1000 Follower on YouTube: Thank you guys! + Making Of Special

Yes! On Instagram we post new jobs every week, editorials in magazines but also our new faces are presented here on Instagram. On YouTube you can now find even more detailed backstage insights. Little interviews with our models, like Linn who was just on the catwalk in Milan for Dolce & Gabbana, Johanna is going to the USA soon and Jeremy Fragrance even breaks all Youtube records for his area. We also have an interesting video for those who want to become models: Insights into our model coachings but also backstage of shootings. All this, jobs, new faces and interesting stories of our models can be found on YouTube.

Special! How to do a commercial – Making Of

Many thanks to you! As a little special we have a mega Making Of for you from the new FOREO LUNA commercial with Korlan and Karen. How is a commercial created? Here you can see it live! You can find more exciting backstage videos on YouTube.

YouTube: Playlists, jobs and interviews

Commercials of our models

Foreo Luna – Power Your Beauty

Dailies – My new me

Pantene Pro-V – Hair Biology

Henkell – Create your own tradition

Opel – Quantansprung

Modeling in Berlin! First castings, jobs and travels in the capital city

Welcome to Berlin! The “place to be” for models and those who want to become models. In the capital not only the international celebrities gather for the mega-events. German and international politics, the media and of course trends, magazines and fashion from all over the world and from all cultures meet here! As a model in Berlin, you have the very best chances to get your hands on big jobs and advertising campaigns. There are many casting events here, not only for national campaigns that are broadcast on German television or in the social media, but also for worldwide campaigns that you will see in different countries around the world. Achieving such jobs is the absolute goal for up-and-coming models when it comes to making their dream come true, so that they can make a living from modeling. Just as influencers and bloggers work long hours for their own careers, you have to do it in a modeling agency. Nevertheless, it remains to be said: In Berlin you have a big advantage, in the capital they all come together in the end. One of the biggest fashion events also takes place in Berlin, where many famous designers come to show their collections. As a model you then present the fashion at a fashion show or at one of the numerous fashion fairs. This is a good start for you as a model, because if you can convince yourself, you can also get follow-up bookings at Fashion Week.

+ Berlin + Munich + Cologne | Model Castings in February 2019

News! Next Model Casting Berlin 26.04.

Casting Berlin! On 26.04. it’s time again and we are looking for new talents in the capital! Read more about the new Model Casting Berlin.

Models “Place to be”: Berlin Mitte

Berlin is not only an interesting place for models because of its diverse customers from the media and TV industry. The city has much more to offer! In Berlin Mitte alone, there are thousands of stories every day between Kreuzberg and Moabit that could be told. In Berlin it is sometimes best to be a model. You can relax with friends in a restaurant or experience cultural events in Berlin, from small concerts to art exhibitions to major Berlin events. This means that you are not only caught up in your work, but can also manage your private life and friends very well. Because as a model you will have little time sooner or later. Therefore it is important for you to maintain social contacts and friends. Your career, especially as a student, should not be the first priority. Serious model agencies in Berlin make sure that you get good marks and that the teachers are satisfied with your performance.

If you move to Berlin as a model, you may feel a little lost in the beginning. Several million people, plus Berlin’s very own charm, tens of thousands of streets and hundreds of lines, from buses to subways. It can take a while before you can get your bearings in Berlin, for example if you come from the country. It’s worth it! Because as I said, there are thousands of stories in Berlin!

Fashion show, showroom and fashion designer in Berlin

In Berlin-Mitte there are many fashion dealers on some streets. Boutique & Showroom you will find especially here in the city between Zoo and Alexander Platz. Here fashion designers present their new collections when buyers from big fashion houses and chains come by for the new order. Showrooms are usually quite unspectacular, especially when you think of the big shows of the star designers at Fashion Week. Showrooms in Berlin are simple, like everyone else. Here you introduce fashion to an exclusive and select, very small audience. Usually there are only a few people, maybe three or four. You’re often alone with the fashion designers or someone from marketing or sales. Little by little you introduce the different parts of the new collection to the customers, show them different materials or cuts and also show them details. After that, not a single sample is sold, but often a few thousand or ten thousand pieces. That’s why your job as a model is very important for the designer and the whole brand. Some haute couture labels even have their own events to present their collections. Every year, just in time for the spring, summer, autumn and winter seasons.

The big fashion shows are a little different. In Berlin, the absolute highlight is the Hightlight? The Fashion Week, of course. There is not only the main event at Berlin Fashion Week, but also many side events, which are often even more exclusive than the chance at Mainstage. Models are not just wanted at castings a few days in advance, but are booked weeks or months in advance by the star designers. These include shows by Michael Michalsky and Harald Glööckler. Guido Maria Kretschmar also presents his latest masterpieces here, but on the Main Stage. This shows that Fashion Week is a “must have” for Berlin models.

Fashion show for the Fashion Week

Maybe you remember the famous sentence by Mr. Frank Sinatra from the famous song “New York”: “If you can make it there you can make it everywhere”. This means that a fashion show is always the same! Usually there is a casting in advance, where hundreds of models come to present their model portfolio in a super short show. Then the designers select their preferred models and contact the respective model agencies with a request for an option. You will then get a concrete Fitting date, if necessary also a date for Final Rehearsal, shortly before the big fashion show. As a model you have to keep all two or three dates free. During the fitting, the garments are first tested on you, so you can still make corrections, for example if the fabric does not fit perfectly due to a few centimeters too much. Light, reflections, all these details play an important role for the designers during the presentation of the collection. During the fitting we are also given the first immediate information about the show. In the case of large choreographies, there is often a final rehearsal, or in German, the large dress rehearsal. Here the choreographer, the models and the designer come together to rehearse the show again, so that all models are in time and nothing can go wrong anymore.

Then the big show and the hectic comes towards you. Not only the designer and the event team are there, media representatives, editors of magazines, stylists and make-up artists are there to prepare the models for the catwalk every second. As a model you don’t have much time between each fly. With some models the Berlin muzzle gets through quickly. Especially when things get stressful and over fifteen models with assistants and make-up artists have only a few minutes for each individual outfit. If you hold out here, you can make it far in your modeling career.

Photo shoots and campaigns in Berlin

Fortunately, a main job doesn’t consist of shows! Most of the time you’ll be working as a model by doing photo shoots. Photo shoots are so often needed. Just think of the different advertising agencies of designers, but also other companies. The food industry, banks or insurance companies. That’s why models are often booked for photo shootings. Of course, there are many interesting locations in Berlin and local photographers know how to stage a model at a certain location. Advertising agencies and companies like to rely on Berlin production when it comes to high-quality media. With its multicultural influences and ideas, Berlin has always stood for creative work. As a model, you have a great chance of getting a good photo shoot in the capital. Occasionally you have to go to castings, but very often you will get your booking directly. A direct booking is advantageous, because the customer will book you directly from your photos. So you don’t have to come to an extra appointment to see if you fit at all. You get directly a shooting date, the location and your fee for the job.

We as a model agency are happy about every new Berlin talent who has the courage to send us his photos. Simple photos with a mobile phone are enough for us. Just make sure that you take the photos in daylight and that we have a portrait and a full body photo of you. If you want to try it, apply now in our agency as Model in Berlin.

This commercial for example was cast in Berlin!

Shopping tips and insiders for Berlin Mitte

By the way… Shopping in Berlin? Here you will find the best tips and insiders!

More about Berlin? In our Model Blog you can find many more articles about the capital:

Male Model: How to become a model as a man?

You want to be a model? We are looking for male models with character and charm. Our top priority: changeability. But what are the requirements? It is important to us that our female and male models feel comfortable in their bodies, because a healthy self-confidence is reflected in their charisma. Only those who live the job with joy and conviction can call up a corresponding performance. Self-confidence, reliability and the ability to easily slip into different roles are three important skills to assert yourself in the modeling industry. Our customers pay attention to an expressive face, convincing looks, a good posture and coordination. Our Cocaine Models team takes care of our models with intensive management and prepares them for jobs in a goal-oriented manner.

How do I become a male model? Successful modeling as a man!

Prerequisites as Model and Male Model: Character Strength, Fitness and Courage

Self-confidence, reliability and the ability to easily slip into different roles are three important skills to assert yourself in the modeling industry. Our customers are looking for an expressive face, convincing looks, good posture and coordination. Our Cocaine Models team takes care of our models with intensive management and prepares them for jobs in a goal-oriented manner: From fitting models for designers to fashion shows and photo shoots.

But first of all you have to actively decide for yourself to become a model. Because especially at the beginning it is a lot of work, e.g. building up your model portfolio, which also means that you have to have a lot of patience, because nobody becomes a star overnight.

International male model: Chand visiting Germany

In our new little Model Doku we accompanied Chand three days in Germany. Together with Oliver Rudolph Chand shoots for trueprodigy. The brand sells in over 35 countries! So that the looks in the new lookbook, the shop and the store elements are also right, the Chand label flew in from Stockholm. We accompanied Chand backstage, in the hotel, in the gym but also at breakfast. A little insight for New Faces!

The customer – what are the agencies and designers looking at?

It is particularly important to the designers that their collections are presented by models that give the end consumer that certain “feeling”. A targeted choice of model is therefore decisive for the statistically growing sales figures. This shows how important it is for a model to develop a certain individuality, in short: uniqueness pays off. This ability is innate, but can be additionally trained. We support our female and male models in this way, continue to pursue classic chic and underline their uniqueness.

Men model Sanja in international automobile commercial 2015/16

opel-astra-quantum-jumping-advertisement-sanja-speaker-actor-model

Model: Sanja | to the blog post: Advertising spot for Opel ‘Quantum Leap’ Making Of

werbespot-werbedreh-quantenspung-opel-astra-modelagentur-hubschrauber-backstage-filmkamera

Am Set mit Autos, Helikoptern & Co. | zum Blogbeitrag: Advertising spot for Opel ‘Quantum Leap’ Making Of

The Cocaine Models Concept: Classic AND Unique. We are broadly positioned with our model portfolio. Through our experience in the agency sector, we would like to make the media city of Cologne a German fashion metropolis next to Berlin. Our Booking Management stands for your success. In our model agency we work cross-media and thus achieve a large reach. Thanks to our well-developed railway network, we are quickly available on site for half of Europe. A good basis for a stable future in the Made sector.

What does a man model have to know?

A sympathetic charisma is the be-all and end-all in the model business. A nice smile is also more important for male models than the washboard stomach. Solarium tanned skin is an absolute No Go! A big advantage of male models: They can work longer in the model business than female models. On the other hand, they are paid less than women.

Check list for male models:

  • Changeability: You must also be able to look younger than you actually are. In Germany, male types are more in demand, but “young boys” are particularly successful abroad, especially in France or Italy.
  • Optimum starting age: between 16 and 18 years of age
  • Development ability: You need to develop a sense of styling and your ability to perform properly constantly
  • Under 1,80 male models have hardly a chance, because they are not versatile applicable
  • Sporty physique is good
  • Striking facial features
  • On application photos: type of man must be recognizable, a smile is advantageous

The Model Guru: Lutz Marquardt in an interview about modeling & Personality

In an interview with Lutz Marquardt you can see what a model needs to know! It’s not all about good looks. Emotions, gestures and a changeable personality are the basis for successful models! Interview by Soraya / FIV Magazine.

Become a model – Apply in our agency

Our model agency is looking for female as well as male models. Our model agency exists since 2015 in Cologne. We have many years of agency experience and have our own agency office with a shooting studio in the Mediapark in Cologne. We are not just an ordinary model agency, but we take over the entire administration for our clients, from booking to completion. But that’s not all: With interesting lifestyle and fashion blogs of our models, we offer a great alternative to the classic model agency offer. We work with professional and experienced models, but also promote new talents. Our selection of New Faces is large and constantly growing. We have a large offer for our customers for their next catwalk or future campaigns, our team finds the optimal staffing.

Modeling – How to apply

If you are interested in the fashion industry and like to move in front of the camera, these are two good prerequisites for a model application with us. Experience in the model area is an advantage, but not a must. You should also meet these criteria to start a successful modeling career with Cocaine Models:

  • Minimum size: female: 174 cm, male: 184 cm
  • Figure: Slim, athletic, long legs
  • Face: symmetrical, higher cheekbones, nice profile

Model application for men

Application with Polaroid images: One portrait photo (face) and one full body photo.

On the Polaroids you should be seen in a natural look: Natural light, no make-up, plain clothes. As soon as we have checked your application and find you interesting, we will get in touch with you by e-mail or telephone. We invite you to a short introduction in our agency.

The interview in the agency

Please think in advance about your experience, your goals with us, mobility, availability times and hobbies & skills. In our agency we take your measurements again personally and do a small test shooting. For this, you should appear clean, that is, in plain, body-hugging clothes, a white T-shirt, black trousers, skin-colored underwear. The female model applicants should also not forget bikinis and high heels. Besides female models we are also always looking for male models. Read more here: Model Application.

Measurements for male models

All the important data for men who want to be models:

Size XS S M L XL XXL XXXL XXXXL
IT 44 46 48 50 52 54 56 58
UK 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48
US 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48
Chest 90cm 94cm 98cm 102cm 106cm 110cm 114cm 118cm
35.5″ 37″ 38.5″ 40.25″ 41.75″ 43.25″ 44.75″ 45.5″
Low Waist 78.5cm 82.5cm 86.5cm 90.5cm 94.5cm 98.5cm 102.5cm 106.5cm
31″ 32.5″ 34″ 35.5″ 37.25″ 38.75″ 40.25″ 42″
Hip 91cm 95cm 99cm 103cm 107cm 111cm 115cm 119cm
35.75″ 37.5″ 39″ 40.5″ 42.25″ 43.75″ 45.25″ 46.75″
Overarm 82.5cm 84cm 85.5cm 87cm 110cm 89cm 90cm 91cm
32.5″ 33″ 33.5″ 34.25″ 34.5″ 35″ 35.5″ 35.75″

Source: Belstaff

If you meet these criteria, nothing stands in the way of a successful modeling career.

