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Why did you choose to pursue a career as a model?

1 of 25 Model Interview Questions and Answers Written by Rachelle Enns

Updated on June 29th, 2018 | Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
who helps everyone from students to fortune executives find success in their career.
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.

Professional Answer Examples
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
Answer 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!"

Answer 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."

Written by:

Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is a job search expert, executive headhunter, career catalyst, and interview coach. Utilized by top talent from Fortune companies like Microsoft, General Electric, and Nestle, she helps professionals position themselves in today's competitive digital marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume and Executive Resume Solutions, two companies focused on helping job seekers get their edge back. She helps everyone from new graduates looking for their first placement, to CEO's who want more out of their career. Rachelle coaches students to executives on how to master the toughest interview questions and how to handle the most bizarre interview situations; all with confidence and poise. Rachelle trains other career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers, globally. A big part of her job is also spent coaching HR professionals on how to bring the human touch back into their interview and hiring process.
First written on: 12/10/2014
Last modified on: 06/29/2018

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Why did you choose to pursue a career as a model?
My stepmom signed me up for Barbizon two years ago, because she thought it would be a great way for me to gain more self confidence and come out of my shell. She was definitely right on that one, I realized that I was the girl in the pictures, and I guess I fell in love with that feeling.
Tell us about your self . Why you fit to b a model and y you want it as a carrier.
I choose to pursue this career because I will be a good fit for it . I
Because love fashion and I have the look.
I am always being told I should be a model as I am tall, I have the right body for it and also I have the right looks. Furthermore, I do have the right attitude to excel in every and anything.
Because I have a passion for fashion and modeling.
Everyone tells me i'm very photogenic, and built and could try this for a career.
It's a interesting, rewarding, and dynamic career that I wish to be apart of.
I wish to be apart of such an dynamic and interesting industry.
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