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London x Curvy Model Casting 3rd February 2018 – Apply now!

We had a great start in this year and now we have the first model casting in London – ever! We are looking for wonderful models, which fit to our agency and the spirit of CM.

How to become a model at 13 years: Modeling kids

As you can read in our detailed article on modeling at the age 14, it is very important that you have time to model. As long as you’re still in school, you’re distracted by many other important things and you still can not concentrate on modeling. Our recommendation as a modeling agency, patience! Try to get good grades and be diligent at school. Because the more diligent you are and the better your grades are, the more freedom you get from your school when it’s time to graduate. As a model, you sometimes have to travel and spend a day or two on the road. Of course you can not go to school during this time, so it is very important that you have a good relationship with your school and your teachers. If you want to know more about modeling, check out become a model or the blog: become a model.

Wait until you are 14, 15 or 16 years old

Wait another year and then you can send your first model application. Depending on how long your school is, it’s best not to apply to an agency until the school is over 2 years old. During these two years, you can build your model portfolio in peace with test shoots by professional photographers. Test shoots are important to make your portfolio as diverse as possible. Ideally, you can show different facets of yourself so customers can introduce themselves to you in their clothing. At some point you will also do your first sports shoot, your first family shoot and your first fashion movie. With each step you become more professional. However, since the construction takes a lot of time, you should think well about when you start in a modeling agency. If you start early and then have no time or have to cancel frequently, it will not be very positive for your model agent and sooner or later he will prefer other models. So that does not happen, you should only go to a modeling agency when you are 14 or 15 years old and the school is over at.

What measures do you need as a model?

The dimensions for models differ depending on whether it is a job in advertising or in fashion. When it comes to fashion, the fashion designers are much stricter, here are fashion collections cut to a certain size and you should have this large in the ideal case. For women that means a minimum height of 174cm, even better 177 or 178cm. For men, a minimum size of 185cm, so they are on average ten centimeters larger than the women. More about dimensions for models.

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

Basic Knowledge for Models – Backstage at Youtube Video Shooting

In the career of models, there are a lot of different jobs. From beauty shoots to catwalks there is a big variety and as a model, it is always important and interesting to know what waits for you at the next job. For video shootings, there are some basics that are important to know Read more

How to become a model at 15: Agency, jobs and application

If you want to become a model at 15, that is exacly the rigth age. Normally at this age you are still in school, so you have 2-3 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 15?

At the age of 15, you will be very young, but you are getting closer and closer to your age, because it pays off to start as a model. If you have the dream of becoming a model you should always remember that you will also need a lot of time. First, it’s about your setup, you have to collect first experience as a model and also the first photos for your model portfolio. Your model portfolio should be as extensive as possible, so that customers can imagine exactly what they would look like for their commercial or photo shoot. Here is a small example, a customer is looking for a model that should not only look good but also be able to ride a bicycle. This sounds easy at first, but you have to deliver perfect posings in the moving motion and your facial expressions must fit perfectly, which is a great challenge, for which you need a lot of experience. A little further thought it could be a couple shooting, for a contact lens manufacturer, also here you have to harmonize perfectly with your model partner, so that everything looks authentic and honest.

Your first jobs: Showrooms, Onlineshops and Instagram

If you have achieved this, partly acting experience, it is a long way. But at the age of 15, you are slowly getting into the age when it pays to work as a model. If you want to start as a model at the age of 15, you’ll probably have your first jobs in showrooms. At such a showroom, fashion designers present their new collections. The invited guests are buyers of major fashion chains or fashion boutiques, domestic or abroad.

Showroom: Presentation of fashion in front of buyers

On such a showroom no photos or video are produced, you are only booked as a model to present the garments. The customer can make a direct impression of the cuts, fabrics and colors. Also about the processing and the body shape or fit.

Photo shoots for online shops, Instagram and commercials

Often you will also be booked for the first small photo shoots, z.b. for Instagram. In such an Instagram photoshoot, the customer books you directly to take 15 or 20 shots. Such shootings then take place twice a month instead of with different models. So the customer can always, that is every day, post a new photo. The models are different on each photo and so the Instagram channel comes alive. These are usually the first jobs.

Of course, as soon as you have more experience, the jobs would be much more demanding. From the online shop Shooting with 30 different parts to the commercial, where ultimately comes to a perfect second, in which you smile. The big challenge here, the whole set has to be right. If z.b. two models are booked and in addition 50 extras in a large location the a club, z.b. to promote a soft drink, then every moment must sit, that means every single actor must act perfectly. A second day of shooting is impossible, for personal and organizational reasons, moreover it would be very expensive!

You realize, the job of a model is really demanding! If you really want to be a model, then you need a lot of ambition and motivation, so you can compete with young models in the big competition. Your modeling agency or your management must always be able to count on you.

What does a model look like with the school?

The better your grades are and the more diligent you are in school, that it’s easy to get free for a day or two. In particular, if your teacher or your school hears that you’re working for a reputable client, like Prada or Dior, you’ll usually get free if your achievements are right at school. Therefore, it is very worthwhile for you to make an effort in school, here you not only learn important things for life, but you also get to know many friends. You should enjoy the time!

If you still want to be a model …

Models who started Modeling with the age of 15+

When playing around in a Primark business, the 15-year-old Jourdan Dunn was discovered by a scout of the agency Storm Management – the same agency, which discovered Supermodel Kate Moss. Nowerdays Jordan is the face of worldwide campagnes like Zalando with US-Rapper Asap Rocky.

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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

The advertising model – model for advertising & sales talent

Advertising model – A professional goal of many prospective models is to ultimately see themselves in an advertising film or clip on television or online. But also poster or print advertising is one of the fields of activity of an advertising model. For models, we as a model agency in Berlin, Hamburg, Munich and Cologne give a little insight! Not only the revenues for the model are higher than, for example, in the catwalk sector, but also the degree of awareness of a model can increase enormously through an advertising campaign of a successful company or brand. This in turn means that the model not only gains valuable experience for the future, but also increases the model’s market value. And seriously – who wouldn’t want to see themselves smiling off a huge poster? Or generally associated with an exclusive company or brand? But what exactly is behind the term advertising model?

Model Job Classics: Advertising, Advertising Posters and Advertising Campaigns

What does a good photo model or advertising model?

The term advertising model is a specific term for a model who is particularly active in the field of advertising, i.e. advertising posters, advertisements, advertising films, advertising clips or similar. Such models are also called commercial models. They have a pretty face (according to the social norm), look natural and have a good figure, but not too thin.

Advertising model – prerequisites and requirements

The size is not basically insignificant as an advertising model, but smaller models (e.g. at a size of 170 cm) also have a chance in the advertising industry. Whoever appears to be unthinkable on the catwalk can be just the right type in advertising. The girl or the boy next door, with a sympathetic aura? Perfect. A bright smile? Duty. After all, the customer should be able to identify with the models.

Maintained appearance – The A and O in the Model Business

Nevertheless, the model gives the company a certain image or should underline the already defined image of a company. To do this, the model must be able to identify with this company, and the other way around, the company must be able to identify with the model. In a cosmetic chain, for example, a photo model with impure skin and a non-symmetrical face is unthinkable. Also with a hair advertising model there is a basic rule: The model may not have broken hair. Thus, the exact type logically depends on the products and services to be priced.

Advertising models – What do you earn at all?

The profession of advertising model is particularly popular in Germany, as the payment for jobs is significantly higher than for fashion models, for example on the catwalk. For an advertising model, it is essential that it is represented by a model agency that starts with a high (justified) daily fee, as it is possible that subsequent jobs of this kind could be eliminated in the same product groups. After all, the model should represent the product to be advertised authentically. The recognition value of a model and a brand is decisive, therefore the faces of a large brand are reluctantly booked.

Professional advertising, advertising photography and commercials for brands

Advertising is a broad field of marketing. But what does everything underneath count? And why is advertising one of the best paid jobs in the model business? Besides poster advertising, flyers, catalogues, advertisements and general print advertising, advertising clips, both for TV and for the Internet, also belong to the range of advertising. With the instruments, e.g. the carrier media, companies try to polish up their image on the market or to set it at all. And quite deliberately.

The big brands their marketing strategies

Well-developed marketing strategies are behind an ultimately simple advertising measure that is disseminated by the media. The companies try to directly address their target group and to communicate with it on another level, also to influence it. This has the goal that the customers feel addressed, identify with the company and that the sales market finally increases. In order for the company to optimally achieve these processes, it is important to find the right models for the right advertising. Ultimately, it is these that bring the company’s message to the customer.

Prerequisites Claims on a model in the advertising industry

The demands on an advertising model are manifold. Not only the corresponding appearance, good figure, certain size and a pretty face counts. This is a prerequisite for gaining a foothold in the model business at all.