You can start a career as a male model in our Cocaine Models agency in Cologne. We are looking for types with different facets, male and muscular types as well as slim, young men. Our team not only works throughout Germany, but also internationally. We are looking forward to your application as a male model. You got your agency appointment? Read here all about your first Agency Casting.

1K on YouTube: Thank you so much! Don't miss any interview, job or making of. Follow us now: Cocaine Models YouTube More news? Follow us on: Instagram, Facebook and Twitter

Become a model: Step by step

  1. Modeling: Reality vs dream in New York, Paris and worldwide
  2. Requirements of modeling: Height, age and measurement
  3. Male Model: How to become a model as a man?
  4. Competition and criticism: Understand photographers and clients as a model
  5. Become a model! Professionalism, good notes and self-confidence
  6. Application basics: Agencies, scouts and a checkliste
  7. Take your own measurements for agencies, castings and jobs
  8. Casting types for modeling jobs

How to become a model at 14 years: School first!

If you want to become a model at 14, that is quite a good age to start. Normally at this age you are still in school, so you have 3-4 years to take a look in to the model world and do smaller jobs on the weekend or during your holidays. You have enough time to see if this is really the right thing for you and if you can imagin to continue modelling after school. At the time you are about 17-18, you will be ready to work as a professional model and will already have a model book, with great pictures. Most of the best Models all over the world started in the age of 14-16. Not every “normal” agency takes models with the age of 14, most of them start to take models with the age of 15+. If so you can apply in a children modelling agency or just take a year to take care of yourself, try somethings and practise for your future modelling jobs. If you want to know more about modeling, check out become a model or the blog: become a model.

You want to become a model at 14?

Plaintext. Become a model with 14 years

To become a model at the age of 14 is actually very difficult. Especially because you still have to concentrate on the school. Having good grades will help you in your entire life, even if you later have to calculate your fees as a model and z.b. Once you understand the exchange rate between the euro and the dollar. In addition there are many other questions, as well as a good language training, so that you also in commercials, with speech, fits perfectly. It is also about foreign languages ​​but also geographic knowledge. Do you want to be in a small talk with a customer “stupid” or ignorant? Assuming you speak about Asia and cities like Hong Kong, Shanghai or Tokyo, then it would be perfect if you can say a little bit about it as well. That’s why the school is so important to you, whether it’s your own language, a foreign language, math or geography. So you are perfectly prepared to work internationally as a model later.

Dream job modeling: build-up phase at a young age

If you still want to apply in a modeling agency, then you should make sure that they talk to your parents first. You should always be aware of your plans, because at the latest the agency wants to talk to your parents when you are only 14 years old. Being a model means more than just waiting for jobs, first you have to build up your model portfolio. In other words, you will have many test shoots with photographers to help you gradually collect footage. It does not depend on the amount of photos but on the quality of the photographer. If you apply for a good modeling agency at the age of 14, from the beginning you will only get to the best photographers in your city and in your state.

After the first model castings and jobs comes

After your model kit is set up, you will get the first jobs. Here’s the next sticking point, if you want to be a model at the age of 14, you’ll need to take off from school. Here we come back to the good grades, the better you are in school, the sooner your school and your teacher is ready to give you free.

Too often you can not afford the luxury, because there are always new exams to you. So if you want to be a model early, you should definitely have a lot of patience for your setup. You will not be able to do most of the jobs. For many customer requests, you must first give an option. An option means you are free this day. Will you be booked then, the job starts. However, if another model is booked, the day is free again and you do not have the job. If you have to get rid of the school every time, but only get one in four jobs, the school will eventually stop playing – understandably. That’s why you need a professional and experienced modeling agency, she knows exactly which jobs she plays for you and which not.

You see, becoming a model at the age of 14 is not that easy, so be sure to be patient! It is best to wait until you are 15 or 16 years old, then the school will be over in the foreseeable future and you can concentrate fully on modeling.

Minimum measurements for models

As you can read in our article requirements for models, minimum dimensions, you should bring as a model a height of 174cm. If you want to work internationally as a female model, you should even be 178 cm tall. Your height should not exceed 181 cm, male models start at 185cm. If you are wearing high-heeled shoes as a woman, you would already tower over the first men, but with 181cm you are already very tall. For male models applies as I said a minimum size of 185cm. The maximum size should not exceed 195 cm. Whether male or female model, you should have a slim figure, pay attention to your diet and do sports. And sure, there are always exceptions.

Models and Sports: Defining instead of hardcore training

With sport, you should not overdo it as a model, your muscles grow too much, you do not fit in the standard sizes. As a woman you should train in a very defined way, but as a man you should also make sure that your muscles do not get too big. Why is that? For one thing, you just do not fit into the standard sizes of fashion designers as just described. On the other hand, in the field of advertising, models are ultimately elements of advertising, so that people can identify with the person (you). If your body or your proportions are too standard, fewer people will be able to identify with you and ultimately fewer people will buy your customer’s product. So a lot of ambition and a bit of psychology or knowledge of human nature is part of the topic of modeling. Would you have thought that?

Apply in modeling agencies at the age of 14 years

If you still want to try your luck now, then send us your photos! All our model agency needs from you are two very simple photos you can do with your phone. Make sure that you stand in the daylight and that you send a portrait and a full body photo. In addition you send us still your most important measures and your contact data. With this you have taken the first step! Send us your model application now.

More tips for modeling

If you ever want to read through the most important tips for fashion shows, your first photo shoot or tips for your model portfolio and the first photo shoots with photographers, then check out our model blog, here you can get insider tips from our model agents, you help prepare your career well.

Supermodels who started with the age of 14 or younger

There are a few supermodels who started with the age of 14 or even younger. Below you can find some of the world most famous models who started with this age.

Karlie Kloss

Karlie Kloss was 13 years old when a Scout discovered her in St.Louis, her first time on a Plane.

Coco Rocha

Coco Rocha was discovered while a Dancebattle with the age of 14.

Christy Turlington

Christy Turlington was horse riding in Florida when she was 14, a photographer discovered her and only one year later she started her model carrere in Paris.

Gisele Bündchen

Gisele Bündchen was only 14 years old when she was discovered while eating a burger in Sao Paolo.

Do it yourself: Bust, Waist, Hips and Height

These are the measurements points for your first modeling agency application. Take care, that you are totally honest. More about: Take your own measurements for agencies, castings and jobs.

Modeling worldwide: USA to Europe and Asia

Model agency under 18 at CM: Top 10 agency in Germany

Finding the right model agency under the age of 18 is not that easy. After all, by choosing a model agency you lay the foundation for your own career. Therefore, it is important to have a renovated agency behind you, so that from the setcard to the photographer to the first jobs and the later international build everything works. Good management means planning and organization, which is especially important for young models, especially when they start with the model, at the age of 14, 15 or 16. For all models under the age of 18, good planning is not only important for a successful career, but also the school should not suffer from modeling. Because of course it is important to have a good school-leaving certificate in your pocket.

What are the first steps you need to take?

The most important basic rule that every model has to follow, no matter if it is already big in its career or only at the beginning, is its own ambition! In addition to ambition, patience is also important, because overnight nobody becomes a star. Whether it’s actors in Hollywood or high fashion models. Therefore you as a model should always have enough patience for yourself and your own way. If you stick to it consistently, you can make it. But what does it matter?

I want to be a model!

The first step is always to convince yourself that you want to be a model. But congratulations, you have already made this step, then you are looking for information. You’ve already overcome the most important hurdle, I want to be a model!

Continue with the model agency search. Finding the right model agency can sometimes take some time. Can you travel far yet? Do you have a big city near you with a renowned modeling agency? Do you already have experience or are you a complete Newface?

Depending on your possibilities, you should always look for a model agency in a big city after our experience. Only in the big city the networks are so strong that you as a model have the chance to work regularly and often. But why is that? Most fashion companies, industrial companies but also companies such as the automotive industry, travel companies and also the real estate industry are usually at home in the larger cities. This means in cities with a population of more than one million. In cities below this size, there are usually too few medium-sized and large companies for you as a model to really make a living from this job. But so that you can concentrate fully on modeling, it would be a good idea to work as often as possible. The mere number of jobs is not decisive, quality is important. For example, shootings for Instagram are extremely different from fees for commercials. The more prestigious your modeling agency is, the more influence it has that you are bigger names, the more jobs it gets on land.

Model agency: Size unimportant? Small models and minimum size

Find a modeling agency that doesn’t care about height? Body size plays a decisive role in most cases. As with athletes, certain body characteristics are important. Whoever fulfils these has a good chance of getting a job. Yet the body size is not defined as precisely as one might think. There are different requirements for different areas. So for certain jobs, size really doesn’t matter. For example for beauty photography. Here often models with a particularly striking face are booked, whereby striking means here, with large recognition value, e.g. by freckles or a minimal tooth gap.

Surely you also know some international role models who have made it to absolute top models despite a body height of 170 cm. Therefore, your height should not discourage you, for example, if you are under 175 cm as a girl or under 185 cm as a boy. You may have to apply to a few more agencies, but with a little luck there may be an agency that would like to find you perfect in their portfolio.

If you want to read more about this topic, we have some interesting articles for you:

Model agency over 40: Successful role models

Become a model at the age of 40? Even at the age of 40, you can still join a model agency and take off. However, it is a great advantage if you have already gained experience. E.g. because you already work as a make-up artist, or in an advertising agency and have sometimes stood in front of the camera. If you want to professionalize yourself, get more jobs and build up your own model portfolio, then it is worth applying at a model agency.

Models over 40 years for photo shootings and advertising

There are extremely many products and accordingly many customers for 40 year old models. Whether it’s beauty products, advertising spots for real estate portals, food or even fashion for online shops. The possibilities are incredibly varied and accordingly one can build up and establish oneself as a model even in advanced age. Especially due to the demographic change, the market for older models is getting bigger and bigger. So if you prepare yourself at the age of 40, so to speak, you can still get jobs later and win many different customers for yourself.

If you have already gained experience and have been active in model agencies before, you will of course have many advantages, precisely because of the demographic change just mentioned. More and more commercials and advertising campaigns are designed for an older audience or target group.

If you want to apply in our model agency, then we are looking forward to your application! Here you can find all information about Model Application.

Model agency without minimum size: dimensions and weight

A model agency without a minimum size? This question is asked by many models who are among the classic sizes of Haute Couture and High Fashion. The minimum sizes for haute couture and fashion are 1.75 m for models and 1.85 m for men. Don’t you stand a chance as a model when you’re smaller?

Here we have some practical tips for you on how to do it as a model, even without a minimum size.

Apply model agency online – that’s how it works without minimum size

Before you apply online in a model agency, take a look at the current models. Probably you will find a few models without a minimum size at most model agencies. Because it is not always about fashion shows or high fashion, many customers, e.g. in the online shop or Instagram area, pay less attention to the minimum size of the model. This is more about the facial expressions and the emotions you master as a model. Many model agencies therefore also represent smaller models. That’s why our first tip to you is to take a look at the models of the agencies! If you also discover models that are a bit smaller, then you should send your application online!

Be honest with your height

Many who want to be models think it would be clever to cheat yourself a few inches taller. Always be honest! If you are booked for a job later on, many customers will recognize the difference very quickly and will not book you again accordingly. The negative criticism goes naturally also to your agent and/or to your model agency. Therefore you as a model should be honest from the beginning with the measurements and your height. Your modeling agency will appreciate you for who you are!

What jobs can I do as a model without minimum size?

Job opportunities you have many. As mentioned above you could work for an Instagram photo shoot, but also for online shops. It is also possible that you will be booked for a commercial, or for a campaign. Your chances are usually much lower when it comes to running a fashion show. Especially at fashion shows it depends on a harmonious overall picture and accordingly the body sizes of the models must harmonize with each other. In addition, the audience, sometimes sitting and sometimes standing. The larger the models are, the more space the product, the fashion collection, occupies.

Which models did it without minimum size?

Many models were, or are also without minimum size successfully active as models. They have also made it onto the magazine covers of the international fashion magazines around Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, but also Cosmopolitan, or Marie Claire.

What you may lack in body size makes you well again with charm and energy! Especially in advertising, good mood and friendliness play a very important role. After all, you should like the new car, or even the new smartphone. If the model already looks bored on the advertising poster, how should the customer develop joy and desire to buy the product? That’s exactly why you have great chances for jobs even as a smaller model, because many customers are particularly concerned with the charisma that you bring along and radiate.

More about sizes for models? Here you can read our article on the subject: Sizes & Requirements for Models.

Can I apply to Cocaine Models as a smaller model?

We are looking forward to your application even if you do not have the minimum size for Haute Couture and High Fashion. After all, we as an agency also do a lot of jobs in the field of advertising, commercials, but also shootings for social media. Whether photos for Instagram, or videos for YouTube. Especially in a media production many different characters are in demand. With diligence, motivation, stamina and the necessary willpower you can go far as a model!

Model agency for mature men: men’s model 50+

More customers than you might think at first are looking for a model agency for more mature men! While many young men dream of becoming models, only a small number of older men pursue this goal. Maybe this is your chance.

Older Men Models – Best Ager

For older male models, especially for older men (without experience), there is a growing market. This is due to demographic developments in our society alone. Therefore, of course, advertising needs more role models and faces that correspond to the average of society. More and more products are even being designed specifically for an older target group. Today, it is no longer just about topics such as retirement provision, golf or real estate, fashion is also playing an increasingly important role for older men, from travel around the world, through technical products, to smart phones and home entertainment systems. All these products must be marketed through advertising campaigns. This includes posters, advertising films, catalogues, e-mail lists and online ads. The world of advertising is very diverse and large.

