How to become a model: Jada Sezer's story

"Believe in who you are and what you're doing."

Jada Sezer is a plus-size model and advocate for issues such as body image and mental health. Whilst studying for a master's degree in child psychology, she began a blog about body confidence. She now has over 201,000 Instagram followers and was the face of the first ever plus-sized show at London Fashion Week.

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Jada Sezer: From a master's in child psychotherapy to model and activist.

What skills do I need?

Jada's career spans different fields - from model to internet activist. Here are some of the skills you might find useful:

  • knowledge of different social media platforms
  • excellent written and verbal communication
  • teamwork and people skills
  • resilience.

What to expect if you want to become a model

What will I get paid? This depends on whether you are signed to a modelling agency or not, and what kind of contract you negotiate.

Where will I work? Potentially all over the world!

What are the working hours like? Hours are likely to be long or unpredictable depending on the campaign, fashion show or event you are working at.

What qualifications do you need to be a model?

There are no set requirements although modelling agencies may expect a portfolio of photographs to demonstrate your ‘look'.

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