuneration often outweigh the glamour.

      The modelling business is uncontrolled.
      There is no union in an uncontrolled business. Because they are considered independent contractors, models do not get health insurance or other benefits normally provided to workers.

      The desire to remain skinny
      Modeling often involves a strict diet and workout regimen. Designers and agents are under a lot of pressure to hit a particular number. High fashion models must often fit into this mould since designers want models to display their creations in a certain manner. Models may, however, work in a variety of other fields, since the modelling business seeks people of all shapes and sizes.

      A model's professional cycle is quite brief.
      Most runway models are in their teens and are replaced once they reach a specific age. However, there are other fields of modelling where elder models may be hired.

      Long and exhausting days
      The majority of the labour is working long hours, standing for lengthy periods of time, and posing for the camera. It might also include a lot of travelling.


      Good models understand their minds and bodies better than anyone else. They know their look, their needs, their aspirations, and their strengths. This includes maintaining your health, fitness and diet, as well as choosing the roles best-suited for you. After all it is perhaps even more important that a good model knows their limitations.

      While a model must know their limitations, they must also not allow themselves to be defined by them. Overwhelmingly, drive, passion and persistence will break down the barriers an individual faces. Success does not happen overnight – sometimes it takes years to become the model you’ve always dreamed of being – but a good model will never let that discourage them..

      Ultimately, modelling is a job like any other. A good model will also be a good worker and a good businessman/woman. Punctuality, pleasantness and presentation are essential skills for building connections, receiving jobs and auditions, and making a good impression. Similarly, good judgement is essential to avoid scams and to choose the right jobs for you.

      Like any career in entertainment, modelling requires you to adapt to a variety of different environments on short notice. This could range from a wardrobe malfunction moments before a catwalk event to a midnight photo-shoot in an unlikely location. It is essential for a good model to learn to handle just about anything with ease or confidence