Fitness Modeling/Underwear Modeling

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    Feb 08, 2012 10:12 AM GMT
    Does anyone have any connections in this industry? Or could refer me to an agency who've they've seen their work and thought it was good. When I return stateside from this deployment, I am wanting to give this a shot. Thanks for reading. Any thing would get me closer than where I am now!
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    Feb 08, 2012 2:38 PM GMT
    Create a profile on modelmayem.com and start networking. Lots of models and photographers on that site.
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    Feb 08, 2012 2:58 PM GMT
    Here is a list of agencies. You could try to submit photos to them and see if you get any feedback.

    http://models.com/agencies/
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    Feb 08, 2012 3:23 PM GMT
    move to LA
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    Feb 08, 2012 3:35 PM GMT
    You're hot. Just do porn and get it over with.

    www.seancody.com

    www.randyblue.com

    Please send me links to any videos you may have on Xtube, Rockettube, etc.

    Thanks in advance. ;-)
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    Feb 08, 2012 3:46 PM GMT
    defintitely start with modelmayhem.com and work from there. It will help you to guage interest levels, check out the competition and the type of shots that you will need for your portfolio, It's a crowded market!

    There are also photographers on the site who you can tap up.

    Good luck man!
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    Feb 08, 2012 3:48 PM GMT
    I've been wondering about the same thing. I don't have the body yet to be in the industry but I would love to give it a shot one day so I could feel somewhat sexy, ya know? I think it would be awesome.
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    Feb 08, 2012 3:58 PM GMT
    Haaretz saidYou're hot. Just do porn and get it over with.

    www.seancody.com

    www.randyblue.com

    Please send me links to any videos you may have on Xtube, Rockettube, etc.

    Thanks in advance. ;-)


    Porn may be good entertainment for some guys on here, but if YOU want to have a Modeling career, you should really avoid doing any nude shots; unless it's part of a big campaign. Otherwise you'll get blacklisted and stuck only doing male underwear and porn shots. Unless that's what you wanna do some modeling for Andrew Christian? But this is your choice to make.
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    Feb 08, 2012 4:04 PM GMT
    Also,

    Get a domain name and put up a website.

    The modelmayhem.com profile is a good idea.

    Get a YouTube channel and start posting some workout /fitness videos.

    If $$ for initial modeling shots is a problem, you can get a photography student at a local college to do some shots. You can both build your portfolios at the same time.
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    Feb 08, 2012 4:06 PM GMT
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    Haaretz saidYou're hot. Just do porn and get it over with.

    www.seancody.com

    www.randyblue.com

    Please send me links to any videos you may have on Xtube, Rockettube, etc.

    Thanks in advance. ;-)


    Porn may be good entertainment for some guys on here, but if YOU want to have a Modeling career, you should really avoid doing any nude shots; unless it's part of a big campaign. Otherwise you'll get blacklisted and stuck only doing male underwear and porn shots. Unless that's what you wanna do some modeling for Andrew Christian? But this is your choice to make.


    I was 75% kidding.
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    Feb 08, 2012 4:15 PM GMT
    Haaretz said
    I was 75% kidding.

    Maybe like 93%
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    Feb 08, 2012 4:46 PM GMT
    Haaretz said
    knowwonder said
    Haaretz saidYou're hot. Just do porn and get it over with.

    www.seancody.com

    www.randyblue.com

    Please send me links to any videos you may have on Xtube, Rockettube, etc.

    Thanks in advance. ;-)


    Porn may be good entertainment for some guys on here, but if YOU want to have a Modeling career, you should really avoid doing any nude shots; unless it's part of a big campaign. Otherwise you'll get blacklisted and stuck only doing male underwear and porn shots. Unless that's what you wanna do some modeling for Andrew Christian? But this is your choice to make.


    I was 75% kidding.


    I was sure of it... but I wouldn't mind seeing his fine ass baring ass where I can see it in the future; but until I forget about this thread and he becomes another sexy model I don't know, I have can't help but speak up for the person he still is to me. Capisce?
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    Feb 08, 2012 4:54 PM GMT
    Do you want to be an underwear model or a model? If you want to be an underwear model you will have very limited work. If you want to be a fitness model than you will get more work but still limited as the magazines seem to use the same top 5 guys like Greg Plitt. If you want to do runway than you will need to be headquartered in NYC.
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    Feb 08, 2012 4:56 PM GMT
    TotalTopJock saidDo you want to be an underwear model or a model? If you want to be an underwear model you will have very limited work. If you want to be a fitness model than you will get more work but still limited as the magazines seem to use the same top 5 guys like Greg Plitt. If you want to do runway than you will need to be headquartered in NYC.


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    Feb 08, 2012 5:00 PM GMT
    You can come and model for me. If you are any good I will let the relevant people know icon_wink.gif
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    Feb 08, 2012 5:04 PM GMT
    I'm a ......modeling scout. Feel free to send me any pics you have and I will review them....

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    Feb 08, 2012 5:05 PM GMT
    jmusmc85 saidI'm a ......modeling scout. Feel free to send me any pics you have and I will review them....

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    Hushhh! That was basically my plan. I was just going to get to come to my casting couch in London and do it live.....
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    Feb 09, 2012 1:10 AM GMT
    TotalTopJock saidDo you want to be an underwear model or a model? If you want to be an underwear model you will have very limited work. If you want to be a fitness model than you will get more work but still limited as the magazines seem to use the same top 5 guys like Greg Plitt. If you want to do runway than you will need to be headquartered in NYC.
    While he looks good for a fitness model, he'd have to slim down by about 50 pounds to be a Runway/Fashion model.

