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Model Interview Questions

25 Model Interview Questions
Question 1 of 25
Why did you choose to pursue a career as a model?
How to Answer
Your reason for chasing a modeling career does not need to be complicated. You can keep your answer personal, or tell a story if you would like. Perhaps you grew up in pageantry, your parent was a model, or you grew up watching modeling shows like America's Next Top Model. Fun! Whatever your reason, keep it concise and confident.

Answer Example
"I have always had a keen interest in fashion, but never felt I was the right size or shape for typical modeling work. I was approached in my late teens by a talent scout and soon realized this was something I could pursue, as a full figure model. Receiving positive feedback from the small campaigns I have worked on has inspired me to want to continue this as a full-time career."
Entry Level Example
"I grew up watching TV shows like ANTM, and it inspired me to practice my walk, my posing, and try new looks. I decided to try my hand at modeling recently and have done a few shoots with photographers. I have tried bridal, athletic wear, and lingerie shoots. I love them all!"
Experienced Example
"I grew up involved in pageantry, so I got a taste of posing, wearing great clothes, dancing, and winning awards, at a young age. I love the thrill of internal competition."
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Question 2 of 25
What is your greatest strength, as a model?
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Which personal strengths make you excellent at your job? Strengths can be skills or qualities that help you overcome difficult circumstances or kill it in challenging photo shoots. Talk to the interviewer about a couple of your strengths and why those will help you to be successful as a model.

Answer Example
"My greatest strength as a model is in the diversity I bring to my photo shoots. I do not want to give the same face all of the time and come across as a one trick pony. Diversity is what gets a model booked, these days!"
Entry Level Example
"My passion for clothing design and photography is what sets me apart as a model. I understand that modeling is not a one-dimensional career path. The more I know about production as a whole, the better I can perform as a model."
Experienced Example
"My greatest strength, but far, is my unique and androgynous look. I can kill it, from high fashion shoots all the way to sneaker commercials, because of my unique look. I know how to work the sharper dimensions of my face while also letting my softer side come through."
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Question 3 of 25
What is your greatest weakness, as a model? What are you doing to improve on it?
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How to Answer
Pick a weakness that is not a core skill as a model. You can be candid in your answer; recognizing that you aren't great at something and acknowledging your need to improve. Be sure to have an action plan in place for improving on this weakness.

Answer Example
"My greatest weakness, as a model, is my critical nature. I am a perfectionist and often require perfection from my shoots. I feel while this may not be considered a negative, personally, sometimes I struggle if I see flaws in a photograph that perhaps another person loves. This is sometimes difficult to adjust to, although I always tell myself that everyone has differing opinions that I can learn from."
Entry Level Example
"My greatest weakness at this point is the lack of diversity in my porfolio. I know I need to book more comp shoots with up and coming photographers. I have been making calls to make this happen."
Experienced Example
"As a model, I am great with posing and understanding the positioning of my body. I could, however, work on my hand placement at times. I am working on this by looking through high fashion magazines and taking note of what the world's top models are doing."
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Question 4 of 25
Tell me about your experience as a model.
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The interviewer would like fuller details on your overall experience in the modeling industry. Bring your expertise to life for the interviewer. Highlight some of the photographers you have worked with, or some of the shows you have walked in. If you are a new model, and just starting your portfolio, discuss who you worked with to build your comp card or tell a story on how you were discovered.

Answer Example
"My interest in modeling started from a young age. I was involved in a Gap Kids fashion show at our local mall when I was just eight years old. I quickly decided modeling was the career for me. Entering into my teens, I was selected to be the face of a local clothing company. I am now in a position to further my portfolio past commercial print work and expand my knowledge of the industry."
Entry Level Example
"I was recently discovered by a local talent agent when shopping at the mall with some friends. I was invited to come into their studio for an initial shoot. From there, I have caught the bug! I want to learn everything that I can about this industry."
Experienced Example
"I have been a signed model for four years now, and have been given the opportunity to shoot with some amazing local photographers such as A, B, and C. One of my biggest gigs was being flown out to Miami to shoot a music video for an up and coming hip-hop artist. I learned a great deal during that gig and met some incredible people in the industry. I look forward to further developing my portfolio with your agency."
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Question 5 of 25
What are your goals as a model?
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Question 6 of 25
Let's discuss your availability. Are you able to travel? Can you work any hours, on any day?
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Question 7 of 25
Have you ever been fired from a modeling job?
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Question 8 of 25
Do people see you as a trustworthy and honest individual?
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Question 9 of 25
As a model, have you ever broken a contract, NDA, or confidentiality agreement?
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Question 10 of 25
Would you consider yourself a creative person?
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Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is an executive head-hunter and job search expert. Utilized by top executives from Fortune 100 & 500 companies like Fitbit, Microsoft, General Electric, Nestle, and more, she helps professionals position themselves in a competitive marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume, a company that focuses on helping job seekers get their edge back. Renovate My Resume creates stand-out resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles and professional summaries for new grads, all the way to corporate executives. Rachelle spends much of her time training career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers. She also holds interview workshops for students and interns, globally. For great tips and tricks, follow Rachelle on Instagram @_rachelle_e or @renovatemyresume.
First written on: 09/20/2010
Last modified on: 08/30/2018

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Question 11 of 25
How do you deal in uncomfortable situations?
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Question 12 of 25
When have you worked among a diverse group of people?
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Question 13 of 25
When entering a new modeling gig, describe how you build relationships with the creative team or your fellow models.
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Question 14 of 25
How do you handle a situation where a photographer does not properly direct you?
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Question 15 of 25
Models need to be clear communicators. Rate your communication skills from 1-10.
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Question 16 of 25
Being a reliable model is of utmost importance. How would you describe your work ethic?
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Question 17 of 25
Tell me something I wouldn't know about you, from looking at your portfolio.
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Question 18 of 25
When you suffer a setback during a shoot, how do you recover?
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Question 19 of 25
Tell me about your education and training related to modeling.
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Question 20 of 25
Do you work well under pressure?
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Question 21 of 25
Who do you look up to in the modeling industry?
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Question 22 of 25
What do you know about our agency?
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Question 23 of 25
Why are you the best model for us?
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Question 24 of 25
How would you react if asked to do a shoot you were not comfortable with? What are your limitations?
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Question 25 of 25
Tell me about your most difficult photo shoot.
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About Model

September 17th, 2018

Models promote various all types of products live, on video or in print. Depending on the product they are promoting as well as the company's budget, they may promote the same product via multiple streams or just one stream. Clothes models usually do live shows where they walk down the ramp in designers' clothes so prospective buyers can get a closer look at the garments. Print models promote a wide range of products, from makeup and shoes to cars and household items.

There are no formal education requirements for anyone wishing to pursue a career in modeling. Other requirements in terms of physical characteristics may vary from one client to another depending on the industry and the product they wish to promote. In general, models are expected to take great care of their appearance. They must be well groomed, photogenic, disciplined, courteous and organized. They must know how to dress well and apply makeup that enhances their features. They must workout regularly to stay in shape and learn how to move gracefully and confidently in public.

Being a model is a glamorous job with a lot of perks but it requires hard work and dedication to stay in the limelight. Models work hard behind the scenes to achieve that effortlessly elegant look that the world sees. At the interview, the interviewers will be watching your every movement, from the time you walk into the interview room so make sure you put your best foot forward. Take great care when dressing for the interview. Be graceful throughout. Carry along a portfolio of the work you've done. Don't forget to look through model mock interview questions so you can think of compelling answers to some of the more commonly asked questions at these interviews.

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