Self-confident, authentic and natural

However, success as an advertising model will only be achieved by those who unfold fully in front of the camera and work ambitiously on themselves. An advertising model must feel comfortable in his skin. No matter how many pairs of eyes watch exactly how you shave your legs, make a nut nougat cream bread or jump ropes. Also very important is the authenticity, you have to stand for the corresponding brand and at the same time appear real and natural, and a sympathetic charisma. Every viewer prefers the smart, bright girl next door to the arrogant prima ballerina. However, it is also important for the nice neighbor girl that she shows a natural self-confidence. A quiet little mouse is out of place in the advertising industry. The consumer should remember you and associate the product with your strong charisma. Because every person would like to be self-confident, energetic and positive. A radiant smile is as much a top priority as good skin and beautiful hair. Good body care is a prerequisite. But the absolutely decisive argument for the selection of an advertising model is the acting talent. You must be able to put yourself into a role and embody it with full conviction.

Advertise model at CM now and start your career

The advertising model portfolio of the Cologne model agency Cocaine Models is high-quality and versatile. Both female and male advertising models of different age groups are represented. The entire team supports the agency models in their development into advertising models. Regularly exquisite model coaching takes place, during which, in addition to effective catwalk training, the disciplines of facial expressions, posing and acting (not only for photos, but also for videos) are addressed. Exclusive coaches and experts of the corresponding areas are invited to the premises of the model agency in Cologne and conduct interesting, interactive workshops.

Cocaine Models represents photo models for strong shootings and advertising campaigns in Cologne, Berlin, Hamburg, Munich & Co. A broad model portfolio and a great commitment make the Cologne model agency particularly interesting for clients in advertising.

You want to book a model for advertising? Then write to us or call our agency directly. We are looking forward to your inquiry!

Casting Types For Modeling Jobs

For models, castings are the most natural thing on earth. For runway shows, commercials or online shops. But overall for big clients and campaigns, clients require them. At castings, people involved like photographers or managers, marketing and sales can evaluate who fits perfectly into the look of the campaign. For bigger castings, there are casting agencies hired. One of the most famous casting agency in United States would be Rolf Scheider. He is known from the TV show “United States’s Next Topmodel“and many other television appearances. One of the important persons of the fashion world, you might get to meet when making it to the bigger castings.

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Castings! Your daily business in cities like NY, Paris, London and Shanghai

Dates for castings will be done in two ways. Either way that as many models as possible can attend or that only a selected number of models may attend. The bigger the job, and the more exclusive and small the pre selection is. The best jobs are only booked by the best agencies, when casting agencies are sure that only the best professional models will attend the casting.

In general castings will always take place centrally. In the United States, a lot of castings are in Los Angeles and New York. This is also where the big agencies are located. And therefore, it makes sense for models to move to these cities at a certain stage. Appointments can be really time consuming and castings may take a couple of hours. And if there are thirty models ahead of you, you have to get used to spending time with your smartphone. Be patient and wait. Lots of models even learn for school or university while waiting at castings or jobs. E-castings are more comfortable and easier. They are also done for bigger jobs.

So, let’s have a look at the different types of castings:

Types of castings

In general, you can differentiate between two categories: live castings and e-castings. Selected models send a self-made video for an e-casting, which has to comply certain requirements. That saves traveling, expenses, and organization. Live castings are more challenging. At model castings’, usually lots of different types are on location, not only models but also the team. Bigger castings are also full of helping hands and editors of magazines. You have to deliver what they ask, if it is a text you had to learn, dancing or acting. Gosees are the shortest form of castings. It doesn’t matter which casting you attend: every model wants the job and every model has a great book. You have to keep your self-confidence and charisma and doing all this without being nervous is really a challenge for younger models.

Gosee: The short type of castings

At gosees you have to capture the people with only a little effort. At castings, it is always about showing a natural image of you. You should not wear any makeup or too much styling when attending a casting. At gosees it comes down to your look and your measurements. You only get a few seconds to convince them. Even though you might bring your book or sedcard, at gosees that doesn’t really matter because there is not time to have a look at them. Therefore, it is important to be perfectly prepared. From being on time at the location to perfect clothing. And of course, never forget to be friendly and smile when introducing yourself. If you are meeting several people at the same time, look for one person that is standing towards you. Many models focus on one person in the jury that is directed towards them.

If somebody likes you and smiles at you and others might not be interested, just focus on the person that likes you.

Note > if you are standing in front of the jury: never greet them by handshaking. Nobody likes to shake the hand of forty of fifty people.

Castings are mass events. In particular for new faces, castings are always a reality check. From twenty to two hundred models – castings are a real competition. You feel as model yourself, that they are very attractive, have a perfect body, are talented and are nice models. So, if you are not getting the fitting or job after a gosee, don’t be so hard on yourself or sad. Gosees are mostly for runway jobs and agency model castings. It is a chance to compare a high number of models within a short period of time and to get a quick result. For clients and jobs, castings are better. At live castings, you will have to play scenes with other models and at e-castings you will l have to say some lines for a commercial.

Live casting: It’s up to you

If you are invited from your agency to a live casting, you have good chances of getting the job. You have already been recommended as model and the client has already made a selection. With this invitation, you have already passed the pre-selection. Live castings consume time and money, and only models that have convinced the clients with their pictures will be invited. The clients now want to see you live. At live castings, you get the chance to show more of yourself. Usually it is your acting that they want to see, whether it is for photoshoots, of you playing a role with other models, for commercials and even saying some lines. Maybe a shoe company wants you to speak about the shoe for two minutes and tell them about your day. Another wants to see some sporty posing. Another casting would be you at a party, having fun, dancing although it is early in the morning. You have to be able to deliver all that when requested at all times.

E-casting: Do it yourself

If you participate in an e-casting it is mostly about campaigns that are big. For example, an international company is looking for new faces and that is why they do castings worldwide. Usually within the capitals of the respective countries in Europe, but also worldwide. You will get clear instructions by your agency on how to prepare the video and how to make it.

The quality of the video is not so important here. Perfect light is more important than an expensive camera. You might have to make videos in the short-term or between jobs. You have to introduce yourself by name and as already mentioned describe your acting talent. The video will be sent to the client as onetake (without any editing) and he/she will make a pre-selection. E-castings are for bigger and/or international campaigns, but also commercials, shootings etc. With e-castings both sides save money and time. The final selection will then be booked or invited to a regular casting.

Preparation for your next model casting

How can you prepare yourself for a model casting? With gosees or live castings it is about convincing them of you – fast in order to get to the next round or fitting. For gosees or live castings a basic preparation is enough. Before we look at the details of your casting you should pay attention to these 9 bases and know them: simple clothing, no styling. For women a white top, black heels, simple jeans and bikini or nude underwear. Clothing has to be fit and tight so that the jury will see your body directly. That includes high heels, which you will put on before the casting. No make-up or styling. Men wear black pants, white shirts, and also no styling for our male models here. Bring your sedcard and model book with you. If you already had your first photoshoot your agency might have already printed sedcards and you should bring them. If you are standing in front of the jury you can leave your sedcard with them. When doing the selection later they will easily remember your face with the sedcard. Of course your book is also a pro, so bring it with you! You might not get the chance at every casting to show it to them (especially with gosees), but usually the clients take at least a few seconds to look at some pages of your book, at least the first ones. Read our checklist for the next casting: 9 important things for your next casting.

Briefing and dates: Make a checklist

Before you leave for your casting you will get an address from your agency. So always plan your travel in advance and you will not experience any bad surprises on the way and be on time. Again, we are getting back to being on time, like at the beginning of this book. Professional models always make a route planning. Clients and agency will expect you to be on time and trust is that is always paying off for you as model. Go to bed early enough so that you are fit and awake the next day. Grab a little snack before the casting so you are full of energy.

So now you know what to expect from a gosee or casting. With the right and proper preparation, you will increase your chances of getting the job. Which means, being fit and well rested, prepared, on time and bringing all the necessary stuff with you: clothing, sedcards and modelbook. The procedure is always the same. You will enter the room, there will be a jury sitting somewhere, you introduce yourself and wait for instructions. At the end, you leave your sedcard, say thank you and leave the room. The more castings you do, the higher the chances of getting the jobs for photoshoots, campaigns and so on. In the next chapter, we will take a look behind the scenes of a modeling agency. How are enquiries handled? How is a selection made? Enquires, scouting and booking: here you will see again how important it is to work well and to collaborate!

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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

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Take your own measurements for agencies, castings and jobs

How can you take your own measurements and make snaps yourself? You will learn this within a few seconds. With regards to an application at an agency and looking for an agency it comes down to your self-assessment. The awareness, which agency you fit in as type. If you want to be in one of the top agencies in order to work internationally top measurements (as already mentioned) are a must. If these measurements vary too much and the proportions do not fit the agency you should not apply there. You save yourself and the model scout time. Just apply at agencies in which you fit in and where you have a chance of being accepted. Which models work with the agency? You will find out by looking at the model board. In the model board you will directly see which types of models the agency represents and which measurements they have. Once you have found the perfect agency for yourself you just need one more thing: perfect pictures.

