Modeling can be both demanding and stressful career option along with the glamour factor.
WF team caught up with Miss World Vanessa Ponce de León, Miss World 2018. In her interview she shares,
5 Tips for Upcoming Models
Healthy is Beautiful.
The industry makes you think that you are prettier the skinnier you get, and by trying to meet those expectations it’s easy for models to get into unhealthy eating habits. “I have seen some of my friends fall into those bad habits and never get out of those cycles and ended up in the hospital. Sick is not sexy, or elegant or chic.” Healthy is beautiful, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
Get an Education
Education is not only about knowing accounting or laws, it’s also about social skills. Understanding how to manage yourself in social occasions and being qualified to have conversations with people from all walks of life. “I started modelling after college and when I got into castings I found myself talking to directors, producers and technicians about multiple subjects, this lead me to have more bookings as they got to know me. Having a good education is important whatever field of work.”
Always Help Others
If you start to get a lot of attention it can be easy to let your success go to your head. Then you start making wrong choices and change your core values. To keep your feet on the ground, help others. Find something to do for the community around you, the secret to success is sharing. Use your influence to create a positive impact . And always stay humble.
Don’t Take Rejection Personally
Rejection in this industry is normal, models live with it every single day. Don’t take it personally, either you are what they are looking for or you are not, but it doesn’t matter. Embrace yourself and be proud of your individuality.
“It took me almost a year to start booking jobs regularly, don’t fall into despair, it is a process.” Be disciplined and work on yourself to become the best option at any casting.
Learn more about her diet, lifestyle and fitness routine at https://www.womenfitness.net/miss-world-vanessa-ponce-de-leon/.