If you think you have the body, poise, grace, and guts to strut your stuff in front of a crowd and a panel of judges, then becoming one of those sexy bikini models should be your goal. As a bikini model, it’s part of your job to appear in ads, magazine covers and pages, TV shows, and exciting events such as modeling shows and swimsuit competitions. If you wish to work as a swimsuit model for a swimwear company, you should be able to help attract new buyers, retain old customers, and help increase awareness about the bathing suit company’s brand and products offered. If you want to become a swimwear model, keep in mind the following basic requirements and tips:
Sexy swimsuit icons such as Petra Nemcova, Elle MacPherson, and Tyra Banks didn’t become swimwear model sensations overnight. It takes a lot of effort to achieve an almost perfect body that always looks good in a bathing suit. To be able to do this, you have to establish regular workout routines that you can actually stick to.
Join figure contests
Joining swimsuit competitions is one effective way to boost your confidence and gain exposure. This kind of event usually includes photo shoots with renowned photographers and modeling contracts with swimsuit companies as part of the prize. Events worth checking out are Ms. Bikini America and Ms. Bikini Universe. Many of these bathing suit contests are held by magazine companies that offer enough exposure for their participants.
Create a theme or a hook for your photo shoots
Do you love to ride motorcycles or drive fast cars? Integrating these hobbies into your photo shoots by making them the theme is one good way to create a unique portfolio.
Approach companies that hire bikini models for their ads
Aside from swimwear companies, there are other companies that use bikini-clad females in their ads. These include those that sell fitness equipment, beach accessories, and sports cars. If you know a friend who owns a small local surfing shop, use your skills to sell yourself as a model. The pay check may not be that big but consider it as an opportunity to gain exposure and experience.
Look for reputable photographers
Renowned photographers are the ideal professionals you’ll want to work with as you build a swimwear modeling career. Keep in mind that a reputable photographer won’t take advantage of you and will always try to help you find your best angles during photo shoots.
Keep yourself updated with the industry trends
Keep yourself updated with the swimsuit modeling industry’s latest trends such as swimwear do’s and don’ts and changes in rules for swimsuit contents. Because there are so many other ladies who are also trying to become beachwear models, it certainly pays to be ahead of the game.