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Model Agency: Costs – Do I have to pay money?

Do costs arise in a model agency? In principle, as we have already explained in other articles, you should never have to pay anything to be accepted into a model agency!

Model agencies that are serious and have renowned customers want to earn money together with you. Therefore, it is important that a good agency will not charge you any money for the agency admission. Therefore there are no costs.

Costs of self-employment

Nevertheless, after some time you will incur some costs, because you are an independent entrepreneur. This includes, for example, travel expenses when you go to a casting. If you are later booked for jobs, in most cases customers will pay for travel and accommodation. For the first steps, however, you must occasionally buy a train ticket, or drive a few kilometers with the car. You should be aware of that.

Costs for outfits and make up

For such castings you only have to invest in basic outfits, e.g. black jeans, black simple shoes and tops, the same again in white. In addition, there are basic materials such as make-up. If something is missing from a photoshooting set, you immediately have something suitable with you and come across as super professional. Experts always have a suitcase with them, as they transport all their basics and have them ready to hand. Should a job or casting opportunity arise spontaneously, you can immediately grab your sports bag and get going. So you save time and don’t risk forgetting important things just because it gets hectic.

Costs for first-class photographers

The more jobs you have and the more money you save to get professional footage, the more rewarding it is to invest in a good photographer later. At the beginning you build up your model portfolio with test shootings and ideally also with smaller jobs. The test shootings are for the photographer as well as for the model, but also for the make-up artist for the portfolio. That means no money’s paid here. These so-called test shootings are a great opportunity to gain experience and practice, especially for you. At some point, however, you want photos that you don’t get through such a free shooting, then you have to invest in photographers.

Faces – Unique models for fashion and advertising

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

Peoples! So advertising becomes something special

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

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

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

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

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

Faces for Beauty Recordings: Make Up and hair

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

Faces for Jewellery: High-quality shots

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

Milva in Volkswagen’s new automobile advertising spot

Milva Spina – a successful model at the age of 52. The Linzer has been working in this industry for years, but is more popular than ever. In the beginning she had to struggle with her height of 1,68m and was not noticed by model agencies. She achieves her breakthrough by sending her own Pola’s to all photographers. Horst Stasny gets attentive and shoots them. With his help she manages to join Visage-Models Austria. Jobs all over the world follow. Not only magazines like Elle want them on the cover. It can also be seen in numerous commercials.  Best Ager Model Milva travels the world for her latest job.

Milva Spina x VW

Volkswagen, one of the largest automobile manufacturers in Germany, publishes an advertising spot with Milva. Here you can find the latest commercial!

Our Milva: New photos

Of course there are more updates of Milva! Here are some new highlights from her Model Book:

Model Agency for Music Videos – Women & Men for Performances

CM – your model agency for music videos. 2015 was already one of our first bookings a music video. Back then with five of our models to a top ten charts song. It went on over the years, up to the new music video of Miami Yacine to the song designer. We help your production to find the perfect model. Music videos are not mayflies, but are present for weeks, months and years if they are successful. Especially through YouTube, music videos have reached an incredible longevity they didn’t know before. That’s why the choice of models for many musicians and productions is more and more in focus, because the look of the video often stands or falls with the protagonist. We will help you with model selection for your music video, as well as administration and travel management when circumstances require.

Model selection and booking for music videos

First send us your booking request, with important information about production and publication. This includes various information such as

  • Date of production – start, end, pauses, etc.
  • Travel times – arrival, departure, pick-up at airport / train station, etc.
  • Type of production – video, photo, quantity, type of job
  • Models – number, specific information about age, appearance, size, etc.
  • use – use in which media, at what time and in which places

The booking request will then be received by our model agency. Here one of our experts will take care of the booking request. You will receive your feedback within a very short time. Depending on how detailed the information was, with queries or directly with suggestions for production. It is important that you collect all information in advance to ensure a fast and smooth booking process.

Our model agency does not only take care of the selection of the models for a music video, but also of the complete production planning. That means hotels, travel and of course the briefings. So you can fully concentrate on your music video shooting while we pull the strings in the background for your actors.

Music video production

Music video productions are usually very expensive and connected with large expenditure. Within one day everything has to be in place, the entire production team is planned, the location and the equipment. From 8 o’clock to 19 o’clock, for example, every single scene must be in the box so that nothing has to be re-produced. Of course, this requires absolute professionals as models, not amateurs. Therefore, many production companies, but also music labels turn to model agencies to get professional actors for music videos.

As soon as the lights go on, the cameraman calls “Action”, it starts. Now every movement must fit, emotions, facial expressions and gestures. Everything must play together, in addition still the musician and naturally sometimes also the band. All these facial expressions and emotions must harmonize and fit together. The model must also have a cheerful charisma and positive energy. As a model agency, we take care of all this for your music video production.

Travel planning and management for music videos

Before you ask now, do I have to take care of hotels, flights, trains and taxis? No, of course as management we also take care of all connections to production, there and back. So that you can fully concentrate on your music video production as just described. As a model agency we book the right tickets and make sure that our models are ideally already on site the day before, so that the next day from styling to the mask everything is in place. This means that you don’t lose any time and you can be sure that the quality of your end product is completely right.

Example: Luisa in the music video for “Designer”

Questions about booking models

If you have any questions about booking models for your music video, please do not hesitate to contact our team at any time. We help you with our expertise and experience to find the perfect model for your video shoot.

Contact and requests

Contact us now and we will help you with your model search. Here you will find all important contact information:

  • Model Booking

Curvy models! The trend towards individuality

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

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

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

Curvy models are and will remain trend:

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

Our curved models

Your first model application: Your first step to modeling

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

Become a model – Application and interview

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

Why do you need a model agency for modeling?

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

Photomodel Lookbook (Cocaine Models Management)

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

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

Criteria for serious model agencies in Germany

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

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

Find your perfect model agency – Summary:

Recognize reputable model agencies:

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

Agency is not serious if:

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

The model application

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

What must be in your application?

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

Take and measure measurements yourself

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

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

Picture selection for your model folder

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

Polaroids for Models – Fast, clean photos

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

checklist for models

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

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

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

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

Modeling from 30 with previous experience

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

Modeling from 30 without previous knowledge and experience

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

What are the optimal conditions for models from 30?

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

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

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

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

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

Model application

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

Modelagentur Allgäu – Becoming a model in Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria

Are you looking for a good model agency in the Allgäu? First of all, congratulations, you live in one of the most beautiful areas in Germany! Also a few of our model agents once lived in the Allgäu. Right in the middle of cities like Leutkirch in the Allgäu but also directly on the edge, Memmingen, Ulm, Sonthofen… Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria are a beautiful area in front of Lake Constance where it is worth living! But many in the Allgäu also have the dream to become a model, photo shootings, commercials, fashion shows,… All this sounds very tempting for many and therefore they are naturally also here on the search for a respectable and good model agency. First you should ask yourself the question, do you want to work nearby or do you want to gain experience as an international model? If you want to work internationally as a model, you should choose an agency from the top four cities. These include Hamburg, Berlin, Munich and Cologne. This is where you have the best chance of attracting prestigious clients, as agencies usually deliver the best performance. With partner agencies all over the world, from Milan to Paris, London, New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo,…

Models and models are produced in the Allgäu

If you want to work locally in your city, you must always be aware that most jobs are done in the big cities. Here sit the photographer, production companies, make-up artists, stylists and of course the photo studios. Similarly, the logistical challenge is much easier in a large city than in an area area. Therefore, a large part of the jobs, certainly over 90%, are found in the top four cities of Germany city or even in Düsseldorf. Since you work relatively dotted as a model, i.e. on individual jobs, it is no problem if you apply to a model agency that is a little further away. Most jobs take place all over Germany anyway, so you have to travel to Berlin or Munich. But as long as you’re at school, the first thing you have to do is set up the school. This can be made relatively dotted, as described above. Individual photo shoots to enhance your model portfolio, printed and online. Until you are about to graduate and you can make the first concrete plans for your first stay abroad in a renowned partner agency.

