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Monday, April 21, 2008

Want to Be a Victoria's Secret Model?

(*Due to the number of comments and questions I get from aspiring models about working for VS, please be sure to read my post on this very carefully. If you don't meet all of these requirements then you cannot become a model for VS. If you are not tall enough, if you are not signed to a top agency, your chances are not good. 

If you don't meet the requirements, please don't be too upset about it. Find another field of modeling you may be good for. There are plenty of other modeling opportunities for models outside of being a VS angel. They may not be as good or as well-known as VS but it's better than nothing.)

I know I’d jump at the chance to be offered a gig modeling for Victoria’s Secret (although I think they’d be irritated by Photoshopping my stretch marks HAHA, yeah, I said it, I’ve got stretch marks!). All silliness aside, the gals of Victoria’s Secret are probably the inspiration for a majority of aspiring models out there. Not only do they get to wear the sexiest, most sought after lingerie, apparel and swimwear in the country (if not the world), they are exotic beauties that actually (gasp!) look fairly healthy. That’s what won points with me.

So how does one go about becoming one of the biggest sex symbols on the planet? Not by conventional means, unfortunately. Is it as simple as going to the Victoria’s Secret headquarters and hoping you’ll catch someone’s eye? Not even close. Do you just have to fill out some application and send a headshot? Nope (they won’t even accept headshots, no matter how wonderful it looks). So what’s an aspiring Victoria’s Secret model to do?

The bad news is that Victoria’s Secret does not select its future Angels from just any modeling agency in the country. They go for the best. Almost every Victoria’s Secret model recruited is already represented by Ford Models or Elite Models in New York--these two are the go-to-agencies for VS. Not signed with either?

Then your only other chance is to be a top model represented by another top modeling agency. But—and there is a but—not all hope is lost. Simply get signed to Elite or Ford in New York (sorry, other Ford and Elite locations most likely don't count). Hmmm…that sounds easier said than done, doesn’t it? That’s because it is. As far-fetched as it may seem, it isn’t impossible. Not easy, but definitely not impossible.

To make things more clear about the requirements you have to meet in order to put you in the VS category, you must:

- Be at least 18 years of age.
- Be between 5'8"-6'0" (these days 5'9" is the preferred minimum height at agencies in NYC)
- Have a killer body with curves (not waif thin like most runway models but not exactly plus size, either)
- Be signed to a top modeling agency (preferably Ford or Elite in New York) or another top modeling agency in New York

If you have the height, measurements, exotic looks and drive, you may have what it takes to get signed by Elite or Ford. And even then it isn't automatic consideration by VS. These models have worked their way up the ranks and the more work and exposure you get, the better your chances are of catching VS's eye.

Once that’s in place and you’ve got a contract, it could just be a matter of time before Victoria’s Secret contacts your booking agent and you’ve got just about every model hopeful’s dream job (and every father’s worst nightmare…LOL).

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Anonymous said...

Ford and Elite aren't the only two agencies you have to be signed with the top agencies. Adriana Lima is signed with DNA and that is one of the top agencies in the world. Plus they have to work their way up. That being said I don't know of anyone who is a VS Model who did not work their way up.

Dania Denise said...

Actually, Adriana Lima was first signed to Elite when she got on board with Victoria's Secret. She has since then moved on to DNA.

Anonymous said...

Actually, it's not always true model Doutzen Kroes walked for the VS Runway twice, is in the works of becoming a VS Angel and is with DNA Models.

Dania Denise said...

This is true. For exceptional models not signed to Ford or Elite, VS does contract out models for their VS modeling gigs who belong to other agencies. But VS first and foremost goes to Ford and Elite for their VS models as then considers other models who may catch their eye but are not signed to those agencies.

Macy said...

Hey! I've wanted to be a Victoria Secret model since i was little girl and seen all the great stuff you all get to do! I've have done a little run way modling for my aunt and love it! Ive also been infront of the camera alot for my sister who wants to become and is on her way to becoming a profeshonal photogrefer. The pictures look grate and i love dressing up! Ive also seen EVERY epesode of Americas Next Top Model! But im only 13 but want to get started now! Is there any Victoria Secret jobs for girls girls my age! Can i get sighed at my age?

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Macy! At your age you cannot do any lingerie or swimwear that is like Victoria's Secret. You're only allowed to that type of modeling when you are 18 or older. But you can do high fashion stuff, especially if you already have the height (5'8" and taller or a stunning 5'7"). Some agencies sign girls as young as 13 while others prefer them to be at least 14-15. Start looking up agencies near you and send photos. That's the only way you'll find out but you won't be able to pursue the VS stuff until you're older. Hope that helps!