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Agency standards: Snaps + measurements for models

Many models are asking: “How many photo shoots do I have to do in order to apply at an agency?” The answer is simple: none. As a new face you don’t need any pictures for your application at an agency. Model scouts and agencies are very well trained in their job. Their eye is very sharp and they only need some natural snaps from you.

Polaroids are easy to take. No posing, no styling, no extras. What you can make of a model with stylists and make up artists, the agency knows. It is more important to them to get a natural impression of you when you apply. Polaroids are not only important for your application. These snaps will accompany you throughout your entire career. They are the most important factor for a booking. You need polaroids for your agency and future jobs. That is why I dedicate polaroids an entire chapter of this book. So you know what is important if you are taking your fist snaps. How should you take snaps for your application? We will go through this step by step.

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.

How to take your own polaroids?

Your first thought about snaps should always be: as simple as possible! For good snaps you only need your cell phone with a camera. Professional models usually take some snaps for the next job in their hotel room or even short clips for e-castings after a job or in breaks. This shows how “easy” and simple they are. Polaroids are clean pictures of your face and body showing different angles and facets, to give the agency an impression of you. You can take them yourself or with the help of a friend or your family.

Polaroids should be taken in front of a clean background with daylight, so that nothing can distract you. Try not to have any shade. This works very well if it is a bit overcast. No make up, simple clothes, tight like skinny jeans or leggings, and a clean top or t-shirt. Women should also wear high heels. One snap should also be taken in bikini or underwear. Same for men. So snaps in jeans and shirt, and underwear in order to show your figure. On one picture you should smile, and on the other you need a more clean expression. Very important: no over posing! The snaps should be simple and natural.

  1. Polaroids – in short:
  2. Light, clean background (ideal)
  3. Daylight, no shades (if possible)
  4. No make up
  5. Simple, tight clothing
  6. High heels for women
  7. Portrait and full body picture (also bikini/underwear)

Polaroids set: Be who you are!

A set is a recommendation. It is important though that you are shown in a natural way for the agency. From different angles and perspectives with daylight as you will see on the following pages. You should not pose too much on your polaroids. For the scout it is important to see you as natural as possible. Just imagine yourself standing in front of the scout life. You would also not pose then. Just be yourself, natural, look straight into the camera with a neutral expression. Modelling agencies will need following snaps from you:

  1. Snap of your face (front)
  2. Snap of your profile
  3. Full body snap (front)
  4. Full body snap (side)
  5. Full body snap back (to show the length of your hair)

If you are taking them with a friend you will not need more than twenty minutes. No styling no make up, just dark jeans with a white shirt (you have that in your closet for sure). Now you only need to take your measurements.

Taking measurements yourself

You have never taken measurements yourself before?

For your career up to date, measurements are just as important as polaroids. Your measurements are simply taken with a usual measuring tape. If you are unsure let somebody help you. Ideally, you only take your measurements in underwear, as they cannot be falsified in doing so. Every modelling agency needs four measurements form you: height, bust, waist and hips.
Height – stand tall with your back at a wall and mark the exact height. Fastest way would be with a friend and a book or cellphone and pencil. After you have marked the height, you only have to measure the distance to the floor.

Bust measurement

In order to take the measurement of your bust you need to put the measuring tape at the widest point and around your bust with tension. If you are wearing a bra, for the girls, take 1cm off the amount you measured (for a push up bra at least 2cm off).

Waist measurement

Measuring your waist is putting the measuring tape at the tiniest place and then around your waist.

Hips measurement

Again put your measuring tape at the widest point for your hip and then around your hip and back. Perfect modelling measurements for women are 90-60-90 (a reference).

More about: Become a model

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

+ Do you know?

 

Become a model! Professionalism, good notes and self-confidence

Professionalism is the base for models as it is for celebrities or sport stars. The perception of others will define your value as a model in jobs and in your daily life. Professionalism means trust in ability, being on time and improving steadily. And as already said, professionalism Read more

Competition and criticism: Understand photographers and clients as a model

From the very beginning you they will put you to the test. At castings for jobs, a lot of people will meet within a very short period of time – not only models. Also marketing managers, chef designers, stylists, make up artists and helpers. The competition is very high at castings Read more

Requirements of modeling: Height, age and measurement

Model Measurements & Body Size – The classic model career every up-and-coming model dreams of almost always depends exclusively on the model’s body size. There are only a few exceptions, perhaps one in a thousand, who made it anyway due to their special nature. Everybody knows supermodel Kate Moss. She combines everything: a special look, a special charisma and she is always extremely committed to her work. In addition, she leads a very interesting private life for the media and thus also the right story.

Why are model dimensions so crucial for jobs?

Why are measurements so important for models? You always have to imagine there are many models. No matter if a designer has his presentation in London, Paris, Hong Kong, Cape Town or also New York and Berlin, fashion collections are cut to a certain size, especially if they have been tailor-made for the next season and are first shown to customers at fashion shows or in showrooms with a few sample pieces. These collection pieces are usually cut to a standard size, this standard size corresponds e.g. with High Fashion to a body size with female models of 178 cm and as a rule a confection size of 34 or 34, 36 (EU). Women should not be taller than 181 cm. For men, it is especially important that your body is not too well trained. What’s the matter with you? It makes it harder for normal men to identify with you. Male models should have a minimum size of 185 cm and a maximum size of 195 cm. When female models wear high heels, the biggest differences are not too extreme. At a fashion show then all models are about the same size and nothing distracts from the fashion has pieces.

The same applies of course to online shops, especially when it comes to the first pieces of a collection, standard sizes are issued. Whether it is clothing, size S or M (US), or standard size shoes from 36 to 38 (EU) for women and 42 or 43 (EU) for men.

Dimensions & Sizes at a glance: National and International

Before we go into detail, these are the general “standards” for 95% of all jobs. The closer you are to these dimensions, the better the conditions – apart from personality.

  • Women
    Body size for Fashion: 176 – 180cm / International
    Body size for advertising: 172 – 181cm / Germany
    Slim figure, usually long hair
  • men
    Body size for Fashion: 186 – 190cm / International
    Body size for advertising: 184 – 194cm / Germany
    Slim or slightly sporty figure

Dimensions for models for advertising

If you only want to work in advertising, i.e. not in the field of high fashion fashion, the dimensions are no longer so decisive for you. Here women with a height of 170 cm can have success as well as with a height of 183 cm. Also for men models the measures are more flexible, advertisement does not require any more the “absolute ideal measures” and the figure can deviate also a little bit.

Prerequisites for Plus Size Models

Plus Size Models are really trendy. More and more fashion designers and creative arts directors are turning to curvaceous women in advertising. There is a small difference between Plus Size Models and Curvy Models. Plus Size Models are models that are a little above the “normal” fashion model sizes, i.e. Plus Size Models are women who have a clothing size of 38 or 40 (EU). Plus Size models can do a great job because more women can identify with them as they do with high fashion models. As a Plus Size Model you can therefore not only work for fashion customers, but also in advertising. That makes the job opportunities varied and so you can earn good money as a Plus Size Model in the industry. You want to be a Plus Size Model? Then send us your application!

take measurements yourself: Measure hips, waist and chest

Here you see all important points on the body to take your measurements yourself. Make sure that you wear as little clothing as possible when measuring and be honest with yourself when measuring!

Curvy Models: Dimensions and fabrication

Curvy models in women with a clothing size between 42 and 44. Also the cup size is much bigger and can go up to a G-Cup. Curvy Models are as popular as Plus Size Models, as they are most appealing to the average woman. The average woman in Europe has a clothing size of 44, which means that even Curvy models with an average clothing size of 42 to 44 are only generally average. Also as Curvy Model we are very happy about your application in our model agency.

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People Models

The last part of the model’s section revolves around those who have very special traits. Extremely wild hair, tattoos, best agers and many more. As a people model you work mainly in the advertising sector, whether it is for a muesli commercial or for a comfortable mattress. People Models correspond to the normal look of everyday people. You have a special gap in your teeth, a lot of curls or a conspicuous and striking nose. If you want to work as a people model, you should not apply in a model agency but in a special people agency. What’s the difference? People agencies also work in advertising, the only thing they serve less is the field of fashion. But as a People Mode you can also get jobs in advertising, for online shops or even classic advertising materials such as image brochures and catalogs.

Model dimensions are as varied as the job itself. There is a suitable agency for every area.

Convert dimensions: UK, USA, EU

All important measurements for the USA, UK and Europe including hips, waist and chest for female and male photo models.

Dimensions for female models

Everything important from breast to bottom and clothing worldwide.