Step 1 – Construction of your model folder

Before starting any international plans, the first thing to do is to find out if you really have the ambition over a long period of time to work professionally as a model. Then especially at the beginning, you won’t be doing many jobs. You are a student, have little time, have to prepare for Klaus living and working. First of all, it’s all about building up your model portfolio, when it comes to your first job, all the better! The important thing is the time after school, you have to prepare for that. This means getting a good degree at school and getting your model portfolio as far as possible.

Step 2 – Your first jobs

The second step is about your first jobs you will do as a model, especially when the end of your school years can be foreseen. Your school, your class but also your teachers have got used to your job and with good grades you get more and more freedom especially at the end. You can even do a showroom in Paris. But most jobs you will do in a big city nearby, e.g. shootings for online shops or Instagram. Here you can make your first experiences with professional photographers and production teams. Who’s responsible for what? What happens at what time? What exactly is my job on the photoset? After the first 5 or 10 jobs, you have found your absolute routine, so that you can work in Munich or Cologne and then go home again, to the Allgäu.

Step 3 – Model routine through castings and shootings

The more often you do jobs, the more you get used to being on the road, seeing different cities and meeting new people every time you produce. You see, as a model you have to be not only flexible but also communicative! The more often you work, the more you will become friends with the idea of moving to the big cities, because here you can do much more. For example, you can easily experience spontaneous castings for jobs if you live in Berlin. But this is a topic that only comes at the end, because for the time being it is about the construction of your model folder by photo shootings with photographers.

Model Agency Boys

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 four ambitions. The job is demanding, it is about more than just good looks. 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 through jobs. With the big competition, however, you need the first test shoots 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 are from Hamburg, Berlin, Cologne or Munich, at the beginning you have test shootings. In test shootings you can prove your skills and of course the agency gets feedback from the photographer. The first task and the most important. 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 certain picture when looking at photos. If someone now wants to shoot a lookbook for a high-quality men’s clothing brand, it’s definitely an advantage if you already have suitable images 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 need to have done some photo shoots in order to have the necessary experience and know how to take presence in a room, what effect a certain look or pose has. Due to your experience and feedback you will become more and more confident in your movements. This of course also makes it more and more valuable for the customer, because when you are at Shootings Set, 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 pieces directly to the customer, with the designer or someone from the marketing collection. In this way, the customer or buyer, whether from a boutique or a large fashion chain, can directly get an impression of how the workmanship and the material were put together. The buyers also have the opportunity to talk directly to you as a male model and ask you, for example, how you feel about the fabric.

Applications for Boys and young Men

If you want to apply now as a male model in our agency, then you only need two photos and your contact details! You can find all information here:

Modeling Agency for Music Videos

CM – your modeling agency for music videos. 2015 was already one of our first bookings a music video. At that time with five of our models to a Top Ten Charts song, it went on over the years to the new music video from Miami Yacine to the song designer. We help your production to search for the perfect morning. Music videos are not one-day flies but present for weeks, months and years if they are successful. Especially through YouTube, music videos have reached an incredible longevity they didn’t know before. That’s why the choice of models for many musicians and productions is more and more in focus, because the look of the video often stands or falls with the protagonist. We can help you with model selection for your music video, as well as administration and travel management when circumstances require.

Model selection and booking for music videos

First send us your booking request, with important information about production and publication. This includes various information such as

  • Production date of the music video
  • Times from start of shooting to end, as well as arrival and departure
  • Artists and musicians, also guests
  • Concept and task in music video
  • Publication and special features (extras for TV, magazines, Instagram, Youtube, etc.)
  • and much more

The booking request will then be received by our model agency. Here one of our experts will take care of the booking request. You will receive your feedback within a very short time. Depending on how detailed the information was, with questions or directly with suggestions for production. It is important that you collect all information in advance to ensure a fast and smooth booking process.

Our model agency does not only take care of the selection of the models for a music video, but also of the complete production planning, i.e. hotels, travels and of course the briefings. So they can concentrate fully on their music video shooting while we pull the strings in the background for their actors.

Music video production

Music video productions are usually very costly and elaborate. Within one day everything has to be in place, the entire production team is planned, the location and the equipment. From 8 o’clock to 19 o’clock, for example, every single scene must be in the box so that nothing has to be re-produced. Of course, this requires absolute professionals as models, not amateurs. Therefore many production companies but also music labels turn to model agencies to get professional actors for music videos.

As soon as the spotlights turn on, the cameraman calls for action, it starts. Now every movement must fit, emotions, facial expressions and gestures. Everything must play together, in addition still the musician and naturally sometimes also the band. All these facial expressions and emotions must harmonize and fit together. The model must also have a cheerful charisma and positive energy. As a model agency, we take care of all this for your music video production.

Travel Planning and Management for Music Videos

Before you ask now, do I have to take care of hotels, flights, trains and taxis? No, of course as management we also take care of all connections to production, there and back. So that you can fully concentrate on your music video production as just described. As a model agency we book the right tickets and make sure that our models are ideally already on site the day before, so that the next day from styling to the mask everything is in place. This means they don’t lose any time and can be sure that the quality of their end product is completely right.

Questions about booking Models

If you have any questions about booking models for your music video, please do not hesitate to contact our team at any time. We use our expertise and experience to help you find the perfect model for your video shoot.

Contact and requests

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Model Agency Best Ager

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

What does best Ager Model mean?

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

Model agency application for Best Ager Model

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

Minimum dimensions and requirements for Best Ager Models

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

Model Agency for normal Weights

Many are also looking for a model agency for the normal weighty. While the high fashion and haute couture he demands a thinner line, curved and place ice cream he goes on girls and guys who have more on the hip, there is also a modeling agency for quite normal weight? Many people ask themselves this question, just have a look at the board of model agencies! There are much more normal-weight models represented than one would think.

Normal weight between Haute Couture and Curved

Of course, there is also space for people in advertising, with an average weight. Because there are numerous products in which the customers have to identify more with the model. In fashion it is often important that models change so that nothing distracts from the fashion line. Quite different in advertising, once a face has success with viewers or customers here, it is quite often booked for jobs. The famous advertising face! Therefore it is worthwhile for women and men with average figures to take a look at model agencies if they bring with them not only the figure or the proportions but also the certain something of facial expression, personality, appearance and emotions.

What are the Requirements for Models?

The different prerequisites for models cannot be defined exactly. Every single industry and every single area has its own specifications. In the high fashion industry you will often only find models with a height of 175 to 180 cm, if they are women and for men a rule of 185 to 192 cm applies. Why is that? Imagine a fashion show, the more harmonious the image between the models, the less attention the individual model attracts. All in all, the focus is clearly on the new fashion collection. Models in this area should have a clothing size of 34 or 36. If you lie above it as a woman, but also as a man, you are more likely to rank among the average of society. And advertising also needs such authentic models!

Model application

If you now feel like trying your luck yourself, then send us your:

Model Agency Fitness

Do you need a special model agency for fitness and sport models? Many ask themselves the question whether it is worthwhile to go to a special sports model agency. First of all, it is important to know your own clothing sizes and to be able to assess them for the market. On the other hand, it is important to assess whether you can only model for the fitness area or whether you can also function as a fashion model. If you can serve two areas, it is of course absolutely advantageous for you, as you can accept more castings and jobs. But what does that mean?

Sized clothing for Fitness Models

It can never be so exactly determined on the basis of body measurements whether someone can only work for the fitness model area or also for the fashion model area. There are some fashion models who are very well trained. Usually you would say, however, as soon as you no longer see your body as defined but as trained, you are usually beyond the fashion model area. As I said, however, this is not a clear line but a flowing transition. If you are interested in fashion, you should definitely apply to a model agency.

