Talent Management Modelling: “You only get out what you put in” Says Male Model Gerard

Talent Management modelling recruit Gerard had a fantastic time on his recent assignment and he had some great advice for fellow TM models…

Talent Management Model Gerard
Talent Management Model Gerard

Our Talent Management modelling
recruit Gerard had a fantastic time on his recent assignment. When our booking agents asked him for feedback he had lots of positive comments for us about his day. The 20-year-old male model told us about how he particularly enjoyed getting to know people and trying something different!

But he didn’t just share thoughts about his own experience, Gerard also had some advice for other Talent Management models: “You only get out what you put in. This means, update your portfolio!” This is great advice and something that we often tell our models! Read on for more…

“Being a model for the day was very exciting. At first I was nervous because I didn’t know the people I was working with but shortly after getting to know everyone it became very relaxing and fun. Working with people around the same age group, some children and different cultures made the job even better and I would love to do it again.

“The most enjoyable part of the assignment wasn’t taking the shots but getting to know who you’re working with and who you’re working for. For me the job was enjoyable but getting to meet new faces was the fun part!

“We had our pictures taken in various scenarios. Having different clothes put on and face paints to act as if we were football fans for different football clubs. I was asked to pair up with other models during the shoot which was great and we also had some group photos taken.

“This was my first assignment and so it was only natural that I’d benervous but it has made me much more confident. The shoot also adds to my experience of working with others, working as a group, being a team player and showing how well I can communicate with new faces.

“I would definitely recommend this to others. It’s not an everyday experience to you have your picture taken and really enjoy working for a client. The experience you get in something new will always be different, you just have to apply yourself and see if you’d love it, which I did!

“Never give up! I’ve been with Talent Management for about 2 years. I’ve only had one job from them so far but you only get out what you put in. This means, update your portfolio! I was nervous about working as a ‘model’ so I stopped with updating my portfolio but then I had a job offer and loved it, so then I went back to my portfolio and then started updating it more and more!

“My mum made me join and agency, I was on holiday in the Philippines having lunch with my family at a restaurant. When you’re there and they find out you have a foreign accent they pay more attention to you. Apart from that a lot of people thought I was a model, asking to take pictures with me which was very embarrassing, having to explain I was just a normal person on holiday. I even had TV presenters asking if I wanted to be on a show.

“My mum came up with the idea that I should join an agency or become a model. I don’t regret taking her advice because judging from this job, I very much like it!”

If you would like to become a model, why not apply at Talent Management? Good luck!