If you want to join the fitness modelling industry, it is just logical that you do the other stuff that models have to do to get that photo shoot. Selling yourself is part and parcel of the modelling industry. The agents need to see photographs of you in a variety of poses, a variety of clothes and styles. The photographs cannot just be place in a manila envelope. If you want to look professional, present yourself professionally.
Creating a fitness modelling portfolio involves money and cooperation between you and the photographer. Make sure that the photographer likes you already, because if they don’t, somehow that comes across the lenses and no matter how beautiful or photogenic you are, the photos are just not right.
Fitness modelling not just encourages the model to have a healthy body and lifestyle that accompanies the beautiful body, there is also that ‘it’ factor. The ‘it’ is only seen in the photographs. Professional photographers have an instinct when it comes to this. They may see a beautiful model, but once the ‘it’ is there, they manage to catch it in the camera and it comes across like lightning. There seems to be magic coming out of the photos when they get developed. That ‘it’ is the road to success.
Unfortunately, not all have that factor. But what they don’t have, they can overcome through other means. Gracing a magazine cover as a model is different, but when you are on that cover because you won a competition on fitness modelling, that’s a different story altogether.
So to sell yourself, try to make sure that you do all the nitty gritty work that comes with fitness modelling. From portfolios, to hairstyle, to how you present yourself to agents and companies who may hire you. Present a look that is all yours and sell that look. Looking good may not be good enough, but selling those good looks may just cut the right way.