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This advice explains the steps necessary to be a male model who is successful.

1) First of all men that want to model should be certain that they have marketable qualities. It is reasonable that all people consider themselves good looking, however you must realize that you need to make a remarkable impression. You don’t need to be breathtakingly beautiful but you must have something special so the product you are marketing will stay on the consumer’s mind.

2) Then you must figure out the type of model you are hoping to become. There are many different types of models besides high fashion models, such as models that appear in department store advertisements. Those models are also very well paid. Models like these are the type that are making commercials for Best Buy, or posing in newspaper advertisements with cracker boxes in their hands. These particular guys work in the field of Commercial Print Models. These are the guys who are considered the men next door. The average person feels a connection to these men because Commercial models don’t have to be as tall as fashion models. Height requirements differ for fashion and commercial print significantly, in fashion, 5’11” is generally accepted, but 6′ may be required at certain agencies, while in commercial print 5’6″ is perfectly acceptable.

3) The next thing is to have a professional photo shoot. There are agencies for which you won’t have to have a professional photo when you sign up, but I can attest to the fact that they’re usually helpful. Sometimes local photographers are trying to create a profession portfolio of their own and are looking for models to do a TF shoot. Often they will give you pictures in exchange for your modeling. Be cautious! Do not trust people who claim that they are professional photographers. Consider their professional references and their portfolios. Professional photos are a big expense, usually at least $800.00, because this is a large amount, I strongly advise not spending the money on photos.

4) After you have decent pictures taken, you need to send your pictures to various agencies all over the world. Casting agency directories are available that can help ambitious people find work in commercials, TV shows and movies.

5) If all goes well, you will receive an invitation from an agency to meet with them. It is vital to dress appropriately and arrive well before the scheduled appointment time. Designer jeans and a tailored shirt with black shoes typically are a good option. The agents are not looking for a perfect GQ model, but they want a natural look. They hope to find out who you really are.

6) If all goes well, a reputable agency scout will sign you to a contract. Make sure that the contract specifies that a large portion of the money is for the model while a small commission goes to the agency. NO AGENCY FEES FOR REPRESENTATION! In some cases, there could be a charge of a maximum of $200.00 in order to include your link on their website and a certain amount of money to print out comp cards, but that is all that you should expect. If you are persuaded by your agency to spend money for photos or pay them a fee each month then you should get away from them. You do not need to sign with one of the very first agencies that comes to you.

Men who model underwear need to be dedicated and in good physical shape. You are going to be in competition with other aspiring underwear models, so you will have to tone abs as well as thighs and glutes in order to define your muscles. It isn’t easy to break into underwear modeling, but you can maximize your opportunities through regular exercise, eating healthy, and also by having a good agent. In addition you have to be comfortable modeling various kinds of underwear, such as thongs or briefs that are Brazilian cut.

The Prep:

1. Make an exercise plan for yourself. You’ll need to build muscles and do cardio workouts in order to have the defined muscles that are needed by male underwear models. It is recommended to undergo weight training 4 days a week and a cardio/ab workout on the other three days. Underwear models have specific toning needs, and this workout addresses each of those unique areas including the biceps, quadriceps, upper and lower chest, abs and even the back.

2. Eat a healthy diet. If you want to have the body of an underwear model, you are going to have to work out regularly and eat in a healthy manner. Fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains in balanced portions should be included in your diet. After you work out it is good to enhance your muscle development by drinking a protein shake. In addition, plan for five or six meals during a day so that you are never hungry.

3. Get your portfolio ready. If you are going to look for an agent or go to casting calls, these are things you must do. When you have worked out and developed your physique, set up an appointment with a professional photographer to take head shots and then use the photos to create a comp card (a card the size of a postcard that lists your measurements and has a portfolio picture.) When preparing for the body shots for your portfolio, include a variety of underwear, such as boxers and briefs. And be certain that the photos are taken in a place with good lighting since that will allow your defined muscles to show well.

4. Visit modeling agencies and apply. An agent can help you get into castings and jobs that are not open to models that do not have agents. To find an agent, you should visit directory sites or make a Google search for male modeling agencies. Search for agencies that handle commercial and print work and will hire male models, as some only have casting availability for women. You usually have to send a head shot photo, a whole body photo along with a comp card, resume, and cover letter in order to make application to an agency.

5. Use your own resources to seek out available positions. While waiting to get the right agent, check out modeling jobs for underwear that will take you on without an agent. Look into the underwear companies that are not as big to see if they have casting calls or shows coming up. Find out who the casting person is and send him comp card along with your portfolio.

Getting into fitness modeling is not a walk in the park. Often, male models look at successful models and think that it’s easy getting into the industry. But that is not exactly true. There is a lot of work to do. For instance, you are unlikely to become a successful fitness model if you don’t have six-pack abs to show off.

Having visible abs is one of the first requirements to fitness modeling and certainly helps you to take better fitness photos. With more photos and experience, you can build a stronger portfolio, which will lead to even more modeling assignments. So how exactly do you go about acquiring the perfect model abs? Here are some useful tips.

Tip 1:  Workout intensely and build up your athletic ability. Forget about those leisure walks in the park! To get a well-defined abs, you need to work-out intensely so that you burn off as much fat as possible. You must also try to build up lean muscle mass at the same time. Having more lean muscle will boost your metabolism and help you maintain a lean muscular physique. Plan your workouts and make sure you stick to the plan! For instance, it’s common for fitness models to work out in the gym at least 4 to 5 times per week. That leaves 2 to 3 days for recovery. Each session should last about an hour or so.

