As you know, we now live in a digital age where one good image is worth a thousand words for a brand. Social media has exploded in popularity, and any brand with an ounce of marketing sense is taking advantage of the boom.
In their efforts to target the teenage market, clothing, lifestyle, and sports brands, among others, are using more and more imagery in their campaigns. And more imagery means more work for teen models.
Yes, teen modelling is a thriving industry, and in our decades of experience, we’ve never seen so much work for the talented teen models on our books.
Did you know that teen modelling isn’t all about supermodel looks? In fact, it’s not like that at all. That’s right; brands are always on the lookout for teens with all kinds of different looks. When they come to us looking for a fresh face for their latest campaign, they often tell us that they want to check out all of our kids regardless of their height, size, or ethnicity.
Despite what some people think, it’s an inclusive industry that needs teen models of all shapes and sizes.
So as you can see, there are opportunities in teen modelling for everyone.
However, one thing we will say though is that working in the modelling industry takes more than a little effort and, of course, the right attitude.
You’ll need to be on form for every photoshoot. You’ll need to practice your modelling skills in your free time. And you’ll need to work a little harder at school if you need to take some time off to work.
But if you take the right approach, put in that effort, and take advantage of the advice and coaching we offer here at Bubblegum, there’s no reason why you can’t be the next big thing in teen modelling.
So what do you need to do if teen modelling is on your bucket list?
Well, the first step is easy enough.
First off, you need to find yourself a good teen modelling agency with a reputation for looking after its models. The agency also needs to have a solid client list that includes household names.
Luckily enough, you’ve already found one such agency right here at Bubblegum.
So if you think you have the motivation to work hard at teen modelling, then we’d really like to hear from you.
Fill out our application form and make sure to attach a good photo of yourself.
Once we receive your application, we’ll be in touch to let you know when our next open casting event is on in your area.
We have offices in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane where we regularly host open casting events. Don’t worry; you shouldn’t have to wait too long before the next one comes around.
The idea behind meeting you in person is to give us an idea of how you handle being in a studio. We want to know if you are genuinely motivated to forge a career in teen modelling because, in all honesty, it’s only those who are that will enjoy success.
If we decide to represent you, we’ll book you in for a portfolio shoot in our studio. We’ll offer you some coaching and tips on how to make your mark in the industry. And when you’re good to go, we’ll let our clients know that we have a new teen model on the books.
We cannot guarantee you work as any final decision is made by the client. What we can promise, however, is that we will do everything in our power to make sure that you get an opportunity to shine in front of the camera.
There’s nothing we want more than to see all of our teen models working.
If all of this sounds good to you (of course it does!), then apply now to join the agency, and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.
Of course you do, and while we answer many questions relating to working with us on our FAQ page, we’ve answered some of the most common teen modelling questions right here.
Lots of parents ask us how to become a teen model, but there’s no simple answer. Your teenager must have the desire to get into teen modelling and have the patience to wait for the right opportunities.
What we suggest is an informal chat with an agent to see if teen modelling is what your teenager actually wants to get into. It’s also a good opportunity for the agent to see if your teen is a good fit. And no, we’re not talking about looks here, we’re talking about attitude and self confidence.
That really depends on the work involved. We can’t give you a rate unless we know the specifics of the job, but we will say that teen models are well paid for their time. It’s also worth noting that we will never send a teen out to a job before we have agreed payment rates with the client.
We have worked with just about every major brand and advertising company in Australia including Nike, Target, David Jones, and Disney. You can check out some of the other amazing clients we’ve worked with on our work page.
It sure can. Many of our teen models stay in the industry and continue to seek opportunities as adults. In fact, some are even on the books of our adult modelling agency Hunter Talent.
Your teen may need to miss some classes from time to time as most work takes place during school hours. However, there’s no reason to think that working as a teen model should have a negative impact on your teenager’s studies.
For more information, check out our guide on becoming a model without skipping school.
At Bubblegum, we represent some of Australia’s brightest young stars, but even so, we’re always on the lookout for fresh new faces and talent.
If your child is aged anywhere from 3 months to 18 years of age, and you think they might have what it takes to shine in front of a camera or on stage, then we want to hear from you.
We’ll set up a quick informal chat where we’ll get a feel for your child’s suitability for working in the industry.
The lucky kids that make it onto our books benefit from in-house workshops and coaching sessions to help them brush up on their skills. They’ll also get great advice and tips from the Bubblegum team, some of whom have worked as child models and actors themselves! We’ll even arrange a portfolio shoot with our in-house photographer.
We want all the kids on our books to have their chance to shine and if that means working twice as hard to make it happen, then that’s what we’ll do!