There are many perceptions of what it takes to be a model, the most common being you need to be beautiful, tall and slender with perfect proportions.
Luckily, the fashion industry has moved on from this outdated view and now supports and promotes a much more exciting, dynamic vision of beauty to the world.
There are no rules or boundaries when it comes to fashion and BFMA agencies rarely restrict their talent by factors such as shape, age, gender identity or even height.
It’s a fresh, invigorating time to be a model as agencies and brands search out modern, unconventional faces with engaging personalities and with diversity and inclusion being at the forefront of our ethos.
All BFMA members look for different things in the talent they represent, so before you apply, it is worth checking their websites to see if you might be a good fit for them.
What you do need to understand is that modelling is a career, not a part time job. It requires dedication and patience because, with very rare exceptions, it doesn’t happen overnight. Just as important, models need to have the right attitude for this type of work. A model must be alert, intelligent, resourceful, reliable, patient, good-natured and must also have a great deal of common sense and a good sense of humour!
It is an exciting career where only the few are chosen.WHAT KIND OF MODELLING CAN I DO?