My advice to someone who is looking to start competing and get into the fitness industry is 1st know that this takes major discipline and dedication.
First, In order to compete and do well at a high level you must make some major sacrifices. I would first ask yourself if you are ready for that. If so then start with your nutrition. Your food intake is going to be the biggest factor in how well you do. You need to know how to eat properly and how to alter your diet and water pre competition.
If you aren’t sure how to do this then I would get with someone that can lead you in the right direction. You can also research it yourself. Do your reading and ask questions. Reach out to the people that have been there.
Then it’s time to figure out your training plan. Again if your not sure how to go about doing this you can reach out or get with someone that can design a program for you. You need to know what changes need to be made to your body and how to go about doing it.
After doing all this and you see the right changes and you feel this is for you then find a small local show and sign up. Make sure you give yourself enough time to prepare for the show. You also need to know about stage presence. Stage presence is a very important factor that you must not neglect.. These are just the things that stick out in my mind, and I hope it helps.
Being a successful fitness model is a lot of work and you have to be proactive. You can’t sit back and wait for things, you have to go out and get it yourself.