When submitting your information to websites and talent agencies it’s imperative that you introduce yourself in an eye catching way. Along with promo photos and/or package most companies will ask you to submit a bio. Your bio is what tells people who you are and what you have accomplished in your field of expertise.
Your bio will more than likely be compared to that of many others as whoever goes through the auditing process weeds out the best of the best. If you bio is boring or less than full, it may end up in the reject pile. Showcase yourself in the best way possible.
The first thing to remember is to IDENTIFY YOUR TARGET AUDIENCE. If you are submitting to be a model in a magazine your bio should include any training you’ve had as a model, any major opportunities you had a chance to be a part of, any videos, publications or fashion shows you have been a part of and your hobbies and interests. It is better your bio is a little wordy than sparse.
Another key point is to WRITE IN THIRD PERSON. Your bio should read as if someone else wrote it, even if you carefully thought out every word yourself. Introduce yourself as someone else would. Your bio should start with your name at the beginning of the first sentence followed by what you are known for. IE: Sexy Sapphire is a former model and writer from Baltimore.
Have you been a part of any major productions, a band, a modeling group anything where you performed or received accolades? This is where you LIST YOUR NOTABLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS. Showcase those skills and let people know you’re more than a title, you’re action.
SHOW YOUR HUMAN SIDE. Its important that balance is a part of our lives AND our bio. People need to see that you’re not all work but have a little fun in your life too. Share a few hobbies and interest or charities that you are a member of.
DON’T LEAVE THEM WANTING MORE. This is not a time to just tell people how awesome you are but also a way of letting them know how to book you and all your awesomeness. Don’t forget to tell them where to find you. Close with your website or social media information and your contact email.