Finding older men is not so easy

As described above, many young people are convinced that they have the talent to model. Older people rarely pursue this idea. Therefore there is a relatively large market for Best Age Models. At the same time, however, there is not a very large offer. In particular older men models, who bring along all conditions, from emotions up to gestural and mimic acting. While hundreds of models under the age of 30 come to an open casting, people from the older segment hardly appear there. If you would like to apply as a model, or if you have already gained experience as a model and would like to start your career again, then send us your application now!

Model Application for Male Models

If you want to try your luck, we are looking forward to your application. It’s quick and easy. You only need two photos and your contact details. You ready for this?

Models for photo shootings and advertising

If you are looking for an older man for your next advertising campaign, or your next photo shoot, then get in touch with our agents! We are looking forward to your inquiry and will help you at any time quickly and without obligation. Just send us your inquiry via e-mail or give us a call. All information can be found here:

Model Agency Sport

Model agency sport – As a model sport and movement are often in the foreground! Fitness and defined bodies play an important role in many areas for both women and men. Not only as a classical fitness model, but also for fashion jobs, or in order to be able to mediate a sporty and healthy life in a commercial for a new Smartphone, it needs this also . Sport should play an important role in the everyday life of a model anyway.

Tip! Do you already know our new Commercial Agency for Faces? Now on: STIL Models

Body posture and radiation of sport model

When customers book models for sports photography, it is usually a matter of a very good posture or a very good body feeling. It doesn’t matter whether it’s actually a sports production, e.g. a photo shoot for a tennis racket, or a commercial in which a men’s model starts running as a businessman. Movements must look authentic. But there is much more to sport than fitness. Even models who often dance have a very delicate posture and can advertise products differently than models who have less experience in maintaining body tension and are therefore less trained and practiced.

Caution! Too much training can harm your career

If you want to assert yourself as a sport and fitness model, you have to stop at a certain point. Because the wider you get, the more muscle you absorb, the more jobs are out of the question for you. Ideally, as a sports model you should always work on the definition of your body. The more you stay in the average spectrum of athletes, the wider the range for you to get jobs. But what jobs can you do as a sports model?

Sport model wanted for shootings and events

As a sports model, there are usually two large areas in which you can work.

Photo and video production for sports and fitness

The first section is about photo shoots. The more experience you gain, the more you will be booked for advertising films. This means the classic work of a model in front of the camera. Here you work alone with the product, e.g. for a lookbook shooting. On another day you might work with many different products for an online shop shooting. That’s why as a sport and fitness model you need more than just muscle power.

The charisma in particular plays an important role in the end!

Do you get a follow-up booking from your customers, or were you too moody and boring on the set? Too boring in the context of models means that you didn’t have enough energy. All in all, this means that you don’t have enough positive charisma and your facial expressions in the photos don’t convey what the customer would like. If every photo looks the same at the end, nobody will be satisfied. That’s why mimic and emotion belong to the work of a sport and fitness model. In particular the positive charisma and the energy ensure that customers find you sympathetic and that the cooperation is immediately more pleasant.

When shooting photos for online shops, no matter whether it’s about dietary supplements or sports fashion, the following points are important for you:

  • Sports, defined figure
  • Positive aura on the shooting set and in front of customers
  • Mimic for varied results

The better you get, the more often a model agency will suggest you for video production. As you may have seen at photo shoots, such productions can be very demanding. For you it depends on many different things, you are the person of the day who has to convince the customer of the product. Most of it depends on you! The better you get, the more demanding your jobs will be.

Commercials and films for sports models

Anyone who presents himself well, masters emotions and facial expressions, has a healthy dose of self-confidence and can also speak will sooner or later make it into commercials and video films. From a YouTube tutorial for a sports manufacturer, or dietary supplements, to fashion and beauty products, to commercials. Perhaps not necessarily for a sports manufacturer, but rather for a new smartphone, or an automobile manufacturer with advertising photographer! Commercials are, so to speak, the top class for models. Not only are they the most sophisticated, they are also the place where you as a model can earn the most money. There is usually not only a budget for the production itself, but also for the rights of use on the different countries and continents.

Sport models in advertising

Even as a “normal model” you will often come into contact with sports or fitness units. When the scene is repeated 20 or 30 times, it’s real work! As you can see here in the new FOREO LUNA (Beauty) commercial with Karen and Korlan:

Events and fitness fairs

In addition to the work on the photo shooting set, for sports and fitness models the work on live events and Fitness fairs is a must. Here new products, innovative inventions or sports equipment are presented and new features added. Whether it’s modern technology, e.g. touch displays, or the fun of sports equipment, every company needs attractive, environmentally friendly models and new products.

At fitness fairs and live events, as well as photo shootings, your presence as a model is just as important. Do you have enough positive charisma? Can you convince the customer, but also the audience, of a product? Can you get them excited about something? Accordingly, a model’s job has a lot to do with communication and of course soft skills, so that you can present yourself positively in smaller conversations and by being present alone. This image transfer from the young model to the new product makes it more attractive for the audience to deal with it.

In addition to the presentation of new products, but also new methods and technologies, many live events are also about the presentation of sports fashion. Unlike a high fashion show, or the classic prêt-à-porter fashion show, sports and fitness models are all about energy! Accordingly, the fashion show is not minimalistic, the models dance, show choreographer, or even sports exercises. Besides, not all models are the same, as you might know from fashion shows in Paris, or Milan, at sport and fitness models also characters are in demand.

Nutrition and role models

As you can see, image transfer is especially important with sports and fitness models, because they embody a healthy lifestyle, exercise a lot and eat a balanced diet. That’s why sports models not only stand for good looks, but also for lifestyle and quality. As a sports model, you are a role model for many.

Fitness model over 50

Demography in many parts of the world tends to make the population older and older. That’s why sports and fitness models over 50 years old are becoming more and more popular! Whether it’s about healthy living or vitality in old age, they represent a whole new population group. Even at the age of 50 you still have big plans, travel the world, maybe start another career… Many paths are still open to you today, even at an advanced age. That’s why models over 50 are becoming more and more present in advertising. Also the sports and fitness industry reacts to the trend and increasingly relies on models with 40 years, 50 years, but also 60 and 70 years. Great times, especially for best ager models.

Tips: Healthy diet and weight loss

Here you can find more articles about this topic!

Model agency for sports and fitness

Are you looking for a good model agency for sports or fitness? Then apply now at Cocaine Models! With our network and our customer pool we reach a large part of the international Sport & Sport fashion customers. We work for renowned brands, from instagram shoots for shoes to online shops, but also fashion shows and fittings for new fashion collections. You can find all information about the model application in our main menu! Send us some information about you, your body size, some dates and of course two photos. Important is, we don’t need professional pictures of you, if you don’t have any experience as a model yet. Make us two good photos, a portrait and a full body photo in daylight with your mobile phone. Then send everything in your model application to our model agency and with a little luck our model scout will get back to you after a short time.

New! Our Commercial Agency for Advertising & Faces: STIL Models

The perfect Model-Polaroids – How to take polaroid pictures

Photos are the most important thing for your application by a model agency. How you could make your perfect Polaroids at home, you can find out here.

Location and outfit for your model polaroids

Stand in front of a white wall. Important is clear daylight. Your outfit should be a black trousers, a white thight shirt and high heels. Please don’t were Make-Up.

Poses /How to: perfect Model Polaroids

The agency needs the following pictures of you:

  • Full body picture (from the front)
  • Full body picture (side)
  • Full body picture (back)
  • Portrait
  • Profile picture

Lets go! Shot the pictures with a friend or your parents!

Perfekte Model Polaroids - Model werden! Perfekte Model Polaroids - Model werden! Perfekte Model Polaroids - Model werden! Perfekte Model Polaroids - Model werden! Perfekte Model Polaroids - Model werden!

The Fashion Show – Catwalk & Catwalk Tips for Models

You are not a professional on the catwalk yet? Then take a look at our tips for the catwalk! Of excessive importance is an upright posture. You should be able to balance a book on your head. Pull your shoulders back and push your pelvis a little forward. Make sure you do not lean back too much. When you take the first step on the catwalk, you should always be the first to use your ball of the foot. Almost like you want to sneak. This looks a lot more elegant than when you first appear with the hoes.

Run with momentum and character: Find your balance

The important thing is that you put one foot in front of the other. You really should literally take this to heart. Your gait should form a zigzag. Thus, you also get the necessary momentum, which makes your walk only appear characteristic. Your steps should be great, but you should not do a splits. Also always remember to swing your hip. Always move your arms and hands evenly. It should not look like you have two stiff arms.

Your focus should be on the catwalk to a point in front of you

Your look should adapt to the style of your clothes. Try to smile with your eyes and keep your chin always lifted. Keep your head straight and steady. At the end of the catwalk is usually always the rotation. Put your left foot in front and pause for a few very short beats of the music. You should turn your shoulders and feet sideways while your head is still pointing forward and you are looking over your shoulders. After the break, turn your foot in the opposite direction and start to run with the front right foot. Only at the end do you turn your face away from the spectators.

But the most important thing is that you try to get your character involved in your walk. And you should always find yourself very attractive. Because only when you are convinced of yourself, you can convince the audience of you.

  • If you still can not walk well on high shoes, then you will learn it quickly with a little practice. My ultimate tip to keep you from slipping on the catwalk is to lick the soles of your higheels with some lemonade or coke. Your soles start to stick after a short time and you will surely strut over the catwalk.
  • Watch catwalk videos of really good models or visit the fashion shows yourself.
  • Let your friends film while running and posing. You can then watch the videos, and you’ll see for yourself what else you need to fix on yourself.
  • It does not matter if you stumble but you should get up dignified and keep going. Even in such stressful and embarrassing situations, you should stay professional and self-confident.
    Try to smile with your eyes (Smize: Smile with your eyes).

How to become a model at 16: Modeling agency, measurements and jobs

If you want to become a model at 16, that is exacly the rigth age. Normally at this age you are still in school, so you have about 2 years to take a look in to the model world and do smaller jobs on the weekend or during your holidays. You have enough time to see if this is really the right thing for you and if you can imagin to continue modelling after school. At the time you are about 17-18, you will be ready to work as a professional model and will already have a model book, with great pictures. Most of the best Models all over the world started in the age of 14-16. If you want to know more about modeling, check out become a model or the blog: become a model.

You want to become a model at 16?

Modeling worldwide: USA to Europe and Asia

Modeling with 16 years: All you need to know

If you want to be a model at the age of 16, then you have the perfect age to start in a modeling agency. Modeling agencies specialize in building talented youngsters, and you’re probably about to graduate at the age of 16. If you have graduated from school, then you have enough time to work as a model! Because it’s not just about jobs, as we wrote in the blog post about Model at the age of 15, you will also need a lot of time if you want to work abroad as an international model. Our modeling agency works together with many partners abroad and can therefore help you with an international modeling career, an unbeatable advantage compared to many modeling agencies. We work with renowned partners in New York, Paris, Milan but also in Asia in Tokyo and Shanghai. But for an international modeling career you need a lot of time, as just described. An ordinary stay with a partner agency abroad takes 45 to 60 days for you. During this time you work completely for the partner agency and for their customers. What is the advantage of working abroad?

International picture material for your model portfolio

If you work as a model abroad, you will come to photographers who have different styles and see pictures with a different eye. When you are back in your own country, these pictures will pop out of your model portfolio and you will see that you have international experience.

Also, it will come at some point, the better you are as a model, the higher your demands on photographers. At some point you will only work with the best photographers from your city, that’s not many, maybe 5 or 50, depending on whether you work in a German city like Berlin or in an international megametropolis like London. Most models do not come from an international megacity, but from smaller cities with 50,000 inhabitants or 100,000 inhabitants. There is not a single photographer with an international level here, so you need a modeling agency that can represent you nationally but also internationally. That’s the only way you can safely go the way that leads you to a profitable career.

You can already see how demanding the job of a model can be. We did not even talk about castings or test shoots or jobs with customers. Not only do you take care that you have a lot of ambition and motivation, you still have to make sure that you continue your education yourself. That’s why the school is so important to you! If you are ever in the small talk with international clients, photographers, make-up artists or stylists, then you should be able to keep up. What is happening in the US, what is happening in Asia? If you want to work as a model, then you definitely have to think outside the box and I also deal with other topics. At some point, maybe a shoot in the automotive industry or a moderation at a trade fair will be out of fashion for you. Then you have to be able to adjust spontaneously and flexibly to a new situation and a new topic.

Since you are 16 at the end of your school, you have the perfect age to start as a model. Last year, you can once again focus on building your model portfolio with local photographers. You can do first jobs as a model and gain experience first. If you have practiced for one or two years or have also done your first practical jobs, you are ready for foreign countries! Especially at a young age models are in demand abroad, because the faces are new and customers are interested in new faces. Who is new, is interesting! If you are an interesting guy, then apply to us at Cocaine Models!

Models who started with the age of 16+

16 is a really good age to start your model carrere. Below you can find some famous models who also started with the age of 16-18.

Candice Swanpoel

Candice Swanpoel the beautiful model from South Africa has been discovered by strolling over a flea market. At that time she was 16 years old. Before she had collected first model experiences in Paris.

Doutzen Kroes

When Doutzen Kroes was 18 years old she sended her pictures to some Agencies, just to earn some extra money. After her first try she had her model contract. Her name got famous when Star photographer Steven Meisel shooted her for the Cover of the italian “Vogue”.

Behati Prinsloo

Do it yourself: Bust, Waist, Hips and Height

These are the measurements points for your first modeling agency application. Take care, that you are totally honest. More about: Take your own measurements for agencies, castings and jobs.

