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IMG Models Interview Questions

To help you prepare for an IMG Models job interview, here are 30 interview questions and answer examples.

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What have you done to build up your modeling network?

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In the modeling industry, networking is a big key to success. The more casting directors, photographers, agents, and fellow models you know the higher your chances of landing lucrative opportunities.

Discuss the steps that you have taken to build your career, and your network, within the modeling industry. Your examples could include coursework you've completed, events and promos you go to, or even your volunteer work.

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30 IMG Models Interview Questions & Answers

  • 1. What have you done to build up your modeling network?

      How to Answer

      In the modeling industry, networking is a big key to success. The more casting directors, photographers, agents, and fellow models you know the higher your chances of landing lucrative opportunities.

      Discuss the steps that you have taken to build your career, and your network, within the modeling industry. Your examples could include coursework you've completed, events and promos you go to, or even your volunteer work.

      Written by Rachelle Enns on April 26th, 2019

      1st Answer Example

      "To build up my modeling network I always ask for the contact information of those that I connect with on shoots. I also have an online portfolio with a blog which keeps me connected to hundreds of models in the area. If there is a local event drumming up a lot of attention, I will go and am sure to be social. You never know who you will meet!"

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      2nd Answer Example

      "Instagram has been a unique place for me to build up my model network. I have met many quality clients, photographers, and models on that platform. Lastly, I lean on the relationships I have with other models that I meet on shoots."

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  • 2. What are you reading right now?

      How to Answer

      It's essential to IMG Models that they bring very well-rounded people onto their talent roster. Do you feed your mind regularly? What kind of literature do you prefer and why? Talk to the agent about a book that you are currently reading. If you are not currently reading a book - talk about one that has impacted you the most.

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      1st Answer Example

      "Currently I am reading 'Ego is the Enemy' by Ryan Holiday. It is a book about ambition, resilience, and success. I feel that every model should read it - it comes highly recommended."

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      2nd Answer Example

      "I recently decided that I need to learn more about the art of minimalism which is so prevalent in media, design, and fashion at the moment. I am reading 'The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying up.' It's a book on the Japanese art of decluttering. It's quite an incredible book so far!"

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  • 3. If you could teach me about any topic, unrelated to your modeling career, what would you choose?

      How to Answer

      IMG Models would like to know more about your passions and get to know you, outside of your resume. Choose a topic that you are very knowledgeable about and be sure that your passion comes through. You could choose a sport, a genre of movie, a book that has recently inspired you, music, cooking, or dance. Anything!

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      1st Answer Example

      "Great question! If I could teach you about any topic, I would teach you about overcoming fears in public speaking. I have been a ToastMaster's member for two years now and have learned a great deal on the topic of public speaking and being a spokesmodel. Having used to be afraid of public speaking, and knowing that it is one of the most common human fears, I love to share my story of overcoming this fear."

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      2nd Answer Example

      "I have recently been diving into 'The 4-Hour Workweek', by Tim Ferriss. It's all about maximizing your opportunities using the time that you have. I love to teach these concepts to anyone who will listen. The basics include automation, defining your objectives, and eliminating distractions."

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  • 4. How do you prevent stress from your personal life entering your professional life?

      How to Answer

      One of the most significant problems between agents and their models is that outside influences, and stressors, begin to affect work performance and outcomes. Assure the agent that you understand the importance of keeping your cool, and your focus, while on a job. Discuss the action that you take to ensure professionalism is present at all times.

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  • 5. Have you ever broken a confidentiality agreement?

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      Agencies and clients will have confidentiality agreements for a variety of reasons. These could be to protect their trade secrets or to ensure that you do not bring clients over on the occasion that you leave their agency. Talk to the agent about your thoughts on confidentiality agreements, ensuring that you show respect for these contracts.

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  • 6. Are you applying to other agencies?

      How to Answer

      The agent is looking for answers to a few points when asking this question.

      1. IMG Models wants to know what kind of timeline is present before you are scooped up by another agency.
      2.IMG Models wants to know how discerning you are with your applications.
      4. IMG Models wants to hear that they are your top choice.

      You can certainly discuss your agency search but avoid giving too many details. Give the agent enough to satisfy the question without revealing your entire search. Some mystery is okay here.

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  • 7. Do you know anyone who models for IMG?

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      Did you know that people with a friend at work are 7x more likely to engage in their work fully? (Source: Forbes) The agent would like to see if a friend referred you to IMG. This question is another way of the agent asking what you already know about their agency. Discuss how you heard of IMG and if you are acquainted with anyone on their talent roster.