Size XXS XS S M L XL XXL
IT 36 38 40 42 44 46 48
UK 4 6 8 10 12 14 16
US 2 4 6 8 10 12 14
Bust 79cm 83cm 87cm 91cm 95cm 99cm 103cm
31″ 32.5″ 34.25″ 35.75″ 37.25″ 39″ 40.5″
Natural Waist 60.5cm 64.5cm 68.5cm 72.5cm 76.5cm 80.5cm 84.5cm
23.75″ 25.25″ 27″ 28.5″ 30″ 31.5″ 33.25″
Low Waist 77cm 81cm 85cm 89cm 93cm 97cm 101cm
30.25″ 31.75″ 33.5″ 35″ 36.5″ 38″ 39.75″
Hip 85.5cm 89.5cm 93.5cm 97.5cm 101.5cm 105.5cm 109.5cm
33.5″ 35.25″ 36.75″ 38.25″ 40″ 41.5″ 43″
Overarm 74cm 75.5cm 77cm 79.5cm 81cm 82.5cm 84cm
29″ 29.75″ 30.25″ 31.25″ 31.75″ 32.5″ 33″

Source: Belstaff

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

Shoe sizes: EU, UK and US

Table by Asos.

UK SIZE EU SIZE US SIZE FOOT LENGTH (MM)
3 35.5 4 220
4 37 5 229
5 38 6 237
6 39 7 246
7 40.5 8 254
7.5 41 8.5 258
8 42 9 262
8.5 42.5 9.5 266
9 43 10 271
9.5 44 10.5 275
10 44.5 11 279
10.5 45 11.5 283
11 46 12 288
12 47 13 296
13 48 14 305
14 49.5 15 314

In fact! Body size makes the difference in jobs for models

Every model agency is happy about such a diamond. For most people, however, the rule remains the same: Your modeling career is almost always decided on the basis of body size. When we go through applications in the agency, the first information displayed is not name or your residence, first we see the height. Of course, we always take a look at the photos. But as a smaller model you always need the special, international look or a finished model folder. For international customers, the body and clothing size of the models is particularly important. But first we look at what a typical customer from Germany attaches importance to in his inquiry.

Basically, the following specifications are usually given by the customer for the model agency:

  1. body size of the model (80% of the requests)
  2. Model’s clothing size (70% of requests)
  3. Looks of the model (hair length, hair color, skin tone, etc. to 65% of inquiries)
  4. Recognition value (only 10% of the requests)

Elegant presentation of fashion requires slim bodies

Elegance – In order for products to be presented elegantly, the figure of the model is crucial for fashion designers and their agencies. The proportions of the model must be right so that the overall presentation is right. Whether fashion show, advertising poster or commercial. Clothing looks much more elegant on slim bodies. We all know the famous “dream measurements” of 90-60-90 (hip/waist/breast). These three measures are considered ideal if they are in proportion to the body size.

As a high fashion model in Milan or Paris this is often too much. Your hip may be New Face gladly still narrower, also the chest. An 87-58-82 (H/T/B) has a good chance at casting in the fashion capitals.

Small models have less chances of getting big jobs

You don’t stand a chance as a woman at castings in fashion cities under 175cm. If you are smaller than 175 cm, you will unfortunately have no chance in the castings of the big designers. For online shops, labels and advertising in the national market, you still have the chance to get jobs, so it’s worth it, even as a smaller model, if you pay attention to your proportions. For example, if a product is presented by a person, not a group, body size is much less important. If the proportions are right and you have less than 90-60-90 at less than 175cm, the overall picture is right. However, PR and advertising agencies know that you tend to be less booked as a smaller model, so the fees are slightly lower. The sooner you are a model the scheme is: big and attractive, the easier it is for you.

Over 181cm it becomes again more difficult as a woman. Just as there are limits at the bottom, there are also limits at the top. Female models over 181 cm have it again more difficult. For one thing, you’re bigger than your colleagues. But you are also often taller than your male colleagues. With high heels you are as tall as most boys with 187 cm. Even on the catwalk. The fashion collections are only produced in one size for the first presentation. Mostly for dress size 34 (max. 34/36) at 175-179cm. Designers, teams and producers would have to change every single piece or book all models larger.

These are just two factors to describe why it becomes difficult to model successfully at a certain height. Nevertheless, you have good chances in the national advertising markets, for example in people agencies. They often have jobs very similar to model agencies: commercials, fairs & co. In every big city there are people agencies.

Advertising effect of elegance for brands of all kinds

In the international fashion industry, the rules are much stricter, as mentioned earlier. Instead of 90-60-90 it can be 87-58-82. Fashion designers as well as agencies are looking for models to present their products as high as possible. The higher the quality and more exclusive the product is to the consumer in the commercial or from the poster, the easier it is to justify a high price for the product or service. Therefore, as a good model who can sell products through looks and poses, you can also earn a lot of money. Even for individual advertising campaigns, four and five-digit amounts are quickly possible for one-day advertising productions, even for “new faces”. Why does advertising need models for events, photos and videos? Read more here: Advertising and its function in marketing.

Expensive or cheap: fashion must be presented elegantly

Even cheaper labels always try to reach the level of high-priced labels in advertising. Whether exclusive, international label or fashion startup, the model must have a slim body so that the garments fall optimally, no wrinkles throw and fit perfectly. This applies to all fashion metropolises and models in New York, Paris, London and Milan.

Fashion is always something special. Fashion thrives on being special! New fashion collections are regularly launched by designers worldwide, every season. Not only major international fashion designers and retail chains work in this way. Even small fashion labels have to constantly present their customers with new designs and cuts to attract their attention. So designers and fashion have to reinvent themselves again and again in order to remain interesting for consumers.

Curvy Model: Supersize models become more and more popular

Never before have they been so in demand – Curvy Models. Personality instead of “ideal measures”. The curves of the 50’s and together with the still prevailing size 0 models bring the next development in the fashion world, the Curvy Model. It is important to note this: Curvy isn’t just lazy and fast food. Nutrition is the A&O of every model, because you don’t want to lose your sporty curves. The market for Curvys is growing steadily and is being sought everywhere.

Shows in Milan, New York, Paris, Hong Kong and London

The new masterpieces are regularly presented at the Fashion Weeks. Milan, New York, Paris, Hong Kong and London. In spring, summer, autumn and winter people are always looking for new looks and trends. Almost all designers have one thing in common: they tailor their collections for tall, slim people. The clothes fall more elegantly, fabrics unfold their full effect, everything looks more exclusive and higher quality! Gracile figures make clothes and their possible price more expensive. Even if not all fashion brands work in this scheme, it is still the majority of the industry.

Fashion show dimensions

Fashion shows and fashion presentations are subject to an unwritten norm. For female models, a clothing size of 34 (max. 34/36) with a body size of 177-180 (176-181) cm is considered ideal at the beginning of their career. Your hip should be under 5 inches. For men models there is usually a clothing size of 48 (max. 50/52) with a body size of 185-192 cm. Here’s a tip for male models: At the beginning of your career, as a male model you should also pay attention to a younger look. If you already look too masculine in your first years as a model, you’ll quickly get a chance for jobs in the fashion industry and at castings. That’s why you as a male model should always go to castings with a shaved beard during the first years.

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Model measurements for catwalks and fashion shows

Fashion is always something special. Fashion lives on Being special! New fashion collections are regularly released by designers worldwide, every season. Not only major international fashion designers and retail chains are working. Even small fashion labels have to constantly present new designs and styles to their customers to gain their attention. So designers and fashion have to reinvent themselves time after time to stay interesting for consumers.

Shows in Milan, New York, Paris, Hong Kong and London

At the Fashion Weeks the new masterpieces are regularly presented. In Milan, New York, Paris, Hong Kong and London. In spring, summer, autumn and winter, people are always looking for new looks and trends. Almost all designers have one thing in common, they tailor their collections for tall, slender people as mentioned in every post to similar topics. The clothes are more elegant, fabrics unfold their full effect, everything looks more exclusive and high quality! Delicate figures make clothes and their possible price more expensive. Even if not all fashion brands work in this scheme, it’s the majority of the industry.

Dimensions for fashion show

Fashion shows and fashion presentations are subject to an unwritten standard. For female models, a dress size of 34 (maximum 34/36) with a height of 177-180 (176-181) cm is considered ideal at the beginning of the career. Your hip should be under 91cm. Men’s models usually have a clothing size of 48 (max 50/52) with a height of 185-192 cm. A tip here for men’s models: At the beginning of the career you should pay attention as a male model on a younger look. If you look too masculine in your early years as a model, you’ll quickly get a chance on jobs in the fashion industry and on casting. That’s why you should always go to Castings with a shaved beard as a male model in the first years.

Measure yourself!

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.

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Models Wanted Berlin! CM Rooftop Casting Germany 26.04. #savetheday

EXCLUSIVE CASTING ♡ We are looking for new models in Berlin for photoshootings, commercials and also for international placements in Milan, Madrid, Paris & Co. 20 Models get the chance on 26.04. In Berlin. If you want to be there too, send us your application for the model casting Berlin. For all who make it, there is the first Photoshooting + a video in our exclusive loft location! So you can start perfectly. You can apply now below the instruction and video.

