By: Kristina Anderson, Barbizon International

The fact of the matter is that everyone at some point in their life will have to face rejection. This is also true for anyone wanting to work as a model.

Rejection for a booking won’t be personal and it definitely doesn’t mean that you aren’t good enough, it just means that the particular job you were auditioning for might not have been quite right for you. Working in this industry you will need to develop a thick skin and know that you aren’t being rejected for who you are.

When you step back and look at the modeling industry as a whole, it’s important to keep in mind that rejection is really just a numbers game. If a client has a specific model type they are looking for (for example 5’8” or taller brunette) and they reach out to 10 agencies, each of which has 10 models who match the client’s requirements, you will have a 1% chance of booking that job.

Now this doesn’t mean you should give up… in fact it’s quite the opposite! You should strive to work hard and go for every opportunity that is a good match for you. Meet people and know that even if you don’t book a specific job, you may be right for the next one.

Remember that the mountain top can be reached – you just have to keep climbing!


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