Above: Beautiful Fashion Models Amanda Murphy, Binx Walton, Lexi Boling, Suvi Koponen, And Vanessa Moody Modeling For The Cover Of Vogue Japan. How To Model In Tokyo Japan In Asia.
Modeling in Asia is perhaps one of the easiest ways for an aspiring fashion model to get started in the fashion modeling industry. Modeling in Tokyo Japan, Hong Kong China, Singapore, Seoul South Korea, Taipei Taiwan, and other Asian markets such as Bangkok Thailand, New Delhi India, and Jakarta Indonesia are considered important fashion markets for new fashion models that are starting their fashion modeling careers because these fashion markets will help beginning fashion models develop their modeling skills and build strong fashion modeling portfolios to better prepare them for modeling in the fashion capitals of the world (New York, London, Paris, Milan) upon their return from modeling in Asia.
As many of you might know our modeling agency works with many of the world’s largest modeling agencies. This allows our fashion models to have additional global exposure because in addition to our modeling agency being mother agency to our beautiful fashion models we also like to secure (through skill and negotiation) representation for our fashion models from multiple modeling agencies located around the world. This allows our fashion modeling agency to efficiently cover certain fashion markets where we might not have a presence as strong as we would like compared to other fashion markets. Thus, many of our top fashion models have the advantage of not only being represented by our agency as mother agency but by agents from many of the world’s largest and most prestigious modeling agencies.
How To Model In Asia – The Secrets To Successfully Modeling In Asia
When modeling in Asia our partner agencies will advance many of your expenses (flight tickets, rent, etc.) and simply deduct the amounts from your modeling account once you start booking. Fashion modeling in certain Asian countries such as Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, and Taipei can be a lot less competitive for many American fashion models. The reason for this is because if you are only 5’8″ in height, you would rarely be considered for fashion runway shows with many of our top fashion clients in New York, but you would probably be considered tall in Singapore, Tokyo, and other Asian countries giving you a great competitive advantage (the height for female models in Asia can start at 5’6″ as opposed to the 5’9″ minimum height requirement which is common with many of the top modeling agencies for women in the United States and western Europe).
Modeling At The International Level – How To Become A Fashion Model In Tokyo Japan Asia And The Importance Of Having A Prestigious Mother Agency For Successfully Modeling In Asia
In order to be allowed to model in Asian countries such as Tokyo Japan, Hong Kong China, Singapore, Seoul South Korea, and Taipei Taiwan it will be necessary to obtain a working visa. The nice thing about modeling in Asia is that getting a working visa in most Asian countries is very easy (assuming that you are a top modeling agency) compared to getting a visa to work in the United States. In general (there are always exceptions), to get a work visa to model in a specific country in Asia, you either have to go to Asia as a full time student and model on the side, or you need to be signed to an agency in your home country and have a well developed portfolio for an Asian modeling agency to be able to sponsor your work visa for fashion modeling.
This is where having a world class mother agency can make all the difference in the world. The role of your mother agency (usually the first modeling agency that you sign with when starting your modeling career) is to represent you as best as possible around the world. The problem is that many small local agencies do not have the financial resources and/or expertise to successfully represent a fashion model in the most prestigious fashion markets such as New York, London, Paris, Milan, and Tokyo Japan (not a fashion capital of the world but still considered an important fashion market for new and experienced fashion models).
Modeling Overseas – A Guide To Modeling In Asia
Having a top mother agency that not only represents you in your home country but also around the world can make all the difference in the world between you actually making it as a successful fashion model and making millions upon millions of dollars through modeling or remembering your brief modeling career as a nice experience that unfortunately did not help you to pay all of your bills and living expenses (you would be surprised at how bad some modeling agencies can actually be at representing fashion models and how good they actually are at taking your hard earned money). The role of your mother agency would be to protect your interests by representing you as best as possible around the world and to guide you throughout your modeling career by developing short term and long term goals for you.
A top mother agency will develop business relationships with the top modeling agencies in Asia and after discussing with you your specific modeling career goals they will determine which foreign agency and in what Asian country to successfully place you for a brief short stay which is usually a few weeks at a time (12 weeks being very common in many Asian fashion markets). Your mother agency will be responsible for negotiating the contracts with the foreign agencies and in making sure you get all of the necessary paperwork (including your work visa), flight tickets, apartment in the country in Asia where you will be modeling, and anything else that they could think of in order to make sure that your modeling experience in Asia is as pleasant and enjoyable as possible.