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  • 8. Have you ever broken agency rules to make a client happy?

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      IMG Models has rules in place for the safety of their models. Breaking the rules, or even bending them, can get you blacklisted from an agency. Often, agents are okay with bending the rules slightly to make a client happy, but it has to be the agent's call. Discuss how you would handle the situation if a client were to ask you to break a rule on the job.

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  • 9. How do you deal in uncomfortable situations?

      How to Answer

      Often, a model's work environment holds the possibility of awkward or tense situations. It can be challenging to know how to respond when you have a moody client, or when your photographer lacks social skills and give you zero direction. IMG Models wants to see that you can keep your cool in situations like these. Keep your answer positive and provide an example if you have one, without naming names or outing anyone in the industry.

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  • 10. How would you describe your personality?

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      IMG Models would like to know how you see yourself. Personality and character are two very different things. The agent is looking for more information on your traits vs. your integrity. Your answer should include buzzwords such as extroverted, energetic, and confident.

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  • 11. How do you build rapport with your clients?

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      When IMG Models places you with a client, they expect you to represent their agency every minute. The agent would like to know your methods when it comes to getting to know your clients and building trust with them. When you have a great relationship with clients, you will be more successful in your work as a model and more likely to be asked to return.

      Some ways that you can build rapport with your clients include:

      - Do what you say that you will
      - Ask them questions about the direction they want you to take
      - Use the same jargon and industry terms they use
      - Set clear expectations, on both sides, from the start
      - Remember their names
      - Show your extensive knowledge base in the industry and on their product specifically
      - Always be presentable in looks and actions

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  • 12. How would you handle working for a client who was a poor communicator?

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      No model wants to work for a client that is a bad communicator, but it can happen at times. Also, you may have a client who is a great communicator and then has a blip from time to time. Assure IMG Models that you are capable of handling all types of communicators in the industry. Show that you remain professional, calm, collected, and focused despite someone's else's communication style.

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  • 13. Rate your communication skills from 1-10 with proper examples backing your given rating.

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      IMG Models would like to know how you rate your communication skills. First, on a scale of 1-10, discuss how skilled are you in communication. Try to avoid giving yourself a 10, and nobody is perfect, and you do not want to come across as overly confident or someone who has no room for feedback and improvement. Alternately, avoid giving yourself too little credit. You do not want to paint the picture that you are a communication dud! Try to remain in the 7.5-9.5 range while staying honest and accurate. Use an example of your excellent communication to back your answer.

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  • 14. What type of representation are you looking for?

      How to Answer

      IMG Models would like to know that this relationship will be mutually beneficial, and a good fit all around. It's essential that you go into your interview with a good idea of what you expect from this agency. Be prepared to discuss the soft and hard skills that you are looking for when it comes to your IMG Model representation.

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  • 15. What type of career are you working toward, as a model?

      How to Answer

      There are many areas of modeling in which you can specialize. Perhaps you want to work in high fashion, strutting haute couture down the runway. Maybe lifestyle modeling is more for you with shoots for catalogs and mainstream magazines. Perhaps you want to focus on editorials, shooting high-resolution images, and editorials for fashion magazines. Wherever you see your career going, be sure to express this to IMG clearly.

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  • 16. Where have you trained?

      How to Answer

      Take some time to bring your education to life for the IMG talent agent. Be sure to highlight the ways you have educated yourself as a model, where you shone, and where you have gone over and above in your training. If you have worked under any renowned coaches, be sure to include names. The modeling industry is a well-networked community, and these names and connections could add value to you as a potential IMG represented model.

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  • 17. Would you consider yourself a creative person?

      How to Answer

      IMG Models puts great emphasis on creativity, no matter the type of modeling you wish to do. Talk to the agent about any interest that you have in creative activities and how you have implemented your creative desires in your portfolio. Even if you do not consider yourself to be a 'creative person,' there is a significant chance that you have made creative minded decisions in your modeling career.

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  • 18. With many modeling agencies to choose from, why did you apply at IMG Models?

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      The modeling industry, although vast in agency options, is tight-knit. Most experienced models know the ins, and outs of major agencies and most agents know every model's reputation from just a couple of degrees of separation.

      Think about what makes IMG Models stand out from the others. Perhaps it's their reputation, their top clients, how they treat their models or the photographers they have solid relationships with. Discuss why you chose to apply with IMG Models and be sure to express enthusiasm for the opportunity to interview with them.

