Model Resume—Examples and 25+ Writing Tips

We strut your stuff on the model resume, you strut your stuff on the catwalk. Got your heels? They better be made for strutting.

Dave Rygielski
Dave Rygielski
Model Resume—Examples and 25+ Writing Tips

In modelling, the competition is fierce, and the value subjective.

 

Anya Taylor-Joy, the star of "Emma", at the age of 16 was chased down the streets of London by the director of one of the top UK model agencies in the UK.

 

If you don’t feel like walking around in the rain for the next few months trying to lock eyes with a model agent that’s out for Prosecco at lunch, and don’t feel like carrying pepper spray in case it’s not an agent, this guide has everything you need to write a breathtaking model resume.

 

In this guide: 

  • A model resume example that will get your heels in the door.
  • A guide on what to put in your model resume objective.
  • How to describe your modeling achievements in a captivating way. 

 

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Model Resume Sample You Can Copy and Use

 

Linda D. Dinan

Fashion Model

 

Personal Info

 

3054 Stratford Court

Raleigh, NC 27604

212-092-8810

lindadinan@mail.com

instagram.com/lindadoubled

 

Summary:

 

33/24/33, 5’12”, 131lbs, energetic fashion model with 5+ years experience in print, TV, online and live catwalk appearances for 150+ different brands, including Adidas, Michael Kors, ASOS and G-Star. Responsible for building own Instagram following with over 149,000 followers, and establishing relationships with 20+ brands through this channel, including Ecco and Natural Skincare. Seeking to be represented by Seize Management in the field of high fashion.

 

Experience 

 

Model

Haute Model Management

2016–2019

  • Modeled for 120+ brands, including Adidas, Michael Kors, ASOS and G-Star.
  • Live catwalk appearances in New York, Los Angeles, and Miami.
  • Featured in 350+ online adverts, posts and videos.
  • Printed in 10+ magazines.
  • Appeared in full-body, head, hand, and feet shots.
  • Successfully fostered relationships with 5 clients for whom I became the go-to choice.

 

Freelance Model

Self-Employed

2015–Present

  • Built own Instagram following from scratch: 12,000 followers the first year, now at 149,000.
  • Established relationships with 20+ brands, including Ecco and Natural Skincare.
  • Through taking my own photography I developed a strong understanding of light, angles and posing to better communicate with photographers

 

Education 

 

Raleigh High School

2010–2015

  • Softball Team Captain
  • Photography Club Member, taking the Annual Prize in 2012

 

Attributes

 

  • 33/24/33
  • 5ft12in
  • 125 – 132 lbs
  • Green Eyes
  • Natural Blonde Hair

 

Additional Activities

 

  • Keen Photographer, winning 3 regional competitions last year
  • Volunteer at Greenpeace, doing outreach two times a month
  • Registered Yoga Teacher (Yoga Alliance)

 

Languages

 

  • Conversational Spanish
  • Conversational French
  • Fluent German

 

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Alright, let’s set the cameras up. 

 

1. Use a Professional Model Resume Format

 

Do you come to a shoot dishevelled, confused, and back-to-front? Of course not. So why would you send a model resume like that? Appearances are everything, you of all people know this.

 

Make sure everything is framed and present properly, just like this:

 

Model Resume Format

 

 

Let’s strike a pose.

Expert Hint: Presence is everything. Some people’s look is captured in their photos, other people’s souls are captured in theirs. Pick your favorite model, or one with a similar look to you, and study them precisely, everything from the way they walk to the way they smile with their eyes.

2. Write A Striking Model Resume Summary 

 

Bio. Summary. Profile. Whatever.

 

Next to your pictures, this is the most crucial part of your model resume. At the top of your modelresume, list all the most crucial information, such as measurements, and most recent and prestigious experience. Focus on the big stuff. There will be space for minutiae such as eye color later on.

 

If you have experience, adopt the form of a resume summary:

 

Model Resume Profile

Good Example
33/24/33, 5’12”, 131lbs, energetic fashion model with 5+ years experience in print, TV, online and live catwalk appearances for 150+ different brands, including Adidas, Michael Kors, ASOS and G-Star. Responsible for building own Instagram following with over 149,000 followers, and establishing relationships with 20+ brands through this channel, including Ecco and Natural Skincare.
Bad Example
A young and happy-go-lucky model with experience of appearance in print, TV, online media, and on live catwalks. Run an Instagram with 149,000 followers. 33/24/33, 5’12”, 131lbs.

If you are light on professional experience, set out your achievements and ambitions in a resume objective

 

Model Resume Objective

Good Example
33/24/33, 5’12”, 131lbs, 18-year-old energetic fashion model with 1 year experience of local runways at charity events, as well as an art student model at the University of Texas. Built my own Instagram following of 4,000, securing a collaboration with 2 local fashion brands, and launching my own brands of accessories. Seeking to be represented professionally by Storm Management and seize opportunities early.
Bad Example
No experience working as a model. Previously worked as a dog walker and nanny.

To get your model resume profile right:

  • Get your measurements in early.
  • Use power adjectives that are relevant to a model like energetic, or words that describe your look (eg. All-American). 
  • Refer to yourself as a Model.
  • Sum up your years of experience and add a ‘+’.
  • Describe your performance in terms of achievements and numbers. 

