Being a male model doesn’t mean getting a free ride to the best parties in town. It takes hard work to be a male model, as well as long hours, and sometimes, little payoff. That being said, breaking into the modeling industry as a male is a bit easier than it is for women, because male models don’t have to meet the same rigid physical requirements all the time and can work for many years — some of them working well into their fifties. If you want to know if you’ve got what it takes to be a male model, just follow along.
Meet the industry standards. Though male models have a bit more flexibility in terms of their looks than female models, there are still some general standards that you should meet if you want to be a male model. But if you don’t meet all of these standards, don’t be too discouraged; if you’ve really got “the look,” then you may be able to find work even if you’re below the average height or above the average weight for male models. Here are some points to consider as you decide whether or not you should get in to male modeling:
Avoid scams. Unfortunately, scamsare all too present in the modeling agency. You can get scammed during pretty much any step along the way, from being tricked into taking expensive photos from a shady photographer or getting “signed” with a fake or disreputable agent.