.//DAiShA said...

hayyyy omg i sware this is pretty good advice. im 13 also and i want to be a victoria secret model. i have that figure [sadly for my age]. i would love to do lingerie modeling on day. i want to do all types of modeling really. but my body type is very curvy. not like a skinny flatcheasted model. sooo what should i do?

Dania Denise said...

Hey, Daisha! You will find your question answered in its own blog post, titled, “Answering a Reader Question #16.” Thanks for reading!

Kristen said...

Im Kristen =]

so i've always wanted to become a model ever since i was little but im only 15 and still 5"2..modeling has been my dream forever and so have being a victoria secret model.i know i have to get signed but Elite or stuff like that but what if i dont?? are there other options??

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Kristen! You'll find your question answered in its own post, titled, "Answering a Reader Question #19."

eleni said...

hey I'm Eleni :)

I'm 15 years old and I'm 1,70 metres tall and around 52 killos!I'd like to become a model and especially Victoria's secret model but I live in greece and the model agencies in my country aren't very good[I mean modelling career in my country isn't very successful].so what should I do to find a model agency abroad?and if I send photos to agencies via the internet can I trust them??
and another question...are there certain places where "model hunters" are looking for jung girls to make them models??

thanks!

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Eleni and thanks for the comment! You'll find the answers to your question in its own post titled, "Answering a Reader Question #21." Thanks for reading!

eleni said...

Hi again Dania...
so, I have some more question...[sorry!]!I serched Elite and Ford's websites and I found some information but I didn't understand something!You enroll there,put some information about you and some photos for FREE??You don't pay anything??and is there the possibility to watch at your information and contact with you if you like to them??and then you start modelling career??

Please could you tell me how it works with enrolling at Ford's or Elite's website??

thanks again and sorry for the so many questions! =)

Dania Denise said...

Hey, Eleni! Never apologize for having questions...this is what I love doing! =) Your answers to your latest questions are in the post titled, "Answering a Reader Question #22."

eleni said...

ooohh...thanks...you make me really confident!another thing...what exactly is the portfolio??the Comp/Zed card??and if they contact me and tell me to go to New York for example,I'll pay the plane and all my expenses?[normally yes,right??]

1.000.000 thanks again!!

Dania Denise said...

Hey, Eleni! You'll find answers to your latest questions in the post titled, "Answering a Reader Question #23." Thanks for reading! Also feel free to send me a regular email if you have more questions...DaniaDenise@gmail.com =)

Sky said...

Heyyyyy,
My name Sky is I want to be a model. I am 19 and 6'2. My measurement is 32-27-34. Do you think I have a chance to become an Elite or Ford model. I really do want to become a VS model.

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Sky, you'll find the answers to your questions in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #32." Thanks for reading!

joanna said...

hi !i'm joanna and i m from greece.well, i m 18 ,1.72 heigh(34-23.5-34).what do u think,can i be a model??? thanks :)

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Joanna and thanks for reading and your question! You'll find your answer in its own post, titled, "Answering a Reader Question #42."

caroline said...

DEAR DANIA DENISE ,


HI MY NAME IS CAROLINE CASTILLO IM INTERESTED FOR MODELING FOR VICTORIA'S SECRET I DONT HAVE THE SKILLS TO BE A MODEL BUT I HAVE SEEN A LOT OF MODELING SHOWS LIKE TYRA NEXT TOP MUDELS AND I'V LERND ALOT IN THAT SHOW . AND I DICIDE TO BECOME A MODEL FOR THE COMPANY.BUT I DID NOT NO FOR WHO SO I DICIDE TO BECOME A VICTORIA SECRET MODEL. I WILL LOVE TO WORK FOR VICTORIA SECRET MODELING . I GO TO SCHOOL THIS IS MY LAST YEAR IN HIGH SCHOOL AN IM GOING TO BE 18 THIS YEAR . IM 5,1 . IM LATINA AND I LOVE TO WORK OUT ALOT . I LOVE THA CAMARA A LOT IM FOTOJENIC . AND I HOPE THAT YOU CAN TO SEE THAT I WILL DO ANY THING TO GET IN VICTORIA SECRET . AND WORK HARD TO GET WHAT I WANT IM MY LIFE . AND THAT IS TO GET IN VICTORIA SECRET MODELING .