 

Now, this is the right way to start your resume!

Expert Hint: Don’t underestimate the power of your social media following. Many brands prefer to start their campaign from your following, instead of sending out a campaign with you into the ether.

3. Nail Your Model Resume Job Description 

 

Modelling is a very visual and subjective pursuit. It can be hard to find the right words to describe your physicality. So, you shouldn’t. Past the measurements and key details, they have the photos. So in your work experience section, try to focus more on your achievements, clients and projects.

 

Most people will not focus too much on this, and write in general terms about themselves, which is useless. Try to quantify your activities with some numbers, and make sure you cover a wide base of reasons to get hired.

 

Tailor your resume and focus on the things they described in the job posting.

 

Check out this job description from one of our model resume examples:

 

Model Job Description for a Resume

Good Example

Model

Haute Model Management

2016–2019

  • Modeled for 120+ brands, including Adidas, Michael Kors, ASOS and G-Star.
  • Live catwalk appearances in New York, Los Angeles, and Miami.
  • Featured in 350+ online adverts, posts and videos.
  • Printed in 10+ magazines.
  • Appeared in full-body, head, hand, and feet shots.
  • Successfully fostered relationships with 5 clients for whom I became the go-to choice.

 

Freelance Model

Self-Employed

2015–Present

  • Built own Instagram following from scratch: 12,000 followers the first year, now at 149,000.
  • Established relationships with 20+ brands, including Ecco and Natural Skincare.
  • Through taking my own photography I developed a strong understanding of light, angles and posing to better communicate with photographers
Bad Example

Model

Haute Model Management

2016–2019

  • Modeled for corporate and household brands.
  • Modelled live on the catwalk appearances.
  • Featured in online adverts, posts and videos: full-body, head, hand and feet.
  • Popular on Instagram with a big following.

The difference is as big as the one between Karlie Kloss and Karl Marx.

 

What if it’s gonna be your first modelling job and you’re sending a resume with no experience? Well, first, your portfolio better be stunning. Second, there are many ways you can get non-professional experience. 

 

You could also add a resume skills section.Instead of ‘Hard Skills’ that most resumes have, opt for an Attributes section, where you can give more detail about more minor details of your physicality.

 

Model Skills for Resume

 

Soft Skills

 

  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Coordination
  • Easygoing
  • Fast Learner
  • Friendly
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Listening
  • Modern Dance
  • Photoshoot Production
  • Runway Turn
  • Taking Direction

 

Attributes

 

  • Bust/Waist/Hip
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Clear Skin
  • Physically Fit
  • Eye Color
  • Unique Look
  • Hair Color

 

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4. Make Your Education Section An Additional Reason To Hire You

 

I know you don’t need an education to be a model. Still, you wouldn’t believe the amount of models that agents, photographers and other professionals find unbearable to work with because they focused on perfecting their catwalk when they should be finishing homework.

 

List your school name, degree, and graduation date. Sprinkle in an achievement if it’s something relevant to staying fit, being presentable, or even photography.

 

This education section sample shows how:

 

Promotional Model Resume Example—Education

Good Example

Education

 

Raleigh High School

2010–2015

  • Softball Team Captain
  • Photography Club Member, taking the Annual Prize in 2012

5. Inject Your Model Resume With Added Sections

 

Alright, you’ve got the look. You might have the experience. What else is there? Some additional things can be relevant in modelling: languages, certain hobbies, references from professionals in the industry.

 

You could weave in a few bonus resume sections such as:

 

Just see how different these two model resume examples are:

 

Model Resume Example—Extra Sections

Good Example

Attributes

 

  • 33/24/33
  • 5ft12in
  • 125 - 132 lbs
  • Green Eyes
  • Natural Blonde Hair

 

Additional Activities

 

  • Keen Photographer, winning 3 regional competitions last year
  • Volunteer at Greenpeace, doing outreach two times a month
  • Registered Yoga Teacher (Yoga Alliance)

 

Languages

 

  • Conversational Spanish
  • Conversational French
  • Fluent German
Bad Example

Other Info

 

  • Speak Spanish, French and German
  • Interested in photography
  • Teach yoga twice a week

When adding extra sections, ask yourself—is it a reason to hire you? No? Skip it.

 

And… that’s it! Now you have a perfect resume!

 

One last thing.

 

Write a cover letter. There’s no better way to show your motivation.

 

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Key Points

 

Before you send that model resume onto the catwalk:

  • Follow the resume format—margins, fonts, 1 page, reverse chronological.
  • Start from our model resume sample and build your own. 
  • Inject your model job description with achievements and numbers regarding your performance. 
  • Make sure your portfolio shows a variety of looks and contexts, and flows well within itself.

 

Got questions on how to write a great resume for model jobs? Did we help you get your model resume right? Leave a comment. We’ll be happy to reply.

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Dave Rygielski
Dave Rygielski
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Dave is a career expert delivering a wide range of well-researched advice regarding the job hunting and application process. At ResumeLab, his data-driven resume and cover letter guides help readers capitalize on their potential.

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