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Monday, July 22, 2013

Share Your Story: "How Modeling 101 Helped Me"

Me and my modeling student/protege, Jennifer.
Hello, my beloved readers!

This blog has grown by leaps and bounds over the years and I've been so fortunate to be contacted by so many aspiring and working models from around the globe. From helping people find agencies to submit to, giving pep talks and advice to debunking myths and keeping people from falling for scams, I'm humbled each and every day by the fact that you all trust me with your personal stories, experiences and dreams.

While I'm known "online" other than that, I'm a virtual stranger to almost all of you...so for my readers (and those who have stumbled upon my blog randomly) to reach out to me for assistance with breaking into modeling has been one of the greatest experiences in my career.

That being said, I wanted to give you guys an opportunity to share in what ways my Modeling 101 - "A Model's Diary" blog has helped you reach your modeling goals. Were you able to get signed to an agency? Did you finally realize what category of modeling you fit into? Did you manage to start a successful freelance modeling career? Even if it's as simple as how much more you now know about the modeling industry, please share your story with us!

I've created a new page on my blog called "How Modeling 101 Helped Me." You'll find it at the top of my blog underneath the photo header, among the other pages like my Resume, FAQs, etc.

I decided to create this page because I want others to know they're not alone in trying to figure out where they fit in with the modeling world. I also wanted to dedicate a space on my blog to show new readers and those who find my blog randomly in what ways people have been able to use my blog as a stepping stone in their efforts to begin a modeling career.

How can you share your story? There are 3 ways:

1) Email me directly at: daniadenise@gmail.com with your story and I'll add it to the page

2) Comment on this blog post and I'll copy/paste your story to the page

3) Comment on the actual "How Modeling 101 Helped Me" page and I'll add it to the body of the post itself (so that your story doesn't just appear as a comment)

Your story can be as short or as long as you want. Feel free to use your first name, "Anonymous" or whatever you want to be identified as. Please also note whether you are a Male or Female and your age. Other than that, there are no rules or specific guidelines...all I care about is hearing your story!

I hope you'll participate and show others that sometimes all that's needed is some research, a little help and a push in the right direction. Thank you in advance to those who decide to share their stories! :-)


Anonymous said...

first of all I just wanted to say I LOVE your blog I read it all the time, I was just wondering what the difference between a contact and a booker is? i'm from the UK so I don't know if they have a different name here :)
thank you
Emily xx

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Emily! You'll find the answer to your questions in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #651," which can be found on my new blog: "Modeling 101 - Answering Readers Questions."

Please visit this link: http://amodelsdiary-readerquestions.blogspot.com/ and you can view your post there. Thanks for reading!