Dania Denise said...

Hello, Caroline, and thank you for your comment and for reading. While you sound very passionate and dedicated to wanting to become a Victoria's Secret model, you do not meet the height requirements. You have to be between 5'8"-6'0" and signed to either Elite or Ford in New York or be signed to another top modeling agency. Other than that, I am afraid you will not be able to model for VS.

Caroline said...

Hey, My name's Caroline and it's been my dream to become a VS model. I'm only 12 but my measurements are : 33"24"35 and I'm already 5'7". I've been planning to go to an open call at Ford. One problem (besides my age): My parents are a tad protective to say the least, and would probably disinherit me or something if they knew what I wanted to do. Do you have any suggestions as to what I could do to convince them that maybe modeling isn't the worst thing in the world? Thanks so much!

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Caroline and thanks for the comment and for reading my blog! You'll find your answer in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #54." Feel free to email me if you need more assistance with your situation: daniadenise@gmail.com.

spacegirl said...

Hey is there such a thing as being to tall to model VS?
I am 186cm which is just over 6' and i am the measurements required, i also have longer legs than torso which i think is what they look for?
The issues for me are that I am from New Zealand, and in no way afford to go to New York for a casting with an agency. I am also 22, and is this too old to begin modelling?

I wasnt really into it untill recently being spotted by an australiasian fashion label, but I have no work but a few runways under my belt.

What are the chances for a girl like me?

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Spacegirl, and thanks for the questions! You'll find your answers in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #56." Thanks for reading!

Anonymous said...

Hi Dania,

i've always wanted to do modeling! I'm from Florida and have gone to south beach and went to abunch of places down there. i went down during the off season they told me to come back but i never did, i have the height the look an the curves to be a VS model it's something i've always wanted to do so if you could just let me know what i have to do to become one id really aprreciate it.

Dania Denise said...

Hey, Anonymous! If you read the post that you commented on it says how to become a VS model. Your best bet is to get signed to either a top fashion agency in the Florida area or in the New York area.

Good luck!

Anonymous said...

I would like to know what a standard exclusive modeling contract with Victoria's Secret looks like. Google is being entirely useless and hopefully this isn't proprietary information.

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Anonymous, and thanks for your question. You'll find your answer in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #57."

Mackenzie said...

Hi!
My name is Kenzie and I love modeling and have since kindergraden!! I have also walked a few runways but, I am only 15. I indeed LOVE VS and PINK (as do so many other people.)Do you know anything about modeling for PINK?
Even if its just catalog or website?

Dania Denise said...

Hey, Mackenzie! You'll find your answer in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #58." Thanks for reading!

Anonymous said...

Hey,
I'm 5'10" and kind of skinny. I have a 28 waist, 39 hips, and 37 chest and I'm barely 15. Would I have a good chance of being a Victoria's Secret model?

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Anonymous and thank you for your question. You'll find your answer in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #64." Thanks for reading!

forever21 said...

I got scouted at 15 but my parents moved from chicago and away from the agency so it didn't happen and i gave up. I just turned 21 and was thinking about trying again? sending in pictures? im 5' 8', medium brown skin..I'm mixed, I know my age is against me, should I not even bother that on top of that I'm a minority?

Dania Denise said...

Hello and thanks for the question! You'll find your answer in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #68." Thanks for reading!

Anonymous said...

Hey im stephanie:) im only 15 but ive been looking at modeling for a while now. Ive always thought Victoria's Secret Models were by far the best:) I was wondering if i would fit the criteria, Im 5'8", my measurements are 32-25-35, long brown hair and long legs, im just a plain american girl, not anything exotic, haha:)oh and im sorta fair skinned, not too tan.

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Stephanie! You'll find your answer in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #69." Thanks for reading!

Anonymous said...

Hi dania I'm 17 years old and 5'7 I've always wanted to be a model but my dream is to work for VS. Do you think I'm too old to start? I feel as If I should have started in my 13-15s since a lot of the models have started at a young age.

Dania Denise said...

Hey, Anomyous! You'll find the answer to your question in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #88." Thanks for reading!

Anonymous said...

Hi Dania I have a killer body not plus size but curvy and I have the really pretty exotic look but the thing is im only 5'4 and im sure ill grow to 5'5 or 5'6 so do i not have a chance to become a Victoria Secret model since im really short.