Difference between job requests from Model agencies and Fitness Model agencies?

Differences between model agency and fitness model agency

From the appearance and look one would assume of course first of all that it would be profitable to go into a pure fitness model agency. But, remember, the big modeling agencies represent all jobs, from high fashion and haute couture to advertising and of course all segments from nutrition to real estate and sports. Your primary goal should always be to get into a modeling agency before you go into my specialized agency.

manifold jobs from photo shooting to fitness fair

From photo shoots for online shops or for Instagram to participation in trade fairs as a fitness sport model, there are many ways open to you.

Model Agency English

If you are a model looking for an international career and want to work not only in the German metropolises like Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Cologne and Düsseldorf, but worldwide in Paris, Milan, Los Angeles and Shanghai, then you should definitely learn English well. Because the English language opens many doors for you. As a model you should therefore always remember to develop your language skills. Many team members are internationally represented and at some point you will also be travelling. Therefore, it is worth it if you prepare yourself as well as possible for becoming a model in school.

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

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

Fact: Model agencies have little time

The most important rule is keep your letter very short. Because in a renowned and good model agency, sometimes 50 to 100 applications arrive daily. If there is only one scout in the agency, he has only a few seconds for each application, besides the actual agency work. That’s why you have to score by your photo, not by a long cover letter.

Write to model agency: Contact Details and Dimensions

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

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

This basic information should be written to your model agency.

References and Social Media Accounts

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

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

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

Application Photo for your cover letter

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

  • Portraitfoto
  • full body photo

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

Perfect Environment for Application photos

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

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

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

Model Application at Cocaine Models

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

Model Agency Curvy

As a model agency for Curvy Models and Class Size Models we are looking forward to winning more and more customers in the field of Kraft Curved Models since the end of 2018. With our first curved model casting in Berlin, parallel to the Fashion Week, we made the start.

What makes curved models special?

The average woman has a ready-made size of 44. In fashion, models with a ready-made size of 34 – 36 are mostly used when it comes to female models. Since curved models correspond to the normal measurements of a woman, they increasingly find their place in advertising and fashion. The fact that women can better identify themselves with the models from advertising posters, television or catalogues increases the willingness to buy and thus also the willingness of customers to fall back more and more frequently on plus size models.

Curved models are not only becoming increasingly popular in advertising, but also in the fashion industry. From large department store chains to fashion magazines, as a curve model you can do everything today. Therefore we are very happy about your application, if you have just decided to go on model agency search. With our clients from all over Germany, from Berlin and Hamburg to Munich and Düsseldorf, we provide you with one of the best networks in Germany to develop yourself as a model and to develop your own personality. If you have already gained experience as a curved fashion designer, we are looking forward to receiving your application!

Personality and radiance as model

Especially as a curved model agency, we make sure that the personality is right! This is expressed in many facets. From a serious appearance in front of customers to punctuality and personality in front of the camera, in facial expressions and gestures. All these factors play together when it comes to evaluating a model. That’s why so many customers trust our opinion as a model agency when it comes to booking curved models. If you still have questions, you can find more information about the topic here:

Model Agency Beginners

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

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

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

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

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

Recording and development for Beginners

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

Construction of the Model folder

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

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

Your first Jobs

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

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

Model Agency Evaluation

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

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

Where can you see Reviews about Model Agencies?

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

Google Reviews on Model Agencies

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

Here you can see some of our Google ratings:

Ratings on Instagram

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

Here you can find our Instagram Channel:

Rating on Facebook

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

Here you can see some of our Facebook reviews

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Rating by online portals

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

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

Commercial Model Agency

Commercial means commercial and therefore selling. Conversely, we are thus in advertising and everything that has to do with advertising.

Commercial Models in Advertising

Commercial shots are advertising because they arouse a certain feeling in the customer through certain expressions, e.g. joy, love or passion and thus desire it. Desire for a product, a service or even affiliation, e.g. in communities. So if you are booked as a model for commercial photography, you have to know more than just good looks. It’s all about emotions, facial expressions and expressions that transport exact feelings, at the push of a button, with every photo or video sequence. There are not only the classic emotions you know from the television of casting shows, like sexy or sweet, of course there are also much more sophisticated sets, such as family shootings. You interact together with your life partner, the small child and on top comes the family dog. While you throw a ball to the child, everyone should laugh and look over the camera. Do you know how difficult it is to capture this situation perfectly? That’s why you need absolute professionals for commercial photography!

Lachen at the push of a button is not that easy

Who thinks laughing is so easy at the push of a button or, for example, playing an intimate situation between partners in front of a team of ten, like the first kiss, requires a lot of practice and experience. However, if the production time is only half a day and all team members have been optioned for that day, each recording must be perfect. That’s why modelling is so much more than just looking good, it’s about arousing emotions, that’s why you have to be very communicative but also social, because you have to be able to transfer into others and know their needs in order to get exactly what the customer booking needs for the campaign. Who builds up such a good reputation in the model agency, but also with customers, gets regular follow-up bookings. Especially in advertising, this can happen quite often, e.g. if you advertise for a bigger brand that is constantly adding new products to its portfolio.

Emotions during photo shoots

So that you can see how multifaceted emotions can be, here is a short overview of the different emotions you as a model have to master and that with different views, sets and situations:

  • anxiety
  • dislike
  • cluelessness
  • aggressiveness
  • apprehensiveness
  • thirsty
  • muddle
  • shaken
  • frightened
  • nuisance
  • hectic
  • hopeful
  • love
  • sleepy
  • surprised
  • overwhelmed
  • crazy
  • angry

More Character Than Mode

While fashion consists of novelty and permanent change, hence the term trend, it constantly needs a new look. To constantly create a new look you need constantly changing designs, colors, fabrics, patterns but also models. In order for fashion to focus absolutely on the collections, models are changed more frequently so that the same face is not always visible. With models it is a little different, if the customers like a person, she is booked quite frequently. Here you are again at recurring sequence bookings, an important indicator for you as a model. Because here you can see that your model agency likes to work with you and also the customers are satisfied.

Application for commercial Model

If you want to apply as a commercial model in our model agency, we are looking forward to receiving your photos! Send us yours here:

Model Agency Alternative – People Models for Advertising

Alternative models, that means tattoos, piercings, edgy looks! No matter if in Berlin or Hamburg, especially for advertising and photo shootings with advertising motives you always need interesting faces. Therefore, many advertising agencies are also looking for alternative model agencies. Here you can find People Models, the technical term for alternative models. People means people from real life. From dreadlocks, to extreme and body size of 2 m 10, lure large tooth gaps or even once missing teeth. Especially for advertising, you need alternative characters that highlight the product once again or appeal to a very special and specific target group. No matter if it’s the vegan mom from Berlin’s Prenzlauer Berg or the alternative punk in Hamburg. For many jobs there are different challenges.

Alternative Models in Advertising

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

Where do I find good alternative model agencies?

In Germany there are a number of renowned agencies that also deal with alternative models, from body size to appearance. You can find a good list here:

 

Writing to a Model Agency – Application and Preparation

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

Fact: Model agencies have little time

The most important rule is keep your letter very short. Because in a renowned and good model agency, sometimes 50 to 100 applications arrive daily. If there is only one scout in the agency, he has only a few seconds for each application, besides the actual agency work. That’s why you have to score by your photo, not by a long cover letter.

Write to model agency: Contact Details and Dimensions

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

  • Name and first name
  • Age
  • Residence
  • E-Mail address
  • Phone number
  • Body size
  • Fabrication

This basic information should be written to your model agency.

References and Social Media Accounts

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

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

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

Application Photo for your Letter

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

  • Portraitfoto
  • Full body photo

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

Perfect Environment for Application photos

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

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

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

Model Application at Cocaine Models

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

Model agency for children – the perfect children model agency find

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

How does a child model agency work?

