How Models Get Scouted
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Models were once scouted on streets. A chance encounter could lead to an entire career. However the pandemic has slowed travel and reduced face-toface interactions. Today, models are sought out in a variety of ways. Some are scouted on Instagram as well as TikTok.

TikTok Scouting against Instagram

Instagram is not the only app where you can scout for models these days. TikTok recently surpassed Instagram as the most popular app for teens. It’s a well-known platform for modeling scouting with top modeling agencies such as IMG teaming up to scout models through the app.


The main difference between the two apps lies in the style of video content. TikTok videos are usually more raw and can have very little editing. In contrast, the look of videos on Instagram tends to be much more polished. Highly-performing TikTok influencers post videos that don’t require any adjustments.

Instagram is a more complete platform than TikTok in terms of content and provides all kinds of visual content. TikTok might have an edge however, Instagram is more established in influencer marketing.

Model agencies vs. Film and TV actresses

Before deciding on which agency to choose for your film and TV roles, you have to assess your strengths and weaknesses. A theatrical agent is necessary for those who want to work in the television or film industry. A modeling agency is needed for those who want to become model. The top talent agencies are committed to their clients and strive to ensure their best interests. They also understand what the requirements of a production are and can collaborate with you to meet those needs.

Modeling agencies aren’t only for actresses, but the path from modeling to film has given the industry some of its most well-known talents. These include actresses such as Angelina Jolie, Demi Moore, and Emily Ratajkowski. There are many other gorgeous models who have made the transition from modeling to acting. Models such as Twiggy, Sienna Miller, and Emily Ratajkowski have shown that these two fields are not mutually exclusive.