Advertising, Models, Lifestyle! Function in the marketing mix

Advertising agencies – advertising is a broad branch in the field of marketing. But what does everything count among them? And why is advertising one of the best paid jobs in the model business? In addition to poster advertising, flyers, catalogues, advertisements and general print advertising, advertising clips, both for TV and the Internet, are also part of the range of advertising. Through the instruments, for example the carrier media, companies try to polish up their image on the market or to set it at all. And I do it deliberately!

You are as a model part of the marketing strategy of Brands

Well worked out marketing strategies are behind an ultimately simple advertising campaign that is spread through the media. The companies try to address their target group directly and to communicate with them on a different level, also to influence them. The aim of this is to make customers feel addressed, identify with the company and finally increase the sales market. In order for the company to achieve these processes optimally, it is important to find the right models for the right advertising. Ultimately, it is these that carry the company’s message to the customer.

Advertising in national markets: commercials and shootings for “all”

Washing machines, laundry stands and detergents. Advertising is much more than fashion and new smartphone. Household products, insurance and supermarkets. For national markets, advertising is produced that is close to the end consumer, less in terms of values such as “lifestyle” and international “jet set”. Here one tries only rarely to arouse the international life feeling in the consumer, mostly it concerns the advertising agencies here around familiarity. Instead of high class parties, in national advertising families tend to drive their new car into the garage, where they simply make a fresh pizza at home in the oven. The family meets at the table, everyone laughs! In the next spot, friends sit at the lake grilling while they drink a cool drink. Afterwards a family father and his daughter are happy about the cheap car insurance.

As a model in advertising, you naturally have countless areas in which you can become active. Just a glance at your mobile phone shows you all shops, all websites, all companies book models or buy picture material. Looking back at the advertising posters, it’s not just fashion companies. Banks, insurance companies, automobile manufacturers, telecommunications companies, they all advertise.

What challenges are there as models in the commercial area?

Many New Faces work well with fashion because their facial expressions are still relatively rigid. That makes her kind of cool and as long as you’re very young as a model, it works. At some point, however, the demands will rise. From the first shooting with five models, who play a group of close friends for a commercial, up to one of the most difficult tasks in commercial photography: family shootings! Therefore a little insight into how difficult it is to capture emotions in the perfect moment from all involved. There are also children on the set, no professionals and maybe a family dog who doesn’t always do everything on command.

Family shootings with kids and spouse

For example, you must learn to interact with children and other models. For a single photo, the same motif is often shot over several hours. They are all just waiting for all models to convey the perfect emotion at exactly the same moment. For example, the father should throw a ball to the child, while the mother joyfully clasps her hands and the dog lies perfectly. So the scene is repeated, over and over again. Really exhausting! With every single shot you have to bring out the emotion again and again. A really challenging job that requires a lot of practice and skill.

Large campaigns require a large team – for a single photo

Especially photos that look simple on the advertising poster have often been produced with a lot of effort and large teams. The campaign is initially planned in the advertising agency over weeks and months. Afterwards, photographers will be booked for the photo shoot, technology, the entire location, catering and much more. Anything for a photo.

The success of a photo shooting depends at this moment therefore crucially on you. Your performance must be available at the push of a button. Your smile must be perfect even if you had a long night flight the day before. And even when you’ve barely slept. Even if you’re sick, you can’t stop a production so easily. Experienced models are therefore a lot of value on the set, they reliably bring their performance.

Advertising in international markets: Requirements are even stricter

While in the individual countries the focus is very much on the average consumer, international advertising often looks for international dimensions. That means: Perfect body, full hair, charm and style. International top models offer this mix.

Faces – Unique models for fashion and advertising

A good model agency for faces is especially valuable for up-and-coming models. Because in management it is always a matter of professionally taking care of your set-up. At the same time, always remember to win your first customers and jobs. Therefore it is not only important for high fashion models to have a good model agency, but also for faces. But where exactly are the differences between a model agency for faces and a fashion model agency?

Peoples! So advertising becomes something special

The difference between a model agency for faces and a fashion model agency lies in the fact that the fashion model agency is particularly committed to models with certain proportions and body sizes. These proportions and body sizes fit perfectly to a certain target group. In the case of model agencies, this is usually based on fashion customers. These require certain ready-made sizes, as the samples are often cut to a single size. In addition, fashion shows require models with a uniform size so that visitors can fully focus on the new fashion collection. So while visitors to a fashion show can concentrate on the garments, or from the online shop on the new pieces of the trend season, it is important that high fashion models always have the same proportions and a similar look. It is completely different with Face Models. They live on the fact that they have a very special look, e.g. by a tooth gap, very curly hair or also by freckles in their face. All this makes them particularly popular, especially for photo motifs, but also for advertising campaigns.

Therefore, some model agencies have specialized specifically in this market. These model agencies are especially called people agencies. These people agencies mainly focus on people with special characteristics. While a fashion model agency focuses less on the character traits of individuals, but rather on proportions and body sizes, people agencies pay a lot of attention to different looks. But why is that?

Every agency has its customers and thus its own special market. If customers are satisfied, they will initiate follow-up bookings, if follow-up bookings are executed, so every time models with a similar look are searched again. At some point the agency services get around and also other customers ask for exactly this model type. This is how model agencies gradually specialize. While our model agency concentrates on the high fashion industry and has clients such as Prada, Dior, Calvin Klein, Lagerfeld, Dolce & Gabbana, other model agencies focus more on the advertising industry. And also here you can earn a lot of money for models. Every week there are new commercials that are broadcast on television, on big screens in the city centre or on streaming portals like Netflix. Whether it’s the new muesli, a comfortable sofa from one of the leading furniture manufacturers, or new clothes, e.g. with People Models, who are walking through the city centre together in a group and have fun! These special agencies are called people agencies.

Should I first apply in a model agency or people agency?

As a rule, model agencies represent the majority of customers. People agencies tend to specialize in a certain clientele. Therefore we advise you to always focus on one of the top agencies before applying to one of the special agencies. If you want to apply to Cocaine Models now, you will find all further information here.

Faces for Beauty Recordings: Make Up and hair

Especially in the beauty industry, you need faces that have a particularly high recognition value. No matter if it is your individual tooth gap or the freckles that make you so unique. For beauty shots and especially for close-up shots, which are also called the closeup scene in technical jargon, you need these faces with recognition value. Imagine a commercial. Your girlfriend calls you and you’re on your way shopping. You jump into the bathroom and the camera is behind the mirror. You smile in the mirror, apply a piece of the cream and immediately feel well and totally fit for the day! That’s exactly your job! Smile, show emotions and at the same time increase the recognition value that only a face model has.

Faces for Jewellery: High-quality shots

Models are not only needed in the areas of beauty, beauty and wellness. Also for jewellery very often close-ups of faces are made. Just imagine a necklace, or a ring that is presented to show the customer the details. There are so many different shots where you need close-ups of faces. Of course also for commercials. If you want to know more about this topic, have a look at our blog posts. Here we have much more information about jobs and of course also face models.

Curvy models! The trend towards individuality

The modeling business. A constantly changing and very fast moving market. How multi-faceted and individual he is in the process of developing is not clear to most people. The ideal of beauty changes permanently and becomes more and more individual at the moment and accepts a mixture of already past ideals of beauty. The curves from the 1950s, in which Marilyn Monroe was the ideal image, mix with the still predominant Size 0 models and now introduce a new variable that is characterized by social media and the modern zeitgeist. Individuality is in demand. Tattoos, influencers, colorful hair or curves! The new Trend Plus Size in particular is establishing itself in the industry and growing permanently. Plus Size should not be confused with oversizes. Curvy models also play sports and pay attention to their diet. So it’s not fast food and lazing around, but ‘you are what you eat’ and so they live just as healthy and balanced to keep their weight on a level, because their curves must not and don’t want to lose them.

Photographer Oliver Rudolph explains in an interview about ‘Curvy Models’: It’s nice that the market is expanding and women with curves are also in demand. Why limit it to an ideal of beauty? ”. If we are honest, very few of us wear Size Zero and can therefore identify much better with the beautiful yet realistic Curvy models than with the beauty ideal of the Vogue models. By using Curvy Models, companies achieve a much larger reach and can address a much larger target group, which increases their market value enormously. Also model agent Stephan M. Czaja explains: Curvy Models are great for advertising. Everything that’s different and new sells great and attracts people’s attention.

Even the fashion magazine Vogue, which has been known for size 0 and skinny models until now, has printed the Curvy supermodel Ashley Graham on the cover of the American issue in March and thus for the first time in history a plus size model has appeared in their issues. So you can see that even established large companies are accepting the trend and establishing it in the industry.

Curvy models are and will remain trend:

Plus size models are just as popular as fancy guys with tattoos. The beauty ideal changes into an individuality and now stands completely under the motto: Everyone is beautiful! ”. Whether wasp waist and giant bottom, as with Kim Kardashian, a completely tattooed body, as with Zombie Boy or curves, as with Ashley Greyham, Angelina Kirsch or Fine Bauer. The model industry is growing day by day and offers more and more niches for extraordinary types. Whether one of these ideals will ever replace the slimness craze and the Size 0 models, however, is questionable.

Our curved models

Training für Los Angeles, Mailand, Toyko & Co #INTERVIEWS

Es ist wieder soweit – die jungen Models kommen aus Berlin, München, Hamburg, der Schweiz und noch weiteren Orten zusammen, um am Model Coaching teilzunehmen. Die New Faces von Cocaine Models lernen dort mehr über ihre Ausstrahlung, Körpersprache und wie sie allgemein besser bei den Kunden ankommen. Wir haben das Coaching für euch begleitet und durften von dem Model Coach Lutz Marquardt und den Models ein paar interessante Eindrücke mitnehmen.

Topmodel von Germany? Real Life & Coaching vor dem Schulende

Jedes Model fängt einmal klein an. Bei dem diesjährigen Modelcoaching gibt das Model und Coach Lutz Marquardt den New Faces von Cocaine Models Tipps und Tricks rund um das Thema modeln. Wie können sie besser vor der Kamera posen? Was macht den besten Eindruck, sobald du einen Raum betrittst und was sagt deine Körperhaltung über dich aus? All das und mehr verrät der Coach den jungen New Faces, um sie so noch besser aus die Modelwelt vorzubereiten.

Training for Los Angeles, Milan, Toyko & Co #TEASER

Model Coaching – Finally it’s time again, our New Faces from all over Germany meet for Model Coaching. With the help of model coach Lutz Marquardt they learn tips and tricks about posing, charisma, catwalk and more. Here already once a small Teaser for you. You can find the whole video on Sunday on our Youtube-Channel or here in the blog!

Model Coaching for 2019: School’s out

Your first model application: Your first step to modeling

Have you decided to become a model or would you like to give your model career more seriousness and work more professionally? Then the first step is to find the right agency. You already have an appointment at an agency? Read how to prepare for your interview here!

Become a model – Application and interview

If you want to apply to us, you will find everything you need to know about the topic here:

Why do you need a model agency for modeling?

An agency is very important for a model, because it supports and protects you as a model. She helps you find photographers and jobs. No matter if you are booked as a model for shootings or catwalks, the agency will show you in the best light. The bookers know how to present yourself optimally with your book. As “New Face” you will be supported by your agency in setting up your book and your setcard. One very important point: an agency protects you from dubious customers and dubious job enquiries. Usually dubious customers already shy away when they learn that a model is represented by an agency. This is particularly important for an international modeling career, because models abroad are often underpaid and exploited. A reputable model agency ensures that you do not work unpaid overtime, that you do not take dubious pictures of yourself, that you are adequately paid and accommodated. In addition, the agency will determine in advance whether the job is of high quality and whether you can be associated with the customer as a model without your image suffering as a result. At best, every job should prove your model qualities and positively underline your image.

Photomodel Lookbook (Cocaine Models Management)

How do you find the best model agency as a newcomer?

There are now plenty of model agencies. But how do I even find a suitable model agency? And when is a modeling agency serious? Your search starts on the Internet. It’s convenient if your agency is within your radius. That’s why you should simply enter “Model agency + your city” in Google and browse the results. Since it is generally important for a model to be represented in the larger “Mode & Medien-Städten” in Germany, you should search for “Modelagenturen + Hamburg/ Berlin/ München/ Köln/ Düsseldorf/ Frankfurt”. You’ll get some results. The next hurdle: Now how do you know which of the agencies are even serious? One possibility is that there are already ready-made model agency lists on the Internet that are constantly updated, for example the Vogue list. With this you can assume that only well-known and serious agencies are listed. However, as a dedicated model you should take a closer look at your selected agencies yourself before applying.

Criteria for serious model agencies in Germany

In order to find out for yourself which agency is serious, you should go through different steps.

  • Step 1: The Agency’s website. Very important: A serious model agency has a serious website. A simple, clear design, a high quality board and information about the agency team.
  • Step 2: The level of the models. Take a look at the model board and determine the level of the models yourself. The following criteria will help you here: Do the models have optimal model dimensions and an impressive face? Are the pictures of the models high quality?
  • Step 3: Does the agency work with serious clients? You can easily research this on the agency’s website or on the agency’s social media platforms. In general, you can easily measure the seriousness of your customers according to their degree of recognition. Also the “likes” on Facebook or “Follwer” on Instagram show how well known and popular a model agency is.
  • Step 4: Search the Internet for reports from other models or clients of the agency. Note that not every comment is true. In order to get a better picture of the agency you should read enough testimonials and reviews of the agency. To say it in addition is: See these evaluations rather than references, make you nevertheless own picture.

