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Let’s face it, if you don’t have any acting or singing talent you can still get by in show business with one intangible: good looks. No, it’s not necessarily fair but that is the nature of working in front of a camera. Hollywood is full of good looking men and women who can’t act to save their lives or carry a tune but still keep showing up in television shows, commercials and movies. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out why: audiences like to watch attractive people. Sure there are exceptions to the rule and stunningly good looking people such as Brad Pitt and Halle Berry are very talented performers but if you have the right look you may want to consider breaking into show business by going the modeling route.
Like the saying goes, it doesn’t matter how you make it so long as you make it. The days of having a degree from Julliard or being formerly trained by a Shakespeare theatre company are long gone. Today actors and singers are finding all types of ways to get into the game including modeling gigs, commercials, reality shows and singing contests such as American Idol. The rise of YouTube and viral social media sites like Facebook have made people Internet stars overnight and it just happened to be a YouTube video of Justine Bieber that caught the attention of R&B star Usher who quickly snatched up the young talent and launched him into super-stardom. So, if having good looks can get you a shot at a film audition, by all means use it to your advantage.
As with other casting calls including film, television and stage, modeling auditions aren’t exactly easy. You may think there are not that many beautiful people around but you’ll be surprised when you show up to a
modeling casting call
and discover firsthand just how many attractive men and women are looking for work. Still, if you have the right face and body you could land yourself a contract to model fashion, cologne or perfume, cars, jewelry and other products. And then all it takes is the right person seeing your ad and telling an assistant to find out who you are.
If you plan on going through modeling to get into performance art have a portfolio ready for casting directors. Actors usually only need a head shot but models are better off having a book of photos that show their face or body in a number of outfits and settings to capture one’s versatility. Also, use your free time for acting and singing lessons so if you do get a shot at a serious role you at least have some foundation to work off instead of being just another pretty face.
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