Your portfolio is often the first thing an agency, booker or model scout will see so you want to make an amazing first impression. Your modeling portfolio should consist of different types of shots including full lengths, mid lengths and head shots.
Think NATURAL – the agency wants to know what you look like and how your features sit. They want to see your shape, so nothing too over-sized or baggy.
You want to wear clothes that accentuate your figure and compliment your hair and skin tone. Barefoot is always a good option.
As you progress in your career, your portfolio will change and become more creative.
Whilst some plus size models work on a freelance basis, having an agency means that a lot of the work is done for you. Research and educate yourself on agencies and their reputations and schedule meetings with the ones you feel are right for you.
Different agencies take different approaches – some allow ‘walk-ins’ where you can simply turn up for a meet and greet.