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

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

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

What serious model agencies are there for children?

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

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

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

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

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

Model Agency Baby

You’re looking for a modeling agency for your baby? Our model agency represents models only from the age of 15 years or already preparing at the age of 14 years. If you want to register your child early in an agency, then you should contact a special children’s model agency. Children’s model agencies have a special focus on working with kids and parents. Due to special legislation for minors and babies as well as a higher degree of care, one should always contact a renowned children’s model agency.

Children’s Model Agency Recommendations

In the following list you will find recommendations for Kindermodelagentur all over Germany. Have a look at the different offers here and decide if it is the right step already and which of the reputable agencies you choose. You can find the complete list here:

Model agency from 40

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

Models over 40 years for photo shootings and advertising

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

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

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

Model agency NRW – Become a Model & Requirements

Model agency Nordrhein-Westfalen – also in NRW many young models are looking for a good model agency. Whether in Cologne, Düsseldorf or the cities of the Ruhr area, from Dortmund to Essen and Bielefeld. North Rhine-Westphalia is the most populous region in Europe and therefore a perfect stepping stone into a career for models. With good connections to Germany, such as Berlin or Munich, but also close to European metropolises such as Paris and Amsterdam, NRW is an interesting location. Not only the agency landscape, also many customers have their location.

Modeling in North Rhine-Westphalia

Anyone who works as a model in North Rhine-Westphalia has a wide range of possibilities here. Düsseldorf is home to many fashion brands, from C&A to Peek and Cloppenburg to Hugo Boss. Various fashion shows, events and store openings. Cologne is also a media metropolis, with RTL, VOX but also large corporations such as Rewe. Photoshootings, commercials or also Shootings for Onlineshops, here one can collect as a model thus fast much experience, completely differently than in other areas in Germany. Therefore it is worthwhile to think about your own career at an early stage so that you can gain your first experience as early as possible and then make the leap into a professional modeling career.

Minimum dimensions and requirements for North Rhine-Westphalia

As a model it is no different in NRW than in the other federal states, from Bavaria to Berlin. There are individual requirements and prerequisites for each area, which you must fulfill for the majority of the jobs. For example, productions for advertising, fashion and also high fashion differ. The prerequisites for jobs in the beauty sector and jobs for sports models also differ. So there are individual guidelines for everyone. In general, however, it can be said that minimum sizes apply to the majority of models.

Female models in NRW

As a female model you should bring a minimum size of 174 cm with you in NRW, you should have a good skin structure and full hair. Your figure should be strong and you should usually have a ready-made size of 34 or 36. So you have chances for most jobs when it comes to photo shoots for online shops or even for commercials. Since you ultimately want to earn money with modeling, you should find your market and therefore also consider the respective requirements. Ideally, you don’t have tattoos or piercings. Here once again everything important summarized

  • Minimum size women of 174 cm
  • Fabrication 34/36
  • No tattoos, piercings, etc.

Men models in NRW

Of course, certain basic requirements also apply to men and boys, especially when it comes to jobs in fashion. Since most jobs take place here, however, less in commercial advertising, because here the characters are rather interchangeable, you should also as a man observe the requirements and minimum dimensions.

As a male model, a body height of at least 185 cm is recommended. For men, the clothing size varies depending on whether you want to focus on a career as an international model or a sports model. Anyone who later wants to work on the international stage at the age of 18 or 19 should have a slim, slightly defined figure. If you train too much and have too many muscles, you will be out for many jobs for many customers, especially in the big fashion metropolises around Paris and Milan, but also in Germany, e.g. in Berlin. Here once again summarized the most important information for male models

  • Minimum size men of 185 cm
  • Slim or slightly defined, sporty figure

Model Coachings in NRW

If you want to apply in our model agency, then you not only have the advantage of having one of the best management in Germany behind you, we also offer regular model coaching. Here we invite our experts and trainers to prepare our models for the most important first jobs. In particular, it is first and foremost a question of cooperation with the Agency. Punctuality, communication but also fast information, e.g. to free appointments or if you have to shoot a small video for a commercial spontaneously. All this has to work quickly so that you have the best chances of getting the jobs. For all photo shootings there is a strict deadline, also for the model selection.

A large part of the coaching deals with the topic of self-confidence and personality. How do you enter a room? Especially when it is early, when you arrived the evening before by plane, came directly from the hotel and now 15 people stand tired on the set and wait. Who’s got the power? You! You!

In addition there are tips from our fashion photographer for the first photo shoot, especially facial expressions, gestures but also posing in groups. E.g. for photos showing friends shopping and having fun together in the city or many different other situations. At the end there’s still the fashion show. No matter if it is the small showroom, the fashion show in Berlin or the international catwalk in Milan, all turns and movements have to sit. That’s why model coachings are so important and as one of the top agencies we attach great importance to our models making fast progress.

How to apply as a model in NRW?

You don’t need professional photo shoots, our model scouts have two simple mobile phone photos of you. A portrait and a full body photo. All this in natural daylight and without make-up or styling. Just wear a black jeans and a top or for men a shirt. You then send your two photos directly to our model scouts, with the most important information:

  • Body size
  • Confection size
  • Age
  • Name
  • Contact details

That’s it, you can apply as a model in NRW so easily!

Bravo Magazine: CM among the Top 10 Modeling Agencies 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Do you know our fashion magazine?

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

About Modeling – Video interview with Paris girl Charlene!

Charlene, one of our models from Paris visited us at the agency. She works internationally very successfully and inspires with her extraordinary look! We took the opportunity to ask her a few questions for you. What she likes best about modeling, how did she start modeling and everything around the frequent change of her hair color. Charlene is especially exciting because she not only loves to stand in front of the camera but also works behind the camera and shoots and produces short films. Watch the video in full on YouTube:

Charlene from Paris about modeling – video interview

That’s it – Successful model casting in Cologne

Catwalk. Posing. Recall. On Sunday the big, open Cocaine Models model casting took place in Cologne. The team was highly motivated, the location casting-fairly up-behaved and the demand for model applicants enormous. Michelle has captured the formative impressions for you and summarized them briefly.

Casting start – Large rush in the Mediapark

Sunday morning 12 o’clock – the gates of our Cocaine Models agency open. Numerous model applicants have already gathered outside the door. The line at the reception is getting longer by the minute. Each applicant registers on a list and receives a number. Time passes and there is a certain tension in the air. Our Polaroid assistant Celia takes care of the Polaroid photos, which are taken before the jury’s assessment. The model applicants observe the competition or give each other the last tips for a perfect appearance. Meanwhile, our social media representative Hanna Jung is working diligently on interesting “Behind-the Szenes” shots.
First impressions count: Models in casting

The jury’s eyes wander curiously to the door of the casting room. Every new face is carefully received. The model candidates try to convince the jurors of their personality, their experiences and a short test walk. Critical glances eye every step and every movement. Our Cocaine Models jury, consisting of model-booker Regina Steinpress, model-booker Marcel Matt, photographer Oliver Rudolph and two of our agency models as guest jurors, are busy taking notes. Thanks to years of experience in the modeling business, our team always agrees quickly which candidates have a chance of being recalled.

The Recall – the second round of interviews

The number of model applicants shrinks from 54 to 25 candidates in round 2, the “recall”. The selection is difficult: Many talented young models fight for a place in the Cocaine Models Model file. In the recall, the chosen one is felt closer to the tooth, or rather to the shoe. The candidates prove themselves to the direct competition in small groups. They show their catwalk style, as well as different posing styles according to photographer’s instructions. Especially the challenge “dynamic posing” shows which of the model candidates have a solid self-confidence: A jump. A twist. YES the girls also on high heels! The view is directed towards the camera. After a short expert consultation, each model receives direct and constructive feedback.

