Male Model Requirements – What It Takes To Be A Male Model

what are the Male Model Requirements - Jonah Taylor

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Male Model Requirements! – Discover What It takes To Be A Male Model! In a world where female models steal the show, male models often times go unnoticed. Many male models make it big but never get noticed like their female counterparts. Even though they don’t get all the publicity that female supermodels do, they are still an essential part of the modeling world. When it comes to male modeling, if you are going to make it big, you got to have a few things going for you; you have to meet a few of the following male modeling requirements:

  • First off, if you are thinking of becoming a male model, you will be expected to be in good shape. This is because they will be expected to model shirtless from time to time and great abs can help sell anything. Male models are deceivingly fit. They appear skinny in clothing, but muscular when shirtless. They key is to be strong, but not overly strong. Male models will still be expected to fit into a 40 regular jacket. So if you think you have what it takes to be a male model, make sure you are in great shape. (If you need help with this, do not hesitate to check out No Nonsense Muscle Building by Vince Del Monte).
  • For runway, male models need to be at least 5’11” and can be as tall as 6’2″ with strong features. These men on average will be skinnier than most other male models. This is for the same reason as for women, the clothes fit and drape as if on a hanger. General weight for men is roughly 175 lbs or less.
  • Male models will generally get their start in their late teens (16 – 18) and can model into their latter years (sometimes into their forties). This is unlike women who start earlier and are considered “past their prime” by their mid twenties. Male models should have a strong look and good skin. Check out more Male Model Requirements by Tricia Chaves of The Chron.
  • Generally, bigger cities have bigger modeling markets. So the bigger the city you live in, the better chance you have of getting modeling jobs. Some of the biggest modeling cities in the USA are New York, Chicago, Miami, Los Angels and even Toronto, Canada (read more on Top Modeling Cities in US). But if you are in one of these cities, remember, this also means more competition.

What are the male modeling requirements?So if you think you have what it takes to be a male model, check to see if you have any of these characteristics; If you have a great body, fit into a 40 regular jacket, are between 5’11” and 6’2″, have good skin and live in a bigger city, then you have a great chance at becoming a male model. You definitely do not have to have all these characteristics, but the more you do, the easier your modeling experience will be. Some of them you can change, such as physique, some you must live with, like height. But in the end, be confident and keep trying. Like any job, sometimes it just takes time to get to where you want to be.

God Bless your journey! Now Get Started!


  • Javis Markel Smith

    Reply Reply September 17, 2013

    Modeling has always been an inner passion of mine. I believe that modeling comes within. One who feels that they have what it takes, does. You are what you repeatedly do, Excellence therefore on is not an act but a habit. If you practice and put forth hard work towards something then you will succeed. One day I will be GREAT ! I will do whatever it takes to have a successful career in modeling. Check me out.

  • Rahul

    Reply Reply April 4, 2015

    i wanna become a model at 17
    so plz selected me bcz m very crazy for modeling and i become a good model

  • arjun

    Reply Reply June 20, 2015

    I am 14 and people say that I have striking features…strangers say that you look good and relatives say that I am awesome in selfies….the only problem-i’m just 5’5!!! Tell me if anything could be done.

    • Jonah Levi Taylor

      Reply Reply June 20, 2015

      At your height you may want to try fitness modeling! God bless you Arjun and get it going!!

    • Vishal Das

      Reply Reply September 28, 2015

      Try skipping everyday….

  • Jack

    Reply Reply August 31, 2015

    Amazing tips….boss

  • Vishal Das

    Reply Reply September 28, 2015

    I have got all characteristic feature’s to become a model but the only thing is I don’t have a well physique body,so plz.plz.plz help me out if anything could be done….

    • Jonah Levi Taylor

      Reply Reply September 28, 2015

      Hey Vishal! You are right, it takes a good body to be a model. Now not all models will take the same route to fitness, but here is a SAMPLE WORKOUT GUIDE you can follow to get in shape! God bless you Vishal!!

  • Ankush Malik

    Reply Reply December 28, 2015

    Hey,.I’m 17 and my height is 5.11 I want to be a fashion model….but I lives in a small town and no facilities for modeling…. can you suggest me some tips to start modeling from here

    • Jonah Levi Taylor

      Reply Reply December 30, 2015

      Hey there Ankush! The only thing you can really do if there are no modeling agencies near you is to go near them! You might have to make a move to a larger city and try your chances there:) Pray hard about it first, and then if you do, may God bless you!

