Model scouts, bookers, agents are some of the people new models will
deal with before getting a job. However it’s important for new models to ensure they are
dealing with a reputable people that are actually who they say that are.!
What does a Model Scout Do?
Model scouts seek“new faces and present them to either the model agency that employs
them or to a variety of diﬀerent modelling agencies.“If the scouts doesn’t work for one
agency or platform, they have the knowledge to guide the new model to the best choice
of agency for their particular skills. !
Models can be discovered anywhere from shopping malls, festivals, and even
McDonalds.“Scouts are usually at busy places that attract young people. The scouts
typically don’t make themselves known while evaluating a large crowd and only speak to
someone once they have assessed the new models potential.!
Social Media and Scouts
Due to the popularity of the internet and especially Instagram, more scouts are turning to
social media to ﬁne new models. Instagram being purely visual is a favourite of models
scouts as they ﬁnd new models easily and from the oﬃce. This is a massive advantage to
aspiring models as it gives them the potential to be viewed worldwide. Ensure your page
is reﬂective of your professional brand but also your normal life which can help show your
personality however try reduce the amount of drunk selﬁes! !
When scouts message you they will always introduce themselves using their full name,
their company name and an email or phone number to call so you know they are legit.
Always make sure you Google the agency to ensure they are who they say they are too.!
How to Know If the Opportunity is Legit?
When a scout approaches you they will always carry a business card so that you have
their information and can check the company out. Never agree to go with them there and
then. Go home and research what types of modelling the company does, their success
stories and then contact the scout. If you are under 18, always make sure a parent rings
for you or if setting up a meeting, goes with you.!