Becoming a supermodel is almost every little girl’s fairytale. Who doesn’t dream of wearing beautiful clothes, traveling the world, and walking down a long runway while everyone applaud you? Growing up, the actual reality of becoming a model is a long shot but not out of reach. While most models are tall, slim, and have the “perfect” features, not everyone is what models are typically made of and it take being discovered or having natural model talent to make it in the modeling industry.
Not all models have the walk or look to rip the runway in high end fashion shows. There are models that only do print and press releases. Flipping through any magazine, you will see toothpaste, cars, makeup, and other advertisements using models to sell the items. Becoming a model in print require just at much work as becoming a runway model. Getting photographs taken by a professional should be the first step. Acquiring a reputable agency to represent you and submitting photo/comp cards should be the next steps taken. Follow up by marketing yourself and putting yourself out there as available to work. Make time to visit agencies so that they are able to see you in person, not just in a picture. Finding a reputable agency should be the top priority, never use an agency that ask for up-front fees.
Once such reputable agency is The Brown Agency. The Brown Agency was formed in Austin in the spring of 2010. With a goal of establishing big market standards and expectations, they have become an industry leader in the market in Austin, with models working for big names such as Louis Vuitton, Toyota, and L’Oréal. The Brown Agency has had models walk in big fashion shows such as New York Fashion Week and Austin Fashion Week as well. Once known as Heyman Talent-South and acquired by Wilhelmina Austin, The Brown Agency has become one of the most respected agencies in Central Texas.
The Brown Agency while located in Austin, also has offices in Dallas, with a presence in Los Angeles. Justin Brown is the CEO and President with Michael B. Bonnee leading the theatrical division. Justin Brown, was also a model, working his way through college so he has firsthand experience in what all it entails to make it in the modeling world. Working up from a model to assistant then to agent, Mr. Brown preferred working behind the scenes rather than in front of the cameras, going on to start The Brown Agency. With clients from all over, they have worked in many commercials and with local designers. As an independent agency, placing models with big-market agencies is a goal of The Brown Agency.
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