Working as a Model Requires a Big City Attitude

Modeling is an industry which is motivated by money. Professionals in the modeling industry want to work with models who help them make money by meeting the needs and motivations of the industry. That industry also has many "competition" - guys who are competing against you to obtain Model Jobs you want. If you were a buyer of modeling talent, who would you want to choose to work with? A guy who is concerned what his fraternity brothers will think - or a guy who is flexible and independent and who will accept modeling jobs without concerns and hesitation?

You need to sell your modeling talent to the people who hire models. A "small town attitude" has no place on the professional modeling photo shoot. What works in your hometown will not work with a big time opportunity.

Here are the main ways Athletic Modeling thinks a guy who wants to model can adopt a "big city attitude."

Do Not Involve Your Parents

Do Not Involve Your Girlfriend

Move to a Big City or Spend Your Breaks in a Big City

Be Able to Easily Travel Alone and With Little Notice

Don't Be Conservative

Don't Try to Please Your Hometown or campus friends

Accept the Importance of Networking

Think Like a Casting Director

Success comes to those who think BIG... not small town. So, give it a try.

If you are ready to become a male model, consider our innovative advice on how to get your modeling career started locally, on your college campus. Its a fun way for you and 11 of your on-campus buddies to take a giant leap ahead of other aspiring models!



  • About Athletic Modeling is a free informational site geared toward the success of athletes who want to become models.

    We are not a modeling agency and we do not represent athletes for bookings. We have no modeling jobs or assignments to give to you. Our advice is aimed at athletes who are not subject to sports regulatory body regulations and we do not encourage students to not abide by their regulatory body rules.

    Best of luck to you in your new career, but please do not send us photos of yourself. We have jobs or compensation to offer you. We cannot refer you to photographers or agencies.

    Athletes Make the Best Models.

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