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

Casting process for Berlin

  • Send us your application in short form (a few contact details + Polaroids)
  • We will pick you up at the end of the week and then send the cancellations and cancellations
  • With the invitation you get address data (location) + date
  • On site is our agency team + shooting team
  • You can find all information about casting on the official event page: www.facebook.com/events/…

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New York, Paris, London & Milan: Model will be abroad

If you want to make it to the top, you should have a goal as a model. You should work abroad sooner or later! Although you already have many options in Germany and already live in a large market for advertising and fashion, there are even larger jobs and campaigns abroad. You already know the “Big Four” from Fashion Weeks all over the world. For models abroad, there are still many more interesting markets. In Europe, for example, there are still Istanbul, Athens and Barcelona. In Asia, there are several well-known and emerging cities. As a model, you can work here in Seoul, in Tokyo, Hong Kong or hang next to Hong Kong, Gzenshen. As a model, the world is open to you.

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The requirement for the international career is a good modelbook and good measurements

While the fashion metropolises of the “Big Four” are more inclined to rely on the classic model dimensions, in cities like Istanbul, Athens or Hong Kong they also have more or less chances with a few centimeters. The sought-after types differ from country to country. In North America they are classic models but sexy guys are doing well too. In Europe, one also looks for classic models, much is produced by advertising but also with normal, everyday types. In Paris, London and Milan, there are also good opportunities for new faces when girls have the perfect size, plus long hair. Guys arrive here well, if they rather still carry the childlike and thus rather androgy than male act. In Asia you are looking for less classic models than sweet, cute, European guys.

How are the fees different worldwide?

There are extremely many jobs in the metropolises worldwide. The fees in the individual countries, including the commissions of the agencies, are extremely different. Of course you have the best salaries in American and European capitals like New York, Paris but also Hamburg and Berlin. There is less then in the southern European cities such as Athens and Istanbul but also in the Arab Emirates. Relatively little you get as a model in the Asian countries, where there are exceptions, such as Japan, South Korea and free trade zones such as Shanghai. Anyway, as a New Face you start far below, you run first shows, you take part in many castings.

Casting! Casting! Casting! Production cities in southern Europe and Asia

Of course most of the models are automatically drawn to the “Big Four”. But many go for the Bookaufbau for a few months in cities that you first not with fashion and connects, but are a very own microcosm. These include cities such as Istanbul, Mumbai and Hong Kong. Here products are produced for the whole world. Not just fashion, but also electronics or toys. Many producers are interested in making photo shoots and video shoots on site. Here are the productions much cheaper. As a result, the teams are bigger, the shootings sets more elaborate.

Elephant, dinghy or dreamlike South Seas beaches? No problem! For your own bookbuilding these countries are a real Eldorado, because you directly get extremely many different jobs. There are also big brands that produce photos for dealers and buyers right here. So you can quickly reach international brands. What is the catch? Of course there is a catch, the payment. While you as a model in Germany already earn as New Faces four-figure amounts, here are only a few hundred euros. While German agencies strictly respect rights of use, a subsequent remuneration is often not so sure. The A & O is a big agency that has been working with the local agency for a long time and had good experiences.

Placement – Model agencies and jobs worldwide

At some point the moment will come when your model agent or modeling agency will talk to you about foreign and placement issues. In principle, there are two different forms of placement abroad.

Direct Booking – direct booking of the model for commercials and shootings

Direct bookings are the most pleasant form of collaboration for you as a model. Your mother agency recommends you to their partner agencies or one of the agencies would like to work with you. Through direct bookings, model agencies try to fill their portfolio perfectly, so they have new interesting models for their clients. In high-priced jobs, it is often no longer relevant where you come from. The travel expenses are taken over Europe-wide or also world-wide. That’s why agencies like to pick up good models for direct bookings. You are then just like in your mother agency in the model board of one or more agencies. Availability and option requests will always be forwarded directly to your parent agency. This does not change much for you. Also all updates of measures, picture and video material will be coordinated by your mother agency. With a little luck, you will quickly get your first bookings. Since these are “direct”, you will not have to go to a casting before, you will be booked and travel to the production site. However, it is much more profitable for you to give on the spot, for “On Stay”.

On Stay – Two to three months working abroad

The supreme discipline for models: Conquer the world! At On Stay, you’ll travel to a partner agency for sixty to ninety days as a model. Especially at the beginning you live in Model-WGs and you are on countless auditions every day. If you decide to take this step, it is clear to you that you want to fully concentrate on life as a model. A stay abroad must be planned in advance. In Germany, most models start after school before they start their studies. For models it is the ideal time to travel. You are in the stage of “Never Seen Before” and you are in the absolute prime of your life. If you take the chance now, you can make it as a model internationally.

On Stay Expiration – How to live during your stay

First of all, as a model, you must actively choose to try abroad. Active decision-making is important as you are involved with big agencies and clients at an early age. For example, if you say that you would like to go abroad, your agency will invest time in finding a good agency for you. Contracts are closed and maybe booked airline tickets. If you then have a few days in advance, it will not have a positive effect on your career as trust is lost. It is also important for you to have everything carefully considered in advance. You will be in a foreign land and live with strangers for sixty to ninety days. If you’re still young, talk to your parents about your plans right at the beginning. They have a lot of life experience and can always accompany you with good advice on your way. Besides, you always have a contact person in your agency from the beginning.

Many models ask me at the beginning, how does such an “on-stay” work? Do I cost the money? With a good modeling agency behind you, your stay abroad is as well planned as a package holiday. Weeks or even months before the trip contracts are closed. So you know very early, when you will travel, where you will live, who is your local contact and much more.

An On Stay will never cost you money as a model. Good agencies always work on the principle that you have no investment as a model. The partner agency abroad assumes all your costs in advance. These include the air tickets, the accommodation but also on-site services such as gyms, drivers or “pocket money”. In the end, the costs will be deducted from your earnings. If you end up with a negative amount, the agency will cover the costs. That’s what we call “minus balance”. You definitely gain experience, certainly visual material and it does not cost you a penny. Good modeling agencies invest in their models. If you are proposed for an on-stay, the agency will firmly believe in you and the success you could have abroad. Also, the local partner agency believes in your success, otherwise they would not invest time and money to fly you in for two to three months.

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Guarantee Contract – guaranteed income and great jobs

Models who have made it far, many customers and an absolutely fantastic book will gradually get their first “Garantuee Contracts”. Then you even get a guaranteed minimum income from the agencies. They do that when you are so good at modeling that in theory you do not have to spend any more time abroad. Or, you travel so much that other agencies have to convince you to come to them. If you made it here, congratulations.

At some point you will only travel. Not for sixty to ninety days, but for days and weeks, from country to country, from production to production. At some point, your network has grown so much that your management completely takes over the administration of your time. You get constant inquiries and have to plan your life exactly for all trips.

If you have not had the question in your mind for a while, then maybe now.

How much does a successful model make?

As I said, at the beginning of your career, you will usually be doing small jobs for a relatively small fee. Models that manage it will definitely have the chance to make an incredible amount of money. Of course I can not name exact salaries, but I still want to give you an insight. In Germany, you’ll get fees for most shoots and shoots that are in the four-digit range. Some fall in the three-digit range, for example, for small labels that one finds sympathetic. Advertising commercials bring fast high four-digit, sometimes five-digit amounts. That depends on how many production days it is, in how many countries the advertisement is broadcast and in which media. For a large commercial, for example, for a luxury manufacturer, it can then be twenty to fifty thousand euros or US dollars. Although the borders are open at the top, some of them succeed at a very young age to much success such as supermodel Cara Delevingne or Beckham offspring Brooklyn Beckham. For his first Burberry campaign, he got a whopping $ 57,000, at age 19. It pays to travel, piece by piece: Berlin, Milan, Paris, New York.

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Modeling agencies – From the mother agency to the model agent and boutique agency

Model agency is not the same as a model agency. In Berlin, Hamburg, Munich and worldwide, there are very different forms, from individual model agent to big agency with over one hundred employees. What are modeling agencies? Agencies are always made up of one or more owners who build targeted teams to constantly improve the agency, their reach and customers. As an agency, you take care of the job placement and can also take on additional management through sufficient staff, such as travel planning, ticket or hotel bookings. A modeling agency also provides you with contacts to photographers for image material. Modeling agencies are the usual and familiar way through the holistic approach.

Model Files – Internet agencies for thousands of models

Within the agency world, there are still special alignments. While model charts almost indiscriminately take models and present thousands of models on a website, mother agencies are extremely concerned about you and try to position you as a model internationally. They are more to you than just Modelbooker, they are real contacts for you who are very concerned about your career. In big megacities you will find boutique agencies and widely scattered and barely known, you will find individual fashion agents who only represent a few models but fully serve them as managers (like a mother agency). To get a glimpse into the differences, let’s take a closer look at all agency types:

Model maps are usually online platforms. Models can register here, for free or for a fee. The promise of these platforms: “With our platform you can find customers without an agency! Just get in. “A beautiful simple world. Does not work. The attempt is there again and again. However, model maps do not offer a structure, no advice, no recommendation, no network. They often only earn their money with the advertisements on the web portals. In the pool are thousands of models or that someone checks the quality. As a model, you should refrain from all these platforms.

