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

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

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

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

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

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

International male model: Chand visiting Germany

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

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

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

Men model Sanja in international automobile commercial 2015/16

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

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

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

What does a man model have to know?

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

Check list for male models:

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

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

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

Become a model – Apply in our agency

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

Modeling – How to apply

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

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

Model application for men

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

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

The interview in the agency

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

Measurements for male models

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

SizeXSSMLXLXXLXXXLXXXXL
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UK3436384042444648
US3436384042444648
Chest90cm94cm98cm102cm106cm110cm114cm118cm
35.5″37″38.5″40.25″41.75″43.25″44.75″45.5″
Low Waist78.5cm82.5cm86.5cm90.5cm94.5cm98.5cm102.5cm106.5cm
31″32.5″34″35.5″37.25″38.75″40.25″42″
Hip91cm95cm99cm103cm107cm111cm115cm119cm
35.75″37.5″39″40.5″42.25″43.75″45.25″46.75″
Overarm82.5cm84cm85.5cm87cm110cm89cm90cm91cm
32.5″33″33.5″34.25″34.5″35″35.5″35.75″

Source: Belstaff

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

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

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Become a model: Step by step

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

Model agency: Size unimportant? Small models and minimum size

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

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

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

Model agency without minimum size: dimensions and weight

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

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

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

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

Be honest with your height

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

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

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

Which models did it without minimum size?

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

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

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

Can I apply to Cocaine Models as a smaller model?

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

Become a Model Frankfurt: Agency, Jobs and Travel – Questions and Answers

Frankfurter Models – Today we wanted to give all young young models in Frankfurt am Main a little insight into the work of a model agency in Frankfurt. Did you know that most jobs don’t take place in Frankfurt? But let’s start with the basic questions that arise about models. Becoming a model is quite demanding, because you already start at school. So you have to concentrate not only on good grades, but also on keeping your requirements and improving yourself.

Become a model in Frankfurt Main: How it works

Basically these question always arises first:

How old do I have to be to start modeling?

If you want to be represented and managed as a model in an international model agency like ours, you should be at least 15 years old. As a model agency, we recommend that you concentrate fully on school before you start.

Of course there are not only teenagers and teen models in the model industry, but also models with 20, 30 or even 60 years, so-called Best Agers. We also have tips for you!

Full concentration on school

Good grades and a good basic education will help you a lot later in your job. After all, the better you get, the more flights you have to make, the more punctual you have to get to hotels in new cities where you have to find your way around again and again. Sometimes you have to show some spontaneity for small advertising jobs or moderations. After the shootings or in the breaks, there are small small talks. If you then have a Magazine Shooting and can’t communicate off-set with the others who have usually seen a lot of the world, you shine less than with good general knowledge. But the more you get close to the end of your school days, the more often you will get booking requests from your model agency or cities outside Frankfurt. In addition, there are often travel days, so you are on the road for two or three days. The better your grades are, the more likely your school is to give you this freedom.

Legal requirements and labour law

The second important point in the minimum age of 15 years are the labour laws and regulations that exist in Germany. With 15 years you may already work substantially more freely, under 15 years you need special permissions, e.g. from the youth welfare department in addition, from a specialist. In an international model agency like ours you work a lot with fashion and products for a target group that is also over 16 years. Therefore international model agencies focus on models with 15, 16 years.

International jobs and customers

The third important point, if you want to work internationally, you need time to travel. Such a stay abroad usually lasts at least 45 days, but mostly even 60 days. The only time students really have time for such a long stay, including the trip, is during the summer holidays. In the summer holidays are generally rest periods, not only in Germany but also abroad. The families go on holiday and there is less production. Of course, there are fewer jobs for models. Some agencies, in Paris or also in Milan even close the agency completely for one or two weeks during this time. The high season for such a stay is then again September to December and afterwards from February to July.

In which cities are there the most jobs for models?

If you want to start your career from Frankfurt, your first focus will be on Germany and the larger cities in your area. This mainly includes Cologne but also Düsseldorf. The simple basic rule says that the more people live in a city, the more jobs, more advertising agencies, more manufacturing companies, but also more service providers and more advertising opportunities in the city center. The two factor plays the situation of the city, so there is e.g. a clear Top 10 in Germany. You can get most jobs as a model in Berlin and Hamburg. Especially in Berlin many international productions take place, in Hamburg there are many media agencies and therefore also many offers for models. Then come Munich, Cologne and just after that Frankfurt am Main, Hanover and Düsseldorf.

Alternative for Frankfurt Models: Cologne, Berlin and Frankfurt

In Frankfurt am Main, the view in the direction of Cologne and Düsseldorf is definitely the most worthwhile. But you can also do some interesting and exciting jobs in Frankfurt.

What jobs are there in Frankfurt? Of course you can do a wide range of jobs in Frankfurt. For example, you can work in the Frankfurt city centre for fashion designers and present fashion to customers from all over the world. Showrooms are closed events, usually only the fashion designers, someone from marketing and two representatives of the customer are present. You present the fashion on your body. Such a thing is called Fitting Model. Also in Frankfurt you will do many jobs in showrooms at the beginning of your modeling career. Besides, you will do your first photo shootings as a model in Frankfurt. Probably most of all for Instagram and with growing experience also for the first Frankfurt online shops. No matter if it’s about fashion, products from the technology industry or sports. The better you get and the more varied, the higher the chances are that customers will book you for jobs in Frankfurt.

