Parts modelling: You can be a top model, even if you don't think you look like one

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It's not unusual to dream of being a supermodel, strutting down catwalks on the global stage. But did you know there's such a thing as being a "parts" model?

With this type of modeling, you show just one body part, such as your teeth, legs, feet, or hands.

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And according to Business Insider, a good hand model can earn $4 000 (about R60 000) in just a one-day shoot. 

Hand models take exceedingly good care of their hands - moisturising up to 30 times a day and getting twice-weekly manicures. 

One pro hand model says he also protects his hands from the sun, from dish detergent, and even from cats!

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How to become a parts model 

According to Career Trend, the first step in becoming a parts model is to decide if you have a particular feature that is model material.

The next step would be to have professional photos taken of that specific body part. This is so that one can put together a portfolio to take with to auditions and castings. 

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Once this is done, one can reach out to various modelling agencies and request representation. However, not all modelling agencies represent parts models, so call first. 

As mentioned by Career Trend, it is important to remember that there are many scams involved in modelling - so be sure to do thorough research before accepting a parts modelling opportunity. 

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SOURCE: Career Trend 

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