Bright, bubbly, confident, jumping in front of the camera at every opportunity – sound familiar? If your child displays these traits, then they might be perfect for a career in children’s modelling. Here are a few ways to work out if your child has what it takes to get ahead in this competitive industry.
Does your child actually want to model?
Modelling might seem like an exciting, glitzy job, and it definitely can be, but to be successful in children’s modelling you need to work hard. Because behind the lights, cameras, and fun outfits is a culmination of many hours of concentration, following instructions, and dealing with new people on a regular basis. So, you need to have an open conversation with your child and discuss what it means to be a model.
Set expectations and goals
A big part of success is having clear goals and a good understanding of what you want from your experience. Your child needs to know why he/she/they want to model – for fun, some extra pocket money, or in the hopes of launching a full career? Working out the motivation and drive behind the interest will help you and your child determine how much time and effort you are both willing to invest in modelling.
Another important factor to consider is how your child reacts to rejection. How do they handle hearing “no”? What is their response to loss? Whilst it would be fantastic to believe that your child will secure every job they audition for, it’s very likely they will have to go through a number of rejections in the process. And no one likes to lose. It can be demoralising. So, your child needs to have a healthy relationship with their emotions and understand that a knock-back is not a reflection on their talent or looks, just that the job wasn’t right for them.
Engage representation for children’s modelling
The smoothest and most beneficial pathway into children’s modelling is through a kid’s talent agency. Professional representation will introduce you and your child to some of the country’s biggest names in modelling. Reputable agencies will have a comprehensive list of highly recognisable clients and enable your child to access closed casting calls.
Overall, engaging a talent agency to represent your child will help progress their career. While supporting you through every stage of the process. Importantly, an agency will connect your child with influential industry professionals and promote/champion your child on your behalf.
Children’s modelling in Melbourne
Your budding catwalk star needs the best representation to help catapult their career into the stratosphere. Casting Kids is one of Melbourne’s leading children’s modelling agencies. We work hard to find your child modelling opportunities. We also pride ourselves on providing high quality, personalised services to you and your child.
Casting Kids is dedicated to guiding you through the competitive world of modelling. We offer expert advice and support to help you and your child make the most out of each casting. So, contact Casting Kids today to find out more about how we can help your child prepare for a career in modelling.