    170-175 lbs seems to be around the cap for Editorial/Runway. A 6'1", 220 lb guy will not likely fit in 40-42 clothing.
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    Feb 09, 2012 1:17 AM GMT
    Fiyero27 said

    170-175 lbs seems to be around the cap for Editorial/Runway. A 6'1", 220 lb guy will not likely fit in 40-42 clothing.


    The weight can fluctuate, but the proportions are dead set in stone. When I was working jackets and shirts always fit well but my waist was too narrow for the pants (which is why it was hard for me to book anything involving suits, the jacket would fit but the pants were too big). Unless you have delusions of booking absolute top tier fashion week shows where every outfit is tailored to your body you need to fit the sample size they have on the rack (and yes if a part of you is too small and the garment looks big and bulky that't just as bad as you being too fat to fit into it).
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    Feb 09, 2012 1:36 AM GMT
    Proportion is is the first issue. If your doing runway work, the restrictions are far more specific. (They don't want too much variety in height, weight between models.)

    Proportion also has to be typically a little exaggerated to be successful. The camera can often find flaws unseen by the naked eye.

    If you need 'special lighting' and photoshop for all of your photos to address issues, your not going to make it. For example, you list your waist as 33 inches. While this is good, and you look fit with a fine physique, they're going to see 33 inch waist as requiring something that's not 'on the rack.' That may seem minor, but in a high speed production environment, it's quite a liability.

    Look at the specific stats of the modeling companies that your considering. If you don't truly meet the specifications, consider something else.
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    Feb 09, 2012 12:06 PM GMT
    bgcat57 saidProportion is is the first issue. If your doing runway work, the restrictions are far more specific. (They don't want too much variety in height, weight between models.)

    Proportion also has to be typically a little exaggerated to be successful. The camera can often find flaws unseen by the naked eye.

    If you need 'special lighting' and photoshop for all of your photos to address issues, your not going to make it. For example, you list your waist as 33 inches. While this is good, and you look fit with a fine physique, they're going to see 33 inch waist as requiring something that's not 'on the rack.' That may seem minor, but in a high speed production environment, it's quite a liability.

    Look at the specific stats of the modeling companies that your considering. If you don't truly meet the specifications, consider something else.


    Having worked in an agency for many years, the above advice is the best that anyone can ever give you. You should definitely consider something else, because a specific type of modeling such as underwear or fitness is very limited to a top few people always. You do not even come close to being the standard 40/42 for runway and that is an eliminator immediately. Sorry, this industry is not for you.
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    Feb 09, 2012 5:19 PM GMT
    Fiyero is Right.....you may be too big for editorial, but a lot of agencies just have a "Body" model division.

    You would need to get photos done, then go to some of the top agencies that are out there to see what they say. They can also refer you to boutique agencies that concentrate on body models.

    Give it a shot, you never know what can happen and the money is pretty amazing once you get into it and you start booking...

    Good luck man.
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    Feb 09, 2012 10:46 PM GMT
    Iakona saidFiyero is Right.....you may be too big for editorial, but a lot of agencies just have a "Body" model division.

    You would need to get photos done, then go to some of the top agencies that are out there to see what they say. They can also refer you to boutique agencies that concentrate on body models.

    Give it a shot, you never know what can happen and the money is pretty amazing once you get into it and you start booking...

    Good luck man.


    Sadly, I think he is leading you astray. First you need a lot of professional photographs. One good shot in about 36 is the standard. 1 in 36. Maybe. At $300-ish per session, you need about 5 good shots to get started. You do the math. Depends on your ability to work with the photographer and how much the camera loves you. I am not trying to be mean, just honest with you from a professional perspective. It is the nature of the profession. It is beyond subjective. Outside shot for you of knees to shoulders. Outside at best. Truly. To be honest, if you had submitted to our agency, I would not have called you in. And, it is still a MAJOR international agency. Trust me, find another fantasy.
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    Feb 09, 2012 10:58 PM GMT
    Hes not looking to do runway.... fitness / underwear modelling are roughly adjacent types of modelling but complete different to fashion, runway, editiorial, etc.

    You have a good body for it but, without wishing to be at all negative, do not underestimate how tough it is.

    That is why I suggested Modelmayhem.com as a starting point. It will give you a feel of the guys you'll be up against, the standard of photographs you'll need to be taken seriously and be able to network. It's also a very low cost way of getting started.

    I have an ex-boyfriend and friends who work in this field... one has been in several coffee-table books and done some high-profile campaigns with well know photographers like Dylan Rosser. He's quite established but he still has to do shots for free (but gets to use them in his portfolio) and the high paying gigs are few and far between.

    I would honetly start with modelmayhem, network and go from there.... it will soon give you an idea if the industry is for you or not.
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    Feb 10, 2012 12:05 AM GMT
    Iakona saidFiyero is Right.....you may be too big for editorial, but a lot of agencies just have a "Body" model division.

    You would need to get photos done, then go to some of the top agencies that are out there to see what they say. They can also refer you to boutique agencies that concentrate on body models.

    Give it a shot, you never know what can happen and the money is pretty amazing once you get into it and you start booking...

    Good luck man.



    What do you mean might be too big for editorial.. of course he is too big for that. This cat is built like a brick shithouse.

    This guy belongs in fitness modeling if he can get cut a little more.