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Anonymous! You'll find the answer to your question in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #100." Thanks for reading!

Kristin said...

OMG! Im 15 and i am Dyinggggg to be a Victoria Secret Model. Im 5'11' though and i feel like i'll never stop growing !!!!! So i guess once im done i'll be too tall :( But gosh I want to be one Soo Bad. I Live in NYC any advice ?

Kirstin said...

hey! im 16, 5'9" and have a body like a VS model. ive wanted to be a VS angel for a long time. ive sent in photos to local agencies they called me back but i never went to any of the things. is it possible to be signed to ford or other agencies in NY without going there? & Do you have to put a lot of money out to become sign with a good agency?

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Kristin! You'll find the answer to your question in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #101." Thanks for reading!

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Kirstin! You'll find the answer to your question in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #102." Thanks for reading!

KenzieRey22 said...

My name is Kenzie and i really would like to start modeling but i don't know where to start! and i have no one to really help me out with it, im from Portland OR but i'm recently living in North Dakota, but i'm moving back to Portland soon (: the only agencies around are in the capital city Bismarck. I'm 16 years old, 5"6 and 115 pounds, do you think i could start?

Dania Denise said...

Hey, KenzieRey! You'll find the answer to your question in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #106." Thanks for reading!

Anonymous said...

Hey, Dania!
Im Melissa =)

My life is modeling. I love to model, i cant go one day without thinking about modeling. I look up to VS models like, Adriana, Candice, Rosie and Miranda. Therefor my dream is to become a VS Angel. I live in the Miami area so my first step to start working my way up to become a VS Angel is to signing up for Elite. *I would like to know the price ranges for enrolling with Elite?* I'm only 14 so i know i cant be an Angel till I'm 18 so for now what i want to do is start a modeling career in general. My measurements are bust:34 chest:29 hips:28 and my height is 5"7. I believe i have the body and the look. *Will there be a chance for me to be singed up with Elite?* and soon hopefully VS. Your answers for previous questions has helped me a lot. Please and Thank you!!!

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Melissa, nice to meet you! =) You'll find the answer to your questions in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #108." Thanks for reading!

Kool-Aid said...

ok so im 15 and 5'7" and want to be a VS model i hope i grow another inch but anyways is it okay if i start at 18 b/c i dont have parrent consent to do it now?

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Kool-Aid! You'll find your answer in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #118." Thanks for reading!

Bobbi-Jean said...

Hi, Im Bobbi-Jean. Im 14 and have modeled when I was like 8 with my sis. Anywho, being a VS angel is a dream of mine. I have always been in entertainment. I love to act, cheerlead competitively, and love love love modleing! I live in FL, but will be moving to either NY or Cali when Im older, so which modeling agencies are best for me?

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Bobbi-Jean! You'll find the answers to your question in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #121." Thanks for reading!

Bobbi-Jean said...

Hi its me again, Bobbi-Jean! I was told that if you tan outisde by the pool or something that the UV rays can make it look like you age faster! Is this a myth or is it true?

Dania Denise said...

Hey, Bobbi-Jean! You'll find the answer to your latest question in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #123." Thanks!

Lauren said...

Hey! I'm 14 years old.. almost 15, and I have wanted to be a Victoria's Secret model/angel for the longest time. I've already had some print experience for International companies, as well as American companies. But not any runway experience at all. Now that I am taller then I was when I last was discovered by an agent, I'm going to be talking to agents in New York that liked me while I was younger but wasn't tall enough. I'm about 5"8 now, very skinny, but from looking at the current VS angels, especially Rosie or Miranda, I do seem to have the correct body type. It has been said that I have an exotic look, but are natural freckles (not sun damage) be anything that they would be interested in? I am pretty fair skinned with semi-dark brown hair. With that aside, I weigh around 100 pounds and by the time I am 18, I'll probably weigh a little more and have more shape.

With that said, would print and runway experience before trying to become a VS model (or trying to sign with a top agency) help me? (If that made sense.) Thank you very much!

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Lauren! You'll find your answer to your question in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #125." Thanks for posting!

mdeanne said...

hi ive always wanted to be a model it was the first thing thaypoped up in my head for a job. ive been asked by alot of eople if i was a model and if not i should start, even by my teachers... im 5"7 and 15 this year. i really want yo start modelling now so i can get higher into elite or ford or VS ahhh my dream since maths or english is deffinatly not my thing and i know for sure moddeling is! what should i do?

Dania Denise said...