Find your perfect model agency – Summary:

Recognize reputable model agencies:

  • serious customers (for example, well-known brands through advertising)
  • serious models (appearance, dimensions)
  • fixed admission criteria
  • serious website
  • Transparency regarding the agency team (for example through website)

Agency is not serious if:

  • No/untransparent website (no naming of agency headquarters or agency teams)
  • simple agency admission without preconditions and interview
  • no cooperation with serious customers
  • Admission fees will be charged

The model application

You have now found a suitable, reputable model agency and would like to apply as a model. What’s the best way to apply? Nowadays, applications are usually sent by e-mail, which means that you can find an e-mail address and a contact person to whom you can send your application via the agency’s website.

What must be in your application?

Most agencies publish their admission criteria on their websites. In general, you should state your measurements in your mail, i.e. chest, waist and hip circumference. You should attach great importance to the accuracy and timeliness of your measurement data, because an agency does not like it at all if you make false statements. You’ve never taken measurements yourself? No problem. No problem.

Take and measure measurements yourself

You simply measure your measurements with a normal tape measure. If you’re unsure, get someone you can trust to help you. To determine the exact circumference of your chest, the tape measure must be placed at the widest point of the chest and pulled to tension. Important for women: If you wear a bra when measuring, pull off approx. 1 cm, for push-up bras at least 2 cm. To determine the circumference of your waist, place the tape measure at the narrowest point and pull it tight. You measure the hip circumference at the widest point of your hip or bottom. The optimal model measurements for a woman (as a guideline) are 90-60-90.

In addition to your measurements, you should include pictures in your application. You should make a selection that shows you in different facets, i.e. commercial, fashion and beauty pictures from your book as well as simple Polaroids. You don’t have a book yet and no Polaroids? No problem. No problem.

Picture selection for your model folder

Some agencies prefer models who already have a certain selection of pictures. So you should start looking for different, good photographers. The easiest way to do this is via the Internet. Do the same as your agency search, i.e. search for professional photographers in your area, check their websites, look at their pictures and search for ratings of the photographers by other models. Important: Make a conscious choice. It is of little use to you if you thoughtlessly select numerous photographers who take similar pictures of you (for example, only fashion pictures). Rather, you should choose a few photographers who take different pictures of you in different “directions”, i.e. fashion, commercial and beauty pictures. Here applies: Invest rather a little more money, so that the pictures become qualitatively high-quality and convince. Only those who invest will benefit.

Polaroids for Models – Fast, clean photos

At some agencies even simple Polaroid pictures are sufficient for the application. You can do this yourself or get support from a friend or family member. Polaroids are clean pictures that show your body and face in different facets and give the agency a first impression of you. Polaroids show you in front of a white wall, a good exposure, without make-up, in plain, tight-fitting clothes (skinny jeans or leggings & simple top or T-shirt) and with women preferably in high shoes. One picture should be taken of you in underwear, on one picture you should laugh, on the other one you should look rather expressionless into the camera. Important: No big posing! The pictures should be simple and natural.

checklist for models

  • Optimal & exact dimensions
  • Optically neat look
  • Naturalness
  • The special something (For example, strikingly beautiful eyes/lips, small features such as a tooth gap or a mothers meal, long & undyed hair, a special radiance)
  • self-conscious, present & friendly appearance

If you meet all the criteria of the model agency and the bookers find you interesting, you will be invited to a personal interview at the agency.

Model agency from 30 – Become a model at 30+ years of age

You are looking for a modeling agency from 30 years? With us and other agencies you will also find your home as a model over 30 years old. The big difference is the previous experience, have you already worked as a model and have you knowledge, references and customers to show or do you start completely new?

Modeling from 30 with previous experience

If you have already gained experience as a model at photo shoots, commercials or fashion shows, it is of course much easier for you to join the model agency. Many agencies, including ourselves, are looking for good models from the age of 30. On the way from the first catwalk at the age of 16 or 17, not everyone stays in a model agency but studies, works in a media agency or becomes a doctor or physician in a completely different way. So not everyone stays the same, which is why it is so important for model agencies to find good models from the age of 30. Because in advertising we need you! For new fashion collections, presentations at fashion shows, but also photo shoots for online shops, Instagram to video shoots for YouTube or TV commercials or spots for cinemas. You can already see how diverse the range of possible jobs is that you can do as a model at the age of 30.

Modeling from 30 without previous knowledge and experience

If you want to become a model at the age of 30 and have no previous experience or knowledge of the industry, it will be a bit more difficult! But this is quite normal and with young models completely the same, because of course there are substantially more models without experience who would like to realize their dream. It is therefore worthwhile for you to prepare well for this application.

What are the optimal conditions for models from 30?

The most important thing is that you have a job where you can take flexible time off. For example, if you spontaneously get a job for the next week and have to go to Paris on Tuesday, you might have to tear it down on Monday evening. Could you spontaneously take today off for next week? This is one of the first important questions, your time flexibility for job enquiries and customers.

If you can answer yes to this question, the next step is to go to your place of residence. Ideally, you should live close to your agency or potential client in Berlin, Hamburg, Munich or Düsseldorf and Cologne. This way you can be relatively flexible on the jobs and you can also be spontaneous on castings, e.g. in Berlin Mitte. If your place of residence is 3 hours away from the nearest big city, it will be relatively difficult for you to take advantage of such opportunities. This of course reduces your chances of getting a job compared to the competition.

The third important point that you must answer in advance with a yes is motivation.

  • Do you really have the ambition to concentrate on building your own model book over the months and years?
  • Would you invest time and money to independently get new photo galleries, how to improve your book?
  • Would you invest time and money to be able to go to a casting for example, you would do the same for 10 castings?
  • When a job calls abroad, would you accept it?

You have to answer all these questions and even more, because modeling in one of the big and renowned modeling agencies means full commitment in the booking case.

Model application

If you can answer all these questions with a clear yes, then we are looking forward to your model application. Send us your contact information and your photos, we are very happy. All information can be found here:

Model Agency Best Ager

Model agency, Best Ager, you’ve come to the right place! Especially our best ager selection is very fine and accurate, for our clients, from all possible areas from fashion to real estate, hotel, lifestyle products, jewelry and much more, many need good best ager model for the presentation of their goods and services. That is why we also offer our customers a small but fine selection and very good Best Ager Models of international level. For automotive commercials and beauty campaigns, we are always on the lookout for new talent for our clients!

What does best Ager Model mean?

The term Best Ager refers to models in an advanced age. The definition is not exact but runs between 50 and 60 years. They represent an upmarket lifestyle and correspondingly high-priced products. Accordingly, you can build up a good portfolio with renowned brands in comparison to 16 or 17 year old models. Since the competition is too small, it is worthwhile to send an application to the model agency. Cause with any luck, you might make it on the board.

Model agency application for Best Ager Model

The model application and the model agency letter do not differ significantly from the younger models. The most important thing that the model scout needs from you in the first step, for the rating, are two to four super natural photos taken in daylight. So that the model scout can see you absolutely naturally, without make-up and without styling. Be just like you are! If you want to apply now, then send us your Model Application as best Ager!

Minimum dimensions and requirements for Best Ager Models

As a Best Ager model, the minimum requirements and dimensions are much more flexible than for young high fashion models. For you, it’s all about expressiveness, professionalism and a certain look that enchants customers! So you don’t need a minimum size of 175 cm as a woman or 185 cm as a man.

Model Agency for normal Weights

Model agency for normal weights – Many are also looking for a Model agency for people with normal weight. While the High Fashion and haute couture rather demands a thinner line, there are more and more customers who also book curved and plus size models. Models who have more on their hips. But when does one become a fashion model and when does curved model?

Our model agency recommendation for normal weights: STIL Models – Commercial & Faces

Normal weight or Curved?

For example, the average woman has a clothing size of 44 (EU). Fashion models usually have a ready-made size of 34, 36 (EU) to max. 38 (EU) for female models with 179, 180 cm. This means that you already count the “normal weight” person as Plus Size / Curved.

Would you have thought that?

Modeling between haute couture and fashion

Of course, people also have their place in advertising, with an average weight. Because there are numerous products in which the customers have to identify more with the model, accordingly the figure must be more authentic.

In fashion, especially with high fashion, it is often important that models change, that they “look the same” so that nothing distracts from the fashion line. This is also the case with almost every fashion show, the focus should be on the collections (for buyers, customers, etc.), not on the individual model.

This is completely different in advertising, where if a face is successful with the viewers or customers, then the model is booked more often for jobs. The famous advertising face! Therefore it is also worthwhile for women and men models with average figures to take a look at model agencies if they bring with them not only the figure or the proportions but also the certain something of facial expression, personality, appearance and emotions!

What are the requirements for models?

The different requirements for models cannot be defined exactly. Every single branch and every single area has its own specifications. In the high fashion industry you will often only find models with a height of 175 to 180 cm, if they are women and for men a rule of 185 to 192 cm applies.

Why is that so? Imagine a fashion show, the more harmonious the picture between the models, the less attention the individual model attracts. All in all, the focus is clearly on the new fashion collection. Models in this area should have a clothing size of 34 or 36. If you’re above it as a woman, but also as a man, you’re more likely to be among the average of society. And advertising also needs such authentic models! Tip: Too big for the catwalk?

Model agency for normal weight patients – recommendation

Do you already know our commercial model devision? With STIL Models we explicitly serve customers in the field of advertising and commercials. Here we are especially looking for strong faces. Come by and if you feel like it, send us your application directly:

Write to a model agency – Your perfect application looks like this

How do I correctly write a model agency? The model agency is very short, although many think that you need previous experience or professional photo shoots. In reality, you don’t need much, two photos and a few dates. Let’s have a look at what the perfect model agency looks like.

Fact: Model agencies have little time

The most important rule is keep your letter very short. Because in a renowned and good model agency, sometimes 50 to 100 applications arrive daily. 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 by your photo, not by a long cover letter.

Write to model agency: Contact Details and Dimensions

Your e-mail or letter should contain the following information:

  • Name and first name
  • age
  • Residence
  • E-Mail address
  • Phone number
  • body size
  • fabrication

This basic information should be written to your model agency.

References and Social Media Accounts

Additionally you can add some more information. e.g.

  • Instagram Channel URL
  • YouTube Channel URL if you have more than 5,000 followers
  • Experiences, if you already had jobs or references and customers
  • Reference Links to YouTube or Vimeo for commercials

More information should definitely not be written to your model agency. Now we come to the actually important step, your photo! That’s right, the singular, photo. You don’t need an expensive photo shoot, no professional photographer, just you and a friend or a girlfriend, gladly also your mum or dad, who takes a good photo of you in the daylight. That’s it.

Application Photo for your cover letter

As described above, if you are looking for new faces, the model scouts have little time. 50 to 100 applications reach a good model agency on average per day. This means that the model scout only has a few seconds for each application and each individual review of the application documents. In addition to scouting new faces, his work also includes making new contracts, planning the first shootings and presenting the model to the team. So what matters is your photo! In principle, your application should not contain more than a maximum of four photos, but basically one photo or two is sufficient.

  • Portraitfoto
  • full body photo

In combination with your height, clothing and age, the scout has all the important information for himself. The decision then only takes a few seconds. How can you make your photos too perfect?

Perfect Environment for Application photos

For your application photos you should definitely pay attention to daylight, here you have the best lighting conditions and also absolutely natural radiation. Light emitted by lamps does not have the natural warmth and of course the light source is directly in the room, which can also be seen in the shadows. Therefore you should always make sure in the first step that you take your photo in daylight. You should absolutely do without make-up, any styling that distracts from you and your skin, your hair, your facial features, your proportions is too much! That’s why you should completely do without make-up and styling. Clothes should not distract from you either, so you should wear black trousers and a black top as a woman or a black shirt as a man. With the shoes you should keep it the same, plain and unobtrusive. Let’s sum it up again:

  • photos in daylight
  • Good smartphone camera is enough
  • No make-up
  • No styling
  • Black trousers, black top, plain shoes

These are the most important facts for your application photos. So you have the two perfect pictures, portrait and full body. Make sure that you don’t laugh at either photo, be absolutely unemotional and just look into the camera. Like I said, nothing should distract from your person, even gestures or facial expressions. If you have both your photos, you are welcome to take a photo with a smile and a photo of the page so that you can also see yourself in the profile. That would give you four photos and the perfect basis for your model agency to write!

Model Application at Cocaine Models

If you want to apply in our model agency, then we are looking forward to your application! You have now learned everything you need to write for your application or model agency. If you have already taken your photos, then you can apply here as Model!

Model Agency Beginners

The most people looking for a model agency are absolute beginners, of course! But what does it actually mean to be a model beginner? In principle, there are two stages in modeling, the first being the young age from 14 to 17, when you find out if you really want to do the job. Many have a wrong idea of modeling and think that they can get directly onto the cover of Vogue, Elle or Harper’s Bazaar without any work. Wrong. Modeling is a very demanding job which requires a lot of ambition, motivation, perseverance and the will to persevere at the big castings, e.g. in Milan, Paris or also in Berlin and Hamburg. Because, as a model, you are always surrounded by strong competition. Every year, 10,000 people want to be models. The really good ones apply in the top agencies, many take part in TV casting shows and a much bigger part tries it on internet platforms.

The best way is always a serious model management, because it is not about a unique TV appearance but about a sustainable career. The targeted promotion from the beginning to the end, tips before the big first job and of course also the entire administration as well as the subsequent protection of rights of use. All this is part of a good management and therefore you should also decide for one of the renowned German model agencies. For example, our agency was voted one of the top recommendations for Germany by the Bravo Girl in 2017 and directly afterwards in 2018. This gives you the best contacts to the fashion world but also to advertising. But let’s start at the very beginning.

14 to 17 years Model Portfolio Construction, school & first jobs

When you are young, you usually start at the age of 14 or 15 and send your first model application to the agency. You can see how a model application is structured in our article.

