Lots of young girls aspire to be successful models. However, it’s not only the modelling jobs themselves that attract interest, it’s the possibility of becoming famous as well. From Cara Delevingne, to Kate Moss, to Jourdan Dunn, to Naomi Campbell, to Adriana Lima; there’s no shortage of models who have attained a celebrity status. If you carve a successful career in the world of modelling, you have every opportunity to follow in the footsteps of these famous faces.
Modelling and potential celebrity status
Modelling and potential celebrity status go hand in hand. The more successful you are in your career the greater chance you have of becoming famous. Let’s start by taking the four main fashion weeks into account. Those who feature in New York, London, Milan and Paris for major brands have huge potential to soar. Their picture is going to be all over the newspapers, magazines and indeed the internet. Or, let’s say you bag yourself a shoot with a popular magazine, you are going to be generating mass attention.
Modelling and music
Another great thing about modelling is that it opens other doors. If you have another talent, for example, you’re a good singer, you can use your popularity as a model to drive your music career. Use Soundcloud plays to get your music out there while you build up your modelling portfolio at the same time. Just look at Cara Delevingne - she went from photoshoots to blockbuster movies!
Nowadays it is all about branding yourself. All individuals in famous professions are now marketing themselves as a whole – not just what they do. This includes everyone from footballers, to actors and actresses, to musicians. Being an active Twitter user can be extremely beneficial. In fact, research shows that models are becoming more famous from Twitter than they are from glossy magazines. The reason why it is so effective for models in particular is because they are typically in a job which does not give them a voice.
Most models have created a career based on their face, not what they have to say. Social media gives them the opportunity to show off their personality and so it is an excellent marketing tool to help them become more famous. After all, fame is often measured by the number of followers an individual has on Twitter or ‘likes’ on Facebook. Models such as Doutzen Kroes and Coco Rocha have really used social media to their advantage.
Modelling and television
Modelling gives you the wings to soar. You will have opportunities to get involved in other projects. Look at Tyra Banks, Naomi Campbell, Erin O’Conner, Elle MacPherson and Karolina Kurkova, who have enhanced their profile by moving into television. All have been a part of reality shows looking for the next top model. You’ve then got the likes of Chanel Iman, Jourdan Dunn and Joan Smalls who have featured in music videos for people such as Beyonce and Jessie J. Would they have had such a chance of doing so if they had not been a model? And let’s not ignore how much exposure such high profile videos would have provided.
Finally, you also need to consider the networking opportunities you are going to have at your disposal. You will be invited to various events as you will have to represent the brands and magazines you have deals with. With each event that comes you will be boosting your profile. You may be invited to award shows and alike and these should all be seen as opportunities – not just a chance to have fun.
When you take all of these points into account, it is not hard to see why modelling is such a desirable career choice for those who wish to achieve celebrity status. You can’t cut corners however. You need to be successful in your career if you want to be famous. Once the ball starts rolling you will begin building your profile until you become a name no one fails to recognise. Having a good agency and team by your side always helps. This is something you should consider carefully when proceeding.