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5 characteristic traits evident in successful models

Following on our previous blog about different types of modelling, we hope it has cleared up some of your confusion or concerns on starting out in the industry. Now let’s look at how you can develop some foundational attributes to stand out from the crowd and become a successful model.

Characteristics you need to embody:
• Be committed to your job
• Be friendly and get along with others
• Be punctual (10 minutes early is considered on time)
• Be confident but never arrogant
• Have a thick skin and learn how to handle rejection

Firstly, you need to be committed to your job. This means to prepare thoroughly for the job, research the concept of the shoot/show, and know exactly what to do on set. Being committed to doing well in this industry also refers to up-keeping your branding. If you haven’t read many of our previous blogs, you must know that models work as contractors, which ultimately means models are their own business and their appearance is their product. To maintain great branding, you need to look after yourself and your health, as well as your physical looks.

Be friendly and network on the job, this will increase your chances of getting rebooked and being recommended for future gigs. Your network equals your net worth. Being punctual is extremely important, as you do not want to keep everyone waiting because they cannot start their work without you. So, if you are not 10 minutes early, you are late.

There is a fine line between being arrogant and being confident. Be sure to not cross it and remain humble regardless of how well you are doing. Remember, you must be mentally prepared for this industry and have a thick skin, as this will serve you and help you become a more successful model. We have a whole class dedicated to positive mindset, teaching our students the importance of healthy mindset, how to boost confidence, self-image and handle rejection. A vital topic and transformational class.

Here is a video from our Online Model Course summarising this topic, we also included some further tips for the industry for extra guidance:


We will be happy to answer any of your questions, so feel free to send us your enquiries to bookings@australianacademyofmodelling.com.au

To your success,
The AAM team

2 thoughts on “5 characteristic traits evident in successful models”

  1. What is your stance on bullying?
    In and out of the work place? And models bullying other models or models bullying someone else in general?

    1. Kristina Compagnino

      Hi Kathy,
      We do not tolerate bullying of any sort. We are proud to say that our AAM community is a safe and friendly environment to learn new skills and boost self-confidence. We have been blessed with the best students, who all support and encourage each other every single class, course after course.
      If you want to discuss further, feel free to call the office for a chat, or email me direct on kristina@australianacademyofmodelling.com.au

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