All about agency meet and greets

Before you get signed with a modelling agency, you must first meet with the agent in a meet and greet interview. This can be a little bit of a daunting experience (especially if you haven't been to one before); however, it is also incredibly exciting. If you are accepted at your agency meet and greet the next step is a contract and then you're on your way to building a career in modelling! So, what should you expect when you are invited to a meet and greet? What should you wear?

We've compiled all of the most important details for you to check out below.

CGM takes girls to a meet and greet in Brisbane

1. What to expect

When you are first invited to meet with an agency, you'll most likely only be told where to go and what time. To ensure you are fully prepared for your meeting (and so that you give the best first impression you can), you should aim to arrive at the agency at least 15 minutes prior to the time they gave you. When you arrive, you can expect to meet the receptionist and the agent will come out and get you after that. During your meeting with the agent, you can expect that they will take a few digital images of you, take some of your measurements, and briefly interview you. In total, the meeting will last no longer than 15 minutes. Sometimes they can even be less than 10 minutes!

In your short time with the agent, it is really important that you make a good impression. Check out my blog on first impressions HERE. In your interview, they will be likely to ask you a little bit about your life, what else you are doing, your other passions, if you have had any prior modelling experience etc. Make sure you think about how you might answer some of these questions!

It is also a good idea that you take your portfolio and composite cards with you to the meeting. Check out my blogs on COMP CARDS and PORTFOLIOS

Once you have finished your meeting, you can usually expect to hear from the agent within a week or so. 

2. How to prepare

In the lead up to your meet and greet, you should really focus on your health. In the week before the meeting you should try to drink lots of water and be careful of spending too much time in the sun. You DON'T want to get sunburnt! It's also a good idea for you to use a face mask around 1 week before the meeting and moisturise your whole body. This way your skin will be glowing! 

Another tip I have for you is to not overpluck your eyebrows - keep them nice and natural!

3. What to wear

Fortunately, when you go into an agency meet and greet you will not have to think too much about what to wear. We would suggest for you to just stick to jeans (high waisted if possible) and a white singlet-style top. You should wear a small heel if you are comfortable in doing so and should keep your hair washed and blow-dried (or natural depending on your hair type). Always make sure you have a hair tie with you as often they will ask you to put it up for some photos. You also want to keep your make up nice and natural with either a very small amount of makeup or preferably none at all.  Always make sure you have natural nail polish on (or none) and stay away from fake nails and fake eyelashes for your meeting.

It's also a good idea to bring a simple bikini to your meet and greet just incase the agents ask you to put it on for some digis. You do not need to do this if you are not comfortable in doing so. 

4. Who to take with you

In general, you should try and treat a meet and greet as you would a job interview. You should avoid taking other people with you. The exception to this rule is when you are under 18 – in this case we would definitely encourage you to take your parent or guardian – or if you have gained your meeting through CGM – in this case a representative from CGM will most likely come with you.   

5. CGM's part in meet and greets

Country Girl Management seek representation for models with the leading agencies around Australia. When a girl is offered a meeting with one of those agencies through us, we are able to provide training and guidance in the lead up to the meeting. We also make sure to attend as many of the meet and greets as we can to support our models.

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