REQUIREMENTS FOR CHARACTER MODELING JOBS
In this part of the modeling industry there are no particular definitions or requirements for character models, just that you fit what the client is looking for. But here some of the more common types of character models.
- Average Joe. Character modeling jobs for the average joe can include household repair items and self improvement products.
- Stay-at-Home Moms. These women have the most influence in what products are bought and used for the household and for their families. These type of character models can also promote child care and anti-aging products.
- Professionals. Many character models are hired to market clothing and products to certain professions or industries, selling uniforms, educational materials, office products, and business to business services. Since these items will be purchased by everyday working people, advertisers like to use regular-looking character models to sell them.
CHARACTER MODELING AGENCIES
Since character modeling jobs are so diverse, modeling agencies are always interested in acquiring character models of all shapes, ages, weight, background, and ethnicity. Character models must still be somewhat photogenic, but appear more like regular people.
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CHARACTER MODELING PORTFOLIOS & COMP CARDS
If you feel you definitely fit a certain "look" for character modeling jobs, make sure to emphasize that look in your modeling portfolio and comp cards.
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