How to become a model: Natasha's story

Meet Natasha, 25, to find out more about her life as a model and as the owner and director of a business called Model Me. Part of our Bitesize world of work series.

My dream is to change the culture of how models are treated.

  • Natasha always dreamt of attending university and graduated with a degree in Fashion Communication and Promotion
  • Using her experience as a model, she is building her business – a community-driven platform called Model Me
  • The aim of her business is to educate and empower models and creatives, through her events and podcast.

Natasha is both a model and a director of her own business. If you want to find out more about what to expect if you want to own a business, check out Jessica's story.

What to expect if you want to become a model

  • Model salary: Variable
  • Model working hours: 45 to 47 hours a week

What qualifications do you need to be a model?

  • Typical entry requirements: There are no sets requirements. You should usually be well-proportioned for fashion modelling, with regular features and healthy skin, teeth and hair. For other types of modelling you would need to fit in with the look that specific modelling agencies want. To start a career, you could develop your skills by modelling at charity fashion shows.

This information is a guide (sources: LMI for All, National Careers Service, GOV.UK)

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