One career you might pursue is that of a model. A fashion model wears the various garments and accessories that an individual or a company designs to show off the features of the design. Models are responsible for letting people see the way that the design looks on a real person so that retailers and consumers will then want to purchase the garment. Models walk down runways in fashion shows; construct portfolios that contain images depicting their previous modeling experience and modeling skills; exercise regularly and watch their diets to maintain their figures; follow the instructions of clients, fashion coordinators, fashion show managers, fashion photographers, and other similar professionals; and receive professional attention from make-up artists, stylists, and other similar professionals.
A model typically earns between ₹2,00,000 and ₹10,00,000 a year, but some may make as little as ₹50,000 a year if just starting out in the fashion field or over ₹10,00,000 a year if he or she has a lot of experience. The amount earned is also based on the model’s reputation and the amount of his or her body that is displayed. A model may be able to make significantly more if he or she is well-known and is regularly required to display garments and accessories that cover the entire body and show the face rather than just reveal an arm, a hand, a leg, or a foot. Models do not typically receive any benefits beyond their standard pay; the amount that a model earns varies greatly from year to year depending on the number of contracts he or she has, the length of each contract, and the amount of time between contracts.
The specific requirements necessary to become a model vary from agency to agency and client to client. However, most modeling clients and agencies require that you have a portfolio showing that you are photogenic and that you have the physical attributes that the agency or client is looking for (such as height, overall appearance, weight, and so on). A degree is not typically required for a modeling career, but a degree in fashion or a certificate from a modeling school may help you obtain a position in some cases. Almost every client or agency will be more interested in your overall appearance and your ability to look good on camera than they will be in your education.