Children are cute, they always are. Every parent is always inclined to think that their own child looks cuter or more aesthetically appealing than other kids. Although they may be right, quite often through their natural parental instincts, parents can be guilty of overestimating their child’s looks. Parents thus have an important task of figuring out if child modeling will suit your kid before enrolling them – it’s not just about being cute. We outline some pointers for you can use in identifying the potential of your kid.
Importance of Personality
What matters are not looks alone but the personality that the child has. Modeling is a professional and a job demanding of certain requirements. Physically a child should be able to wear clothes that may sometimes be uncomfortable, thick studio or model makeup, and stand up posing for a couple of hours in a row. This will also ask for the child’s undivided attention throughout the modeling project.
If this all sounds pretty tough on a kid, it probably is. That is why the kid’s mentality and personality holds particular importance. Being active and cheerful helps, but if your kid has the attention span of a lightning bolt, then it will be hard for him or her to cooperate with the crew on the set to achieve the perfect visual output. Level of patience, confidence is talking and interacting with strangers, these are all important attributes that you must examine whether your child has.
Parent Support is Crucial
Although the passion comes from the kid, the decision to support and motivate the child in this direction relies on the parents. Parents have to set aside time on the weekends or adjust their weekday schedule to follow their child to modeling event or work. This means a commitment on your part to support your child.
Choosing a Suitable Agency
Singapore has a wide variety of agencies to offer, but you should do your research to narrow down the few that you believe is best for your child’s look. Distance matters too, too far will mean a tougher time attending casting calls and other projects. The quality of the agency can be determined by their website, their model testimonials which show the work of previous models, and how they have developed previous child models.
Your first contact is best through email. Email out a few simply taken photographs to the agencies and find out those who express interest in your child. A professional agency shouldn’t take too long to respond to you.
Once you’ve chosen your agency, you should also be asking around friends and family for advice, asking people who have had experience with that agency to ascertain their credibility.
Questions to ask yourself before taking off:
– Have I done my research and compared other child models with my kid – Does my kid have suitable features for modeling?
– Is my child camera friendly?
– Is my child physically active and outgoing?
– Am I, as a parent, prepared to invest time and energy in developing my child in modeling?
The child starts developing the necessary aptitudes, skills and confidence required from a young age and parents can help carve that path out for them. However passion and interest take chief priority, and if you are able to answer yes to all the questions above, then get your modeling shoes on!