  • vishal sawant

    Reply Reply May 19, 2016

    Hi myself vishal sawant…sir my age is 19 ..n my height is 5.11 N my weight is 65…people always suggest to be a model….though i am from small town…sir ..plz suggest me what can i do

  • kiran

    Reply Reply July 11, 2016

    I have 6’2′ height and perfect in weight
    next what should i do to become model

  • Umesh Sharma

    Reply Reply August 24, 2016

    Hi male modal

    • Umesh Sharma

      Reply Reply August 24, 2016

      Hi age mare 16 height 5.9

  • Jeffrey Johnson

    Reply Reply October 1, 2016

    Hi…. I’m Jeffrey Johnson…
    I wanna be a model…. BuT I’m little dark
    I have any chance or future in modelling???

  • waseem khan

    Reply Reply October 6, 2016


  • waseem khan

    Reply Reply October 6, 2016

    I am15yar my height 5.4

  • pramod tiwari

    Reply Reply October 30, 2016

    My name is pramod tiwari
    I live in ghatkoper west Mumbai
    age 20 years old
    I want to do modeling

  • Theresa Green

    Reply Reply December 9, 2016

    My son is 16, 6’0″ but wears a 28 could he model?

  • Md Faiz

    Reply Reply December 19, 2016

    I want to be a model and i m perfect for modling i m 15 year old and i m 6ft long ….

  • Pritesh

    Reply Reply February 13, 2017

    I am 5.4, I have looks and perfect shape.
    Is there any chances of mine becoming professional model or my hieght will make problem

  • Arjun Nandrajog

    Reply Reply March 15, 2017

    Hi. I am arjun nandrajog. I am 5’11 and I weigh 70 KGS I fit in size 40 pretty well. I have an average body and don’t have 6 pack abs I am 21 years of age and modelling is my passion and I have had always dreamt of becoming an international model I want to be the pioneer in modelling industry and have the way for other Indian male models since there is no single Indian male model working abroad. I have got wheatish complexion and brown eyes many foreigners tell me that i look Pretty handsome but as per Indian standards of beauty and good looks. I don’t have quintessential good looks. Can I be a model and achieve my dream?!

    • Manish Kumar

      Reply Reply January 7, 2020

      Modeling is all about confidence and the right approach. Reaching in front of the right people at the right time is going to help a lot in getting your dream job.

      Based on my years of experience we have created this free blog post guide for aspiring models to get an insight. Feel free to read and comment on any questions.

  • Hitesh

    Reply Reply April 6, 2017

    Hlo my height is 5’9-5’10 my Joe line is perfect actually i have two problem first of all thr height and and muscles.. What can be done plz help me out

    (But I have the packs)

  • Arvit mishra

    Reply Reply May 13, 2017

    Hi sar please check and tell me I’m able or not to modeling

  • Arvit mishra

    Reply Reply May 13, 2017

    Hi sar my hight is 5,11 and my chest is 46inch and bysape is17 I am belong from mainpuri up edjuction is my age is 26

  • Yogesh Kumar

    Reply Reply May 18, 2017

    Nice Tips

  • Deshank Chauhan

    Reply Reply June 9, 2017

    I have got all characteristic feature’s to become a model, so plz help me out..

  • Abhijeet

    Reply Reply June 30, 2017

    How to get height for perfect model

  • Abhijeet

    Reply Reply June 30, 2017

    How to get height for perfect model because I love modeling

  • Shaikh samir

    Reply Reply July 31, 2017

    Muj ko model banna hai my face is good loking

  • vemula kranthi kumar

    Reply Reply August 28, 2017

    A 5.4 guy will be suitable for modelling.can u pls tell me.

  • Bambino

    Reply Reply September 8, 2017

    My name is bambino_alessandro check me out on Insta I want to be a male model but I’m only 1,76 or 1,78 in height is it any chance of me if making it big because my dad is pretty short but I was lucky I’m tall and I’m trying to change my diet and I’m an athlete as well I run so what do u think can be done plz help me I’m driven by modelling

  • mahala francis

    Reply Reply September 11, 2017

    Hii.I also want to do modelling….my height is 6.1 and 8 aps… dream is to be an actor but i want to start step by step….help if u can…my friend…..hope u will

  • Sunil V Nandeshwar

    Reply Reply September 23, 2017

    sir, I also become a super model. plzz give me a chance fir Email account if there is any requirement of models from India plzzz remember me

    • Joshua M. Iturralde

      Reply Reply October 8, 2017

      Hi god evening i want to become a model i am 5″7

  • Mirelkuddus Ahmed

    Reply Reply May 27, 2018

    I am Mirelkuddus Ahmed… I want to be a model….Plz select and suggest me how can I become a good model..

  • Najam

    Reply Reply August 25, 2019

    Wanna be a model am a clg student 18 age

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