In her guide dedicated to prospective models, Tiana Pongs reveals important insider tips for a serious entry into the industry. The author shows how to build up a modeling career from a practical perspective. In an easy to understand step-by-step guide she explains how to identify your own type and how to find reputable agencies – and consequently get your first modeling contract. She provides a proven list of agencies from all over the world. By sharing personal experiences, as well as an overview of the various stages of the model industry, up-and-coming models can obtain valuable insights.
Praise for KEEP SMILING
This book is great! It’s a very helpful guide for inspiring models finding their way into the business. I’d highly recommend reading it before applying to a professional agency. – Diana Pistalu, Owner IMM Europe
I loved to read Tiana’s honest and sincere assessment of the facts you break into, find your way into, and then thrive in this business. An utterly inspiring book for young models – Joel Cartier, Film Director
Full of insights and a great guide for those who not only are interested into follow this career, but also for the parents, family and friends that want to help and have a better view about it. In this world there is not only black and white, but many different shades in between. Tiana expresses that very well in this book, with a simple but not simpler way. A must-have! – Marjorieth Sanmartin, Executive Creative Director
I’ve known Tiana since the beginning of her career, and she was a highly professional model. Always in a good mood and the atmosphere on set was always enriched by her great style and professionalism! Her book gives young girls a competent guide on how to get started in the model business. The model business is very multifaceted! With „Keep Smiling“ girls who dream of a modeling career can learn from the best. – Fiona Lang, Make-Up Artist
This book is generous, practical, and in the right hands will be perfect guidance. Nothing is sugar-coated, nor is it cynical. It’s just reality, plain and simple. – Sebastian Brüll, Fashion Photographer
About the author
Tiana Pongs, born in 1979 in Mönchengladbach, Germany, began a successful international career as a model in 2001. After graduating from high school, she worked in Milan, Paris, Cape Town, and New York and was featured in numerous fashion magazines as well as advertising and catalogue campaigns. Due to the astonishing amount of more than 1,000 ad productions in the span of her career, Tiana Pongs was Germany’s leading commercial face. Tiana Pongs currently lives with her son in Düsseldorf and commutes between Germany and the USA. She works as an actress and is the official ambassador of World Vision Germany.