What Are Special Skills? Sometimes included in the section of the questionnaire that asks about hobbies or special interests, special skills are any kind of talent or skill outside of modeling that you are really good at. Examples of common special skills worth noting include but are not limited to: Dance (ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, etc.) Musical instrument Sports Art (painting, drawing, sketching) Foreign Language Why Do Special Skills Matter in Modeling? There are a number of reasons why clients and even agencies care about the special skills a model may have. First, it gives them more insight as to who you are as a person and what interests you have. It also makes for great talking points during an interview so be prepared to discuss any of the special skills you list on a questionnaire or application, especially if it's something out of the ordinary or unique.