If you get feedback from an agency, congratulations! Because that is already a first big step. Top agencies receive 30, 40, up to 70, 80 applications daily. In a week, in a month, a lot of things come together. Therefore the recall of a model agency is already a first big success for you!

Recording and development for Beginners

In the beginning you compete with different new models, many fight for jobs, photo shoots and customers. But before you even get the chance, you need first experiences through photo shootings and model coachings. Because if you work for big customers, on an international level, the first job has to be right there and it must not seem that you are a total beginner. Although you honestly say that you have your first job today, it can’t look at you. That’s why it’s so important that you first build up a good model portfolio to gain your first experiences.

Construction of the Model folder

In order for your model portfolio to become more diverse and stronger, your agency will arrange your first test shootings with good fashion photographers. They help you not to get a one-page book, but to combine different routes. Sporty, high fashion, black and white, portrait, group photos, you need a strong brand to keep up with the big competition of models! That’s why the structure of your model folder is so important. Read more here about the model folder

//// Insert link to model folder

This is where those who take the job seriously and appear punctually at the test shootings, deliver good results and also satisfy photographers part with professional work. This phase is relatively long and parallel to the school you will do few jobs, because you will first get a good model folder and of course also the time flexibility to do e.g. jobs in other cities. That comes in the 2nd

Your first Jobs

Your first jobs as a model will be mainly for small photo shootings, e.g. for online shop and e-commerce but also for Instagram and Lookbooks. In these first jobs you can prove your professionalism and show that you can do more than just look good. Because at some point the first moving images are added, e.g. for small video clips. These small video clips may eventually become whole commercials, perhaps even with voice content. At the latest here you must not only deliver the good appearance but also be able, e.g. in emotions but also in acting with other people. Imagine, for example, an advertising spot for a large furniture retailer who wants to show how comfortable the new living room furnishings are in a family situation. Your job as a model is to play the young daughter, who doesn’t really want to spend an evening with her family, but because the sofa is so comfortable, she stays at home all night! So you play a happy family, act together, 3 emotions and faces have to fit perfectly on the photo and in the video camera at the same moment. These and other challenges are waiting for you as a beginner in a modeling agency. The more jobs you do, the more confident you become and the better!

Not everyone has this ambition and so many stop on this way, so that in the end maybe only 20 to 30% remain who absolutely want to become a model! What’s the matter with you? Modeling is a demanding job. Nobody becomes a star overnight and the competition is big. Only those who are willing to take on this challenge and see it as an entrepreneurial challenge will be able to survive and get to know the big world.

Model Agency Evaluation

Good ratings are very important for any model agency. Because ratings show positive feedback. They also show you as a young model how serious a model agency is. So if you already see in your Google search that an agency has an average of only two stars for several ratings, you might want to keep your hands off it right from the start. If an agency has more than 3.5 stars, you can almost always assume that it is a good job. Even though it gets harder and harder, here is a good overview of what the majority of opinions about a model agency are. If a model agency has more than 4 stars or even almost 5 stars, you can be sure, if there are many reviews, that the model agency does a good job, has good references and good recommendations!

It is important that you always have a close look at ratings, likes and comments. So we’ll give you a little tip on how to assess the quality of the ratings. Nowadays you can buy both positive and negative feedback. If you look at a few indicators, you can easily see if they are real comments or bought ones. Also this should always play a role in your model agency rating!

Where can you see Reviews about Model Agencies?

There are many reviews about model agencies on the Internet. However, it is important that you use a portal that reflects different opinions and does not only include one or two reviews. Ideally, 20 or 30 people should have voted, because this will also tell you the size of a model agency. Those who have only managed to make two or three recommendations so far are either still at the beginning or their performance is not good enough yet. For ratings there are different portals, e.g. Google.

Google Reviews on Model Agencies

On Google you get a very good overview, because Google has the most users in Germany. This gives you a good overview of the different opinions and statements of people. The small disadvantage is that everyone is allowed to give an evaluation. For example, people who have not been accepted into the agency and are therefore angry are critical. In the short moment of rejection, one clicks quickly on Google and gives a bad rating. As a model, you should also pay attention to this and always ask yourself, is the evaluation serious or not constructive?

Here you can see some of our Google ratings:

Ratings on Instagram

There is no direct way to rate model agencies on Instagram, but you can see how well a model agency takes care of its models, castings, jobs and news from the likes and dislikes of the followers. Those who constantly have something new to report also make a lot of effort. It is important to make sure that the model agency has not only many followers, which you can buy relatively cheaply, but also that the interaction is right. How many Likes does a single photo have? Is the number always relatively the same or do the numbers fluctuate? This could also be an indication for bought Likes. Are there comments from real users? All these factors should always be taken into account in your evaluation.

Here you can find our Instagram Channel:

Rating on Facebook

Facebook is used by many users, which is why there is a good opportunity to view reviews and form an opinion, especially for products with an older target group. However, the users on Facebook are rather older and there are many trolls here as well, paid by competitors or just looking for rejection. Nevertheless one can get a very good overview.

Here you can see some of our Facebook reviews

🔥 LUISA: our next SUPERSTAR 🔥 Watch the whole video on: https://youtu.be/0YO_lO1K8ic

Gepostet von Cocaine Models am Dienstag, 14. August 2018

Rating by online portals

In the internet there are two, three very good model portals where you can find model agencies worldwide. These agencies are hand researched and also evaluated by an editor. By different quality criteria, they are finally included in the list. Here you will find two recommendations where you can find many good agencies for your city:

Good luck with your search! If you are looking for more tips for your model application, have a look at our other articles and learn how to contact a model agency.

Model Agency Alternative – People Models for Advertising

Model agency alternative – Alternative Models, that means tattoos, piercings, edgy looks or also faces! No matter if in Berlin or Hamburg, especially for advertising and photo shootings with advertising motives you always need interesting faces. Therefore many advertising agencies are also looking for alternative model agencies. Here you can find People Models, the technical term for alternative models. People means people from real life.

Tip! Do you already know our new commercial agency for faces? Now on: STIL Models

Alternative models in advertising

From Dreadlocks, up to the extreme and height of 210 cm, lure, large tooth gaps or even once missing teeth. Especially for advertising you need alternative characters, which emphasize the product once again or appeal to a very special and specific target group. No matter if it’s the vegan mom from Prenzlauer Berg in Berlin or the alternative punk in Hamburg. For many jobs there are different challenges.

For the muesli advertising spot, the new pram or even the chic small town car, advertising constantly demands characters that correspond to the realistic image of society rather than high fashion models. Therefore, many agencies have specialized in this area and call themselves People Agencies as described above. Here you can find the most exciting characters and of course also special features that give some commercials the right spice. We all know commercials that live mainly from their character. Be it you likeable salespeople in electronics stores or the above-mentioned muesli commercial for a large German manufacturer that unites 3 hippies at one table. Each role has its own character and therefore needs a suitable character to fill it.

Music video – Boris for Miami Yacine

Alternative models can also be booked for music videos, like here our Boris (together with Luisa and Linn) for Miami Yacine.

Boris: Look!

Fashion Show – Fashion, Designer and Fashion Weeks in Germany

You have to organize your first fashion show in Berlin, Hamburg or Munich and don’t know where to start yet? In our small agency 1×1 for models and designers you will find all the important points you need to consider when planning a fashion show. From the first model casting to the rehearsal before the show. As an agency we have already accompanied several fashion shows, among others together with Daab at the Mercedes-Benz Cologne Fashion Days. Based on our experience as young designers we not only want to give you tips for planning, but also a small checklist!

Fashion show definition – What is a fashion show exactly?

fashion show according to Duden – catwalk, runway, fashion show, …

A fashion show is defined in the Duden as “an event at which the latest fashions are presented”. This is very broad. Closer illuminated is a fashion show the presentation of fashion collections in a certain staging. The collections of designers and labels are usually presented seasonally on the catwalk by models. The staging of the fashion show can be determined individually, there is no generally defined procedure. As a rule, a fashion show ends with a repeated, fast appearance of all models of the show and the “bowing” of the designer to the audience. The audience can be either the general public or an exclusive circle of invited guests and/or the press. As a rule, however, every fashion show focuses on a few key points in the organisation of agencies:

  1. Needed List – All details of planning / PR / Show in highlights
  2. Model Casting – The perfect models and measurements for the fashion collection
  3. Choreography – A detailed planning of the individual “pictures” (scenes)
  4. Public Relations – We inspire the right people from the label
  5. Rehearsal – Final dress rehearsal for all models of the fashion show
  6. Fashion show – The big moment for fashion designers
  7. Press work – After the show is before the show!

Famous fashion shows in Germany

Fashion shows take place in many cities in Germany. Especially well known for fashion shows in Germany are the fashion cities of Munich, Berlin, Hamburg, Düsseldorf and Cologne.

Fashion Show Munich – Secret Fashion Show

One of the well-known fashion shows in Munich is the Secret fashion Show in Munich. This is organised by the Mplus Agency and takes place in May and October.

Fashion Show Berlin – Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

The fashion metropolis Berlin is known for the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. One of the hottest shows every season is the fashion show by Guido Maria Kretschmer. The sympathetic designer is also known from the TV format “Shopping Queen” on VOX.

Fashion Show Hamburg – A+ Fashion Days

The Plus Size Fashion Days in Hamburg are organized by the team of the Kurvenrausch Blog. Kurvenrausch organises fashion shows, beauty events, re-styling campaigns and more in Hamurg.

Düsseldorf Fashion Show – CPD & Platform Fashion

The CPD fashion fair is held regularly in Düsseldorf. Düsseldorf is THE fashion city in NRW. The CPD regularly attracts numerous fashion enthusiasts and retailers. The Fashion platform in Düsseldorf is also popular in the fashion industry.

Catwalk music for the fashion show

Besides mixtapes from DJ’s there are also fashion shows with live music. One band that is known for fashion show music is for example B.O.X.E.R. They already stood for shows of different designers on “The Catwalk”…

Catwalk: Haute Couture & Pret-a-Porter

More about the different running styles can be found in the article: Haute Couture & Pret-a-Porter.

Fashion show agency – success for the new fashion collection

If you want to organize your first fashion show and you still need help for a full success or you want to put the whole project into firm hands, it is recommended to hire a fashion show agency.

Model agency for children – the perfect children model agency find

You’re looking for a children’s modeling agency? A children’s model agency is different from a model agency for adults and teenagers. Why is that? Particularly due to the special legal requirements regarding working hours and examinations, individual agencies have specialised in the placement of children’s models. In Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne, Düsseldorf or even Munich there are good contacts for models at a young age. Especially for parents, it is important to find a reputable children’s agency that you can trust.

How does a child model agency work?

Just like every model agency you can also find children’s model agencies around their represented models. At first, however, this always means management and maintaining contacts, as in every company. The model agency is there to find customers, keep them and manage their jobs. The better a model agency takes care of the management of its clients and models, the more renowned it is. So working in an agency nowadays is very computer intensive. Appointments are planned, e-mails sent, mood boards for photo shootings or even polaroids for customers where they can get a natural impression of the model.

The better an agency is structured, the more requests it receives every day. These inquiries are then accepted and processed by a competent model agency, in the technical term Booker. He or she then chooses which models to propose for the customer or job. The first thing to do, however, is to deter various parameters and obtain information. Beginning with the basic data of the photo shooting, from the address to the start and end time, over the travel planning and the management of flights and hotels, up to the rights of use in different media, periods and also territories or countries.

At the end the customer decides for one of the models from the agency or another agency. Once the decision has been made, the model will be informed immediately or, at a children’s agency, the parents as well!

What serious model agencies are there for children?

If you are looking for a child model agency in Germany, we can recommend this list to you:

What should I look out for at a children’s model agency?

Basically, a model agency should not cost any money, which means that you never have to pay money to join a model agency. Model agencies provide the network as you do your potential work for photo shootings or advertising. As long as nobody has earned money, nobody should have to pay money. This is very important!

Some agencies take a small annual amount, if the reputation is right, that is of course legitimate. For example, if the agency works with very large customers and you can also see this on the website. This is the second most important point, pays attention to the reputation, that is, the appearance of the model agency. For example, take a look at the block and see what current jobs there are. Have a look at the modelboard and the quality of the photos, best compared to other model agencies. Does the agency work with 500 models or with selected 50 talents? The fewer talents an agency represents, the more it can focus on a single one. This is important because large jobs also take up a lot of time, key point travel planning.

Then take a look at Instagram, YouTube or Facebook in the next step. Does the agency post jobs regularly? Can you see castings? Is the agency active? Do you follow people? Is it a few thousand or only a few hundred? Need are the most important questions you have to ask yourself first. Our last and most important recommendation at this point, once again emphasized, is to always compare several model agency sites for children, so you definitely make a right decision, since you have looked at several candidates. Just like a casting director! Good luck with the children model search and the first cover letter for the model application, here again the link to Children*s Model Agency List.

Bravo Magazine: CM among the Top 10 Modeling Agencies 2018

How wonderful is that? If there is a model agency recommendation for young models, then we are! Especially for fast-moving TV. Only 3 years ago we were founded and already we are internationally active, from Tokyo to Los Angeles. After various top lists we are now listed for the second time in the Bravo as top recommendation for Germany. Big Merci!

Bravo Fashion Magazine: The Portal + Magazine for Kids and Teenagers

Bravo has been Germany’s most popular youth magazine for decades and is therefore an important voice when it comes to judging model agencies and their quality. Today a fan sent us a new article: GNTM castings + top agencies Germany.

