Wednesday, June 22, 2016

LUXE Models picks five top male modelling success stories

Break into male modelling and the world’s your oyster. You’ll have the opportunity to travel and see exotic places, work with some of the most talented people in fashion and front innovative campaigns. If you don’t believe us keep reading, as LUXE Models picks out five of the top male modelling success stories of all time…

David Gandy

David Gandy, who is currently signed to Select Model Management, became a male model after winning a television competition way back in 2001. David has since seen his career shoot into the stratosphere and now he’s a globally-recognised male model. He’s especially known for working with celebrated designers Dolce & Gabbana and he’s even produced a calendar for them!

Tyson Beckford

Bronx-born Tyson Beckford is a model of all trades. He’s primarily known as a Ralph Model Polo model, but he has also worked with iconic names such as Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger and was even once named one of People Magazine’s ‘50 Most Beautiful People.’ Tyson is also an actor and a bona fide celebrity, having served as the host of both seasons of US television channel Bravo’s Make Me a Supermodel and appeared in the video for Britney Spears’ classic single ‘Toxic’ over the years.

Jon Kortajarena

Vogue magazine writes that Jon Kortajarena is “the closest thing male modelling has to a sex symbol.” Thanks to his smouldering good looks, the Spanish model and actor got his big break in 2004 when he appeared in Milan for Emporio Armani and Paris for John Galliano.  Since his debut, Jon has worked on campaigns for Guess, Versace, Zara, Giorgio Armani and more, even being named one of the 10 most successful male models in the world by Forbes magazine in 2009.

Marcus Schenkenberg

The career of Swedish male model Marcus Schenkenberg shows that you can be discovered by a top male modelling agency at any time. Marcus was scouted while roller-skating in Los Angeles’ iconic Venice Beach and this led to the now-legendary mostly-nude Calvin Klein ad campaign of the early 90s, which he fronted. Marcus has gone on to model for the likes of Donna Karan and Versace and has also carved out a career as an actor, singer, writer and TV personality, showing that going into male modelling can open up a world of opportunities!

Sean O’Pry

Boy-next-door Sean O’Pry shows that in the modern age, you can use social media to start a career in male modelling. The Georgia native was scouted at the tender age of 18, when a top modelling agent saw his prom pictures on Myspace. One of the industry’s fasting rising stars, Sean has since worked with an army of major designers from Yves Saint Laurent to Giorgia Armani and was also named one of the 10 most successful male models in the world by Forbes in 2009. But Sean isn’t just a model, he’s also appeared in music videos, most notably starring as Taylor Swift’s love interest in ‘Blank Space.’ 

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

How to Become a Fitness Model

With the rise of the healthy living trend, fitness modelling is getting really big right now. If you break into this field of modelling, you can start out on an amazing career path. LUXE Models explains how to become a fitness model.

Fitness modelling

As a fitness model, you’ll spend your time posing in front of cameras, while promoting a range of fitness-related products such as fitness magazines, sports clothes, health shakes and protein bars.

Fitness modelling is really competitive. There are tonnes of people who want to make a career out of their fit, toned bodies. To make it into this industry you have to commit 100% to getting yourself into the best shape and to promoting yourself to top modelling agencies, so you stand out from the crowd.

Getting the look

If you want to make it in this industry, make getting in shape your full-time job. You will need to develop good muscular tone, so you look good in gym wear and inspire ordinary people to buy fitness products. Make sure you avoid unhealthy food and drink, and take care of your hair, nails and skin so you have the right look for a good fitness model.

But being a fitness model is about more than just your appearance. You will also need to learn to pose like a fitness model to succeed in this field. You may want to scour fitness magazines and look at how the pros pose in fitness modelling shoots. That way, you can learn how to arrange your body in front of the camera. Good magazines to look at include Women’s Fitness and Men’s Health.

Stand out from the crowd

When it comes to promoting yourself, you basically need to do what anyone else would when breaking into modelling with no experience. Put together a portfolio of your modelling shots, which you can then send to a top modelling agency. 

As an aspiring fitness model, your portfolio snaps should show you wearing fitness gear and striking gym-ready poses. That's where LUXE Models can come in with services as portfolio experts which can get you some great photos to send to modelling agencies.

Once you have your portfolio, you’ll need to get in touch with the right agency. There’s no point sending your pictures to a company which specialises in fashion modelling, for instance, because they won’t be looking for models like you. 

Research specialised fitness modelling agencies so you can send your portfolio to the right people and break into this rewarding line of work!