Hey, Mdeanne! You'll find the answer to your question in its own post, titled, "Answering a Reader Question #129." Thanks for reading!

Lydia said...

Hi, I've wanted to be a Victoria's Secret model for a really long time but I'm 17 and only 5' 4" so I'm probably done growing. I'm guessing there aren't any jobs for like a petite Victoria's Secret model? I'm working on applying for Ford modeling, and I've done a little bit of modeling for a smaller local modeling agency. Do you know of any other good modeling jobs that I could work towards?
Thanks so much

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Lydia, thanks for the question! You'll find your answer in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #132." Thanks for reading!

Anonymous said...

hi my name is sophia and im half japanese and half australian i think i have a great skinny body but im poor and cant afford to get into modeling what do i do.honestly even if people say to me i have the slimmest chance i dont listen i want to follow my heart but i know the right thing to do is just forget about the career i have dreamed about for years one bad bit about me is that my eyes abit un syrimetrical and u might imagine me as this asian but i dont look anythinng like one ! i have big green eyes long brown hair im not like any ordinary girls im a girl with personality and sometimes i wish that someone would read this and care what im saying and give me a job

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Sophia, you'll find the answer to your question in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #135." Thanks for reading!

Tiffany Rudd said...

hey , Im tiffany rudd and i am so obsessed with modeling and v.s angles. It is my dream to become an angle but for now im to young.. Im 5'7 and only 14 . super long legs and great curvy body. and a size 0 . but i dont look to skinny . very athletic ! the doctor said im still growing;) Im with one source talent and have been for a while but nothing has really came my way.. i just hope for the best :) but i am trying my hardest to become some famous model like tyra banks. Candice Swanepoel is my idol! i love her! shes so amazing <3

Anna said...

Hi!! I've always secretly wanted to be a Vicky's model (what girl doesn't?!) I'm going to be 18 in 4 months. I have a 22 waist (unless i've just eaten of course), 36 hips, and 36C bra size. I'm 5'7" 1/2. I've been told my face is pretty; I've got the long lashes, big eyes, high cheekbones, everything that's supposed to be in a model (so I've heard). However, I've never done any modeling before. :/ Should I just let go of the dream and move on? Or do I have some chance at this?

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Anna! You'll find the answer to your question in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #161." Thanks for reading!

Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm Yanet. So there's no chance to model for VS is you are not signed with these two agencies? is this requierement ever going to change?

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Anonymous! You'll find the answer to your question in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #170." Thanks for reading!

Anonymous said...

Hi! This is anna again! You said i had potential and they might be willing to overlook the slight height issue; I am currently filling out info for Ford and Elite, my question is, what kind of pose should i do for the pictures? It asks for a 3/4 profile shot, shoulder up, waist up, and full length. Should I be smiling, or attempting to appear like a professional model? Also, would it be bad to send in for both at the same time, or should I just do one, see what happens, then try the second? Finally, if it doesn't work out, which agency would you suggest as a backup plan? Thanks again so much for your help!! You are honestly the help I needed to pursue this dream!

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Anna! You'll find the answer to your question in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #180."

Anonymous said...

If I get signed with Ford or Elite, do I have to move to NYC? What if I can't afford to live there, but get signed with them? Also, if it doesn't work out, is Wilhelmina of PA and other "branch" agencies a scam? Or is it a safe starting point as a model? I have looked at their models and I am much skinnier and taller than a lot of them, which concerns me...aren't all fashion models generally around the same size? Finally, I am concerned about having dance experience...I saw an interview and apparently Adriana, Candice, and Lindsay were all very talented dancers before they began modeling. Thanks!

Dania Denise said...

Hey, Anonymous! You'll find the answer to your question in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #188." Thanks for being a reader of my blog!

Anonymous said...

Hi! I would love to work my way up to victoria's secret, but I don't even know if I have what it takes to model! I have Laetitia Casta's body (the hourglass/not so model-perfect measurements) and her slightly shorter height. They overlooked it for her since she's so drop dead gorgeous! But I have Tyra's big forehead, and I don't really know if my facial features are "defined" enough. I don't know anyone in the modeling area; so is there a way to find out if I have any potential?

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Anonymous! You'll find the answer to your question in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #195." Thanks for reading!

Anonymous said...

