Discussion on ModelMayhem 138 comments How to Make It as a 40+ Model
margavandervet an hour ago
Detected as spam Thanks, we'll work on getting this corrected.The Author: Now, 9 years later or so (I am a 52 years woman now and occasionally just a model.), a lot of women are still mailing me, directly on my websites, to ask for help. I am very sorry but I really can not help women individually. Building up a portfolio is really the most important thing to do and step 1. Find a good photographer (a local photographer found on Modelmayhem?) and ask him to make bloody good, honest casting pictures in business clothes, casual clothes and smiling portraits. Just a few good pictures are the best start to apply on model-forums, casting-agencies, maybe model-agencies and to build up a great portfolio, fashion, artistic, commercial (depending on your dreams, skills, talents and looks).
Please do not contact me for personal advices as I do not have contacts with modelagencies around the world and I am not into the fashion-model-business. On Modelmayhem EDU are very informative good articles and advices from models who know the business. And great photographers who might want to help you to build up your portfolio or to help you with a first photoshoot.
Good Luck, have fun and be realistic!
Marga van der Vet, the Netherlands