The biggest concern when trying international modeling is whether or not you will be successful? The biggest concern when trying to model abroad is whether or not you will succeed.
When it comes to modeling, Europe is the place to be! However, the types of work and the size of the rewards differ from country to country.
In this article, we will introduce modeling in Hong Kong as an example.
Modeling in Hong Kong
There are several characteristics of modeling in Hong Kong.
One of the main characteristics of Hong Kong is that the remuneration for work is high, so much so that it is said to be “one order of magnitude higher than work in Japan.
For this reason, models come from all over the world to stay in Hong Kong for several months and work as migrant workers.
There are also models who succeed in getting work in Hong Kong and use the money to try their luck in European countries.
(2) Quality of photo shoots
Along with the high remuneration, the quality of the shoots is also high.
In Hong Kong, there is a strong image of spending a lot of money on each shoot, and the quality of the finished work is also high.
Therefore, working in Hong Kong is an efficient way to build up a work record.
(3) Types of Work
In Hong Kong, there is a lot of work mainly in the “financial” advertising field, such as banking, insurance, and real estate.
Also, since there are many global companies in Hong Kong, the work track record of these companies is quite good.
Therefore, Hong Kong is an attractive country for models who want to be successful as advertising models.
(4) Models who are active in Hong Kong
Models working in Hong Kong are not only local models but also come from all over the world.
For example, there are many Asian models from China, Korea, and Japan, as well as European models.
You can interact and exchange information with models from all over the world, so it is an environment where you can grow both as a model and as a person.
(5) Amount of work
Depending on the agency you belong to, you will have auditions called castings.
In many cases, you may have two castings a day, or five or more a week. In Japan, some people only need to get in once a week, but in Hong Kong, you may have a much better chance of getting a job.
Therefore, there are many models who get a lot of work and return home with more money than when they entered the country.
Advantages of Modeling in Hong Kong
Attractive point #1: Close to Japan
First of all, it is very close to Japan.
Airfare is currently around 50,000 yen as of November 2022, and travel time is only 3 to 4 hours, so the hurdle to travel is very low.
It is easy to access not only Japan but also other Asian countries, so it is easy to go to another country from Hong Kong.
Attractive point #2: There are many locations where you can relax
Hong Kong is famous for sightseeing, and there are many attractive spots where you can go on private tours.
Casting day after day can be mentally exhausting, so it is important to take a break every once in a while.
I would like to introduce more attractive spots in another article.
Attractive point #3: Relatively pro-Japanese & foreigners-friendly
Hong Kong is famous for being relatively pro-Japanese. This makes the local people friendly to Japanese people and makes life easy for them.
Other famous pro-Japanese countries include Taiwan, Thailand, and Singapore, so choosing such a country to model in may be an option.
Attractive point #4: Enjoyable dining
One of the attractions of Hong Kong is that you can enjoy the food.
While it is important not to eat too much in order to keep in shape, being able to enjoy gourmet food in between castings and photo shoots is one of the attractions of Hong Kong.
If you don’t like the local food, don’t worry, there are plenty of Japanese & international restaurants in Hong Kong.
Attractive point #5: There are many places where you can exercise.
After a meal, training and exercise are essential, and Hong Kong has many places where you can move your body.
For example, there are many mountains where you can hike, a seaside promenade where you can go jogging, basketball courts, and many small parks.
Hong Kong may have the image of being a “small country,” but there is no shortage of places to exercise and get moving.
Summary of model life in Hong Kong
In this article, we have introduced in detail the modeling lifestyle in Hong Kong.
When it comes to modeling abroad, there are many countries to choose from, but trying it out in Hong Kong is one of the options.
If you are thinking, “I want to go abroad, but I don’t want to go too far!”, please consider trying Hong Kong.