The jury’s verdict

Congratulations: We welcome 16 new faces to our agency! Besides six new male models, 10 new female models adorn our model portfolio. We are enthusiastic and proudly welcome our new agency. SAY HELLO! After 7 pm we deserve some rest and toast to a successful casting day. To our team, to our models, to Cocaine models!

Model Booking: How do I book a model for photos and advertising?

Models are booked for different jobs under different conditions and expectations. The respective customer has certain ideas and criteria according to which he selects a model. He informs the model agency concerned of his criteria and usually sends a mood board, which tells the agency more about the context of the assignment. There are basically two options for model bookings: Either a customer has browsed the model file of the model agency concerned and already selected one or more models, which he would like to invite either to the Casting or book directly. However, it is also common to ask the model agency to select models according to the criteria and send the client a selection of models.

Prerequisites for models in commercials and commercials

In order to become a successful model in a serious model agency, a model must have different requirements. For a model agency it counts whether a model is well booked. Oaks of carcasses are regularly sorted out. A model must have a very good figure, means slim, taut, the right measurements. Of course, the optimal sizes differ more closely between male and female models. Male models can do more exercise than female models. Their main aim is to have a firm and fit body, i.e. cardio training and light muscle training are sufficient. Too much muscle and weight training makes the muscles in a female model become too wide and the assumed measurements are no longer optimal.

The optimal measurements for men and women?

Female Models: The Prerequisites

Female models should be at least 174 cm tall. Smaller models can be successful, but the chance is very small. Therefore the size is a decisive criterion for a model agency to include a model. The optimal measurements for female models are 90-60-90.

Male Models: The Prerequisites

A male model must have a slim and defined body. The minimum size is 184 cm. Especially tall men can have problems in the model industry as well as men who are too small, as they do not fit into the designer’s collections. The maximum size of a male model is 194 cm.

Character & Strength are strong attributes for advertising models

Besides the physical requirements, the mental requirements and the character of a model also count. A model has to prove strength, discipline and endurance. Jobs are often strenuous and time-consuming. A good model should not feel tired or stressed. Motivation and ambition distinguish an experienced model, the customer likes to book such models again, this is very important for a model and the model agency. Furthermore, a healthy self-confidence and the changeability of a model are decisive selection criteria. From this total package the charisma of a model is formed. A customer tries to convey his products and services to consumers through a model. This succeeds through an optimal mediation of emotions. Emotions are aroused by the charisma of a model, including facial expressions and gestures. A model must be able to slip into different roles in order to “sell” the product/service to the consumer. Authenticity and naturalness are the magic words to captivate consumers so that the customer’s concept works.

Character? That’s Chand from Stockholm!

Modeling! Job opportunities in the advertising industry: online shop, showroom and TV spots

There are many job opportunities for a model. The body is the tool of a model and therefore the capital. A model advertises a customer’s products and services. This can be done via various carrier media. A model can be booked for poster advertising, magazine editorials or covers, online presence, TV commercials or similar. On the catwalk a model presents fashion collections or beauty and styling products/services. The body is the screen for the catwalk appearance, but in the commercial area (advertising) also counts the facial expressions and gestures of the model, which leads to the sales promotion of the products/services.

Modelagenturen – Agency for photo shooting and construction of models

A serious and good model agency is very important for a model. Although a model can work without an agency, the risk of a model being exploited is enormous, especially abroad. The tasks of a model agency include the placement of good (for serious, well-known customers, a good salary) jobs. The model agency ensures that a model is not underpaid, especially abroad models are often enormously underpaid. In addition, the model agency ensures a good image of the model. A serious model agency takes a model’s uncertainties and supports the model with questions. A model can have several modeling agencies. We recommend a parent agency and a good agency in each major city, such as Munich, Hamburg, Berlin, Cologne / Düsseldorf or abroad, e.g. in London, New York, Paris or Milan. Customers all over Germany and all over the world can book a model, for example a model book Hamburg, model book Berlin or model book London.

Model Guru Lutz Marquardt about model agency and mother agency

What is the difference between a model agency and a parent agency? Model agencies are exclusively responsible for the mediation, a parent agency, on the other hand, builds models, arranges photo shoots with good photographers and later places models abroad with large and renowned agencies in Milan, Paris, London or Shanghai and New York.

Book model: prices and agency commission in Germany

The payment of a model is managed by the model agency concerned. The model agency issues an invoice for the client and negotiates the prices with him. New Faces are generally cheaper than experienced models. With the experience and the level of awareness of a model also the price of a model increases.

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.

Find with us your perfect model for the next job

At Cocaine Models you will find experienced models, as well as New Faces for strong photo shoots or advertising campaigns. Through exclusive model-coaching our CM-models are regularly optimally trained for the commercial sector as well as for the catwalk. We support our models for a perfect placement and a satisfactory result from the customer’s point of view. Our wide range of models makes our Cologne model agency interesting and attractive for clients from the advertising and fashion sectors. Models book NRW and all over Germany.

Are you looking for a suitable model for your campaign? Then contact our agency. Cocaine Models is looking forward to your request.

Fashion & Fashion Trends: The History and Philosophy of Clothing

Fashion is not fashion. And what is fashion anyway? Let us first examine the term fashion. Simmel, a classical sociologist, already distinguished the term fashion from the term functional “everyday” clothing in 1905. Clothing fulfils a purely functional human need – as well as protection against cold or rain. Fashion, on the other hand, is something else! Fashion is also a social need. That is why today we look at the history of fashion and its influence on society. Below you will also find great videos about 100 years of fashion!

Thanks for the contribution to Book author & Social Media Manager Stephan Czaja.

Fashion becomes a cultural asset – fashion has existed since the beginning of mankind

Fashion existed already at the beginning of mankind First, as described above, it was a purely practical product for early humans to protect against external environmental influences. The first fashionable excesses occurred in the late Middle Ages, but it was not until the 20th century that it became a cultural asset and lifestyle product for almost everyone. Designers, top models, fashion labels, they all gained media and social attention through the first film premieres, the upcoming TV and thanks to print magazines. Fashion has been a social cultural asset since the 20th century and has become a persistent mass phenomenon at the same time.

For the first time clothing became “fashion” by working the fur with the first sewing needles. Thus, external demarcation and individuality gained in importance in society for the first time. Clothing became a status symbol. People of the Renaissance era are still familiar to many people today. You all know the Sun King Louis XII, but for a long time fashionable clothing was reserved exclusively for the aristocracy – ergo, it was only late a general social cultural asset. Elaborately manufactured clothing became affordable in the 19th century, thanks to industrialization, but for more and more people. With increasing prosperity, practical, simple clothing rapidly lost its importance. Fashionable clothing became a product and cultural asset for the first time.

Fashion industry – off-the-peg trends and collections

Women and men – fashion as an industrial product

Not only fashion itself was in demand, also the fashion world, individual brands and models. Also the media and advertising filmmakers of that time quickly discovered the new, prominent designers and designs for themselves. Designers were able to produce their haute couture in large quantities and standard sizes due to increasing demand and new industrial possibilities. And just as the sewing needle brought about the first great change early in human history, the new industrial mass production of fashion also led to increasing possibilities for demarcation and individualisation in society. Industrial production made fashion faster to produce – but also interchangeable. Fashion became “everyday life” with various multicultural influences.

By the end of the 21st century, fashion had become a gigantic industry media and advertising, especially magazines, TV and, since the 2000s, the World Wide Web, were spreading new trends faster and more globally. But is fashion now an individual question or a product of purely qualitative standards – like many others? To explore fashion and its fundamental social origins, it helps to turn to a classical sociologist: Simmel’s “Philosophy of Fashion” (1905), which is referred to in the following chapter.

