The male modeling industry has grown in the past 10 years as many men become more aware of body image and the advantages that it can bring. If you have the look, style and the determination you could be the next big male model.
Before you start to approach a male modeling agency in Nigeria, you need to establish what you have to offer and what style of modeling you will aim to get into. Let me take you through What it takes to become an international recognized male model in Nigeria.
A great toned physic is a bonus, unlike female models, male models can be more muscular and have defined muscles, but if you have a little too much fitness modeling could be more suitable. If you are not comfortable advertising underwear, then decide early on that you will not take on jobs like this. Understanding your limits and respecting them may cost you a few jobs, but it will also help you further define your niche and, in the long run, aid you in the quest to become a male model.
Basic performance skills are very useful to have, you may have the looks of a model but if you don’t walk, move and pose naturally in front of the camera then you will not succeed in this field.
You need a lot of confidence in yourself and be able to put trust in other professionals such as stylists and photographers.
Even male models will be expected to wear make-up for photoshoots, this is just applied naturally so you look better in front of the camera but a willingness to be open-minded will make you much more appealing to a prospective client or agency.
There are several different styles of modeling for male models such as catalogue, sports clothing advertising, health and fitness, through to high fashion if you have a slender body type. There are male modeling opportunities that cater to niche markets such as men over forty, big and tall men, and men of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds. If your interested in becoming a male model in Nigeria email me: email@example.com or follow on twitter @udeozochibuzo
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