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When you think of swimwear modeling, what comes to mind?  A bunch of models hanging out at the beach?  Hot guys in swim trunks?    A deeper look will reveal that there is so much more to swimwear modeling than this.  There is an art and a science to it, and any model should be aware of the fundamentals of swimwear modeling.

For one thing, swimsuit modeling is not for everyone.  It might even be too much for some experienced models.  The reality is that you have to be extremely comfortable wearing small, revealing swimsuits in front of the camera.  Hiding behind layers of clothing is simply not an option for swimsuit models.  Unlike with some other types of male modeling, swimsuit models have to put it all out there, so to speak.

All of this means that male models must have extremely fit, nearly perfect bodies if they choose to pursue swimwear modeling as a career.  The look and build of a swimwear model is not the same as that of other fashion models, as the demands are greater and the standards higher.  With swimwear modeling, it’s all about the body.  Muscular body tone is a must—scrawny guys need not apply.  Plus, your skin tone must be flawless.  Being tall is not as important as having a toned, well-proportioned body.  Equally important is using eye contact and facial expressions that connect with the camera.  The idea is to keep it fun, yet focused.

One must also consider the physical demands involved in swimwear modeling.  Running and climbing are de rigueur activities for swimwear models.  You might be asked to do some actual swimming, as well.  Long work days are not unusual; a day at work might feel like a triathlon sometimes.

Becoming a male swimwear model involves hard work and dedication, like any other type of modeling.  Hit the gym and get a good workout every day for at least a few months.  Send high-quality photos of yourself in swimwear to agencies that feature swimwear models, and be on the lookout for open calls.  And of course, bringing swim trunks to those open calls is a good idea!

Aspiring swimwear models should consider joining a male modeling agency in New York City or other big cities.  Many metropolitan areas have increased opportunities for male modeling, including swimwear modeling.  Check out Bleep Models at www.bleepmodels.com for the latest information on male modeling opportunities in your area.

Well, maybe sometimes they do, but most male models have cut way down on their sugar intake in order to keep the muscles building and the energy flowing. There really is no question about it – if you’re planning on pursuing a modeling career you’re going to have to cut down on your sugar intake considerably to make a go of it.

Why is sugar a no-no?
 
If you have never studied the effects of sugar on a person’s body before, that will have to become a part of your modeling education. Sugar has a devastating effect on anybody, but even more so on male models that plan on maintaining the perfect body.
 
While sugar seems to give you energy, it actually takes it away. When you first see sugar you’ll experience a sudden energy rush that is immediately followed by a crash. This crash of energy can last a lot longer than you’d want it to – especially if it’s your time to work out.
 
While energy drinks that are commonly sold in supermarkets and convenience stores seem enticing, they are actually loaded with sugar and caffeine that will inevitably lead to an energy crash. Male models don’t reach for a candy bar or sugared energy drink when they need to get moving. There are food and drink options including protein bars and vegetable drinks that will give you sustained energy.
 
Don’t have a protein bar around? Cook a couple of eggs and serve it with some whole wheat toast and a glass of homemade squeezed juice. This is the kind of thing that male models would do.
 
Time to empty the cupboards 
 
It’s time to take a second look at the food that you currently have stocked in your cupboard. You may have bought a healthy looking cereal in your grocery store that seemed to be a great alternative to all of the other sugar-laden cereals being promoted. Look again. Just because the box says it is healthy and sugar isn’t the number one ingredient, it may be high on the list. The healthy cereal you’re currently eating may not be all it’s cracked up to be.
 
It’s time to take a look through your cupboards and examine the ingredients in the foods you’re eating to double check that you are not getting a sugar overdose at some of your meals.Male models know that eating healthy is a part of their career and learn to embrace this lifestyle.
 
If you’re ready to take the next step forward and become a male model you’ll have to do the same. Heck, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to do this even if you decide to choose another career path!
 
Here’s a great spot spoofing just this, from our friend, Ronnie Kroell for Andrew Christian.  
 
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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.

In the male model world fitness models are few and far between. In this category of male models, they are working constantly to present themselves as a whole, an interesting face framed by an outstanding physique. Fitness models have to keep up with the correct workout and continue body building to maintain their appeal not only to the modeling agencies across the board but also to the general public; and to keep the paychecks coming in.

Fitness Modeling @ Bleep Models

Balance:

The key to success when you are a fitness model is to maintain your body’s perfect harmony. Too bulky and you’ll lose some of the appeal of mass-market that a modeling agency is looking for and if you are too lean you’ll end up only being viable to model for modeling agencies that deal with runner magazines and long-distance athletics.  Finding and keeping a workout to balance the proportion between large muscle and lean muscle is very important for fitness models.

Muscle:

Weight lifting is just the beginning. Male models also need to spend some serious time doing cardiovascular exercises. Usually around 15 minutes before a workout or 30 minutes on a non-workout day, is just the right amount of cardio that can get fitness models primed up to burn fat and develop muscles. This helps as well to smooth and lean out muscle that you have been building. Doing cardio will sculpt muscles to bless you with that look modeling agencies are searching for in their star male models.

Strength:

Cardio alone just won’t get the job done!  Fitness models should be concentrating on their pecs, quads, triceps, biceps and especially their abs.  It is important for every male fitness model to focus on all of the muscles mentioned above in order to follow a complete fitness program.  Although there is no perfect system to achieve stellar results, a good rule of thumb for the big muscle groups is to train with smaller sets, use hard weights, train them hard and never do them consecutively. For underwear model abs, structured sit-ups and twists are you best bet.

