How to become a Model without an Agency


Ana Mascara
Wednesday, 4 September 2013
Modeling without an agency? YES YOU CAN!
Hello lovelies! Today’s post is going to be a bit different than what I usually write. A few of you have been asking me this and I finally decided to answer. If you are following me on Lookbook you no doubt have seen that in my description it says ”model”. So to confirm this..yes I have been modeling part-time for a good 2-3 years now but…I am not agency represented. Aheeemmmmm? Let me explain..

I was signed with a small agency (if you wish to call it so) in Montreal but it ended up being a HUGE scam and my agent was a pig: hitting on anything that moves and almost all the auditions they wanted to send me to were ”act like a dumb-dumb and shake your bum-bum”. Euhh that’s a big NO!! for me thank you very much; so I got out of there as fast as I could. Since I enjoyed meeting artists and posing in front of the camera, I decided to take matters into my own hands and began freelance modeling (A.K.A. self-represented). I did my research, went to the auditions I thought looked good; and worked on building a decent portfolio. So no I am not paid in the bijillion of dollars and I did not land an international campaign – yet 😉 – but I am having a blast and I love it.

This being said, the reason why I wanted to write this post is not to be like ”omg ex-squeeze you me I am this and that” but to encourage girls of all shapes and sizes and of all ages to give modeling a shot. (If you are younger than 19..and even if you are over 19 years of age always bring someone with you on photoshoots. I am SO LUCKY to have my boyfriend supporting me and even helping me with the posing on set. I couldn’t have gone as far as I did without his help.) Not only does it boost your confidence in a big hurry, but it is an original way to express yourself, to learn and grow as an individual and to meet amazing people that are as passionate about fashion as you are. Oh and did I mention that it’s a lot of fun? And then when people ask you what your hobby is you can say ”modeling”…Hein? How awesome does that sound?

Other positive points to all of this: I don’t know how it works in other countries but here in Canada there are a lot of charity fashion shows that are in great need of models. I participated in a bunch myself and I find it to be a very unique way of getting people informed on important causes but also such a wonderful way that you can give back to your community. And if you get really good at it, you can start getting paid projects for local companies. Again, keep in mind they won’t pay you 1000$ an hour but hey a 100$-400$ cheque for doing something you love isn’t that bad. A hobby that pays..why say no to that?

Sure there are frustrations and risks that come with doing this, but nothing in life worth doing is easy. Be safe, be smart, do your research (background checks on photographers for example..Asking other models that worked with them before is a good place to start) and do your thing.


One of my favourite photoshoots ever! Yes..that wig was SUPER HEAVY! O_O
We are all beautiful and yes we can all model! DO NOT let anyone tell you that you are not tall enough, or too old, or too ‘’fat’’… Those words never stopped me and they should never stop you either. Believe in yourself and go for your dream. I love you all! Let me know if you liked this sort of post…I’m a bit nervous on how it will be perceived.

Thank you for reading – Don’t forget to follow me if you like what you see! xox
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28 comments:

Jonnessa4 September 2013 at 17:45
This post is so amazing and you look stunning. I hope to see you on runways of the most prestigious designers soon, dear, you deserve it. 🙂

http://jonnessa.blogspot.com/

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Ana Mascara4 September 2013 at 18:00
Aww you really think so Jonnessa?
Thank you SO SO MUCH.
You are too kind.

xox
I will go to bed with a smile now ^______^
*happydance*

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Nora Armani4 September 2013 at 22:17
I like this post a lot. I think it’s very inspiring and motivating.Thank you for sharing. Also, thank you for your lovely comment. You have a nice blog, I’m following you now. I hope you do the same to stay in touch. Have a sweet day!

noradulce.blogspot.com

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Ana Mascara5 September 2013 at 17:29
I am so happy to hear you say this.
Thank you Nora ^____^

And of course I will follow back.
xoxoxoxox

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Cassandra Dotzel5 September 2013 at 01:04
Such an uplifting post. & wow, are you absolutely beautiful! Thanks so much for you lovely comment on my blog, it made my day! So sweet. I would love to exchange follows and keep in touch if you’d like. Let me know! I’ll follow you back on any medias you like!