Mother Agency – Your all-round management as a model

Mother agencies are the absolute opposite. These agencies focus on the placement of models in international, sometimes large agencies. There are mother agencies that only mediate in other agencies and do not serve customers themselves. Such are mainly outside the major destination countries such as the United States or Germany. Modeling agencies are often both in the larger countries. They mediate models in the national market but are also active as a mother agency and coordinate your international placement in agencies. They keep their partners up to date with footage and organize your options and appointments. The billing is then quite simple, the mother agency gets, like a management, ten percent of all revenue. For this you get access to the network and full service of your agency. An extremely good deal. As a high fashion model that can work both for advertising and for international fashion designers, a mother agency should be your goal.

However, parent agencies expect exclusivity for this. Therefore, when choosing a mother agency you should be very careful about who represents you and which models he currently manages. Since you rely on an agency entirely, it should be able to offer you what you need for your career. International contacts to clients and casting agencies, contacts to photographers and magazines, a strong model board that suits your look.

Boutique agencies – right in the big cities

Boutique agencies can be found in the megacities worldwide. Their special charm is that they usually work only for customers in the respective city. Such agencies can be found for example in New York City. You can still have good contacts and are also working as a mother agency.

Booker – Individual fashion agents with good contacts

You can not find individual bookers on the internet. They work alone, without a website and without social networks. They are managers and mediators with their own network. Mostly they worked in big agencies. In the course of time, of course, you will gain valuable contacts and experience in modeling. They now use it as a booker. After many years in a large agency, they explicitly want to work alone. Often they do not even have their own offices. They represent only very selected models, five, ten or fifteen. Not more. These bookers will scout you on the street, just in the cafe or in the gym. Some work at home, others fly around the world with their models. They are also active as a mother agency and bring their models to major agencies worldwide.

Become a Model: Casting Situation and Agency Imagine – what you need to know!

The procedure of the job interview in a modeling agency varies depending on the agency. From very short to short. For open castings in agencies you might have five minutes. At a single invitation maybe ten minutes. Depending on the level of experience, the entire appointment, including arrival, photos and short introduction video takes twenty minutes. Whichever you have more or less time to convince. Accordingly, you should also prepare for the appointment. Let’s take a closer look at the process.

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Procedure of the interview in the modeling agency: The arrival

Punctuality is so important. In the media industry, “on point” applies. If your appointment is at 1pm, you should be there at 1pm. If earlier, then a maximum of two minutes.

Many tend to come earlier, which is not an advantage. Model agents have their daily business, very tight schedules and exact dates. If you are fifteen minutes earlier at the casting, it may interfere with the internal process. Depending on the size of the agency, there may not be any extra receiving power, meaning the bookers are spontaneously torn from their work. Again and again we have the situation in casting the model already thirty, forty minutes before the start ring or come in directly. Depending on the location you often do not have the possibility to close all accesses. For example, in large castings in hotels many guests are on site. So models can always go directly to the casting room. But if the team is still in the middle of the briefing and you already stand in the room as a model and say hello, that will be negative.

What if you are late? Often, models travel widely for agency castings. Munich, Hamburg, you often have to plan a two-day trip. If your train is delayed on such long distances, everyone understands it. Just call the agency and let me know. You will receive just as friendly. If you can not call anyone directly at big auditions, stay calm and do not get hectic. In Paris they say “C’est la vie”, that’s life. Do not lose your smile.

Your first agency visit, castings, showrooms and shootings: be on time

Depending on the route, you should always plan to be there sooner. You can always get some tea nearby and do a little bit for Instagram and Co. Then you are right nearby, you can go on time and you’re on point.

Casting in the Model Agency: The process

Depending on the situation, you will have a conversation with one or two model agents. They are directly at the customer and know exactly what their regular customers are looking for new advertising campaigns. The person will probably also be your contact in the agency, which means you will work together a lot. So try to be honest and natural right away. Basically, you introduce yourself after the welcome, present your experience, your motivation and your benefits. If you already have a model portfolio, the booker looks at your footage and often gives you a direct, if short, feedback. In most cases, the model agent will also ask you to demonstrate your abilities. That means he wants a short catwalk from you, with short posing and looks.

6 steps for a good walk on the catwalk

A tip for your first walk in an agency. Your walk consists of five elements:

  1. Run – As you approach the model agent, you focus one point behind him or her on the wall. There your gaze stays.
  2. Last Meter – In the final steps (depending on the length of the room) your gaze goes to the model agent
  3. Posing – Stop, enjoy the moment! Count 21 …. 22 … 23 … only then do you go back. At a fashion show, this is the highlight for designers and the media. Photographers can do theirs
  4. Photos of the garments – For the photographers to take enough pictures, you have to stop, pose, exchange views. For a little “catch” you can wink or laugh just before the turn.
  5. Turn – First turn your body. Your gaze stays with the booker for a moment. Then you pull your head and look.
  6. Return – You focus again on a point in the room and are just walking towards it. Your gaze will remain at a height of about two meters so that your head and body stay well stretched.

Depending on the booker’s interest in you as a model, your measurements will be measured, short Polaroid images or video presentations made. The introductory video also follows a fairly steady course. You may need to introduce yourself in English briefly so that the booker can see directly if he can suggest you to international clients. In general, the booker is standing in front of you with a small camera or a tablet. The video should capture you as naturally as possible and is done in a recording.

Short introduction video for model agents and customers of you as a model

  1. Introduction – Hi, my name is Elena, I’m 17 years old and I’m 179 cm tall.
  2. Portrait – At Polaroids, a portrait is filmed first, then your hair is taken back in the braid, you turn into the profile (left) and turn in the other direction again (right).
  3. Whole body – Same procedure as in the portrait, only that you also show your back. For each step, first hair, then hold together. In progress: Frontal view, side-to-side rotation, rear view, side-to-side rotation, frontal view
  4. Walk – The booker will go back a bit, then make a short walk. As previously described, only with other conclusion. You do not run back to the camera, instead you post in front of the camera, showing facial expressions and expressions. After about five seconds Posing you say goodbye.

Admission to the modeling agency

The longed-for call and the admission to the Model Agency: Now it’s time to wait! The process is never the same, some models convince the booker so much that they get the option on the model contract directly in the conversation. Other models you would like to discuss before in a team or look at the book again in peace. In any case, recording is very fast if the agency is interested. Mostly you will find out directly if it works or in two or three days. As a rule, the Booker team says goodbye to you with the words “Thank you for your visit. If interested, we will contact you. “And that can sometimes take a while. If you have not received any feedback after two weeks, it will probably not work with the recording. Of course, you can ask questions to make sure for you. After that, you should in no case write more e-mails or make calls, because you do not want to annoy the agency and if there is interest, the agency will contact you.

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  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

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The perfect model folder for your next casting

Models in the job, on castings or in the agency – The own model portfolio is from experience the A & O for professional models. In your modelbook you have your best photos of different shootings. In it lies your sedcard and the business card of your booker. With her you present or ‘sell’ yourself and your portfolio in front of customers. With a good model portfolio, you increase your chances of casting.
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Model Basics: Travel, Castings & Jobs – Recommendations for Models

Model Basics – Every day, models get out on new auditions in the metropolises of this world. Anyone who is well prepared for casting or fitting has often won half as a model. At least, you have a lot less stress! So that you are perfectly prepared for your next agency or customer appointment, we have here for you a list of must-haves for models.

Overview – Model Basics: Travel, Castings & Jobs

  1. Travel – Suitcases, Power Bank and Cosmetic Travel Sets
  2. Outfit – Push-Up Bras and Briefs for Models
  3. Beauty – Wellness before and after the job
  4. Make up & Styling – natural cosmetics for stressed skin

Travel – Suitcases, Power Bank and Cosmetic Travel Sets

Eastpak Koffer Spins (Double Denim, 52 cm, 34 Liter)

Reviewed on 27.08.15 (Amazon): “This bag is awesome! Super sturdy and extremely practical and stylish .This bag accompanies me on all journeys that go from a weekend to a week.For this period, everything fits in perfectly. I love them and will get them in other sizes in case I go / fly somewhere else, and this small model is approved as carry-on in all aircraft. ”


iProtect Slim Power Bank (extra Power with Charger for iPhone, iPad & Co.)