Eating:

You can completely forget about all the above, and most modeling agencies taking the time to look to you, if you do not eat properly.  A good, clean diet (avoiding junk food, alcohol, etc.) is vital for your modeling career.  Many aspiring male models find it beneficial to include whole, natural foods into their diet, as well as protein and other appropriate supplements, as needed.  There are many resources available for healthy, balanced diets so do your research.  In the end, it will help your career, body and overall appearance.

 

Male models are often overlooked in the fashion world in spite of it being a very successful career path for the right person. If you have always been told that you “have what it takes,” then you may wish to pursue a career in this field. It can be exciting when you land that first job, but don’t let your excitement and passion get in the way of some basic preparation techniques that you need to know. As an old commercial once stated, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” So when you go in for your first model shoot, make that impression a great one by following these tips for success:
 

Healthy Habits:

Long before you ever land the job, you should be working on your physique through diet and exercise. Most modeling agencies are looking for an attractive male model, who knows how to bring out the best qualities in their products. If you cannot bring out the best qualities of yourself, then how can you be expected to do that for a product? It is recommended that you keep regular exercise routines of 1-2 hours per day or more. You should also adjust your diet depending on the needs of the type of modeling that you are going to do. Take more calories for bulkier jobs. Less for the “Average Joe but still sexy” look.

Hygiene Habits:

This is a biggie as you prepare for that first male model shoot. Guys usually have trouble with a few key areas when it comes to unsightly hair growth. Ear hair, nose hair, and yes, even body hair, can all get in the way of one’s “look” for the part. If you are an underwear model, better make sure to get that bikini wax. If not, you should still keep a finely trimmed look about you unless the part specifically calls for something different. Also, don’t forget the little things that make a big difference, like keeping those nails trimmed, brushing your teeth, and engaging in good bathing practices. You want to be both good looking and professional, and this ensures that you do it.

Professionalism Habits:

The section above touched on the word “professionalism.” If you are looking to be viewed as a professional male model, then you should be articulate in how you communicate with directors, photographers, and any other person that you will be working with. You never can tell who the person you are working with will become, and once in the industry, things stay pretty tight knit, so cultivating good relationships with people is essential to a successful first model shoot.

If you are on the brink of a career in male modeling, keep all these things in mind, and you could become the next big thing. 

Are you considering a career in male modeling? If so, you need a good modeling agency on your side. Visit our site to get your foot in the door & jump-start your career! 

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.

 

Male modeling is a competitive industry, and male models have to constantly struggle to keep their bodies in peak physical condition for photo shoots. Unlike runway models, male fitness models depend on their faces and their muscles to keep their job, and it’s easy to slip into a routine once a few modeling jobs have been landed or a modeling agency picks up your contract. Before you know it, those washboard abs can look more like a flat-front washing machine, and all that definition you worked so hard for through body building can start to slip away. Here are a few tips for keeping your body a perfect visual sensation for more modeling gigs and photo sessions.

Don’t Stress
Athletes have peak periods and valley periods during their muscle training cycles, and so will male models. It’s normal to put on or lose a few pounds, or slip out of “perfect form” every so often. Even the Greek god like bodies of male models needs rest, and so long as you can be ready and fit for your modeling job, that’s all that matters. Stressing too about periods in which muscle development isn’t maximal will make gaining muscle and getting toned that much more difficult – being ready for the photo shoot is all that really matters.

Find a Full-Body Plan
Everyone will tell you that male models need great abs, and guess what – they’re absolutely right. When you’re starting out, many modeling agencies will ask you to send pictures of your ripped abs, and you need a plan for your abs in order to stack up against other fitness models. But having great abs alone won’t get you modeling jobs – you need total body building in order to perform at your maximum. This means finding a work out plan not only for your biceps, triceps, pecs and abs, but also for your quads, calves and hammies. Cardio is also vital for fitness models; your body needs to be ripped, not looking like it’s going to rip itself in two!

There is no perfect workout plan that will guarantee you modeling jobs and gigs. Instead, it’s up to you to do the best workout you can, know what your body is capable of, and then present that to modeling agencies. When combined with a great workout program, hard work can produce a fantastic body; that is the key to open the door into male modeling.

Male modeling is becoming an increasingly competitive business, as attitudes change and more and more men are looking to break into the industry. One of the most important and up-and-coming niche fields of the male modeling industry is the area of fitness models – an area very different from other fields of male modeling.

When most people think about the modeling industry, they think about high-end fashion, clothing, and women.  When people think about male models, it’s often an image of a skinny, slightly androgynous man wearing the latest fashions out of Europe. However for male fitness models, it’s an entirely different world.

Male modeling agencies that specialize in fitness models are looking for an entirely different body type than runway models.  This slice of the modeling industry wants to see not just you, and your handsome face, but also your muscles.

Modeling jobs in the fitness modeling industry don’t always go to the guy who’s the buffest, or the one who has the best abs, but if you’re looking to get your start in the modeling industry, there are a few things that you need to understand. First, it’s important to realize that modeling gigs in this part of the industry are much more concerned about the body as a whole than their counterparts in the mainstream fashion modeling industry. This means that getting a tight, toned body with great abs and good muscle symmetry is key – huge pecs and skinny arms won’t land you a job, and neither will a flat stomach that doesn’t have defined abs. Your face is important too – you can’t neglect it in favor of your body, but it isn’t the only thing that the photographer is going to care about. Male models in this industry are paid to show off their muscles – often in shorts or underwear – and they need to be a total body package.

If you’re looking to get a start in the fitness modeling industry, you need to think about what kind of company you want to work for,. But, you need to be up for the challenge.   Body building is a huge part of the fitness side of male modeling, and while you don’t need to be Mr. Universe, you will need to take the time to eat right and focus on your muscle development and definition.

Do you think that this is the job for you and you have what it takes?  Then stop by Bleep Models and send us some shots of yourself and take the first step in your male modeling career.