Hey Dania, I'm Nicole and I've wanted to be a model since I was about seven (I'm 13 now) but I wanted to know if it will help to start trying to look for modeling agencies now or wait until I'm about fifteen. I have no experience at all and I live in Michigan, do you know of any good places for me look in to? Also I know that this is kind of random but were you in cheer leading? I am but I don't know if it will help (not with a career but keeping my figure). My friends keep saying that I have an amazing hour glass figure but I don't know if that's what modeling agencies are looking for. Plus my parents are really overprotective (it took me three months to convince them to let me wear a bikini!!!), is there any way I can convince them that modeling is not as bad as they think it is before I have to move out from going crazy living with them?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!
Thanks.

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Anonymous! You'll find the answer to your question in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #198." Thanks for reading!

Tia said...

Hi Dania,

My name is Tia and if i meet all the requirement to be a v.s. model, how do i apply?

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Tia,

If you read the post you just commented on, it says specifically that you will need to be signed to either Elite Models or Ford Models in New York...or another top fashion agency in the New York area. This means you'll have to visit those agency websites to see how to submit your images and info in order to get signed. That is how you will be considered as a potential VS model.

Anonymous said...

Dania,
Hello.. My name is Jessika, I'm from Florida and I have always dreamed of being a Victoria Secret Model. I'm going to be 21 in four months and I'm like inbetween 5'8 and 5'9. I have been in a size 00, 0, & 1 since like 9th grade. Lol. To my understanding, I have to try to get signed with Elite or Ford modeling company? I tried John Robert Powers or Robert John Powers a few years ago and they wanted me. They were going to pay for me. That's what is supposed to happen, correct? I didn't do it because they wouldn't pay for my cousin, but now I know that that was a huge mistake. Or is JRP not a well enough known agency? Everyone that I work with keeps telling me that I need to be a VS Model. What else could I do to possibly even get considered for a casting?

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Anonymous! You'll find the answer to your question in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #206." Thanks for being a reader of my blog!

Brooklynn said...

I'm Brooklynn

I have always wanted to model specially for Victoria secret. I'm 18 years old at 5'5" 125lb with a curvy body. I'm not signed with any agency but is there anything that could help me towards becoming a Victoria secret model?

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Brooklyn! You'll find the answer to your question in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #208." Thanks for reading!

Anonymous said...

How old is too old for someone to be considered for a VS model?

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Anonymous! You'll find the answer to your question in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #220." Thanks for reading!

Unknown said...

Hi there,
My name is Alexis, I am 18 years old, and I live in Portland, Oregon. I am 5'10, and my measurements are 33-24-34. I was recruited by Elite Models in Portland, and actually got to meet with the "man in charge" of the New York Elite. They were very interested in me and he told me I have absolutely gorgeous eyes. They took my information and told me to come back after my braces came off. That was about a year and a half ago, and my braces are now off!! My question for you is if I do end up getting signed by Elite, will I have to move to New York in order to have any chance at working for Victoria's Secret? Also, does the agency suggest models to VS when they are looking for new ones? Or do they look at all of the models in the particular agency? Let me know. Thank you so much for your time!! It is much appreciated :)
-Alexis

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Alexis! You'll find the answer to your question in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #222." Thanks for reading!

Anonymous said...

hi diana! my names Kayla, and okay so, i have ALWAYS wanted to be a model ever since i was little..My dream job would be a VS model but i know i am too short for that. i am 16 years old, and im 5'0". how would i get to become a model at all? its not like you see alot of models that are 5 foot.. you know?

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Kayla! You'll find the answer to your question in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #231." Thanks for reading!

Tu Linh said...