Do I Need Modeling Experience To Model In Tokyo Japan Asia And How Much Modeling Experience Do I Need To Successfully Model In Hong Kong China, Singapore, Seoul South Korea, And Other Countries Located In Asia?
It is not a requirement that you have previous modeling experience to model in Tokyo Japan Asia and other fashion markets in Asia such as Hong Kong China, Singapore, and Seoul South Korea. However, that said, it is important to know that every little bit of fashion modeling experience helps if you would like to return home having had a positive, memorable, and enjoyable fashion modeling experience in Asia. Thus, it is highly recommended that you have some basic modeling experience back home in areas such as runway and fashion editorials so that you have some basic knowledge about how to work with industry professionals such as top photographers, makeup artists, hair stylists, wardrobe stylists (fashion stylists), and most importantly casting directors.
Knowing how to conduct yourself in front of modeling and acting industry professionals (in particular casting directors) is key for successfully getting booked for modeling jobs in Asia. Either your mother agency back home or your foreign agency will also try to familiarize you as much as possible with local norms in the particular Asian country where you will be modeling such as how to properly introduce yourself, say thank you in the foreign language, etc. While many top fashion companies in Asia will probably have people that speak English, knowing the basics of the foreign language such as Japanese, Mandarin (Chinese), or Korean can definitely help you to become more successful while modeling in Asia.
Fashion Modeling In Asia And How To Model In Asia With The Top Modeling Agencies In Asia – Who Pays For My Flight And Travel Expenses When Traveling To Model In Tokyo Japan, Hong Kong China, Singapore, And Other Asian Markets?
One of the beautiful things about fashion modeling in Asia is that modeling agencies that are located in Asia will advance many of your travel and living expenses such as your flight tickets (airline tickets), rent, utilities, and other necessary expenses for you to be able to arrive and have a safe stay in their home country. In addition, the local Asian modeling agency will also advance the cost of your composite cards and other necessary things that might be required to get you started modeling in Asia as quickly as possible. The local Asian modeling agency will also give you a weekly stipend (spending money) which you will be required to reimburse to them once you start booking modeling jobs in Asia.
Thus, it is important to remember that this is not free money and that these modeling agencies in Asia are willing to advance these travel and living expenses to help get you started, but that you will be required to pay the Asian modeling agency back once you start booking modeling jobs and start getting paid modeling work with Asian fashion companies. If for some unfortunate reason you do not earn enough money modeling In Asia to pay back the Asian modeling agency then the modeling agency in Asia will take the loss as the cost of doing business and you will not be required to pay them back with your own money. However, if that were to happen, you can probably forget about the Asian modeling agency asking you to come back for more modeling in Asia in the near future. After all, why invite an American, European, or Latin American model back to Asia that causes the Asian modeling agency to lose money and have a lot of red ink in their financial statements?
Modeling In Asia – How To Get Signed To A Top Modeling Agency In Asia
Modeling agencies in Asia such as the agencies located in Tokyo Japan, Hong Kong China, Singapore, and Seoul South Korea can also offer a model a “Model Guarantee” as an incentive for the model to take the risk of modeling in Asia instead of staying in her local fashion market. A “Model Guarantee” is a set amount of money that the model will be guaranteed to earn whether or not the model actually earns that amount through fashion modeling in the Asian country. Beautiful models with some experience and a good portfolio can get a guarantee above $30,000.00 United States Dollars for modeling for a few weeks in Asia (generally 8 to 12 weeks).
Top models that have modeling experience at the international level, have an excellent modeling portfolio (modeling book), have been featured in major fashion magazines such as Vogue and Elle, and that have modeled in the fashion capitals of the world (New York, London, Paris, and Milan Italy) can receive modeling guarantees above a quarter of a million United States Dollars ($250,000.00) for modeling for 2 to 3 months in Asia, and these numbers are just starting dollar amounts for negotiating the modeling contracts (this negotiation is done between your mother agency and the modeling agency in Asia). We like to call them high powered modeling contract negotiations.
How To Model In Asia With The Top Modeling Agencies In Asia – What Is The Minimum Age To Model In Asia?