Tip 2:  Watch your nutrition. This is the second element of your formula for success. Some people think that they can eat whatever they want because they are exercising to burn off fat. That is just not true! You cannot eat just anything and your diet should always compliment your workout! If you eat junk food, your body will soon become weaker and your workouts will become less effective.

Watching your nutrition means you should eat as cleanly as possible. Consume more protein for muscle recovery and to boost muscle growth. Watch every shred of food that you put in your mouth and don’t let oily or fatty foods dominate your daily diet. Work off your daily caloric intake and have the discipline to not exceed your daily targeted calories. Watching your diet doesn’t mean you should starve yourself. But you should eat good, clean, whole foods so that your body doesn’t store fat. In time, your abs will start to become more visible.

Tip 3:  Don’t forget cardio workouts! Lifting weights in the gym is great, and such exercises will help you build big muscles very quickly. But to get a lean and cut physique, you need to do some cardiovascular exercises as well to help burn off excess fat. Do your cardio workouts right after your resistance training. Spend between 30 to 45 minutes on the treadmill, stair master or elliptical trainer. You can also go outdoors for a good run if you like.

 

Fitness models spend their time and effort projecting the positive effects and advantages of being physically fit. They showcase their beautifully sculptured bodies to promote health products and fitness ideas. This can encourage others to live the same healthy lifestyle as they do.

Working out for at least 30 minutes a day would be enough for someone to start a healthy lifestyle. Making time for it won’t be too hard. For instance, skipping a television show, waking up a bit earlier than usual, or cutting down break times would allow one to make time for an exercise, despite their busy schedule.

Anyone who has the ability to move his body is also capable of doing exercise, and anyone who can promote the advantages of exercise and physical fitness is suited to become a fitness model. If you positively feel that you’ve got the potential, here are some guidelines to becoming a fitness model.

1. Forget about the notion that fitness is nothing but having the perfect vital statistics. What most women adore nowadays are those hot male models in the print ads and commercials that have bulky muscles, and six-pack abs . It is fruitless to think that physical appearance is everything that matters to becoming a male fitness model.

A real fitness model gives importance to his overall health and not just his physical appearance. The main priority should be how to maintain his health, rather than how to make himself look masculine and attractive. A fit man doesn’t have to have the measurements of a winning athlete or a champion sportsman. He must look the part of a man, exuding health and total fitness.

2. Accept the truth that the foods you choose to eat affect your body. Your body can also show the kind of lifestyle you live, regardless of the genes you inherited. If you’re not ready to accept that fact, then you will have difficulties in sustaining a healthy lifestyle, being physically fit, and becoming a fitness model might not be the best thing for you

3. Choose the healthy way of living. Genes may be one of the major factors that affect health, but it does not control the mind. One can choose what to eat and decide what activities to do, so it is the self-discipline that will lead one to become a true fitness model. Without the will and self-discipline, the whole fitness regimen would be a failure.

4. Look at yourself positively and create a confident self-image. To truly become a star fitness model, you have to attract and exude positive vibes in all aspects of your life. No matter how chaotic your environment is or how stressful you work is, you should never let your body or mind suffer. Stop thinking that a muscular body, lighter weight, and bigger biceps will make your life better. A positive and confident self-image will eventually lead to a self-respect that you would project to others. Then they will give their respect and admiration back to you

The bottom line is that, being a professional athletic male fitness model is not only about being well-built, muscular and good-looking. Nor is it about being self-centered and vain. The most important thing is to have a body that is physically defined and healthy, as well as exude the warmth and beauty from within.

 

Fitness models are a special breed of male models. If you are one, or aspiring to be one, you know the kind of pressure that’s on you to make sure you’re not only just another pretty face, but that you’ve got the body to back it up. Fitness models are in the position of not only having to keep fit in order keep their jobs coming in the modeling industry, but also doing the right kind of workouts to keep their appeal to modeling agencies all across the industry.

Find the Balance
For fitness models in the male modeling industry, it’s a careful balance between lean and bulky muscle that is most key. Too lean and you’ll end up only being viable to modeling agencies that deal with runner magazines and long-distance athletics; too bulky and you’ll lose some of the mass-market appeal that a modeling agency is looking for. Balance between lean and large muscle workouts are key for fitness models.

Building Lean Muscle
Lifting weights is only half the battle. Running – or cardio work of any kind – is a key component in the routine of great male models. The right amount of cardio (usually 15 minutes before a workout or 30 minutes on a non-workout day) can get fitness models primed up to burn fat and develop muscle.  This can also help to smooth and lean out muscle that you’ve been building and ripping. Cardio helps to sculpt defined muscles and give you the look that male modeling agencies are looking for in their leading guys.


Getting Stronger
Of course, cardio alone won’t cut it. Fitness models need to be thinking about their biceps, triceps, pecs, quads, and yeah – most importantly your abs. All of these are essential parts in the body building regimen, and fitness models need to focus on them all. No one system will deliver perfect results, but good rules to keep in mind for large muscle groups are to train them hard, with small sets and hard weights, and remember not do them two days in a row. For abs, targeted sit-ups or twists are going to be your ticket to male modeling success.

Eating Right
None of the above will matter, and modeling agencies won’t even look at your photos if you don’t eat right. Make sure you’re getting the whole fuels your body needs and cut out the junk foods, if you want to make it in the world of fitness models.


Up to the challenge and have a great body? Send us your info at Bleep Models and we’ll help you get started on the right foot.