If you would like to become a successful fashion model, there are several things you need to be enlightened about. For starters, things may not be as rosy as many models usually make it look. Secondly, you need to get professional training and register with the relevant professional bodies to be considered a professional. Thirdly, you must be represented by a model agency to land any meaningful work. After all, fashion designers, advertisers, event organizers and other types of clients usually prefer to get in touch with agencies as opposed to individual models.
Every aspiring model needs to complete the prescribed training program, make a portfolio and find a reputable modelling agency to have any chance of success. In addition to that, they should think about working with a mentor. Before signing any modelling contract, aspiring models should first read the T&Cs on the contract to ensure the terms favor them.