  • Clothing is a useful product for protection against environmental influences such as moisture and cold. Fashion is a social need.
  • Only in the 20th century did fashionable clothing become a social cultural asset until it became a gigantic industry in the 21st century. Today, everyone wears fashions, whether in individual groups or according to generally accepted patterns.

Fashion trends – media and trend research

What are fashion trends? Trends define social trends in their beginnings. From the first individuals to global effects. Fashion is also an essential term in media and trend research. Fashion (as described above) is not the same as clothing. Ergo, if people only wore appropriate clothing, fashion would be superfluous. Here the “philosophy of fashion” comes to the ultimate conclusion that fashion can only work as fashion if it presents its difference from the factual practicality (of everyday clothing).

The term fashion stands for something new. This difference is essential, especially for fashion labels that are strongly dependent on trends and often exclusivity. It determines the value of the fashion pieces but also the impact of your own brand. This can quickly be seen in the different class fashions. The classification shows how trends (fashions) develop.
According to Simmel, the fashions that emerge are always class fashions. This means that the fashion of the higher classes is different from that of the lower classes.

fashion philosophy – more than just clothing

In his time, Simmel (1858-1918) pursued the fundamental question: “How is society possible?” For him, interaction is what makes a functioning society. The interaction of the individual individuals with each other. They result from the forms of socialization, whose contents can be of the most varied nature and as many as desired. Socialization means that individuals form groups and form common values. Besides religion or money, it’s fashion. This creates common patterns according to which groups and their individuals are guided.

Coming soon: Cocaine Models Magazine

Soon the Cocaine Models Magazine will be published. With great advertising agency and send designs into the coming autumn/winter season. In a few weeks the magazines should be here in the back office, after that it goes directly out to customers, ADs, friends and partners of the model agency.

Berlin Fashion Week Model Agency Casting Summer 2018 – Video

As you may have noticed, we are looking for new models for Fashion Week. We are always looking for young models for our national and international customers. On Wednesday the time had come, in the club of the House of Weekend we were able to welcome a lot of nice applicants for our board. Not only pretty women were welcome, but also sexy curvys and beautiful men.

You don’t want to miss an update on castings? Follow our agency and our Models on Youtube!

Berlin Fashion Week Casting Summer 2018

Have a look at some of the impressions from our last casting in Berlin:

Juli 4th – Model Casting Berlin x Fashion Week – Apply now!

The fashion circus is back in Berlin! Not only the Fashion Week shines this week with great events but also our model agency in the House Of Weekend – the most beautiful location in Berlin central- above the rooftops of Berlin! Fashion, catwalk, advertising, Curvy Models – we want you!

Modeling in Hamburg! Between castings, magazines and advertising agencies

Modeling in Hamburg? If you’re wondering if it’s better to move to Berlin or Hamburg, then you’re asking yourself the right question! Because you have chosen the two most important cities in Germany, in Hamburg and in Berlin there are most castings but also most jobs for models. Why is that? Hamburg is a beautiful city, not only many models attract, also media companies, celebrities like actors and musicians but also international companies and productions. This special mix makes Hamburg a special hotspot for models. Here you’ll find every kind of job, from catalogue shootings to online shops, production and TV commercials, but also shootings for instagra and productions with influencers for YouTube.

Unlike many other cities, Hamburg is a real highlight not only for many Germans due to its beautiful corners. Many international visitors also come to Hamburg when they visit Germany. The more interesting people and the more companies that work with media in a city, the more jobs there are for models! That’s why it’s worth it if you meet all the minimum dimensions in Hamburg to become a model. Today we want to show you what is important if you want to become a model in Hamburg and what requirements you have to meet.

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

Prerequisites for Models in Hamburg

The competition is great! Many who live in the countryside try their luck in Hamburg. Maybe you live in the countryside, in a village or in a small town, or maybe in the middle of Hamburg, Altona or HafenCity. However, the same requirements apply to all of them, e.g. when it comes to body size, clothing, but also the measurements around chest, hips and waist. But the measurements are only a part of the requirements, as well as a healthy diet, body care but also pay attention to figure, hair, nails,… many details that most people don’t think about when they talk about how easy or difficult it is to become a model. Once all the basic requirements have been met, however, the model’s own character and personality are particularly important. The cooperation with the management is very important, at the beginning it is less intensive but the longer you work as a model the more intensive the cooperation becomes.

  • General good appearance and neat appearance
  • Healthy nutrition and regular sports
  • Professional collaboration with management and customers
  • Embition and commitment to the job as a model

Models & School? First castings and jobs

If, for example, you are still in school at the beginning and have two or three years ahead of you, you will do fewer jobs at the beginning. This is quite normal, since you should concentrate on school and your education! But as soon as it approaches the end of the school, you will ideally start the first international planning. If you can’t do it internationally, you can still look forward to many more jobs! Because as a student you are often tied up, between the different exams, the vacation, enjoy the leisure time! As soon as you have the time, you can travel, you can plan days of travel, you are flexible and you have a good school-leaving certificate in your pocket. For example, as a model it is important that you can express yourself well, many customers speak English, so it is very important that you have a good command of English! But there is also a bit of mathematics, for example when it comes to calculating your own travel expenses. The more successful you are as a model, the more you will invest in a photographer. Especially in Hamburg there are many good photographers. Of course, you no longer have to work with everyone. That’s why good photographers in Hamburg also cost money. But as soon as you earn money in your first jobs, you will also invest in the first photographers to improve your model portfolio!

Live Casting – A look behind the scenes

You haven’t seen a model casting live yet? Here is a small example from our Youtube Channel!

Application in a model agency as a Hamburger

If you want to apply in a model agency in Hamburg, you don’t need a professional photo shooting. All your modeling agency wants to see in Hamburg is Polaroids. Polaroids are super easy to create, all you need is a good friend, a mobile phone and daylight! You’ll also have to get the right outfit in the city centre, black trousers, a black top, black or white, plain shoes. Your underwear should be black as well. As a woman, you should also buy a bikini and high heels. If you are still new in Hamburg, then we have a few recommendations for you: Fashion Boutiques Hamburg. For your modeling agency, you then grab good daylight and a relatively simple wall. The background of your photo should be as bad as possible so that nothing distracts from you! You don’t need makeup or styling. All your modeling agency wants to see is you!

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! You can find more information about minimum sizes and proportions for models here: Model Dimensions.

We hope that you have learned a little and have summarized here once again the most important articles for you on the subject Model become!

Model Coachings – runway training, acting & more

Send photos: Professional shooting or simply with your mobile phone?

In the next step you take a full body photo, a portrait and another portrait with a laugh. First in normal outfit, black jeans, black top and shoes. If you are over 16 years old, you can also send Polaroid bikinis or Polaroids in underwear. If you’re under the age of 16, you shouldn’t do this! It is important that you are seen with your whole body, once your face in the portrait and another photo has a smile. Why is laughing so important? As a model you work for many jobs in advertising. Advertising sells through friendliness, emotions that you as a model can arouse in you, better than any other! That’s why there should be a laughing portrait of you.

After the recording: Patience is a virtue – also in Hamburg!

Before you send your application to a model agency, you should definitely talk to your parents and of course you should also think about the head gasket you are going to use as a model. You want to build a professional career. This can only be achieved with the support of a management team and the network that comes with it. So you always have to be prepared that no success comes overnight. The best Youtubers took years. The greatest Hollywood actors took years. No star is born overnight. Therefore, you should always stay professional, you should take the time for your education, that is for your school, and you should give yourself and your career time. If you develop step by step, build up your model book over the first years, then do bigger and bigger jobs or even go abroad for a few months or years, that’s the right way! A serious model agency like ours supports you with professional management and accompaniment so that you develop your model portfolio perfectly and build up for the ideal market, for your requirements. If you have taken your photos for your first model application in Hamburg, all you need is your contact details and the most important measurements, as well as your body size, shoes or even the clothing size. That’s all a good modeling agency needs from you! The Model Scouts in the agency have a lot of experience and a very professional view to judge applications from Hamburg.

