Do Your Homework

By Natalia Zurowski

Throughout our modelling  market guides, we mention the importance of doing your research about the client you'll be working for. Although it should be common sense, I was reminded a couple weeks ago that for many of my colleagues, it isn’t.

I was working at an event for Clinique in Hong Kong promoting their new product Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion +. During the event, I overheard one of the other models ask the client, "What is this?" within earshot of guests and members of the Clinique team. I shook my head. The event organizers didn't look impressed either. 

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Reality Check

By Natalia Zurowski

On my recent trip overseas, I found myself growing frustrated with a few of my fellow models, especially with the younger ones, because there were moments where I was convinced I was back in high school. Never mind the excessive partying and questionable morals. What drove me up the wall were their egos.

An inflated ego is incredibly common with new faces or models who’ve only recently started to find success in the industry. To be fair, those first weeks or months can be a very exciting time, but excitement and ego are worlds apart. Whether it comes from booking high-profile editorials, campaigns, or making buckets of money from shooting catalogues, they start to think they’ve “made it.”

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