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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions About UKModels

  • Is UK Models an agency?

    No. UK Models is not an agency and UK Models can’t find models work directly; however, we can put you in a position with all the right tools to confidently approach agencies and market yourself directly.

  • How will you help me?

    UK Models are experts in bringing new faces into the modelling industry, and they have been established for over 13 years. We offer all applicants who show potential the opportunity to have a professional photo shoot and assessment at a top fashion studio in central London, giving you the chance to create a professional modelling portfolio to start your career with the right advice and guidance. The shoot will give you the opportunity to build up your professional modelling portfolio in order to approach agencies and help the start of your modelling career. UK Models can contribute to establishing whether you have the potential to model and give you the right advice and guidance in what type of modelling best suits you and how to best break in to the industry.

  • I want to become a model. Can you help me?

    UK Models are one of the UK’s leading model support services, so yes we can definitely help. You can find out more by reading and registering on our website – www.ukmodels.co.uk

  • Do I need a portfolio?

    Although you do not need professional images to apply to a model agency, every model will need a professional portfolio to market themselves, or for an agency to market them. It is your CV and not just a collection of pretty images. Modelling portfolios show ability and versatility, and will show your full potential as a model to all clients. Your clients will hire you depending on your modelling portfolio, therefore the better your portfolio the higher chance of getting signed with an agency and finding work.

  • I’m interested in working with UK Models and would like to know who I can contact?

    If you are interested in working with UK Models then you can email us directly at at enquiries@ukmodels.co.uk

  • Do I need to pay for my portfolio?

    Every model will need to pay for their portfolio, regardless of what you may have heard, you will have to invest in your own portfolio. Top fashion agencies such as Storm will invest and build portfolios for their models and will take a large figure from their first pay, however not every model is lucky to sign to a top fashion agency as they have very strict requirements. Remember if an agency pays for your portfolio they will often own the copy rights to the images, therefore you would not be able to use the images to apply for other freelance jobs and casting agencies.r freelance jobs and casting agencies.

  • Do agencies guarantee work?

    No agency will guarantee work. Once you are signed to an agency it is up to the client’s requirements for you to be selected for particular jobs. Remember, agencies make their money from you as a model by taking a certain percentage out of your earnings. Therefore they will only decide to take you on their books if they strongly believe that they can successfully place you in jobs, however no agency will guarantee work.

  • How much will I get paid?

    Rates for models varies from client to client. some rates can be hourly and daily. Once you are signed with an agency you should have a very clear understanding of all rates including the percentage your agent will take from your earning, you can refer back to your contract to keep track of your earnings.

  • Do I have to travel?

    Modelling can involve some traveling and this does depend on the location of shoots and castings for you to attend. Usually your agent will arrange your travel and most travel expenses are paid for and covered.

  • Would modelling affect my studies?

    Agencies will represent you and find work; it is up to you to decide which castings and shoots you would like to attend. Do not be afraid to say no. If you are in full time education your agency will be aware and would only call you at the weekends and holidays so your studies are not interrupted.

  • Do I have to pay to join an agency?

    No agency should ask you to pay an upfront registration fee, though more often than not you will need to pay for additional marketing fees such as the cost to upload your images to their website, updating their literature, or produce z-cards with the agencies details on.

  • I’m 5 6′ am I too short to become a model?

    If one of our New Faces team has emailed, text or left you a voicemail then they will always leave you contact details to get back to them. Give them a call and they will be happy to discuss your application further.

  • Someone from UK Models contacted me and asked me for £50 booking deposit? Is this legit?

    If you have been speaking to a New Faces consultant and they have invited you to one of our studios for a model assessment/portfolio shoot then the studios require a £50 booking deposit. This is fully refundable provided that you show up on the day and time and if you are under 22 you will need to bring a parent or legal guardian.

  • I’m waiting for my booking deposit refund. How can I check the status?

    If you are want to check the status of a booking deposit refund then please contact our studios on 0207 323 4466.

  • How old do you have to be to register with UK Models?

    We support models over the age of 3 years old.

  • I’m bigger/shorter than the models you see on the catwalk, can I still register?

    Just because you don’t fit the catwalk model mould certainly doesn’t mean you haven’t got what it takes to be a model. We assess all applications individually so register with us today to find out if you have model potential.

  • How long will it take for me to get jobs?

    This again depends on what the clients are looking for. There are many stories where models start picking up jobs from the moment they sign up till 3 months after they sign up. This can also depend on new trends, new fashions, and new companies. Ultimately you tend to get out what you put in, so be proactive. Rather than signing with an agency you can use social networking sites and casting agencies to find work, this can be very lucrative as you don’t have to pay a percentage of your wages to an agency.

  • Can you look at my Facebook profile and tell me if I have model potential?

    I’m afraid that we do not assess individuals from their Facebook profiles, however you can register with an image on our website – www.ukmodels.co.uk and one of our New Faces team will be in touch if they feel you show model potential.