Media city Hamburg: Photographers, advertising agencies and publishers

Who wants to try himself as a model in Hamburg, he should already at the beginning of his career, on good contacts in the advertising and media industry set. Especially in Hamburg there is of course a lot of competition among models. The biggest media and advertising agencies are at home here, from Altona to the harbour and the city. While in other large German cities, such as Cologne or Munich, life is rather quieter. Only Berlin is comparable to Hafencity! What’s the problem? Over the decades, Hamburg has developed into an absolute media metropolis. Here are not only the big advertising agencies at home, in which you as a model naturally have excellent chances to get castings and jobs. More, even big publishers and magazines. In this article we want to tell you a bit about Hamburg castings and jobs as New Face!

Special magazines attract models automatically. No matter if it’s the High Fashion Magazine or other categories, as well as Lifestyle and Interior. For models, especially photos taken in magazines are an absolute reference. Especially in fashion magazines, of course. These photos show that the models have good contacts or a good model agency. As a model you have to pass the preselection before the shooting date. Your luck! As a model in Hamburg, the way is not far to make the leap into the magazines. Even if you travel to Hamburg as a model, you will quickly arrive at the agencies or photo studios. Mostly directly from Hamburger Bahnhof or Airport.

Advertising finances you as a model

The “most money” for you as a model lies in advertising productions – for magazines you rarely get paid. Most tracks in magazines are even created without payment. The photos are then used for their own portfolio (model, photographer, visa, etc.). However, your income comes mainly from advertising or “commercial” jobs. When we talk about the German market, in particular advertising spots, photo shoots for online shops or classic catalogues and image brochures for companies. It is not only about fashion, of course many other brands and companies also book models for your advertising. In Hamburg, for example, this includes insurance and food. Especially big chains (no matter if fashion or food) produce new tracks almost weekly in their studios or those of the photographers and production teams. In doing so, we are always looking for new models to sell the new products of the week optimally in the respective brochures. If you find your regular customers, you’ll make a good living as a model.

Jobs in Hamburg: Online Shops, Social Media & TV Advertising

When you start modeling, your first jobs are to do showrooms. Such a showroom in Hamburg is a small, internal event in which designers, marketing managers or sales staff meet with the customer to select parts of the new collection. These new fashion pieces should of course be shown to you as a model! How are the seams processed, what is the texture of the materials, how does the jeans or jacket fit? In order for the designer, sales manager or marketing manager to have a model directly on site, young models in particular are booked for this type of job. You usually work in Hamburg’s city centre, where designers meet their customers. Once you’ve gained your first experience and upgraded your model portfolio through test shootings with photographers, you’ll get your first jobs for social media shootings or online shops!

Start: Shootings, Social Media, Online Shop and Image

There are always new fashion collections or new products. Exactly, it doesn’t always have to be about fashion trends! Just look at smartphones, there is always a new iPhone or a new mobile phone from Samsung Galaxy to HTC. There are also many new models, new commercials and photo shoots in the automotive industry. Models are needed for every new brand and for every new model. Also for new seasons but also for different seasons, spring, summer, autumn and winter! Each emotional set needs its individual composition of photo models, production team but also advertising agency, which creates the creative concept. There are always new jobs in Hamburg! If you work hard and also show your model agency or management that you are professional on jobs and on time, the customers are satisfied with you, then you will get your first commercials sometime!

Next Level: Jobs for commercials and TV commercials in Hamburg

The word TV is nowadays of course often equated with broadcasting, e.g. through YouTube advertising. Advertising in video format, be it the advertising film for upstream YouTube videos, the advertising film for TV and cinema or even influencer marketing with videos on YouTube, this is where you as a model have the greatest potential. Since the production of commercials by media agencies is quite complex, the productions are not only used in Germany. Unlike regional brands that use your photos in the Hamburg area, for example, such TV commercials are often broadcast throughout German-speaking countries, including Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Many commercials are also shown throughout Europe or even internationally, in America and Asia. Hamburg offers great potential for you as a model!

Dailies campaign with Marie, Hannes & Johanna

Pantene Pro V (worldwide) with Lisa

Local agency or international agency?

If you want to get started as a model in the field of media and advertising, then you have the best agencies with a management to get jobs not only in Hamburg but also in Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne and Düsseldorf. If you want to work as a fulltime model and professional, then you need not only jobs here but also in other cities. Therefore it is important for you as a young model to choose an international model agency that offers the best perspectives not only for Hamburg but also for Germany and for the international stage, ideally!

Sequence bookings for models in Hamburg

In a career, it is important for every entrepreneur (you are also an entrepreneur) to acquire satisfied, returning customers. If you have customers who are satisfied with you and your performance, the chance increases that you will book yourself again when there are new jobs. Especially showrooms and fashion shows bring you directly to the decision makers in the companies. If you are convinced here, you may soon be booked for an entire Lookbook campaign. Then you not only get the clothes of the customer to present them, you get a whole photo shoot with a big team, in a big studio and with great certainty also a beautiful video, which you can use afterwards for your model portfolio and his portfolio.

Model agencies in Hamburg for serious castings & jobs

There are model agencies in Hamburg, like the proverbial “sand by the sea”. In Hamburg there are not only the classic model agencies, but also many individual model bookers or agents. Their names are often not as well known as the big agencies, but they also have very good contacts in the advertising industry. They often used to work in an advertising agency themselves and then moved into the world of fashion and models. Now they have a good network to certain companies and they are placing these jobs. There are also mother agencies. Mother agencies are so to speak the biggest form of the agency, they not only represent you as a model in Germany but also try to actively bring you to their partner agencies all over the world. As a model, you can also work in the absolute top cities such as New York, London, Paris or Milan. Every model’s dream when it comes to becoming a model!

The big leap is usually only possible with one of the big agencies! They have the necessary personnel and the necessary financial means, which you need as a model, if you want to continue and for example also work abroad. This is not only about the work itself, but also about airline tickets, hotels and contracts that you make with the respective partner agencies prior to each stay abroad. From the Hamburg airport it goes off then into the whole world. USA, South Korea, Greece, France. A big risk, which is why contracts and a reputable model agency in Hamburg are also important. This ensures that everything runs smoothly for you and that you arrive safely in the new country from the very first moment.

You work abroad as a model 45-6o days

As a model you usually work 45 to 60 days abroad. The agencies take over all your investments, so that you can fully concentrate on your job. At the end of your stay the income will be deducted from the expenses and the remaining surplus will be divided among one party. As a model you get at least half of your winnings paid out. Since you had no costs, it is an incredibly great opportunity to expand your model portfolio, get to know new people and above all to make new contacts all over the world.

Reposting of agencies from Cape Town & Co.

If you are convinced of showrooms and fashion shows in Hamburg and Germany, there is a good chance that one of your customers will book you again for a larger campaign or photo shoot. It’s the same with agencies. Once you’ve worked abroad and the model agency has got to know you, appreciated your work and had good experiences with you, they’ll ask you if you don’t want to visit them next season. By working in different countries you gain a lot of experience and your model portfolio becomes more and more diverse.

The big customers and jobs are abroad!

If you go abroad as a model, you have the great chance of more campaigns and much more expensive photo material. While productions in a country like Germany are very expensive, productions in many other European countries or even in an international comparison are much cheaper. In Madrid or Barcelona you will already get much bigger information, if you should go as a model sometime to Asia, it can also be that you have a helicopter, an elephant or something else with you. These photos are of course absolutely great for your portfolio and show that you also exist in larger productions as a model and bring your performance.