Rating from the 17.04.15 (Amazon): “Very good product, great workmanship and good value for money, I work a lot with my iPhone and I do not want to miss the power case anymore, even if the iPhone is empty, it can be completely with the Charge Power Case. ”


Starcrafter Transparent Cosmetic Travelset 3-Piece

Rating of the 06.04.16 (Amazon): “You get a small bag for the typical utensils in your hand luggage, which you can take only in limited quantities and expressly only in transparent, sealed bags.In addition, you have two other pockets that you Can be used in the main luggage to keep suntan lotion, etc. Another good use for the large bag: Here you can easily pack socks or bras in it, so you can fish with a handle from your luggage. ”


Hotrose Multifunctional Cosmetic bag for travel and home

As of 01.06.16 (Amazon): “I’ve been looking for it for a long time, it’s hard to keep the brushes safe while traveling without damaging the tips or staining things in the suitcase with paint I am satisfied and the price is also fair. ”


iX-brella Mini Umbrella: umbrella in case – light and tiny in black

Rating of 19.08.13 (Amazon): “Looks jewelry, lies well in the hand and the material feels light and pleasant but still stable on.Spiffig is the idea with the case.The first heavy downpour he has also very good The autumn can come.


Outfit – Push-Up Bras and Briefs for Models

Triumph Women Push-Up Bra

Review (Amazon) from 24.07.2015: “Fits just perfect, I have now 2 of them and probably will not buy any more .. What else bothered me in almost every bra was the Piksen and scratching, etc. From this I feel nothing You could probably fall asleep with it without it bothering you. ”


Schiesser Women Hip-String

Rating of the 15.05.15 (Amazon): “A string thong just can not sit better, that’s just brand quality from Schiesser as always good and durable.”


 

Beauty – Wellness before and after the job

Arganoil – 100% pure oil / 100ml

Rating of the 04.04.16 (Amazon): “Have very dry skin prone to impurities! Have treated this wrong for life .. Finally, I have recorded my correct skin type and ordered this oil.I really must admit that the oil, the formation of blackheads and Prevent acne, use argan oil for 5 weeks and really have almost no problems! Let’s see how it goes on, I am very satisfied right now! ”


Aok sea sand mask with white tea / 100 ml

Rating of 27.08.15 (Amazon): “I love the almond bran, it can be used as a facial mask, peeling or for daily cleansing, it is natural and without any Pafüme etc. Makes a beautiful smooth skin., You can not cleanse your skin better Unfortunately, I did not receive the bran in the drugstore anymore, here you can order it with Prime in a pack of 3. So you can not complain. ”


Roche Posay Anthelios XL BB Creme SPF 50+ / 50 ml

For particularly light-sensitive or sun-prone skin. In very intense sunlight. For normal to dry skin, also suitable for atopic dermatitis. The Anthelios XL tinted sunscreen SPF 50+ with pump face pump with the innovative filter technology Mexoplex offers a higher UVA protection than the minimum recommended by the EU. In addition, the Anthelios XL nourishing, tinted sunscreen SPF 50+ still contains soothing thermal water from La Roche-Posay. The practical all-in-one solution: For the highest daily UV protection in a smooth, nourishing make-up texture. Light to medium coverage for a natural finish.


Make up & Styling – natural cosmetics for stressed skin

Sisley Eye Concealer with Botanical Extract No.1 / 15 ml

Sisley Eye Concealer obscures dark circles and signs of fatigue, enhancing the outline of the eyes with fine lines. The concealer visibly smoothes and reduces swelling, long lasting.


alverde Nature cosmetic Eyeshadow Quattro Chocolate 37

With this product you have absolutely natural ingredients and perfect results.


alverde nature cosmetic lipstick Dusty Pink 27

Also the lipstick from alverde is an absolute must for models. As with the eyeshadow you will find only absolutely natural ingredients, perfect for sensitive skin.

Helpful Model Tips you have to know

Are you a Model or do you want to be one? We found the most readable and interesting article about being a model and becoming a model.

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Become a photo model – Dream job: Popular & underestimated

Become a model: A dream of many young girls, women and men. Living in glamour and luxury, wearing expensive designer collections, visiting the most beautiful places in the world, knowing the right people and looking incredibly good. Who doesn’t want that? That can’t be hard, many suspect. With the right model agency in Berlin, Hamburg or Munich. But behind such a career is much more than just being “beautiful”: Incredibly much work, talent and finally also some “luck”. No human being is born as a model – well maybe isolated cases, but these are absolute exceptions. Basically, modeling is a full-time job that requires a lot of sweat, discipline and passion. At best, a good dose of cleverness and intelligence. Because even as a model, you’re a businesswoman or a businessman. What is basically behind the profession of a photo model?

Dream job photo model – The way to model

What is a photo model? The definition of a model

A photo model is a person who advertises products or services by using his body, i.e. visually. This can be on TV, on posters, face-to-face, in magazines, online or similar. Models are also booked for demonstrating and presenting fashion collections or beauty and styling products. For the optimal model figure, a model must exercise regularly and should pay strict attention to nutrition. Even if the body as canvas is in the foreground when modeling, gestures, facial expressions, an intensive look into the camera, posing and charisma also play an important role in a photo model. Emotions are very important for advertising, because sales promotion works through emotions. Emotions are generated by the disciplines mentioned above, such as facial expressions or gestures. A model must train hard in order to be able to implement the disciplines authentically at the push of a button. At catwalk shows, for the presentation of fashion collections, the models must also know the different running styles and present a choreography on the catwalk, as a pure photo model this is usually not necessary.

There are already small tips that help. Set up a few moods for the posing in front of every photographer shooting or before every single set. For example, there are small, very effective facial expressions, for women among others:

  1. Sink your head down. Then look up and focus the camera.
  2. Games with the lips.
  3. Similar to step 1, but then the view from (left or right) outside goes to the camera
  4. You can close your eyes and’feel’
  5. Now you can seem’tender’, look or even’lovely’
  6. Sweet looks, then smile
  7. And don’t forget: Also move your body

difference: photo model & catwalk model

In the past, a strict distinction was made between the term photo model and catwalk model (also called mannequine). Today both fall under the generic term model. Thus, a model can stand in front of the camera for advertising shoots as well as make a good figure on the catwalk for designers. Of course there are different “model types”, i.e. if a model has a good figure, a great face and a unique charisma, but is generally too small for the catwalk, then it can still work as a photo model, but is rather less booked for the catwalk.

Photo modeling agencies – serious modeling agencies

Models can work with and without photo modeling agency. A contract with a good model agency is always recommendable. First, a modeling agency will make sure that you get good jobs, the emphasis is on good! The quality of a customer and an order counts. The model agency makes sure that you only work with serious customers and presents you in the best light. Especially if a model works abroad, a model agency is important as security, because no customer can use the model by underpayment or the like. If you have questions, she supports you as a model and shows you the deficits you have to work on. In Germany, the agency usually charges 20 percent commission for referrals to customers once the model has completed its job. Abroad this agency commission can vary and also amount to up to 50 percent. In addition to paying the model, the agency usually requires a so-called AP from the client.

Become a photo model – The requirements for models

An optimized body, i.e. a slim, slightly sporty figure, is the basic requirement for a photo model and a catwalk model. A distinction is made between male and female models. While the male models are allowed to do more sports, the female models should be only slightly muscular. You should make sure that your body is taut and you are fit, really visible muscles should be avoided as much as possible, otherwise they are not flexible. Furthermore, the character and the charisma of a model is of course decisive! It is not enough just to meet the visual requirements to become a successful model. The character, the changeability, the self-confidence and the resulting charisma are immensely important to succeed in the model business in the long run. In addition, a model should have a great deal of motivation and ambition, because a model has to work on himself permanently. Jobs can be very strenuous and lengthy, but a model should not show signs of fatigue, stress or frustration. An actor’s talent is a great benefit to a model, so she can not only slip into the different roles better, but also overplay the current feelings.

Model dimensions for women and men

Of course, a distinction is also made between female and male models.

Prerequisites for Men Models

A male model should have a defined, slim body. The minimum size for a male model is 184 cm. A male model should not be larger than 194 cm in order to be flexible.

Prerequisites for Female Models

In principle, a female model should not be smaller than 174 cm to achieve real success in the modeling business. Smaller models can work as photo models, but often do not fit into the fashion collections and are not popular with designers, especially for the catwalk. The perfect model sizes for women are 90-60-90 (90 cm hip, 60 cm waist, 90 cm chest circumference.)

Models wanted!- How to become a photo model at CM?

Cocaine Models is a model agency, headquartered in Cologne, which mediates models in Cologne, Hamburg, Berlin, Munich and surroundings. If you are interested in modeling, are motivated and meet the above requirements, then apply online at Cocaine Models. Our Cocaine Models team is always looking for new and interesting faces. We are looking for male and female models.

This is how you apply:

You apply online with your (honest) measurements and Polaroid images. Polaroid photos should be clean, not artificial. No make-up, plain and figure-hugging clothes and a natural light. If we find you interesting, one of our Model Booker will contact you within 14 days and invite you to a personal meeting at our model agency. You should think about your experiences, goals as a model, your mobility and availability in advance. In the agency we will take your exact measurements (which hopefully don’t differ too much from your stated measurements) and make a small test shoot to see how you present yourself in front of the camera. You should also appear clean for this: plain, figure-hugging clothes, white T-shirt, dark trousers, skin-coloured underwear. All female models should think of bikini and high heels. No Make-Up, because also your real skin is important for the mediation to customers!

