New on TBM: Guide to Book-Building Markets

A strong portfolio is a crucial component of a model's career. Your pictures help sell you to a client and showcase your potential when you're seeking agency representation. The stronger the book you have, the more likely you are to get those lucrative jobs or to get signed by that top agency. The Business Model regularly receives emails from readers asking, "Where can I build my portfolio?"

Asia is home to nine of these book-building markets. Read all about them here.

  Original image by Onur Dag for Marie Claire Turkey

Original image by Onur Dag for Marie Claire Turkey

How to deal with cockroaches

By Natalia Zurowski

If you plan on traveling to Asia during the summer months (June-August) you'll likely encounter a cockroach or two. Cockroaches can become a real nuisance, and nothing bonds an apartment full of models more than their synchronized shrieking over the spotting of a cockroach in their kitchen or bedroom.

At TBM, we've become experts when it comes to dealing with these pesky bugs and are here to help! We have compiled a list of useful suggestions to make sure your apartment stays cockroach free. 

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