According to the dictionary, exotic is defined as "strikingly unusual or strange in effect or appearance". So why are unusual looks becoming the new beauty trend? Well to simply put it in words, everyone is striving to be the same. Now you will get what I’m talking about when I mention the following common things: Full lips, long wavy hair and highlight cheekbones. There's been a Kylie Jenner craze happening and it’s soon coming to an end.
So who do I mean by exotic beauty? I'm sure everyone knows the beautiful exotic models who dominated the fashion and modelling industry. People such as Coralie Jouhier, a beauty with a strange background and ancestries.
The days of hiding your freckles and birthmarks are long behind you. We now live in an era of appreciating what is different and what stands out from the rest. So how can you take advantage of your uniqueness?
You will probably receive many compliments about your look and be pushed into becoming an exotic model. If you want to model just for entertainment, participating in artist portfolio work and house productions, there is nothing wrong with it. However, if you like to model professionally, working with other professional people, and with the potential of earning good money, you need to play this game very carefully and put in serious effort.
Becoming an exotic model will expose you to a lot of different skills, such as proper posture, communication skills and poise that you can apply to other careers in the future if you decide that modelling isn't for you, which is very unlikely.
There are many benefits to becoming an exotic model. One of them is being able to get things for free, such as professional photographs for your career, tickets to events and invitations to parties that will definitely blow your mind. You can freelance as an exotic model. Which is a great side job if you are busy with school, family or another job when modelling you are not restricted to one place and usually have time to do many other things.
Models can make anywhere from 500 a day to 1,000 a day or even more. Whether you are only doing modelling as a part-time job or building a career out of it, exposure to the industry is one of the benefits of becoming an exotic model. You may gain popularity or recognition through your photographs, TV or ad banners. Another great perk of modelling is the ability to travel. Travelling is one of the biggest perks of becoming a model. You may secure jobs that require you to travel domestically or internationally. The company you are working for will also give you a travel allowance and stipend while working so there you go!
Modelling agencies manage the biggest majority of professional models. So, it is important to sign a contract with a real agency that books a volume of business for talents who look as exotic as you. Don't go to just any modelling “agency."
The first thing you can do is to do thorough research of all the available modelling agencies around you. Compare which best suits your needs and future career desires. Next is to set an appointment for an interview. However, before you head out thinking it's going to be a piece of cake, take a moment to study what it takes to nail an audition, it may come as a surprise when you find out it's much harder than you thought. Most real modelling agencies are against non-serious inquiries so make sure you appear dedicated. On the other hand, do not feel hesitate or weary. Practice makes perfect so do your best and be proud no matter the outcome.
A real model takes pictures from all angles. Making sure that they create the perfect storytelling portfolio that explains what they are capable of. Find the best photographer in town and make sure to look your best in different situations and outfits. You will want your potential future agency to see the potential in you. What they can invest in your future as a serious model. Getting your photos seen by as many people as possible is essential in the competitive world of the modelling business. The more you are seen by modelling agencies and clients the more opportunities you will have to get signed and book more jobs perhaps around the world.
So now that you know that your exotic face is in demand in the beauty industry, take a leap of faith in yourself. Try out for a future full of fun and luxury. But staying dedicated is harder than you think. Reminding yourself why you set this objective in the first place is another important tactic for achieving goals. Along with your list of goals, write a list of why those are your goals. What achieving them would mean to you. Maybe a modelling career means to travel and to always work in different places and manage your time differently than a 9-5 job.