Hi Dania, my name is Tu Linh. I have a lot of things to ask you.
I'm Asian and do you think i can be a supermodel? I don't want to make fake noses though :-(.
I'm 9 and about to turn 10.
I don't think that modeling classes are in my country but what does exactly a modeling class does? Like Alessandra, she took modeling classes and...you can read it on Wikipedia.
This part" Ambrósio was just eight years old when she decided that she wanted to be a model, after seeing a picture of top covergirl Karen Mulder in a magazine: "I wanted to be like her", she recalls.[citation needed] She enrolled at a modelling class at the age of 12 and at the age of 14 she was one of 20 finalists for an elite modelling competition in Brazil.[8]" and this part"When Ambrosio was 12 years old, she enrolled in modeling classes, then began modeling for Dilson Stein at age 15.[8][11] Winning Brazil's Elite Model Look started her modeling career in earnest.[3] Her first notable modeling job was the cover of Brazilian Elle magazine.[1] Elite passed along some of her Polaroids to Guess which led her booking the Millennium GUESS? campaign along with friend and fellow Brazilian Ana Beatriz Barros.[12] She has since appeared in advertisements for brands like Revlon, Christian Dior, Giorgio Armani, and Ralph Lauren, as well as the Pirelli Calendar.[8][13] She has walked the catwalks for designers such as Prada, Chanel, and Oscar de la Renta.[8][11] She has appeared in numerous international magazine covers, including Cosmopolitan, Elle, GQ, Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire, Ocean Drive, Vogue and the only model to appear on the cover of Glamour in the United States in 2006.[3][7]
In 2004, Ambrosio launched her line of swimwear called Alessandra Ambrosio by Sais, a division of Rosa Chá. It sold 10,000 units in only its first month on the market.[11][14][15]
Ambrosio was the face for the UK company Next[16] and starred in their first television campaign in 12 years.[17] She is also signed to Storm Model Management in London.[citation needed]
On the July, 2009 cover of Marie Claire, Ambrosio appeared in a spread with Sacha Baron Cohen to promote Baron Cohen's 2009 film Brüno.[18]
Ambrosio, became the face of Brazilian sportswear brand Colcci costarring with Ashton Kutcher in a steamy denim ad.[19] She was ranked No. 5 on Forbes' The World's Top-Earning Models list, with an estimated earnings of $5 million over the past 12 months (2010–2011).[19]
In October 2011, Ambrosio became Vogue's blogger, commenting on her wardrobe by posting one photo of herself each day for a month.[20]"
say that she took modeling class, and did she sign or what to start modeling for Dilston Stein? And how did she really end up at Victoria's Secret? Like you said which is the best agency? And after being signed ,they just take us to do photo shoot or what? Please answer, PLEASE!!!If at the age of 12-13 can I be signed , then when i get older can i change to Victoria's? They said that Candice was spotted when she was 15, but she just walk and took photos and then changed to Victoria's? How did she change to Victoria's Secret?And how did she became an angel then? Did she said to the agency to change or what? PLEASE ANSWER. And give me your email please I'd love to ask more about it.

Tu Linh said...

And do i have to call the agency and come there to sign or, i really don't understand this. Or do i have to go on their website to post the picture of me and do you know the number?

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Tu Linh! You'll find the answers to your questions in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #237." Thanks for reading!

Dania Denise said...

Hi again, Tu Linh! I've included this second question/comment in the same post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #237." Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hey! I'm Erica!
i wanted to know if i had a chance to be a VS model, im 15 and around 1.70 m, weigh 53kg and i have an exotic look.
What can i do? i don't live in the US but I'm going to visit in a bit. Maybe ill check out some agencies, how can i get their attention? and also what are some good tips?
Thank you :))

Kbrie said...

I am 16 years old 5'7 115 pounds and have a c/d cup . DoI have a body that would work? I have always loved being in front of the camera and I was wondering how I would go about pursuing this. Victoria secret modeling has always been my dream . Any tips?

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Erica! You'll find the answer to your question in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #242." Thanks for reading!

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Kbrie! You'll find the answer to your question in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #244." Thanks for reading!

Anonymous said...

Is it possible to be a VS model even if you have stretch marks?

Evan said...

Hi! I am 18 and i wanted to know if i had a chance to become a VS model! i have always loved watching the fashion shows and every time i have watched them i always want to be a VS model! i have also always like watching americas next top model! I have never modeled before though so i have no experience! i am also 5'6 and I am athletic and play sports so i am in good shape and skinny. But, i have always had somewhat big thighs does that matter!? and i dont really know my measurements either. i have brown hair, brown eyes, and im just an american girl, and i have tan skin! I have been told by many people that i am gorgeous and i could model if i wanted to but i never really believed them. but now i would like to model! do you think i have any chance of being able to be a VS model!?

Anonymous said...

Hello! I'm 18 years old and live in Calgary Alberta Canada. I've been scouted twice by a small agency in my hometown called numa models, and scouted 3 or 4 times by mode models. However I haven't really done anything to pursue a career in modeling even though I would love to. I know Heather Marks is signed with mode models, as well as Simon Nessman. Do you think this modeling agency could be considered a 'top' agency?

Thank you :)
Laura

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Anonymous! You'll find the answer to your question in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #245." Thanks for reading!

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Dania Denise said...

Hi, Evan! You'll find the answer to your questions in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #246." Thanks for reading!