Best,
C

ican’taffordmylifestyle

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Ana Mascara5 September 2013 at 17:31
Aww you are too kind
Thank you so so much. ^___^

Of course I would like to exchange follows.
Your blog is just wonderful.
..Actually I think I’m already following you O_O Let me check..

xox
Have a wonderful evening!


Cassandra Dotzel6 September 2013 at 13:44
Thanks so much! Keep in touch dear.
You lady, are a kind soul in a crazy world.
Good luck in all your endeavors!

Best,
C

ican’taffordmylifestyle

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Tijana J. Dominguez5 September 2013 at 02:32
Such a great post! 🙂 I totally agree with everything you said! You have to believe in yourself and do things you want and accept only what’s good for you… Good luck with modeling, your photos are really stunning! 😉

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Ana Mascara5 September 2013 at 17:35
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
^___^

You’re a sweety

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Jackie Harrison5 September 2013 at 03:14
The photo look amazing you look gorgeous.
http://tifi11.blogspot.com

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Ana Mascara5 September 2013 at 17:35
You’re the best Jackie.
^__^ Always.

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Sadie5 September 2013 at 04:59
I’m sure it won’t be long before you do land an international campaign, you look stunning in the pictures 🙂 Great blog, now following 🙂 xx

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Ana Mascara5 September 2013 at 17:36
Wow thank you I sure hope so.
😛 And I’m really glad you like my blog.
If you have any suggestions for future posts please let me know. ^__^

xox

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Sophia Sanchez5 September 2013 at 05:56
Beautiful photos! You look amazing! 🙂

http://www.iamsophiasanchez.com/

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Ana Mascara5 September 2013 at 17:37
Thank you Sophia!
You look amazing yourself!! 😀

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andysparkles5 September 2013 at 06:12
These photos are sooo awesome! You’re such a beauty.

xx

http://andysparkles.blogspot.de/
http://www.facebook.com/andysparkles.blog

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Ana Mascara5 September 2013 at 17:37
You are too kind.
I’m so happy that so many people like this post..
It really made my night.

*happydance*

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Mika5 September 2013 at 12:03
Très jolies photos, ma préféré est la deuxième!!! Et t’as entièrement raison de croire en toi et surtout de foncer et faire ce que tu aimes:)!
bises

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Ana Mascara5 September 2013 at 17:38
Merci infiniment Mika.
La deuxième photo est ma préféré aussi!!!!
^__^

<3 <3

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Chantal Cachela5 September 2013 at 14:54
you look like an famous model!! Amazing blog and nice post!! Would you like to follow each other?? Let me know.. 🙂

Kisses

SHAN
www.memyheelsandi.com

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Ana Mascara5 September 2013 at 17:39
WOW you really think so?
Thank you Chantal. 😀

I’m heading over to your blog right now.
xoxoxox

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Hail6 September 2013 at 08:54
Haha I was just about to ask how heavy that wig was when I read the caption.
That is an intense wig, you rock it though!
You look very pretty in all the photos 🙂
x

http://likeafleur.blogspot.ca

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Ana Mascara8 September 2013 at 17:22
Yes it was SUPER heavy..
If I tilted my head just a tiny bit to the side it dragged my entire body down XD
But it was so much fun.

Thank you so much!

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brigette10 September 2013 at 00:55
very inspiring! good on you! <3 and your pics are gorgeous!!

xx Brigette

http://michetteee.blogspot.com.au

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Ana Mascara10 September 2013 at 16:37
You are too kind
Thank you so much Brigette
xox

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Stephanie Black.15 September 2013 at 04:42
I agree, very inspiring and so beautiful.
Such a rare face you have, it’s gorgeous. Keep up the good work!

Stephanie xx
http://fairybaking.blogspot.co.uk

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Ana Mascara16 September 2013 at 17:31
Aww thank you so much Stephanie!!
You are a sweety ^___^

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ying zhong7 February 2014 at 05:00
Could you send your email to :ukchina02@google.com please.
We maybe have a fashion show in September.
Thank you.

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