Episode 8.1: The media – building up and maintaining a professional image

The media – In this episode, we will have a look into the captivating yet perilous realm of the “Yellow Press” and its impact on a model’s career. We explore the allure of TV shows, boulevard media, and casting shows, while highlighting the importance of professionalism and protecting one’s reputation to thrive in the high-end fashion industry.

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Your learings in this episode!

We will explore the crucial elements involved in establishing a successful modeling career, going beyond your skills. You will discover that your public image and reputation are equally essential in the industry. High-end brands seek top-quality models who align perfectly with their ethos, underscoring the significance of maintaining a good image to connect with their exclusive clientele.

The Dangers of Boulevard Media

We will delve into the hazardous allure of boulevard media, exposing the tactics of sensational headlines and intimate, private stories that these outlets thrive on. You will understand why involvement in certain TV formats or interviews with major tabloids can be detrimental to your career aspirations. High-priced advertising campaigns and commercials require carefully vetted talent, making negative media exposure a potential hindrance to your success.

Gracefully Handling Media Requests

Empowering you with the right approach, we will guide you on how to tactfully handle requests from tabloid media. You will learn the art of politely declining or involving your trusted agency, safeguarding your market value and preserving exclusivity. We emphasize the importance of aiming for desirability and success, rather than oversharing personal details that can quickly diminish your worth as a model.

Sustaining a Prosperous Career

Lastly, we will address the allure of casting shows and their promise of instant fame. You will gain an understanding of their transient nature and the potential pitfalls of media excesses. We celebrate the professionalism and balance exhibited by real models, equipping you to navigate castings and foreign cities with confidence. Armed with this knowledge, you will be well-prepared to embark on your journey as a respected and sought-after model in the world of high-end fashion.