To err, human. We all make mistakes. That doesn’t give you an excuse to make mistakes that professionals warn about time and time again. Educate yourself on the modeling industries top beginner blunders so you can appear more professional than your competition.
Every great artist is able to critique their own work. They know immediately when something isn’t up to industry standard. Why, then, would models even dream of keeping unflattering photos in their portfolio? The goal of modeling is to always look flattering. Two great shots are better than a book of mediocre options. Do not be afraid to toss photos that look bad.
Nerves make us do weird things, especially in email correspondence where facial expression and aural tone are non-existent. Do not be tempted to fix this through emojis or overly-wordy emails. Simply provide the information asked for, ask any questions you have and move on with your life. Professionals are busy and only seek out the information they need when they need it. It’s important to practice being a professional that respects everyone’s time and money now rather than later when it might be too late.
You should never do a job that challenges your integrity, but you should be open to all jobs that don’t. How are you going to figure out your niche if you’re unwilling to try out different genres of modeling? Just because Paris turned you down doesn’t mean you can’t kick start your career elsewhere. An enormous part of finding true success is knowing an opportunity when you see it and then accepting said opportunity even if it’s not exactly what you had in mind. There are many roads to getting what you want out of life.