Generally, when males think of ‘models’ they think of 6 foot, stick thin, pretty ladies. What many males forget to associate with modelling is the inclusion of both sexes.
Leading modelling agency Models Direct say their business is feeling the demand for male models. According to Models Direct, males (especially those over 40) are often reluctant to try modelling. This is generally due to the stigma that modelling carries.
A common thought from many males is that modelling is only for females. For those who think that, companies like Models Direct say all you need to do is look around at billboards, magazines and advertisements to realise that modelling accommodates for the male species.
Another reason males are reluctant to become a model is because of the “girly” stigma that goes with it. As soon as you mention male and model in one sentence, certain stereotypes come to mind. While a modelling career requires a bit of makeup and a bit of posing, becoming a model is not as feminine as many males think.
What a number of males tend to forget is that the 45 year old guy in the Gap catalogue is a paid model, even if he doesn’t look like the stereotypical ‘male model’. Companies like Models Direct are saying that now is the time for men to give it a go.
There is growing demand for men in all age demographics, and a part time modelling career can be a great way to build confidence, learn something new, earn some money on the side, and have a bit of fun.
* To find out more about Models Direct: http://www.modelsdirect.com/
* Find out about how you could become a model: http://www.modelsdirect.com/
* To find a model for your business: http://www.modelsdirect.com/
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