Modelling in China
I'm interested to know the first hand experiences of expats who've worked as models in China (of Asia in general).
I'm in Beijing now with intentions of heading to SHanghai. I'm not an exceptionally tall guy (only 173cm), but that's ok because I'm not interested in RUNWAY modelling.
My question relates to Photographic modelling and the like (clothing, underwear, magazine, advertising etc...)
Anyways, I don't have a professional model's portfolio (I simply have pictures).
What is a model portfolio anyways (does it mean the difference between finding and not finding work). I mean aren't picture attachments and a quick email enough to convince Chinese modelling agencies that you're attractive and bodily-abled enough to model?
If not, is getting this portfolio worth it? How much does it cost and what does it entail? Can I use it internationally after I leave China too?
I know I sound dense but I'm just trying to gather information and do my homework.
How much are models in Beijing or Shanghai paid? WHat kind of non-runway work do they find? Is it legit or a waste of time?
I've been invited for a meeting with some agency working out of an office building near SOHO in Beijing. What can i expect from them (what do Chinese modelling agencies want). Is it anything like English teaching?
Ok, that was a joke.
Please share your Asian (China) modelling experiences here. Thanks again in advance...