Many parents want to ask the question “how does my child become a model?”. Perhaps you want to find new modeling opportunities, or perhaps you’re getting started in child modeling and want help your child become a successful model.
A important factor in the success of a child model is having a devoted parent who will help them in their career. The success of a child model can depend on if the parent or parents have enough time to support their child and are committed to taking on all of the new responsibilities that come with the job.
The desire to help your child become a model, whether as a baby model, as a toddler, or starting in teenage modeling, can be very strong. The idea of seeing your son or daughter in a nationwide television advert or on the front cover of a popular magazine is very exciting, but there’s plenty of work to be done before you get to that stage. It can be overwhelming for many parents who didn’t realize how much effort would be involved, so make sure you consider this first. There will be a lot of driving your child around to auditions and casting calls, taking them to photo shoots and plenty of time spent helping them look their best!
If you’re happy to devote some time to helping your child be a successful child model, then there is wide demand for all types of kids as models. Child modeling agencies are not only seeking “traditionally beautiful” children either – agencies and model photographers both agree that with the wealth of visual content in the media today, companies need babies, infants, children, teenagers and young adults of all shapes and sizes and ethnic backgrounds. The important things are that they are photogenic, their parents will make sure they don’t miss appointments, and they are well-behaved during photo shoots! Any child who meets those criteria might have a career opportunity in modeling.
If your child looks good on film and you are happy to put in the work to support them, then you’re ready to get started.
If you’re asking “How can my child become a model?” then consider these tips:
- Put together a set of photographs of your children looking at their best. These don’t need to be professional. Natural, photogenic snaps of your kids are what modeling agencies are looking for.
- Send the snaps to some local (or even national) child modeling agencies and ask to be considered.
- If your child has potential then an agency will ask you to go in and see them.
- Make sure your child is feeling happy that day. Don’t over dress them or put any make-up on them. Be friendly and natural. You’ll knock ’em dead!
- And finally: if at first you don’t succeed, try again. There are many agencies out there with different focuses, so if one says no then it might just mean you have are better opportunity lurking around the next corner. Be persistent!
That’s it! you’re ready to get started in the world of child modeling. Now go find an agency and get going. And good luck!