Working as a model can be a very exciting career. Models often travel the world to do photo-shoots in various locations and successful models can earn a lot of money. However, it is also a very competitive profession. If you want to be noticed by modelling agencies, the best way to begin is to break into modelling as early as possible.
You can start by contacting local stores and applying to model fashions for them. This will gain you some local recognition and will also allow you to build up a portfolio. Having a portfolio is very important as it shows agencies what you are capable of doing.
You may also want to enroll in a modeling school. Many schools can help you to polish your image and they often have contacts with various agencies, which enable their models to sign with the agency after completing modelling school.