Distinctive name, Matthew Marvin
Maybe if I hadn't met him, maybe the name wouldn't have stood out as much?
Matthew Marvin, who's giant ego is full of motivation tries to inspire all people to just be and love themselves.
Would that be the same Matt Marvin who currently works two jobs as a waiter? Yes, that Matt Marvin...
Small world, isn't it.
Reporter: Did the movie Zoolander motivate you at all?
Marvin: "No. I'm not a big fan of Ben Stiller's work. Thanks to that movie, the reputation of men who get paid to look good turned more silly than sexy."
And regardless of the movie, male models have been made to wear some unfortunate outfits on the runway, including giant earmuffs. Still there are some ridiculously good-looking men who strut their stuff — Matthew Marvin comes to my mind. So I want to know: do male models turn you on?
Reporter: Can you be a 5'9" male model? Most of the women are usually 5'9" and up, since agencies expect men to be taller than women, are you less likely be booked for the job?
Marvin: "It is possible to get runway work as a 5'9" male, but it will mostly be in situations where most of the models on the runway are (by agency opinion) short. Some examples may be new clothing line shows, or if you look young enough, teen/college age shows."
Reporter: Can modeling agencies help you book shows?
Marvin: "No. Agencies Just want a cut of whatever you get paid. The only thing modeling agencies do is notify you of auditions. You let your agent know what kind of work you are interested in doing and then you will be sent on auditions. If the client likes you, they will hire you. It's all about your personality, experience, and skill."
1)Attitude. You may have everything that a designer is looking for in a fashion runway model but then if you don’t have the proper work ethics and discipline then you will never make it big in this industry. Although it has been a stereotype with top runway models to have a certain attitude it’s not really a pre-requisite. Of course when you’re one of the top models and you have been travelling a lot because of work then you might have certain problems dealing with people but that’s not an excuse to have any attitude problems right? So whether you’re just starting to be a model of you have been in the industry for a long time keeping a good attitude towards work will be a great advantage on your side.
Even if Runway top models are usually different from commercial models, they are always photographed when walking down the catwalk. These models are also the ones that do fashion editorials on top fashion magazines so a symmetrical face is really important if you want not only to enter the industry but if you really want to make it big.
Though this used to be a woman’s world, fashion runway modeling has opened its doors to male runway models, this was even represented in Ben Stiller’s movie Zoolander. The life of a model that was portrayed in that movie is way different from the way models in real life live.
Male models are known for not only being attractive but also knowing how to work all the angles. Models are great at posing, whether for the camera, the runway or simply to wink at the person looking their way. Whether you're a model or not you can learn to pose like one and get some people looking your way.
Step 1)Look through some magazines. Study how the male models are posed in different ads. Take note of their posture, angle of their chins, control of their limbs and most importantly, the look in their eyes. With each pose a model is supposed to be conveying a message. The message needs to originate from and shine through the eyes.
Step 2)Stand in front of a full length mirror. Look at your body and evaluate it honestly. What are your best features? What are your less desirable features? You want to highlight the positive items. If you have a great butt try standing backwards and twisting your torso to look over your shoulder at yourself. This might be a good pose for you. If you want to hide your stomach you might try squatting down and bringing your arms in front of your body on your knees.
Step 3)Move slowly and casually as you watch yourself in the mirror. One of the most common mistakes beginning models or those trying to pose like them make is thinking they have to move quickly through poses. You want to just move like normal and flow through from one pose to another.
Step 4)Ask a friend to come over and photograph you. Casually get into one pose then slowly move into another and another. Make sure your friend takes pictures the entire time. Try to express different emotions and thoughts with each pose or sequence of poses. Look at the photos. See how your expressions appear. Were they conveyed correctly?
Step 5)Print out the photos and examine your body lines. Take note of what looks good and what doesn't. Go back in front of the mirror and practice the things that looked good and work on making the things that looked bad better. Do another photo shoot with your friend. Look at the pictures again. Continue to practice. Just remember to have fun with it and relax.