With increasing experience, productions also increase in size. If you are first-class, you will also make it into the first commercials, as well as here for Opel, produced with three of our models near Frankfurt! With a production team of over 50 people, a helicopter, over ten cars that can be seen alone in the spot and a whole production team behind it.

Quantum Leap – Commercial with 3 CM Models

How do I apply in a model agency in Frankfurt?

For your application in Frankfurt you don’t need much, the experienced eyes of the model agency see the requirements for models at a glance. All we need from you as a model agency are three to four photos. Important, you don’t have to book a professional photographer to improve your model portfolio. At the beginning, at the application, simple mobile phone photos are enough for us as an agency.

It is important that you can be seen in daylight. You should wear neither makeup nor styling, so that nothing distracts from you as a person. Because naturalness is also the most important thing for customers later on. When you later negotiate with customers or send the models abroad, many decisions are made on the basis of Polaroids. Polaroids are just such simple shots. Without styling, makeup, special outfit, nothing distracts from you. The background is a simple concrete wall, you are standing in front of the camera, looking into the lens, without posing and emotions. Naturalness is the A&O.

Read more about this topic here: Model Polaroids.

Do’s and Dont’s for Frankfurt Models

If you really want to become a model, you should avoid any unnatural influences beforehand. This includes simple gel nails but also going to the solarium, hair extensions, lips injections, do without everything! Because you are as beautiful as you are!

Application in a model agency

In the following you simply send your picture material to Modelagentur, some data as well as your contact, your name, place of residence but also the most important measurements as well as your body and clothing size. If a model agency is interested in you, they will get back to you as soon as possible, most likely within five days. So the process won’t take that long, if you don’t get any feedback from the model agencies, the look won’t suit you. Don’t ask any questions, because every model agency has only limited capacities and wants to take care of the models completely. If you are in an agency tomorrow, you would want full attention. If you don’t fit, you should accept this and try your luck in another agency.

How tall do I have to be as a model in Frankfurt?

The body size plays a decisive role, even if there is no completely uniform scale of measurements, the fashion world in particular focuses on a minimum body size of 175cm for women. You shouldn’t be bigger than 181cm either. This is the perfect size for pre-cut garments but also for fashion shows in Frankfurt. Meanwhile you should be at least 186 cm tall and maximum 190 cm in your application as men’s model. So you fit perfectly to the female cast, even if they wear high heels. It is important that you are not too much trained as a man, you should have a defined body, not be a muscle package.

These are the prerequisites for models who want to enter the fashion industry. Of course measurements can also deviate, models with 170 cm can also have success, but statistically it will be less. But if you still make an effort, show full commitment, who knows! You can also be more trained as a man, e.g. if you want to become a sportsman or Fitness Model. In an international agency like ours, however, you should normally meet the requirements.

Tip! Here you can find good Gyms in Frankfurt

The clothing size for women should be between 32 and 36. For Curvy Models, the sizes usually start at 42. For men, the ideal size at the beginning of a career is 48 to 52. If you want to become even more of a minimum size, check out the requirements for models here.

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

What happens after my agency recording in Frankfurt am Main?

The following steps are very different from your age or the time you are going to spend with the school. For example, if you still have two years of school ahead of you, the first two years will focus on building your Modelbook and getting it ready for the national and international market. Your agency will arrange appointments with good photographers to help you with your portfolio. It is important for you always to pay attention to the quality, it is better to have few good photos than a mass of halfway good pictures. Because at the latest when you are in competition as a model, e.g. for jobs in other cities like Hamburg or Berlin, you need a strong portfolio where the customer can see with a few moments how good you are.

After the first year, the first jobs start slowly, it takes a while, because you first have to build up a model book and you have to have good performance in school, so that you get free, most productions, almost all of them, are during the week. If there’s one more day of travel and one day for the return journey, plus the booking is for 2 days, you’re quickly out for a week. Therefore you will work even less during school time and do smaller jobs as well as the previously mentioned showrooms in Frankfurt city centre or for Frankfurt online shops or social media channels like Instagram photo shootings.

If you’re already at the end of your school days at the agency, it’s sometimes a matter of placement abroad. As a model it should go on and on for you, from Frankfurt to Berlin, from Berlin to London Fashion Week and from London to Milan, Paris, Shanghai and Tokyo. That’s exactly the plan of an international model agency and the reason why you’re playing in the professional league here. This requires special commitment, self-interest and of course a constant will to improve yourself. The job of a model is very demanding!

More about modeling and becoming a model?

If you want to become a model full of conviction, then you can read here in our blog many interesting tips about modeling. We not only have exciting information for models from Frankfurt, but also for your career in other cities and abroad. Read interesting interviews as well as testimonials of our models from Milan, Paris or cities like Istanbul. Read more about this topic here:

If you want to apply directly in our model agency as a Frankfurt model, you will find all information and the application form, model application here.

Apartment search and broker

Sooner or later, many models from the Frankfurt area are drawn to the big city. Here is life, the customers, the jobs. But what do you do if you want to find a nice apartment or condominium? Especially for models time is worth a lot, because it often goes from job to job. Many viewing appointments are simply not possible. If you want to save time with finding a flat and viewing it, then we have some tips for you here in Frankfurt! In FIV Magazine you’ll find lots of tips on finding accommodation and brokers in Frankfurt: