How To Get Yourself on Model Mayhem
From A Gatekeeper’s Perspective
So, you’ve uploaded your images and created a profile but you’re rejected and don’t know why. Here are a few tips to help you get yourself added to the most popular Web site for amateur modeling & photography talent.
First, look at your images. Are there any selfies? These are the camera phone photos you take of yourself trying to look sexy. Some are in front of a mirror. Others are taken with the camera phone at arms length. The worst image you could post are what we call duck face. That’s where you purse your lips at the camera thinking it looks sexy. It would if you were the AFLAC duck. The best suggestion I have for selfies is not to use them. Instead, have a friend take your photos. Another negative is to not add any of the Instagram filters. IDK why people add the yellow filter – See Wikipedia for Jaundice.
Next, your profile. Let me just say that if you think you’re the master of the one liner, you’re not. You need to include relevant information about what you have done and what your goals are and what you can bring to the table. Think of the profile as your resume. Include hobbies that might be relevant to the type of modeling you do. List any dance or drama experience.
So, how can you improve your chances for approval and also for landing good gigs with photos in your profile? Well, first get more than 4 different images. Wear multiple changes of clothes for the shoot. Don’t apply the cheesy color and tone filters. Get good headshots made and make that your avatar.
Hey good luck and have FUN!