How an NCAA Student Athlete Can Become a Male Model

It Takes Time To Bust Moves

Here are some very basic aspects of getting started in male modeling: When a new guy first begins pursuing modeling opportunities, it takes him months or years to get to know the "players" in the male modeling industry, build up male modeling industry contacts, develop promotional materials (including a portfolio) and "get known" in the business. A new male model learns how photo shoots work by posing for photographers. Through trial and error, he learns what "look" or "image" is best for him to be marketed. This may include choosing a side of his face appears best on film. Many college guys at first think smiling for photos makes them look stupid. They learn smiles sell. Many guys are worried about looking "gay" in photos. Then they do a few photo shoots, show the resulting photos to others and get a little more liberal about how they pose.

However, by waiting until your NCAA eligibility ends to begin investigating your possibilities in the male modeling industry, you miss out on years of potential promotional value.

Athletic Modeling has published many calendars featuring male college students through the years. We have years of experience encountering hundreds of varsity athletes because we frequently attempted to recruit guys for our calendars who turned out to be varsity athletes. These college athletes were forced to wait until their final year of eligibility before they could accept our offer.

Often athletes would ask their university's NCAA office for permission to model - only to return scared to the seams by NCAA regulations. These college athletes wanted to get into male modeling, but simply could not do so until their final year of eligibility.

Athletic Modeling offers free advice to college athletes who are interested in male modeling. We help athletes by giving them referrals to excellent photographers, teach them the basics about the male modeling industry and acting

You never pay us for our advice and we do not ask you to sign contracts while you are a student. After your eligibility runs out, we hope you will consider us when choosing those with whom to work with for male modeling and acting jobs.

If you are a college athlete, you can sign up to receive our free 7 part email series, "7 Top Secrets to Becoming a male Model for College Athletes. Each day you will receive an email explaining a tip Athletic Modeling gives to college athletes on how to become successful male models or actors.

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!

If you are a college student, you can Register as a Campus Man. As a Campus Man, you can share your knowledge with others across the country.


  • 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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