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Model agency boy: male model of the future

CM – The model agency for boys and young men. With just one click in the main menu you can access the current men’s model selection at any time. As an agency and management we help our young talents to start their modeling careers. Modeling itself requires a lot of ambition. The job is demanding, it’s about more than just looking good. As a model, this is especially true for young men, you must also quickly become changeable. As an absolute Newface it is enough to have a cool look. The more demanding the photo shootings and the photographers become, the more experience you need to deliver the quality that the client expects at that moment.

Becoming a model means a lot of exercise and training

So that you can gain a lot of experience, you need training and practice, and you can only get it through jobs. With the big competition, however, you need to do your first test shootings before your first job. Because first of all it is always about building up your portfolio. Your visuals must be able to compete with the competition so that customers can select you for jobs. That’s why as a young man you first have to take care of good pictures. Don’t worry, your modeling agency will help you! With contacts and a network, you can get to good photographers who can quickly prepare you for the industry.

First test shootings as a young male model

No matter if you come from Hamburg, Berlin, Cologne or Munich, at the beginning you have test shootings. In these test shootings you can prove your skills and the agency gets feedback from the photographer. The first task and at the same time the most important one. Because first you have to fill your model book with meaningful pictorial material. It is not about 50 different photo galleries, but about 5 good, varied photo galleries. Sporty, couples, sexy in black and white, underwear and business. You already have a good portfolio! Diversity is so important because customers also get a picture of you when they look at photos. If someone now wants to shoot a lookbook for a high-quality men’s clothing brand, it is definitely an advantage if you already have suitable pictures in your portfolio. So you can imagine yourself much easier in the set!

The first jobs for boys and young men

Your first jobs will usually consist of photo shoots. At the beginning still relatively undemanding, e.g. 20 parts for an online shop. It gets more challenging when you are asked for different posings and of course emotions. For such campaign shootings you have to have done some photo shoots in order to have the necessary experience and know how to take up presence in a room, what effect a certain look or pose has on you. Due to your experience and feedback you will become more and more confident in your movements. This of course makes it more and more valuable for the customer, because when you are at shooting sets, every single movement sits! That’s where it has to go for you.

As a young male model you often also work in showrooms. Small fashion shows without an audience in which you present collection pieces directly to the customer, with the designer or someone from the marketing department. In this way, the customer or buyer, whether from a boutique or from a large fashion chain, can directly gain an impression. He sees how the processing and the material have been put together. The buyers also have the opportunity to talk directly to you as a model and ask you, for example, how you feel about the fabric.

If you want to know more, read our article about this topic here

If you want to apply now as a male model in our agency, then you only need two photos and your contact details! All further information can be found here

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

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

Model Coaching for 2019: School’s out

Exclusive Model Coaching: Catwalk Training and Personality / Acting

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

Well structured model coaching

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

 

 

Personality coaching with modeling professional Lutz

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

 

 

How to convey emotions correctly

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

 

 

Catwalk Coaching with catwalk professional Omega

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

 

After the success comes the relaxation

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

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.