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Androgynous Modeling : 101 (continued)
Lately I have been getting a lot of questions about HOW TO BECOME AN ANDROGYNOUS MODEL? Well contrary to belief you just don’t wake up on Saturday morning and decide “I want to become an Androgynous model.” Well you can ..but in the long run.. Like with anything else you decide to do it takes time, dedication, preparation, and willingness to really take heed and learn from others. Modeling is a craft. You must study and practice to turn your craft into a skill. You can eventually turn your craft into an amazing art form. But this will not happen overnight and it most definitely will not happen if you do not have the passion for it. Your skill level may not be the best when you start but with a combination of what I just mention and the will to thrive, it definitely puts you on the right path for success.
First lesson in Androgyny 101 is... Know what an Androgynous model is and/ or does. There are many types of Androgynous model so you may not fit into every category or you particularly may not even fit in any of these categories. Educate yourself and most importantly don’t be discouraged by the discovery of this because Androgynous modeling over all is a fairly new category of models and there is definitely room for a broader definition. Androgynous models will not have it easy. You have to remember in modeling there isn’t a actual need for models like us.. With that being said our mission is to create that need and deliver.
Second lesson in Androgyny 101 is… You are your product at all times as a model you want to be seen in the best light. This does not mean you can’t have fun or you have to live a very boring life, but what it does mean is, instantly you become a role model for others. There will always be someone who is inspired by your courageousness and your journey so you’re every action on the stage and off the stage will be magnified. Be ready! And be someone that demands respect.
Third lesson in Androgyny 101 is… You are your business!. You are an independent business looking to be “hired” by a major corporation. Represent your business how you would as if you were applying for the job of your dreams. This means, have a model resume (this will accurate list all your relative experience, business references, and most important your credentials and contact information.) Next, create a business card. This could be fairly simple. As long as it has your contact information and ways that interested perspectives can get in contact with you, then you have met this objective. Also a business card comes in handy when placed in any network situation. Pen and paper or phones may not always be readily available, but a business card could literally save the day. Plus it looks way more professional. With Androgynous modeling being so new, it is important that we be professional at all times. Also, it is very important that you market yourself. It’s very easy to get lost in this ocean we call modeling, so it is very important you create a platform to stand on.
STAY TUNNED FOR THE NEXT 3 LESSONS…
Remember Rome was not build overnight and a prosperous Androgynous modeling career will not begin overnight either.
~Vjay: The Androgynous Model
Monday, January 9, 2012
After careful consideration and many requested I decided to ask a question with a very simple YES or NO response. I have been asked by different people where can I buy “VJAY STUFF” from? Initially I was humbled by that question and simply replied with, “well, there isn’t any.” After I’ve been asked by many people and after I have filled a few special request, I decided to revisit that initial question I was asked. As a result, I wanted to see, if this was a good idea of not. Should I create “VJAY STUFF.” This would include items like: buttons, magnets, pictures, t0shirts, desk calendars, coffee mugs, pens, note pads, etc… The idea baffles me a bit that someone would want to drink coffee or tea out of a coffee mug with a picture of me on it lol, but after being asked 5 times, I figured why not give it a try. Before I do I wanted to do a quick poll to see how many ppl would be interested in buying “VJAY STUFF” and what exactly would you like to see.
STAY Tuned I will put up two polls just to get a better idea of what my next move should be,
As always! I appreciate everyone who has supported me and my vision! Much love and Respect,