Modeling today has become one of the most sought after career options for
youngsters in India. This is one of the most thrilling as well as lucrative
profession, it attracts males and females equally, though there was a time
when females dominated the field. With the expansion of consumerism and
media there has been a fabulous boost in the ad industry. This along with
upsurge in fashion industry have made modeling an attractive career option.
It has generated a large and continuing demand for fresh faces and
personalities to launch and promote a variety of branded products or show a
garment to its best advantage.
Modeling is, undoubtedly a glamorous field which offers tremendous
opportunities to travel and meet various classes of people. Moreover once
established it is a highly paid job. Even with all these plus points it
involves lot of hard work, dedication and perseverance to be successful in
this field. It is a highly competitive and short- lived career. Further,
stress factor is high and the hours are erratic. The job also requires a lot
of stamina and patience.
It is a profession where educational qualifications become insignificant and
physical attributes and personal qualities assume importance.
Modeling are of various types. The modeling can be broadly classified into
ramp modeling, television modeling and print modeling.
There is no specific qualification or age limit to enter into this field.
First step for making an entry is to prepare a portfolio.
Job Prospects and Career Options:
Modeling can be mainly classified into Television modeling, Print
modeling/Still modelling, Ramp modelling/live modeling, Show room modeling,
Advertising modelling etc.