Model agency: Become a model & book in USA
No matter if New York, San Francisco, Miami, Los Angeles or Washington – in the USA you can actively work 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 would like to model in the USA for some time? Are you new to the modeling business and looking for an agency that supports you and your interests? Or you are a designer, photographer or art director and need models for your next projects? Then Cocaine Models is the 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 model booker is always the best for you. This way has established itself. Because a model agency makes sure that your career goes well. Already at the beginning it takes care that you get good contacts to photographers and the possibility for good test shootings, ideally magazine publications. So you can build up your own model portfolio already at the beginning. A good model agency will also get you first good contacts to customers for casting and jobs.
First Shootings – Modelbook & Modelbook
In the first months it is often tempting for models to do many photo shoots with many photographers. Really? Here it is important to pay attention to quality, with tips and recommendations from your model management, you have already at the beginning a good photographer selection and a good industry overview. In addition, you will be explained what to look out for, not only in shootings, but also when travelling or with customers. Arrived in the USA, the models first notice how broadly fenced the model 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 picture material, but the photos in the folder must be able to present you very well. So you will be short-listed for castings and get jobs for big brands.
From Germany to Chicago – International Commercial Model
We met with our Johanna. A model who had already experienced an exciting journey with us. How important a balanced and healthy nutrition is for a successful model and that fun and discipline are essential for success, are only a few points she communicates to us with conviction.
become a model – fashion, advertising and magazines
The American creative scene never sleeps! All major designers, campaigns and brands like to work in the fashion and VIP metropolis. No matter if catwalks, shooting magazine or commercials – the inquiries are very big. As an agency, we take you into this world and are a pillar in this industry. Since models need a professional attitude to work in order to be successful as models, 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 in the frequent rejection during the castings. Often the responsible persons already have an exact picture of the models for their campaigns in their heads, where even small details can be the decisive factor for a refusal. For a successful model career it is therefore a big advantage to build up a network. With the contacts to photographers or other persons from the fashion industry or advertising it is easier to remain in the memory and be so with a future project in the shortlist. The dependency on castings is far less strong through the network than without these additional opportunities.
Minimum size: Dimensions and weight
Every customer, every country and every job requires different dimensions. Nevertheless, as an agency we try to introduce a certain standard in order to bring our models into the high fashion industry. Commercial jobs (advertising) in particular are naturally more flexible. Roughly speaking, the sizes can be divided in this way. The closer you are to these sizes, the better the conditions – apart from your personality. If you are registered as a model with us, we will develop a guide together for you and your career.
Model Application: Cover letter and photos
The cover letter should not be a letter of application – so always keep it short. We have an application form on our website. It’s 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 daily, which are processed as fast 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 this here: photos for application.
Model agency: Introduction and interview
The stage fright rises with every job interview, of course also with the presentation in the model agency. You have to know one thing, top agencies like ours and others are super sweet! Why? Photo shootings and video shoots are all about joy, fun and laughter – almost always. That’s why you need a trustful cooperation with your model management. That’s exactly why you start friendly from the first minute and that’s how it stays! 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 it and advertise for you. Here are even more tips for your application interview.
Advertising spots for streaming, TV and cinema
You shoot commercials as a model not only 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 and lifestyle industry. Behind all this is the saying: “From dishwasher to millionaire”. In the USA, hard work, talent and hard work are the best examples of this attitude to life. Models should also follow this principle.
Between dream job and reality
In order to get to the top as a model, you should not be afraid of strenuous work. Especially in America the competition doesn’t sleep. From casting to casting many models are sought and only the best walks and portfolios are won. It’s a hard everyday life, but it also shows you the most beautiful sides of the fashion world. As an agency, we support you in organizing castings, coaching sessions and jobs.
Springboard to an international career between Paris and New York
In order not to be thrown into the cold water, you should be well prepared. Cocaine Models offers you simple shootings and coachings that will help you to get ahead as a model. With our coach you will be prepared for the most different moments of a model. It’s not just about posing in front of the camera – it’s about attitude, personality and quality.
Modeljobs: waiting time and professionalism
In the job a model everyday life in the USA consists again and again also of waiting times. For the model, this means sitting still for several minutes or even hours during make-up and styling or waiting for the set to be set up for a shooting. If you lose your patience here, you will not only be unprofessional, you will also leave a negative impression on the customer. This does not only apply to behaviour, since the body of a model must also become the figurehead of one’s own professionalism. To appear on the set with greasy hair or skin impurities is therefore just as much a no go for a successful model as to let oneself go. This is what the customers expect from the models they book as well as the model agency, since each shooting is usually associated with a tight schedule and a precise budget, which leave little scope for a new casting. In this respect, everyday life on the set has little in common with what casting shows convey for models. After all, in the real working world of a model, it is not the judgement of a jury that counts, but rather that the model fits the respective collection or advertising concept. Being at the right place at the right time is therefore the true catalyst for a long career as a model.
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 try out the American shopping world. Did you know that some malls even have 24 hours open? Offers over offers, everything a model’s heart desires.