Soon the Germany’s Next Topmodel Castings will start again. Heidi Klum is also looking for new top models in 2019. Besides practical tips for the live castings in various German cities, Bravo also gives recommendations for models who are looking for a long-term career and would like to work for the big customers in Germany and abroad. With us: Cocaine Models! For the second time Bravo Top 10, yes! One of the best alternatives to a short-term TV show, so to speak. With sustainable development, personal development, real jobs, not only for PR and a team that looks after you personally.

We would like to thank the Bravo editorial team that last year we were among the Top recommendations in Germany. In just three years we have overtaken major model agencies in Hamburg, Munich and Berlin, which is already 30 years old! Mission accomplished!

Do you know our fashion magazine?

Parallel to our model agency, we also founded our fashion magazine FIV in 2015. Since then we had great interviews, events and of course many unforgettable moments behind the scenes. With interviews of absolute supermodels like Alexandra Ambrosio, Victoria Secret Model, Zombie Boy from Canada and the USA or the sweet Pamela Reif with almost 4 million fans, just on Instagram. In our fashion magazine you will not only find exciting interviews with absolute instagram and YouTube stars, but also exciting interviews with our fashion photographer, models and of course fashion designers. Of course we also visit Fashion Week for you! Whether Berlin, London or New York, we are at the hotspots and backstage for you to report. Take a look at our fashion magazine.

Modeling Abroad – René Vowerk as a Male Model in Istanbul

Modeling Abroad Part #1 – Rene Vorwerk was 45 days in Istanbul! With model flat-sharing and everything that goes with it, a real experience: “You meet models from all countries”. Rene has shot for JACK & JONES, Lescon, Under Armour and Nike. Go abroad as a model? For many models, both new comers and professionals, a constant theme. With a stay abroad, some plans come your way, you will be rewarded with plenty of experiences – no matter where in the world you are.

Many young models are concerned about whether they can cope independently abroad, what exactly awaits them and which country or city is the right choice. René von Cocaine Models was just on the road as a model in Istanbul. I talked to him about his stay abroad in the Turkish metropolis.

René says Istanbul is a real experience: “You meet models from all countries”

CM: René, what attracted you to Istanbul?

I generally wanted to go abroad for modeling and since my mother agency in Germany was looking for models for Istanbul, I contacted them directly! Since I was already on vacation in Istanbul before, I knew that the city is super beautiful – I didn’t have to think long!

CM: How did you prepare for the “big trip”?

I prepared myself by training one or two extra days in the gym to really be physically on top level – that is very important for me as a model to be and remain competitive!

CM: Your stay was not only a “great adventure”, but above all of a professional nature, what experiences did you generally have as a model in this city?

New experiences for me were definitely the jobs for the music videos and the internet advertising film! Acting was completely new to me, but I really enjoyed it, because I always had super nice teams! Another good experience was that you meet models from other countries every day, talk, exchange opinions and experiences and make really good contacts and friendships. Being among’like-minded people’ every day feels great, there is always a lot to laugh about and it never gets boring!

model-men-model-rene-ausland-job-modeln-eu-istanbul-trends-blogger-blog-interview-(13)

Jack&Jones, Lescon, Under Armour and Nike: Model René on his success in Istanbul

CM: What types of models have a particularly good chance of success in Istanbul?

In my experience Central European blond model types have great chances in Istanbul! I was very successful there and was able to get three to four jobs every week!

CM: What kind of jobs did you get? How did they go off?

In the beginning there were some webshop jobs. After the first two weeks came the first jobs of castings, like music videos or catalog jobs for Turkish companies. After four weeks I was able to add webshops for well-known sports brands like’Nike’ and’Under Armour’. The longer I was there, the better the jobs. Towards the end I was in the top 2 for the new ‘Türkish Airlines’ commercial and did a campaign job for LTB jeans – the shop posters will also be released in Germany, of which I am very proud! Generally I have to say that I always had super nice people and teams around me. It was not always possible for everyone to speak English, but it was still possible to communicate by hand and foot!

CM: What was your daily routine in Istanbul like? What was difficult about everyday life? What was pleasant?

On days when you had a job, you were picked up by our driver between 7.00 am and 9.00 am and driven to the customer. Mostly the jobs were finished at 4 pm to 7 pm. Some of the jobs were followed by castings or fittings. If you weren’t home too late after all, you still went to the gym. Of course there were also completely free days, where we went shopping in the city or did a little’sightseeing’! It was difficult to concentrate on casting after a long job (often 10 hours) and smile at the customer, but it is absolutely part of the job! Long waiting times at castings were stressful – when you have to wait three hours or more with 60 models in one room and everyone tries to occupy themselves somehow. It was a pleasure to make new contacts again!

CM: How did you live there?

I lived in our Malemodel Apartment with three models at the beginning. In the end, there were only two of us. Our apartment was purposefully small, but from the location super good, we could reach everything under 10 minutes on foot!

model-maennermodel-rene-ausland-job-modeln-eu-istanbul-trends-reisen-blogger-blog-interview-(7)

Model flat share, gym and city: Istanbul has a lot to offer

CM: What have you done and experienced in the city besides casting and jobs?

After the model’s everyday life we often stayed in the huge shopping mall in Sisli, which is one of the largest in Europe. It took 10 minutes to walk from our apartment. There you could really buy everything you could imagine! There was a big casino with two roller coasters inside, that was breathtaking! One day we took the ferry to the Asian side of Istanbul and searched the streets and shops there! We walked a lot and took the subway.

CM: What are your personal highlights of Istanbul? (Also especially for models)

One of my highlights is Istanbul itself! It is an unbelievably beautiful city, both in the snow and in blue skies! Sitting in a café with friends, drinking Turkish tea and enjoying the best views of the Bosphorus and the other side is a super good feeling! For models it is very interesting, because it is a completely different model everyday life than I am used to from Germany, because you live together with other models and always have someone around you!

CM: What can you recommend to other models for a stay in Istanbul?

In any case, it is recommended not to crumble on the couch after a long and hard day, but to go outside to see something of this wonderful city! Generally, of course, it is very polite to be on castings and jobs – if everyone is happy and in a good mood, it’s even more fun!

CM: What did you particularly like as a model in Istanbul? What wasn’t so great?

I didn’t like the pay for the jobs so much less than you know it in Germany! Otherwise, if you have to say that you have a lot more jobs a week and it pays off in the end! I liked the team spirit and the people from my agency, we were like a family among each other. The jobs were similar – always very polite and nice people.

model-maennermodel-rene-ausland-job-modeln-eu-istanbul-trends-reisen-blogger-blog-interview-(9) model-maennermodel-rene-ausland-job-modeln-eu-istanbul-trends-reisen-blogger-blog-interview-(2) model-maennermodel-rene-ausland-job-modeln-eu-istanbul-trends-reisen-blogger-blog-interview-(11) model-maennermodel-rene-ausland-job-modeln-eu-istanbul-trends-reisen-blogger-blog-interview-(3)

René recommendation: An extra tube of Face-Cleaner & cream!

CM: What problems and complications can German models encounter in Istanbul?

Some models have problems with Turkish food. If you don’t like that and don’t eat anything from the canteen at work, you always have to look after yourself and take something from home with you. The water from the pipes is not as clean as we are used to from Germany and so some models had problems with their skin – an extra tube of cream or cleaner from home is not wrong!

CM: What did you take with you from modeling in Istanbul for your future?

I have many friends and contacts to photographers and brands from all over the world! You are brought back to the ground a bit and you notice how good you are as a model in Germany when it comes to working hours! In general it was a super nice experience and I would never decide otherwise. I will definitely fly back this year and work there!

CM: What should models who want to come to Istanbul prepare for? What do I have to pay special attention to?

You can’t really prepare yourself, as I said, physical fitness is important – like everywhere else, even if you have chosen your profession as a model! You should pack plenty of creams and cleansing agents that you always use and prepare yourself for a hard everyday life! Istanbul is a 23 million city, there are 12 castings in one day, with travel times of up to one hour! In some areas you should not leave your apartment in the evening, as it can be dangerous! As in any big city, there are poorer areas that should definitely be avoided! We had really done everything right with the location of our apartment in Sishane!

model-maennermodel-rene-ausland-job-modeln-eu-istanbul-trends-blogger-blog-interview-(12)

In Istanbul, respect counts

CM: Cultural differences: Do foreigners in Istanbul and Turkey in general need to pay attention to anything? Are there certain “rules” and “customs” that everyone should respect / What is different about life there than in Germany?

In Turkey, people always treat older people with respect, get up in the metro for older people and leave them sitting down. Some Germans should be aware of that! Typical customs are people wiping their plates with bread to make it clear that they are full! In my first days I was surprised that people still wanted to give me a second helping until someone enlightened me!

CM: Would you recommend Istanbul for working for models from Germany? Why yes, why no?

I would definitely recommend Istanbul to the German models, because we can really get many jobs and are extremely in demand there! You gain a lot of experience for the job and get very good pictures from top photographers to expand your own portfolio! For me there is no reason not to work in Istanbul!

Models Berlin: Head Booker Scouting Week in September – Modeling in Berlin Central

Back in Berlin for a campaign – why not use the time and scout! Therefore you as a model have the chance to be scouted again next week in Berlin + to apply directly. Send us your photos! In the coming days we are shooting for a new campaign in Berlin. Besides production, booking, appointments & Co. we want to take our time on site and get to know new faces of Berlin.

Modeling in Berlin + Fashion Week: Scouting Days

Our Model Management Team will make every effort to support you and your career as a model. We help you choose the right photographers so that you can build up your model portfolio professionally for casting and direct bookings as quickly as possible! We represent well-known customers and brands and offer you as a model with our management an opportunity to enter directly into the upper class. Those who have a truly international appearance also have the chance to go abroad with us. From Milan, Athens, Shanghai to New York. With our partners we help models worldwide to build a career. With great customers like here in Berlin:

P&C / Fashion ID Final Show @ Fashion Week Berlin AW2016

CM: Also for experienced models the alternative

For experienced models, we are an interesting alternative to the classics. Cocaine Models is the only model agency that is listed in the top 3 in search queries in every German metropolis. After only 15 months. Now we are expanding in Europe! You can already find us in Sweden, Stockholm but also in Paris or Milan. Not just jobs, models too. We have already booked the first interesting campaigns for you. We are therefore very pleased if you as a model from Berlin are interested in us as an agency as a possible new management! If you would like to apply, send us your photos and measurements!

apply now as a model in Berlin

If you want to apply as a model, please observe the following criteria. As a woman you should be at least 175 cm tall. As a man at least 185 cm. You should have a slim, maximum athletic figure. You should look after your appearance, have well-groomed skin, hair, hands and feet. The Live Casting dates are assigned flexibly to selected applicants. We ask for your understanding that we can only issue a few invitations due to lack of time. If you are invited to live casting, we will shoot some Polaroids of you directly for our booking team. Of course also a small introduction video. We are very happy about new faces from Berlin! If we could convince you of us, write us now and send us your photo material.

Try it

Application / Casting

Casting registration over!


Become a model in Berlin – Tips & Tutorials for Models can be found in the CM Guide

I want to be a model! Don’t they? If you haven’t made your final decision yet, we will help you in the CM Guide with interesting articles, explanations and tutorials free of charge. Being a model is a tough job, you have to be very professional and always convince in front of customers and in everyday life. You have to watch your figure, you have to be sporty and always on time. You must be a very organized person to organize the various photo sessions and photo shoots for you. As soon as your modeling career really starts, you’ll also have trips, hotel and travel plans. Of course, there are also flights on and connecting flights. Customers in the upper class immediately expect an absolutely professional and perfect appearance from the model. Your agency too.

If you want to inform yourself a little bit about the topic “Become a model”, you can browse through our model guide at any time. We often have articles about fashion shows, catwalks, top models, application tips, tips for your model portfolio, shopping ideas and tutorials. Of course you will also find the most important technical terms you should know as a model! We also have the most important names, fashion designers, supermodels and new brands for you. In the model guide you will also find instructive video tutorials and videos.

CM – Models Berlin

Modeling Abroad: Malia in Cape Town – Jobs, Castings and Models in South Africa

Going abroad as a model – a constant theme for many models, both New Comers and professionals. With a stay abroad, some plans come your way, you will be rewarded with plenty of experiences – no matter where in the world you are. Many young models are concerned about whether they can cope independently abroad, what exactly awaits them and which country or city is the right choice. Malia von Cocaine Models is currently on the road as a model in Cape Town. I talked to her about her stay abroad in the South African dream city.

Model Malia: “Cape Town was a coincidence”

CM: Malia, you’ve been modeling in South Africa for several weeks/months. What have you experienced there as a model?

Here you experience a lot – from shootings, sight seeing, surfing to shark diving. Cape Town is extremely diverse in every respect.

CM: How did you discover South Africa/ Cape Town in particular?

I’m honest, Cape Town was more of a coincidence. My friend wanted to spend a semester abroad at the university and I thought I could just come along and model there. Since we went on holiday a year ago and had an agency there, it was very easy to implement the plan then.

CM: How did you prepare for your stay in advance?

In the end you don’t have to prepare for Cape Town, the only difficult or “long” one is the work visa, so you should plan about 2-3 weeks until you have all documents together and drive to the embassy in Berlin. It’s also important what clothes you take with you. I say this quite explicitly because Cape Town does not offer good or high-quality shopping opportunities (in terms of shootings). So if you plan to test, you should bring some clothes.

Malia about the possibilities as a model in Cape Town

CM: What are your experiences in Cape Town as a model so far?

There is a lot of competition on the road, casting can be longer than you want and direct booking unfortunately doesn’t exist. The jobs are great and you have opportunities you wouldn’t have in Germany and the tests are great.

CM: From your experience: Which models are particularly in demand in South Africa?

Ü30 models with blond short hair. Also male models.

CM: What does the modeling industry in Cape Town look like?