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  • 19. What are your 3 favorite forms of entertainment?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer would like to know the types of media and entertainment that you enjoy consuming regularly. Talk to the interviewer about your favorite forms of entertainment and be sure to include why they are your favorite.

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  • 20. In your opinion, what is the most influential form of media today?

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      A big part of being a successful model is your conversational skills and ability to have insightful talks with casting agents, and other industry professionals. Gone are the days where models are only expected to be 'professionally good looking.' (Thanks, Zoolander!) Have a meaningful conversation with the agent on media influence. With so many forms of media out there, which do you feel is the most influential at the moment? Be sure to back your answer.

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  • 21. Are you available to travel? Are there any restrictions in your schedule?

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      IMG would like to know the types of jobs they can book you for, and to which locations you can commit. If there are restrictions to your schedule or travel, you need to be entirely upfront in the interview. Keep yourself as flexible as possible, since a lot of modeling jobs are last-minute bookings!

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  • 22. What has been your favorite modeling gig so far, and why?

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      Models often see a great variety in the gigs they book, and IMG Models wants to know more about the types of jobs that are most exciting for you. Perhaps you particularly enjoy lifestyle shoots, or maybe high-fashion is your thing. Whatever you choose to discuss, be sure to have images available in your portfolio so that the talent agent or casting director can have a visual.

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  • 23. What do you think is holding you back in your modeling career?

      How to Answer

      This question can be a tough one to answer at first, as it requires you to dig deep and honestly think about what you could be doing better, or where you could improve your situation as a model. This query is another one similar to 'What are your weaknesses?'

      We rarely want to focus on what we aren't doing well; however, the agent wants you to spotlight and discuss what you are doing to overcome an obstacle. Your response should focus on what you are doing to get past whatever is holding you back in your modeling career.

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  • 24. What do you feel your modeling portfolio is lacking?

      How to Answer

      This question is similar to 'What are your weaknesses?', a question you would hear in a traditional interview. Every model, no matter how experienced, can do a thing or two to improve their portfolio. Perhaps you need more variety in your photos, you have a lack of experience with professional photographers, or maybe you feel your portfolio is too one-dimensional. Whatever you think you are lacking, be sure also to come prepared to discuss with IMG Models what you will do to improve on this factor.

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  • 25. What sparked your initial interest in modeling?

      How to Answer

      Answer this question in a way that will help IMG Models get to know you better. Your resume is an excellent introduction to your background; however, the best way to get to know you is to ask more personal questions and get to know what sparked your interest in modeling in the first place. Have a memorable story prepared so that the agent remembers you. Try to keep it short and to the point, but still enjoyable.

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  • 26. Outside of modeling, what are your hobbies and interests?

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      IMG Models would like to get to know you outside of what you bring in your portfolio. The modeling industry seeks out well-rounded models. This well-roundedness means possessing not only a great look but also volunteer work, hobbies, interests in fitness or sports. Think about your favorite spokesmodel and how they bring so many dimensions to their job. This multi-dimensional person is who the agent is looking for you to deliver.

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  • 27. Even the most talented models face rejection. How do you handle rejection or negative feedback?

      How to Answer

      This behavioral based question will provide IMG Models an in-depth look at your confidence levels, and how you can handle situations involving criticism. It's common knowledge that models face a lot of feedback and criticism. Share how you can overcome negative remarks or requests for change while remaining grounded. Discuss what you do to implement valid feedback.

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  • 28. What advice would you give to a fellow model who was stressed out?

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      Being able to handle stress is one skill but being able to talk your fellow models off the ledge, during their peak times of stress, is an entirely different skill. Discuss with the agent what you would say or do to help a fellow model cope with the stress of a job or a training session.

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  • 29. As a model, name for me one skill you are working to improve.

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      This question is yet another way for IMG Models to ask 'What is your greatest weakness?' However, with this question, the interviewer would like to see what you are actively doing to improve on the skills that you lack. It's okay to have weaknesses as everyone has them. Your strength comes in admitting those weaknesses and showing how you are working to overcome them.

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  • 30. The modeling industry is fast moving and ever-changing. How do you stay on top of changes and trends?

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      With the way our world consumes content, models must be prepared to deliver the latest trends on the runway, in video, and for print. Assure the agent that you have a keen interest in what's happening in the modeling industry. Discuss how you remain on top of new trends.

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