One of the nice things about modeling in Asia is that parents are generally welcome to travel with their daughter if she is traveling to Asia for the first time or if she is under 18 years of age (models under the age of 18 must generally travel with at least one parent or legal guardian). Modeling agencies in Asia located in fashion cities such as Tokyo Japan, Hong Kong China, Singapore, Seoul South Korea, Taipei Taiwan, Bangkok Thailand, New Delhi India, and Jakarta Indonesia are very used to this and having parents travel with their daughters is generally never a problem. However, it is important to keep in mind that parents will be expected to cover their own travel and living expenses and may choose to stay only a couple of weeks or for the entire duration of their daughter’s modeling contract.
How To Model In Tokyo Japan, Hong Kong China, Singapore, And Seoul South Korea With The Best Modeling Agencies In Asia – Fashion Modeling Contracts In Asia
How long a fashion model will stay for modeling in Asia will depend on several factors which will be negotiated between your mother agency and the modeling agency located in Asia. Most contracts are for either 2 months or 3 months but the exact length of your stay in Asia could also depend on how successful you are modeling with fashion clients in Asia during the first few weeks of your stay in the foreign country. It is also important to note that some fashion markets in other parts of the world are only good to travel to during a particular time of the year. However, the beauty of modeling in many Asian countries is that it can generally be very busy throughout the year. The summer months for American and European girls are usually the most competitive because so many high school students go during that time of the year (because it is their summer vacation), so if you can travel to Asia during the spring, fall, or winter months you may actually get more bookings and earn more money because there could be a lot less competition.
How To Model In Asia With The Top Modeling Agencies In Asia – How To Get Represented For Fashion Modeling In Asia By The Best Modeling Agencies In Asia In Order To Become A Money Girl
“Money Girls” are fashion models that are so famous and make so much money that they are known around the world for their incredible and intoxicating beauty. ZARZAR MODELING AGENCY best known around the world as ZARZAR MODELS does not recommend that you approach the modeling market in Asia before you have a prestigious mother agency representing you. It is always best to have a mother agency promoting you to the international modeling agencies simply because a good fashion modeling mother agent will not only know what the best fashion modeling agencies in Asia are for your particular look and personality, but they will also have the necessary knowledge and industry experience to properly plan and manage your fashion modeling career for the long term.
In addition, trying to model in Asia without modeling agency representation can be extremely dangerous as explained in our article The Danger Of Acting And Modeling Without Agency Representation. Furthermore, trying to do all of the legal paperwork by yourself such as reviewing your modeling contracts, securing your fashion modeling work visa, etc. can take all the fun out of your modeling experience in Asia, in addition to costing you serious money if you end up making major mistakes. Your mother agency and mother agent will help you to understand what everything means, guide you through the process, and most importantly do their best to protect you from those that might try to take advantage of you. A good, strong mother agency is extremely important when it comes to modeling (we can not stress this enough), specially at the international level, and we wish you nothing but success as you continue your quest in becoming a highly successful, and hopefully famous, fashion model.
Above: Beautiful Fashion Models Amanda Murphy, Binx Walton, Chiharu Okunugi, Daria Strokous, Issa Lish, Jamie Bochert, Lexi Boling, Liu Wen, Maartje Verhoef, Malaika Firth, Natalie Westling, Ondria Hardin, Sam Rollinson, Suvi Koponen, And Vanessa Moody Modeling For The Cover Of Vogue Japan.
ZARZAR MODELS is one of the top modeling agencies for women in the United States representing models in print fashion editorials, high fashion runway, film, television commercials, and promotions. The agency represents top models in all of the major fashion cities and counties including Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Orange County Southern California, San Diego, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Miami, New York, London, Paris, Milan, Sao Paulo, and Tokyo and recruits and represents models throughout the world through its global fashion and modeling network.
About ZARZAR MODELSZARZAR MODELS is one of the top modeling agencies for women in the United States representing models in print fashion editorials, high fashion runway, film, television commercials, and promotions. The agency represents top models in all of the major fashion cities and counties including Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Orange County Southern California, San Diego, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Miami, New York, London, Paris, Milan, Sao Paulo, and Tokyo and recruits and represents models throughout the world through its global fashion and modeling network.