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Or do you try to figure out what others want to buy,
and conform to become attractive to them?
Last month, I had two clients both just getting their feet wet, and both a little unclear about what Hollywood wants. Alexandra thought that she should hide her tattoos, and Michelle thought that she should get all the popular looks agents typically ask for.
Christopher Cedeño: Edgy Bad Boy / Richard Hochman: Professional Business
Maria Molund: Victim / Girl Next Door
Adam Hudson: Night on the Town / Guy Next Door
MY ADVICE TO ALEXANDRA WAS TO SHOW HER TATTOOS, because there is a place for her as the girl with tattoos.
Undoubtedly, there will come along a role that requires she walk in the door looking edgy.
As for Michelle, my advice was to capitalize on her stereotype and to get specific, instead of broadening her range with looks that don’t represent her.
Alexandra Hewlett: Edgy Bad Girl / Young Mom
Michellle Neumann Johnson: College Prep / Urban Edgy
Chelsea Didier: Quirky Office / Best Friend
Remember the one quality that is unique to you is YOU.
Instead of trying to figure how you can fit in and be like everyone else, try being yourself and you will fit in. If you have tattoos, don’t hide them–embrace them. Capitalize on your look and on who you are!
Once you realize that what you’re selling is you and not what you think Hollywood wants to buy, you will have taken a very important step towards confidence, and confidence always sells well!