The term character model is often used by clients and can cover a multitude of looks or requirements. Models Direct character models and actors are hired to play the computer programmer, the fat guy, the librarian, the freckled mischievous schoolboy or the little old lady in her deck-chair enjoying the sun.
Character actors and models rarely become household names, but this is an extremely lucrative field if you’ve got the right look and can get this across in your photos and on assignment.
Not all modelling jobs are high-fashion cover shots or editorial for the top fashion magazines in the world and print ads for designer clothing.
Sometimes a company may require models to promote a product, a service, a new store, etc at a trade show or event.
So the skill of the modelling agency is to get a general description of what the client wants and then find that person.
Clients might be looking for a suburban mum type, a rugged outdoorsy guy type, a sexy babe type or the average woman in the street look.
Clients may want models with a special skill – roller-skating, tap dancing, foreign language skills or even pole vaulting!
What can you do and who you could be?