There are extremely many agencies and in the summer (German winter) the customers make a pilgrimage to Cape Town and produce there, due to the low costs. Yes, the model fees are also about half as good as in comparison to Germany. You feel like in a German village, because there are extremely many German models/photographers/MUAs on site.

CM: What jobs have you done in Cape Town so far? How did they go off?

Sport jobs, a lot is produced there in this respect, but also TV commercials. The process is no different than in Germany, perhaps one difference: after the casting there is always a callback, i.e. a second casting. If you are taken then there is one day only for fitting and then it is only produced. The days are long because you start shooting very early (because of the light). People rarely work over lunchtime because the light is too hard and it usually doesn’t continue until the afternoon.

CM: What are your typical daily routines in South Africa as a model?

The agencies communicate via SMS and send you the casting. Then you go to the different casting studios and hope that not 100 other people are waiting for the same casting. Waiting times vary from 10 minutes to 4 hours per casting.

There are normal castings (here the waiting times are 1-4 hours) and “requested” castings (there you are specially requested, have an appointment and usually come directly to it). Requested castings are always the ones where you have the best chances, because the customer has already selected you based on his pictures and wants to see you.

CM: How do you live and how did you get your place? What do you recommend?

The agencies help or provide accommodation. But I’m not a fan of model apartments and that’s why we chose Airbnb for our own accommodation. This was not directly in Cape Town City, but only 15 minutes away, cheaper and on the beach – which I personally like better. If you are an independent person and like to organize yourself, I can only recommend such a thing. If you are perhaps unsure, you should seek the help of the agency.

Malias Cape Town Highlights

CM: What are your personal Cape Town highlights?

My highlight was one of my last test shootings with the photographer Jacques Weyers (photographed for Elle Southafrica and World of Swimsuits among others). We shot an editorial, which was very important to me personally and in which I could find myself very well. Besides, I was the only model Jacques tested with, which was like a little knighthood for me.

CM: Which model hot spots would you recommend to other models?

The Food Markets in Cape Town are amazing, and I’m also a fan of some restaurants: Kloofstreet House, Cafe Paradiso, Simply Asia, Beluga and Black Sheep. Osumo makes the best smoothies and to celebrate: Era, Tschin Tschin Rooftopbar, Shimmy Beachclub.

CM: What do you like about modeling in Cape Town? What is more problematic?

I find the locations in Cape Town fantastic. If you want to do tests, you can have extremely many settings and improve your book very much.

Another problem is that the fees are unfortunately not so good and you have to be careful about the crime in Cape Town.

CM: What does a model have to pay special attention to in South Africa? (rules, customs, differences to Germany etc.)

Cape Town is very Western/European, but yes there are townships and crime is high. In the evening when it gets dark you should not go out alone or to the beach, you should not carry too many valuables around with you, carry too expensive clothes, get involved in conversations in the street or just go with people. You should just pay attention to what’s going on around you. When you rent a car, you have to expect people to drive extremely badly and uncoordinated. We had a little accident because someone drove into our car (only fender damage) and my credit card was stolen from the machine. You just have to be aware of these things when you are there and plan to fly there. Nevertheless, you don’t have to be afraid on the spot, because if you just pay attention to these things you are safe.

Cape Town for the Model-Book – Germany for the Model-Gage

CM: What do you take with you from your stay in South Africa to Germany?

Cape Town is good for the book and for the experience, however, one simply has to say that one is “on paid vacation” there and that Plus Minus Null will return to Germany.

CM: Would you recommend South Africa, especially Cape Town, to other models? Why?

I think for Newfaces Cape Town is great, you can build your book with great photographers, especially in terms of commercials. Then I also think that Cape Town is very good for models Ü30, because the market there is very versatile and as a model you can work there very well even in old age. If you fall into this grid or simply want to gain experience abroad I can recommend Cape Town, but if you think you will make the big money there I have to say, unfortunately, stay in Germany.

CM: Dear Malia, thank you for the interview!

Wellness model, beauty model, hand model & hair model

Many young people want to become models. But for which area? Many people outside the model scene do not know that models are not the same. Of course, a model can be active in many different areas, but few have real success in all areas. There is a very simple reason for this: the different areas, such as beauty and wellness, catwalk or commercial, require different conditions. These can be combined, but often they cannot be combined in one person. While a catwalk model should be particularly tall and thin, it is more important for the commercial sector to have a beautiful face and a pleasant charisma. But what is the situation in the beauty and wellness area?

How important good beauty photos and spots are, you can see in the advertising!

What is a cosmetic or beauty or wellness model?

A beauty or wellness model often works for cosmetic and body care lines or the health care sector. That is why it is very important for the models to care for their body and face optimally. A clean skin, full and shiny hair, a firm figure. These are the ideal conditions to start out as a model in the beauty and wellness industry. Without these keys, no matter how beautiful your face is, how bright your eyes are or how tight your legs are, you have no chance! The top priority for a beauty and wellness model: the right care.

5 simple care tips for beauty models, wellness models and hair models

Removal of makeup

Quick to bed, with or without make-up? A Beauty-No-Go! Every evening, no matter how late it is, remove the make-up! Not only your bed linen, but also your skin will thank you for it. If you do not remove make-up properly, you will cause skin blemishes. A sticky mascara not only scares your roommates on the way to breakfast coffee, your eyelashes can also break off and you lose more eyelashes than usual. And, as you know, a woman can’t have eyelash volume enough.

Hair Care: Economical washing & care

Wash your hair as rarely as possible. A lot of people turn up their noses at the thought of it. But it is by no means unkempt if you only wash your hair twice a week, on the contrary! Your hair will thank you for it. You will get used to the rhythm and after a short time your hair will no longer quickly become greasy. They become considerably more robust, do not dry out and shine more. In addition, allow a hair treatment to take effect once a week. But beware: don’t overcare your hair!

Secret weapon for tired eyes

You worked until 8am, didn’t find an end at a party or just had a bad night’s sleep? A morning look in the mirror is enough to see: You can’t go to an audition or a job like that! Your eyes are reddened, swollen, and you have dark circles around your eyes. The simple instant solution: Cooling and caring eye pads from the drugstore. A maximum of 10 minutes and your eye area will not only feel relaxed, but also look that way. The simple secret weapon with immediate effect.

Naturally full lips

Not everyone is naturally blessed with full and rosy lips. There is no reason to run for a beauty doctor or make permanent make-up. A good (!) lip balm with vitamin A stimulates the microcirculation in your lips. This makes your lips look plump, soft and rosy.

Naturally beautiful skin

Skin care is a decisive criterion for clean and beautiful skin. The first step is to find out what skin type you are. Do you have oily, dry or mixed skin? If you have analyzed this, for example at the dermatologist or beautician, then you should use appropriate products. You should invest in a day and a night cream. Moisturising care is particularly important for young skin. Be careful not to over-oily your skin, as this will cause annoying pimples. In summer a light moisturizer is usually sufficient, in winter you should choose richer night creams. Perfect for dry skin: An effective moisturizing serum that can be applied under your make-up. You should also make sure you get enough sleep, an average of 7.5 hours a day, and drink plenty of water.

Application areas for beauty, hair, hand and wellness models

Beautymodel – Cosmetics, make-up and hair products

Beauty models can be used in different areas of advertising. Whether in magazines, on advertising posters, flyers, in a TV or online spot or at a live show. The face is in the foreground.

Handmodel – professional for details and product presentation

Handmodels are used in advertising especially in the nail care industry. Also for commercials or advertising images for products that are operated by hand, such as smartphones.

Hair Model – Full shine for new commercials

Hair models are mostly found in TV commercials, online, print or poster advertising for hair care products or hairdressers.

Wellnessmodel – charisma plus beautiful figure

Wellness models are used in the health and wellness industry. For example, to advertise wellness centres, beauty studios, fitness studios or pharmacies. Wellness models are also used in sporty photo series in magazines.

Become a model in our model agency

You are talented, motivated and meet all requirements for a promising career as a model? Then apply to our Cologne model agency Cocaine Models in the Mediapark. Apply with your application. A little tip: Enter your honest measurements and stick to our checklist.

Exclusive Model Coaching: Catwalk Training and Personality / Acting

Personality. Posing. Catwalk. Sunday morning started our long prepared model coaching in our agency building in Cologne’s Mediapark. Two experienced model coaches, Lutz and Omega, supported our Cocaine Models team with a personality coaching and a catwalk training for the models. The response was great and our models were highly motivated to improve their skills. Michelle accompanied our models and gives a short insight into the exclusive model coaching.

Well structured model coaching

At half past nine our Cocaine Models team starts with the last preparations for the Model Coaching in the Mediapark in Cologne. Screens are set up, small snacks prepared and the camera equipment checked. The first models arrive on time at half past nine. We are excited and the models are already looking forward to the exclusive model coaching. The day is well structured, starting with personal coaching at Lutz, followed by catwalk training at catwalk expert Omega. Besides, short videos of our models are shot and Polaroid photos are taken.

 

 

Personality coaching with modeling professional Lutz

Lutz enters the room, numerous pairs of eyes examine the self-confident personal coach, who also works as an experienced model. His charisma is likeable and engaging, we are convinced: He can give our models a lot in the matter of “appearance” with customers. He talks entertainingly about his experiences in the model industry, emphasizing how important the charisma and body language alone are for the first impression. Very important: Our models must understand that their body is the decisive working instrument. A training in advance is very important, everyone must get to know his body exactly. The charisma is not only conveyed by emotions, that is new to many. Body Language: An underestimated means to show character. The models must take up space with their aura and show full presence. Interesting: Customers read the characteristics of potential models based on their posture, without many words is a judgment made, job: Yes or no!

 

 

How to convey emotions correctly

How do I look sexy? How do I radiate grief when I’m not sad at all? How can I develop anger at the push of a button? Typical thoughts and problems of a model. Acting talent is a must in the modeling business. Just like an actor, a good model must be able to slip into different roles. While the models learn different posing tricks, our photographer Oli takes Polaroid photos and performance videos with each model in single passes. English language skills are tested: Everyone must introduce themselves briefly in English. Lutz goes through some exercises with the other models and lets them recreate typical situations from everyday model life. Shy models have no chance to hide in the crowd, Lutz proves his skills. After one and a half hours, Lutz is almost unstoppable and our models are thrilled, the personality coaching is coming to an end. In cooperation with Lutz, our photographer Oli carries out a short sample shooting with some of the models in front of the group. The newly learned posing techniques are immediately demonstrated. The coaching has had an effect! Our models skilfully implement the learned posing tricks. At the end of the training Oli gives the models some tips for working with different photographers. Now the whole team deserves a short break. The small snack buffet lures with different delicacies and coffee smell fills the foyer.

 

 

Catwalk Coaching with catwalk professional Omega

Catwalk professional Omega is already waiting motivated in the event room. Our models occupy their seats with fresh energy and satisfied faces. Omega starts with a big smile and a short straight-walk. WOW, he knows his stuff. His top catwalk rule: Every catwalk performance is about selling! Pressure and internal tension are good, but there must still be a special serenity. The presentation on the catwalk must be controlled, yet relaxed and natural. Fashion is in the foreground, the models only present the products. You have to play a role not only during photo shoots, but also on the catwalk. Omega introduces different catwalk types and does some exercises with the models. The event room is filled with sales rattling, the models improve their weaknesses under Omega’s instructions. Omega spreads a good mood, the models are motivated and constantly improving. Especially the posing turn turns out to be a small catwalk trap. No problem! The group takes it with humor: Like actors on a film set, our models repeat their walks until Omega gives his “Go”. The final walk ends the instructive and entertaining catwalk training. Let’s hear it for Omega!

 

After the success comes the relaxation

The last show videos will be available soon. Our entire team is gathering and the models are performing their new Catwalk arts. Satisfactory feedback goes through the round. We are proud of our protégés and grateful for the great work of the coaches. A successful Sunday comes to an end. From 5 pm the models make their way home with many new insights. Our Cocaine Models team takes down the props and sets off for the well-earned weekend.

Instructions: E-Mail address + create an account on your mobile phone & iPhone

Exclusive email addresses of Cocaine Models – How to set up an email account on your notebook and mobile phone! No matter if Windows, Apple, Android or iPhone. As a model, you will always present yourself professionally to press representatives, agencies and customers! As a model, accessibility is very important. Your model agent will write you many mails in the course of time. For your overview, it is good to keep the news of the different model jobs, test shootings and editorials in one collected history. In three simple steps, we’ll explain how to set up email on all devices, with web links to detailed and simple instructions. Lets go!

E-mail inbox access data

You need the following data to successfully log in to our server:

  1. Your e-mail address
    Your personal password (you only have to enter it once)

Text or HTML email signature

You have two options, either very simple or chic with HTML (you usually need to hack HTML signatures for that)

Own e-mail signature (text)

You can easily copy and paste this text into your signature field:

<p>Mit besten W&uuml;nschen / With kind regards<br />
 <strong>NAME</strong></p>

<p style="font-size:12px;">+</p>

<p style="font-size:12px;"><b>COCAINE MODELS MANAGEMENT</b></p>

<p style="font-size:12px;">Tel. +49-221-165-323-70<br />
 NAME@cocainemodels.de</p>

<p style="font-size:12px;">CM | <a href="http:/www.cocainemodels.de/women">www.cocainemodels.de/women</a></p>

<p style="font-size:12px;"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/cocainemodels">+ Facebook</a><br />
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/cocaine.models/">+ Instagram</a><br />
<a href="https://twitter.com/cocaine_models">+ Twitter</a><br />
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/cocainemodelscom">+ Youtube</a></p>
<p style="font-size:12px;">MADE WITH ♡ IN COLOGNE</p>

 

Instructions: How to set up your email on Smartphone, iPhone & Co.

If you need help setting it up, here are all the explanations for smartphones: