Becoming a Professional Celebrity Lookalike
So you keep getting stopped in the street and hearing the classic line ‘has anyone ever told you you look like’ or people looking at you strangely and doing double takes. Now you have decided to take some action and see if there is any way of making something out of your fortunate or sometimes not so fortunate likeness. Well you have come to the right place for Lookalike help. Here are some tips on how build on your act and start earning some money.
You photos are very important. Every lookalike has an angle that their likeness is most similar to their famous counterpart so experiment to find out which is yours. Try to dress in the most iconic style of your character and play to the how the general publics minds eye perceives that character to look. Make sure you take lots of shots also, head shots and full body. The more you take the better chance you have of finding those ones that really stand out. Many Smart phones have great cameras on them these days so you don’t necessarily need a professional photographer but if you do want a professional shoot we can point you in the right direction.
Looking the part is just the first bit. To make your act fully rounded and belivable you need to act like your character and sound like them if possible. Watch them to see how they move, how they walk, how they talk. Do they have particular facial expressions? ways they smile and laugh? Do they have a catchphrase or famous lines? These are all things that you can add to your act. Add humour if you like its great for breaking the ice when mixing and mingling.
3. Become an Entertainer
Some lookalikes are fortunate to posses similar skills as their celebrity counter part but all have to work on this. Adding strings to your bow not only makes you a better entertainer it also gets you more booking and earns you more money. Do you look like a footballer? Learn some football skills, Do you look like a Singer? learn to sing and dance, Do you look like a comedian? learn some jokes. These skills become become as strong and in some cases stronger than how you look.
4. Your first job
Every lookalike has had their first job experience and it is always very strange. How do people perceive me? What do I do? How do I go about making conversation with strangers? Its all very daunting and surreal and everyone finds their own way. Working with other looklaikes and speaking with them to see what they do will help massively. What I can say is that once you have the first one under your belt you will be very relieved and quite happy and confident to do your next one. You will probably really enjoy it and start thinking about how you can quit your normal job and be a looklaike for as long as you possibly can full-time. Yo can always give us a call and we will do our best to help advise on how you can make the best impact.
5. Going Forward
Many agencies will try to pull the wool over your eyes and tell you to be exclusive to them and will not be transparent with fees and will basically rip you off. We do the opposite! We believe in being honest and in helping new artists. We would only be fooling ourselves otherwise. In this age of technology it only makes sense to create your own website, social media pages etc to promote the product that you have created and want to market. We will even help you! On a relationship based on trust many of the artists we represent recommend us to deal with their direct requests for them so feel free to add us as your trust worthy agent to your site. P.S We are also the most innovative and proactive agency out there.
6. Here are some helpful links to get you on your way. Good luck!
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