Knowing how to become a model is helpful to anyone interested in this potentially exciting and well-paid career. A career as a model starts early on, with making every effort to eat well, watch your figure and keep a healthy complexion. Finding out all you can about the modeling industry is also useful, as is putting together a portfolio of modeling jobs or shoots. There are different types of modeling jobs, and it isn’t all just about showing off exotic lingerie on a catwalk. Some models only model their hand, foot or hair and there is also a need for plus-size models. Applying for jobs will require a good resume as well as a portfolio. Success in the industry sometimes also depends on who you know, and it’s definitely one of those areas where it can pay to have as many contacts as possible.