Is Modeling For You? The Handbook And Guide For The Young Aspiring African American Model (Revised Second Edition)

Is Modeling For You? The Handbook And Guide For The Young Aspiring African American Model (Revised Second Edition)

by Yvonne Rose, Tony Rose


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With new information on contests, reality shows, and online opportunities, this anniversary edition of the premier guide to modeling for African Americans is now even more definitive. Whether aspiring to do runway, commercial, print, showroom, or video modeling—national or international, male or female, plus-size or petite—models of all ages will find everything they need to get started in this handy reference to a billion-dollar industry that includes advice on where to go, how to get there, what to do, and what not to do. Real-life stories of top models provide an invaluable insiders’ perspective. In addition to covering such topics as what to look for in a beauty pageant, finding an agency, and planning a portfolio, the book teaches techniques in grace, charm, manners, fitness, and confidence. The full listing of modeling agencies in both U.S. and international markets specifically includes the top black modeling and management agencies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780979097690
Publisher: Amber Communications Group, Inc.
Publication date: 06/01/2011
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 222
Sales rank: 1,122,451
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.47(d)

About the Author

Yvonne Rose is a former Grace Del Marco model who has taught at John Robert Powers, Barbizon, and the Ophelia DeVore School of Modeling. Tony Rose is a former music company executive who has recorded, produced, and licensed numerous top-10 records and albums throughout the world. He is the author of Before the Legend: The Rise of New Kids on the Block and a Guy Named Maurice Starr. They live in Phoenix, Arizona.

Table of Contents

Introduction (Interesting People and Companies for You to Know and Remember)
Super Models and How They Made It To The Topxiv
Black Male Models and What It Took to Get Therexx
Leading Black Modeling and Management Agenciesxxiii
Top Black Designers in the U.S. and What They Look For In A Modelxxvi
Magazines to Read and Other Resourcesxxxi
Fashion Show Production Companiesxxxv
Photographers, Hairstylists and Make-up Artists On The Fashion Scenexxxvii
Tips From Top Models, Agents, Designersxl
Section IThe Model's Creed: Accepting Challenges3
Chapter 1So You Want To Be A Model-Accepting the Challenge of Modeling5
Chapter 2Finding an Agency-How to Be Prepared9
Chapter 3The Modeling Agency and How It Works13
Chapter 4How to Be Successful in The Modeling Industry23
Chapter 5Getting to Know You29
Chapter 6Be Prepared33
Chapter 7What's Your Market?35
Chapter 8First Impression41
Chapter 9Wardrobe Builders-Form Good Shopping Habits45
Chapter 10Accessories-How Little Things Pull Your Outfits Together55
Chapter 11Put Your Best Face Forward61
Chapter 12Shaping Up67
Chapter 13Beauty-A Dozen Quick Steps to A Model's Natural Look81
Chapter 14How to Achieve the Illusion of Perfection93
Chapter 15Tips to Help You Get the Best Look For Your Special Features-Your Face, Your Hair, Your Feet, Your Nails97
Chapter 16Take Time Out-Cleansing the Mind and Body114
Chapter 17Visual Poise Means Great Camerawork117
Chapter 18Plan Your Portfolio-You're Almost Ready123
Chapter 19Photo Reproduction131
Chapter 20Always Be Prepared133
Chapter 21Balancing Your Budget-On Your Way to Success135
Chapter 22Plus Size Modeling139
Chapter 23Children As Models143
Chapter 24
1)A Word About Fashion Show Commentary and Coordination149
2)Videos Can Make You A Star/Video Versatility152
3)What To Look For In Beauty Pageants and Model Searches153
4)Sample Contract and Prizes For Model's Search157
5)Sample Resume161
6)Model's Quiz162
In Conclusion-Let's Keep In Touch165
Section II
Sample Cover letter to Modeling Agencies168
Model Sample Contract169
Sample Model's Release170
Model Assignment Sample Pay Voucher171
Chapter 1Leading Franchise Schools and Agencies172
Chapter 2Full Listing of Modeling Agencies in the United States179
Chapter 3Full Listing of International Modeling Agencies197
Chapter 4
Final Conclusion--Important Information204
Scouts-Who They Are-What They Do, Resources for Photo204
Reproduction, Photos On The Internet, Unions, The Black Girls' Coalition205

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