Model agency: Become a model & book in USA
Whether New York, San Francisco, Miami, Los Angeles or Washington – in the USA you can work actively as a model everywhere. The best designers and photographers in the world shoot there for online shops, commercials or other campaigns. You already have modeling experience and want to model for some time in the USA? You are new to the modeling industry and looking for an agency that supports you and your interests? Or you are a designer, photographer or art director and need models on location for your next projects? Then Cocaine Models is the right place for you!
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Models in the USA: Application, Booking, Agency
The way via a reputable model agency or a model agent, or Modelbooker is always the best for you. This way has established itself. Because a model agency make sure that your career goes well. Already at the beginning they take care that you get good contacts to photographers and the possibility of good test shoots, ideally magazine publications. This way you can build up your own model portfolio right at the beginning. A good model agency will also get you your first good contacts to clients for casting and jobs.
First Shootings – Model Portfolio & Model Book
In the early months, it’s often tempting for models to do lots of photo shoots with lots of photographers. Really? But here it is important to pay attention to quality, with tips and recommendations from your model management, you already have a good photographer selection and a good industry overview at the beginning. In addition, it will be explained to you what you have to pay attention to, not only in shoots, but also when traveling or with clients. Once you arrive in the USA, you will notice how diversified the modeling world is, in contrast to Europe. So the model portfolio has to be very good. That doesn’t mean that you need a lot of pictures, but the photos in the portfolio must be able to present you very well. That’s how you get shortlisted for castings and get jobs for big brands.
From Germany to Chicago – International Commercial Model
We have met with our Johanna. A model who has already experienced an exciting journey with us. How important a balanced and healthy diet is for a successful model and that fun and discipline are essential for success are just a few points that she shares with us with conviction.
Become a model – fashion, advertising and magazines
The American creative scene never sleeps! All the big designers, campaigns and brands like to work in the fashion and VIP metropolis. Whether catwalks, shooting magazines or commercials – the requests are very large. We as an agency take you into this world and are a support in this industry. Since models need a professional work attitude to become successful as a model, we are in constant contact with you.
Not to be underestimated in a life as a model is also the ability to take criticism to heart, but not to lose the fun of the profession at the frequent rejection during the castings. Because often those responsible already have an exact picture of the models for their campaigns in mind, where even small details can be the deciding factor for a rejection. For a successful model career, it is therefore a great advantage to build a network. With the contacts to photographers or other people from the fashion industry or advertising, it is easier to be remembered and thus be on the shortlist for a future project. The dependence on castings is much less through the network than without these additional opportunities and possibilities.
Minimum size: dimensions and weight
Every client, every country and every job requires different measurements. Nevertheless, we try as an agency to introduce a certain standard to bring our models into the high fashion industry. Especially commercial jobs (advertising) the conditions are of course more flexible. Roughly the sizes can be divided like this. The closer you are to these measurements, the better the conditions are – apart from your personality. If you are registered as a model with us, we will develop a guideline together, for you and your career.
Model application: cover letter and photos
The cover letter should not be a letter of application – therefore always keep it short. We have an application form on our website. It is about the most important information we need to get a first impression. Because in a renowned and good model agency 50 to 100 applications come in every day, which are processed as quickly as possible. If there is only one scout in the agency, he has only a few seconds for each application, besides the actual agency work. That’s why you have to score points with your photo, not with a long cover letter. You can learn how to do that here: Photos for application.
Model agency: Introduction and interview
With every job interview, the stage fright rises, of course, also at the presentation in the model agency. But you need to know one thing, top agencies like ours and others are super sweet! Why? Photo shoots and video shoots are about joy, fun and laughter – almost always. That’s why it takes a trusting relationship with your model management. Exactly why, you start friendly from the first minute and it stays that way! That’s why you don’t need to have stage fright, just be natural! Furthermore, it is interesting for us as an agency to know where your journey should go. For example, some models want to go abroad after graduating from high school. So we can prepare you for that and advertise for you. Here are more tips for your job interview.
Commercials for streaming, TV and cinema
As a model, you don’t only shoot commercials for the German market, often the commercials are also published in other countries, all over the world.
Modeling in the USA
The stronghold of VIPs, stars and starlets of the model and fashion world. Everyone dreams of being at the events of these celebrities and enjoying the fashion & lifestyle industry. Behind all this is the saying, “From rags to riches”. In the US, through diligence, talent and hard work, you can find the best examples of this approach to life. Models should also follow this principle.
Between dream job and reality
To get to the top as a model, you should not shy away from strenuous work. Especially in America, the competition does not sleep. From casting to casting, many models are sought and only the best walks and portfolios win. It is a hard everyday life, but it also shows you the most beautiful sides of the fashion world. We as an agency support you in organizing the castings, coachings and jobs.
Springboard to an international career between Paris and New York
To avoid being thrown in at the deep end, you should be well prepared. Cocaine Models offers besides simple shootings, coachings that bring you further as a model. With our coach you will be prepared for the different moments of a model. It’s not just about posing in front of the camera – it’s about attitude, personality and quality.
Model jobs: waiting time and professionalism
On the job, a model’s everyday life in the USA always consists of waiting times. For the model, this means sitting still for several minutes or even hours during make-up and hairdressing or waiting for the set to be built for a shoot. Who loses patience here, behaves not only unprofessionally, but also leaves a negative impression with the customer. However, this does not only apply to behavior, as a model’s body must also become a showcase of one’s professionalism. Appearing on set with greasy hair or skin blemishes is therefore just as much a no-go for a successful model as letting yourself go. This is what the clients expect from the models they book as well as the model agency, because with every shooting there is usually a tight schedule and a precise budget, which leaves little room for a new casting. In this respect, everyday life on the set has little in common with what casting shows for models convey. After all, in the real working world of a model, it’s not the rating of a jury that counts, but rather that the model fits the respective collection or advertising concept. Being in the right place at the right time is therefore the true catalyst for a long career as a model.
Hotels in the USA
Models are often accommodated in a hotel with the campaign team. But in the USA you should also discover the different districts, cities and metropolises of the world. Soon here at Cocaine Models – the best hotels in the USA!
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Shopping in the USA
Even as a model you have moments for yourself and want to discover the USA. Besides a lot of sightseeing, you should check out the American shopping world. Did you know that some malls are open 24 hours a day? Offers over offers, everything a model’s heart desires.