Modeling just like any other occupation requires experience but most times some aspiring models lack that and are left wondering how they can break into the market. The truth is that you need experience, connection, or both to break into the modeling industry. Even the best supermodels began modeling with no experience. So you are not the first or only.
Below are how you can break into the modeling industry with no experience and connection.
1. Make use of social media
Social media is so powerful that it can make anyone famous overnight. It has changed the way modeling is viewed. It is the best place to start your modeling career with no experience or connection. Many modeling agencies and brands are constantly looking for a fresh face. Take great pictures showing off your model pose and tag brands and model agencies as well as using the appropriate hashtags wisely.
2. Collaborate, volunteer, network
As an aspiring model trying to break into the industry, you need to network. Go to events where you will find people from the industry and mingle. This can open big doors for you. it is not ideal but you should volunteer to do free modeling gigs. This will help build your portfolio and expose you to industry people. It is also important to collaborate with other aspiring models, two heads are better than one.
3. Participate in modeling competitions
Another important thing you should do to break into the industry as an aspiring model is to participate in modeling competitions. There is no guarantee that you will win but you never know until you try. Kate Wasley, an Australian model came to fame by submitting her photographs to a modeling competition. And went on to become the winner and face of Autograph Fashion in 2016. So try it.