Luxury in Hamburg: Models and High Fashion

Who wants to create in Hamburg the jump into the far world, can that! Hamburg is not only well-known for its numerous media, Hamburg is well-known also for its VIPs, prominent ones and its probably well-to-do inhabitants in many districts. Of course you won’t find a luxury boutique in the Schanzenviertel but in the city! Because in every city where luxury is concentrated, there are of course many satellites around the brands. These are companies that accumulate around a certain industry. In the high fashion and world of haute couture, for example, these are fashion boutiques and showrooms of the various fashion designers. Here in Hamburg they present the latest fashion of the season to their customers, directly on the model. The customer can then decide on the spot which pieces to purchase for his fashion chain.

Fashion boutique, exclusive wholesalers and showrooms

Numerous big brands are in Hamburg. Models are booked quite often by them for the new collections. If you were still like on a showroom, imagine it as a very, very small fashion show. As a model you present the new pieces of the designer. In front of you sits a selected audience, but not more than 100 people as in a fashion show, as a rule there are only a few people here. For example, they represent larger fashion houses and brands and are looking for new trends for their stores. That’s why they visit the designers, it’s about trends and novelties! Your job is the presentation and if they like a garment about you, you also present the workmanship and materials. As a model and sales talent, you’ll help the designer bring his fashion to the world!

Specially young models often work in Hamburg showrooms. With this you can earn your first living as a model and then concentrate full time on modeling. Jobs on showrooms are also an excellent exercise, as you have direct contact with the marketing department, maybe even the customer, so fashion designer himself. Here you can not only learn how to present yourself, but also how to present your customers’ products and garments convincingly and authentically. The better you become as a model and the more convincing you are with the customer, the higher is the chance of follow-up bookings.

Models & Model will be in the Harbor City

If you consistently follow your path as a model, you can build a great career as a model in Hamburg. If your career runs smoothly, you can also stay in your (!) city forever, if you like! Through your model agency you have got good contacts in Germany and customers who like to book you frequently. You’ve been abroad, you’ve expanded a folder and now you get new requests from Italy or South Africa every year. If you follow this path for years and stick to it consistently, you can manage to live from modeling and also find your home in Hamburg. The city is beautiful, not only to work but also to spend one’s life here. In the city, at the port or in the various multicultures quarter at the edge.

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Modeling Agency Berlin: Application, Castings, Jobs + Teenager

You are looking for a modeling agency in Berlin? And when you find them, how do you apply the best? Castings, photo shoots, trips abroad: So you have to apply in a modeling agency in Berlin!

Requirements for Models in Berlin

First, you should think about the requirements of models. Every modeling agency is focused on a specific market. There are the modeling agencies that work mainly in fashion but also with high fashion. The more exclusive the brands, the more international, the stricter the customer’s specifications. These high fashion agencies also often work abroad – like us.

This raises the first question, do you have time to travel? Such a stay abroad for models usually takes 45 to 60 days. Here you should not only have time to travel, your height should also be based on the international market. That means you should be at least 175 cm tall as a girl / woman, ideally 178 cm to 180 cm. For men models, these measurements are only 10 cm larger. If you meet both criteria, you have the perfect conditions for a high fashion modeling agency and national and international jobs.

Those who do not meet these criteria, should take a look at People agencies! People agencies are less focused on the international high-fashion market and are more involved in advertising. In commercials, it is less relevant if the body size fits perfectly to the international dimensions, but also the proportions around the waist, waist and chest. The jobs in people agencies are just as demanding, from the online shop to the commercial. For Best Ager Models, Tattoo Models, and more. the perfect choice. Here you can find good people agencies.

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

Become a Model with 14, 15, 16 Years

When do I start modeling the best? Stop: Your school always works! That you have good grades is a very important prerequisite for your entire life. Sure, school is still about “apples and pears”, but in your later life as a model, it’s about the euro and the dollar. Therefore, stay focused on the school first, that should remain so. Why is that? During school, you have very little opportunity to work as a model, you can not travel, you can not stay out of school for several days, and there are always retreats. So if you decide to model at the age of 14, 15 or 16, you should definitely bring a lot of patience with you. It really only starts as a model when you have finished school in Berlin. Then you can not only work in Berlin but also in Hamburg, Munich, Cologne, Frankfurt or even abroad and travel to great cities, such as Paris, Milan and London. As a Berlin model, you can take it much further, traveling to New York and Tokyo. But first everything starts very small.

Model Agency Berlin: Male Models

Are there really any differences between female models and male models? Yes. If you work as a model agency in Berlin with men’s models, there is a difference in the structure of the model portfolio. Many photographers are men and prefer to photograph women. Much like female photographers usually prefer to take pictures of men. Since the number of male photographers is higher than that of females, building a book takes longer than women do.

Nerver seen before: Paris, Milan, Lndon

That’s why it pays to go abroad as a male model. Special if you are still completely new to the market. If you have worked as a model only in Berlin so far, of course, nobody knows you in Italy or France. This effect, we call it “Never Seen Before”, you can perfectly use as young young model from Berlin to advance your career. When you make the first castings at a Fashion Week, you will gain valuable experience and for the first time see how much competition there is and how strong your competition is. 4 million people live in Berlin, in the megacity it is often 10 million, as in New York and Istanbul more than 15 million people or even in Tokyo almost 30 million people. Not only are ten times as many jobs here as in Berlin, here you also have ten times as much competition. Therefore, as a Berlin model agency, you should also look carefully into which market you like as a type.

Modeling worldwide: USA to Europe and Asia

Model Agency Berlin: Teenager

If you still like to start early, even as a teenager, you are welcome in our modeling agency! We are always looking for young talents and promote you in your career. From first-class photographers to first-class customers and a family service. For the first conversation and getting to know each other, we always like to invite parents.

That your parents know about everything is a very important point! As a model, sometimes you are under stress, especially if you are already a teenager and you are still in school in or out of the city center. When stressful times come, it’s important to have somebody in your back to keep you away. Sometimes just a sweet word is enough, “you can do it”!

The best modeling agency in Berlin?

About Berlin there is no official ranking for modeling agencies. In Germany, we are in the top ten! Already three times we have been elected to one of the top 10 agencies in Germany, although our agency has only just 3 years – mega start! The last Top 10 recommendation we received in late 2017 from the German youth magazine, the Bravo Girl! To be listed as a Top 10 Model Agency is an amazing affirmation to us, for all the work we invest in our models. Because we are more than a modeling agency, media production, influencer marketing, you are one of the top addresses for Germany, Europe and jobs worldwide! Because we are also very present abroad and work with modeling agencies all over the world, from New York to Hong Kong. If you want to apply now as a model, send us your application for Berlin here.

Model Agency Berlin: Kids

Many questions look for recommendations for children’s modeling agencies. In our modeling agency we start only at 15, at the earliest 14 years. Many others have fun in front of the camera, who are even younger. A list of good recommendations for kids can be found here: Children Model Agency Recommendations.

Model Agency Berlin-Mitte

Fashion Week. Soho. Grebes. We are on! If you want to stop by our next model casting in Berlin-Mitte, then take a look at our blog! You can also follow me on Instagram or YouTube and get the latest castings. If you do not want to wait for a live date, you can also apply online in Berlin-Mitte online at our model agency.

Model Agency Berlin: Jobs

Which jobs can you actually do as a model? The variety is huge! Usually you start your first jobs for online shops and in showrooms. Meanwhile, there are also many photo shoots for Instagram, companies have to post here once a day, sometimes twice. For this, constantly need new photo material, especially as a young model you will be happy to book here, as Instagram also has a very young target group. Most photo shoots and jobs take place directly in Berlin. Mostly directly in Berlin-Mitte, there are many photo studios and of course many beautiful corners and great architectural buildings. Especially on the Museum Island, there are so many beautiful places to take pictures outdoors in the summer. If you’ve gained more experience as a model after a few months, you’ll get your first jobs on commercials. Commercials are much more demanding, as you have to bring along acting talent as a model.

You want to learn more? Then look in our blog: Become a model.

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

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