Healthy Diet: Right Lifestyle & Exercise

We all know that our diet plays a decisive role in a healthy life. Those who do not eat a healthy diet are exposed to many dangers. Some people can see their unhealthy diet in the form of overweight or bad skin. But even those who can enjoy a slim figure and beautiful skin damage their bodies with an unhealthy diet without seeing it directly. This is actually even more dangerous, as these people see no reason to change their diet. But also without obvious characteristics: Those who eat a healthy diet are less often ill and generally have a longer life expectancy. One important reason why you should try to optimize your diet. Before a change in diet, however, the question should first be clarified. What is a “healthy diet” anyway? And is there a golden way or different possibilities?

Right nutrition – How to eat healthy as a model on jobs

What does “healthy eating” mean? – Correct ingredients and metabolism

A healthy diet is a diet tailored to the body. This should give the body all the important ingredients that a healthy body needs. This nutrition can be designed individually for each person. Each person has a different body and with time you learn what is particularly good for your own body. However, there are a few principles that can help you to change your diet positively and get to know your body better. Of course you should not forbid yourself to knit all sugar- or fat-containing treats in the long run. The recipe for success is: enjoy in moderation! So if you integrate “healthy eating” into your daily life every day, you are welcome to sin once in a while at the weekend. This not only stimulates the metabolism, but also protects you from unpredictable ravenous attacks and makes you happy in the end. Who wants to do without nachos in the cinema, an ice-cream sundae in summer or pasta or pizza for the Italian? Delicious food is a pleasure. And this pleasure also contributes to our quality of life. But you should be clear about one thing from the start: Healthy and low-calorie food must be no less pleasurable than “unhealthy” and high-calorie food. Learn to creatively dice and enjoy healthy food! Here are a few basic tips for a healthy diet over the long term.

  1. Eat of course – the freshness of the food is important!

The magic word for a natural, healthy diet is: freshness! This means fresh fruit, fresh vegetables, fresh meat, fresh fish and fresh eggs. Note that you eat more vegetables than fruit throughout the day because fruit contains fructose. The organic products from the supermarket are really recommendable here. They are slightly more expensive, but generally offer the best taste for fruit and vegetables. You should also differentiate between meat. Try to eat lean meat such as chicken, turkey or beef. If possible from the meat counter in the supermarket or directly from the butcher. You can consume eggs in larger quantities than previously assumed. For example, eating 3 eggs a day does not increase your cholesterol level. Proteins and vitamins are very important for your body, which you absorb through protein, meat, fish, fruit and vegetables. Important: When shopping, make sure that you do not put any processed items in the shopping cart (no finished products). Self preparation and cooking is the key to success.

  1. Low carbohydrate diet? Eating (often hated) carbohydrates!

All kinds of women’s magazines keep saying: Do without carbohydrates, do not eat flour and do not eat wheat! This is wrong. For a healthy and balanced diet (also for losing weight and especially when exercising) you should not do without carbohydrates completely. Carbohydrates give you the important energy for the day. Here, too, the magic formula: Enjoy in moderation! At a meal (morning/ noon!) you can have a small portion of carbohydrates as a side dish, in the form of noodles, potatoes, rice or bread. Recommended are about 1 slice/ 60 grams (shredded or pasta in its raw state), approx. 2 – 3 hands full. Important: In the evening you should really do without these carbohydrates and instead consume more protein.

Another tip: wholemeal flour keeps you fuller for longer and contains more fibre, which stimulates your metabolism and digestion. At least with bread you should eat wholemeal products or products with an increased proportion of wholemeal. (Wholemeal toast is not considered a wholemeal product in this sense and does not keep you full for long.) You can also buy wholemeal or natural rice or wholemeal noodles in any supermarket. But when it comes to calorie intake, you can eat light pasta, light rice or potatoes without a guilty conscience. To support your metabolism, you can have a carbohydrate-free day once a week and instead consume more protein.

  1. Use healthy fats for ideal weight

Fat – a product which chronic dieters declare to be the enemy. But that is totally wrong! It only depends on the type of fat. There are saturated and unsaturated fats. Make sure you gain as many unsaturated fatty acids as possible. You should also replace animal fats with vegetable fats if possible. Fats are not only important for the right taste, they also provide us with important nutrients. They are important for absorbing so-called fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, K). We can only think if we take in sufficiently important nutrients. Particularly good: olive or sunflower oil, but only cold, e.g. for salads. For cooking you should use e.g. rapeseed oil or coconut oil, these can be heated without hesitation.

  1. Cooking at home or eating in a restaurant?

What does cooking at home mean? Quite simply: Full control! Be it the quality or the simple taste. You know exactly what is contained in your dishes and you can also check the quality and taste of the food beforehand. No hidden sugar (often referred to differently when describing the ingredients on the back of the products, such as dextrose, glucose or fructose) and no chemical additives.

But don’t worry: You don’t have to cancel invitations to the restaurant! Because you can also eat healthy in the restaurant. Salads and vegetables are always the right choice. Once you have checked the quality of the restaurant, for example on the Internet through experience reports and reviews, you can order meat or fish without a guilty conscience. A recommendation: Choose a small restaurant with seasonal cuisine. And if you have to wait 10 minutes longer for your meal, so much the better, because then you can be sure: The food was freshly prepared.

  1. Slimming made easy: water march!

Water is the true secret formula for a healthy and slim body! Water prevents headaches or circulation problems and also helps against excessive hunger. We often confuse the need for water, our thirst, with hunger and try to quench it with unnecessary snacks. In general, you should drink at least 2 litres of water a day. Of course, if you do sports more.

  1. Limo, Cola & Co. – the absolute No-Go’s

Sugary soft drinks are the enemy of a healthy diet and optimal figure. Lemonade, Coke & Co. are the best friend of your belly fat. You better get out of this bad habit forever! (Yes, even if it sounds hard.) Because with these high-calorie drinks you take in unnecessarily many calories and the ingredients are not natural and unhealthy. You’d better save those calories for a tasty main meal.

Light drinks are no alternative either, because the sweeteners do more harm to your body than it appears to do. Light drinks stand for little to no carbohydrates. So far so good. But what many do not know, the sweeteners increase your insulin level. This makes you hungry or hungry and your next food is immediately converted into fat. So you better say goodbye to this unhealthy beverage variant. If you don’t want to do without the sweet calorie bombs completely, then really only in moderation, as an exception on weekends. Alcohol should also be an exception on weekends, i.e. no beer after work and no glass of wine with dinner. (At least not regularly.)

You should also be careful with fruit juices, as they contain a lot of fructose. Nevertheless, these juices are healthy, natural and rich in vitamins, so no No-Go, but at most enjoy one glass a day. (Instead of fruit, not extra.)

    1. Calories count? Get to know and love the pleasure!

Try to enjoy your food in peace! This means: take time for your meal and eat slowly. The more you chew a bite, the faster you can digest the food you eat. And you will quickly notice the difference in taste: If you let your food “melt in your mouth”, then the taste can fully unfold and you really perceive it. An additional possibility to mutate into an absolute gourmet. And don’t let TV, smartphone or tablet distract you during your meal. Concentrate on your food, look at it while you enjoy it. This way your brain remembers your food intake and you feel less hungry during the day, your stomach will start growling again late and thus you generally eat less.

A tip: Food is a culture that people enjoy most in the company of friends. Meet your friends for dinner at home, cook together, set the table (creates a cosy atmosphere) and celebrate the meal together. Eating together means shared enjoyment and that makes you happy.

Movement & Sports: Important for the feel-good factor & health

Everyday exercise and regular exercise are important to keep the body and mind fit. Especially in everyday working life, an appropriate exercise can provide a good balance. No time is no excuse! Just use your bike instead of driving or get off the train two stops before your destination and walk the rest. Avoid elevators, take the stairs, or carry your groceries home with your arms bent and your back straight. All this supports your muscles and your fitness and can be easily integrated into everyday life.
Furthermore, if possible, you should exercise two to three times a week and “get out of breath”. Half an hour of jogging in the park, yoga at home according to instructions (e.g. with a YouTube video or DVD), or one hour of strength and endurance training in the gym can tighten your body and improve your health in the long run. In the foreseeable future you will look more radiant and do your body something good. By old age at the latest, he’ll thank you.

A healthy lifestyle in the long term

Be it nutrition or your fitness: Set realistic goals and act in small steps, so you will feel a success after a short time! This is very important for your motivation. If you set your goals too high too quickly, frustration will soon arise. Your body can’t change overnight and that’s not the goal. Your goal is: A HEALTHY LONG-TERM Lifestyle! Start small and grow steadily. Your body is your house. You can’t get out of this one or exchange it. Therefore treat him lovingly and take care of him, this will also inspire your spirit.