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Laura! You'll find the answer to your question in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #247." Thanks for reading!

EmilyRachelle said...

hi, i would love to be a model. i have the perfect body. however i have blemishes on my skin such as freckles, moles, and acne. will this set me back?

Cheyenne said...

Hey Dania! My name is Cheyenne, I have been working at becoming a model for a while now. (I have never been turned down) I have the looks, the body, the size, everything except I am 5'5" :(. My hardest part is all the stretches and exercise I do every day to grow just a little. My question is I live out in Los Angeles and I want to get signed by Ford, I know the ideal spot to move onto VS is Ford Modeling in New York, but just how hard is it to get hired from the one in Los Angeles? Is it nearly imposible or if I work super hard, is it posible?
Thank You!

Airica said...

but chanel iman started out with Ford from LA and not new york right? and didn't she become a VS model from the LA ford? then got signed onto Elite as a VS model. I just want to know because I don't want to move to new york! D:

Dania Denise said...

Hi, EmilyRachelle! You'll find the answer to your question in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #248." Thanks for reading!

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Cheyenne! You'll find the answer to your question in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #249." Thanks for reading!

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Airica! You'll find the answer to your question in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #253." Thanks for reading!

Anonymous said...

Hi Dania, when i saw your post it made me curious as to what the top agencies are. BMG has been trying to get me to sign with them, and anyway, I would just like to know if they qualify as one of the better agencies. maybe not top or anything, but its general ranking. thanks so much:)

Anonymous said...

Hi I'm 15 years old, and i know probably a million girls have said this, but i have the very exotic look, just recently got a curvy body with really long thin legs and I'm a size 2 everywhere but my bust (which is know to big to fit most dresses)! I almost have the height as i am 5'6 and a half but apparently I;m supposed to be 5'10 when I'm fully grown.....I am with a small agency in Toronto right now and was just wondering if it is worth looking into New York right now, or if i should wait to see if i grow to 5'8.

Let me know what you have to say and please don't lie so I don't feel bad.

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Anonymous! Instead of finding the answers to your question in the "Answering a Reader Question Series", you'll find it as a regular blog post, titled "How to Tell If a Modeling Agency is Big." Thanks for reading!

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Anonymous! You'll find the answer to your question in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #256." Thanks for reading!

karina said...

hello Dania. my name is Karina and im currently 16. it has been a dream of mine since i was a little girl to become a victoria's secret model but the only problem is that i am only 5'4 do they make any exceptions

Dania Denise said...

Hello, Karina! You'll find the answer to your question in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #258." Thanks for reading!

Anonymous said...

HI, how does one get into being a pinks model? im 14 and love lengerai modeling :) and would really like to get into it.

Janasha said...

I want to be a model ,but i think I'm going to be to short and my dream is to become a VS Model.I think it shouldn't matter how tall or short you are to become a model it matter's that you follow your dreams and that's all that I'm worrying about and I will follow my dream even if I'm not tall enough.

Janasha said...

I would love to become a VS Angel really.I think it shouldn't matter how tall you are because once you step into your heals your going to get tall anyways so why would it matter.I know that im going to be short , but I would love to become a VS Model its every girls dream and that dream is mine's.

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Anonymous! You'll find the answer to your question in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #261." Thanks for reading!

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Janasha! You'll find I've responded to your comment in its own post, titled "Addressing a Reader Comment #7." Thanks for reading!

Anonymous said...

Hey my name is Blaire, im 14, 5,9, 26 inches around the waist and 32 around the hips, and 125 pounds I really want to model but I am really afraid and confused! where do i start! I mean I know I should get a agent and agency but im not stunning and I just dont know if i can do it. How hard will it be to get into an agency? and how hard is it to balance life modeling and for me, school?

courtneyVR said...

ive wanted to be a VS model since i can remember.im not perfect like the VS models but i am thin.im 17 and only 5'6. do you think i have any chances?any advive?

carrington spalding said...

Heyy, i am carrington. i am 14 years old and one of mii life long dream is to be a victoria secret angle but now it all crushed :(. only because i also want to study to be a devorce aterney. so the whole going to new york thing (out the picture) i do happen to meet almost all the requierments.
*i am 5'6" and still growing
*i am not anerexic . have wide hips and a great curve.(although i have some streach marks hear and there).
*oh and theres another problem i am only 14 (-__-)... what should i do??

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Blaire! You'll find the answers to your questions in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #263." Thanks for reading!

Dania Denise said...

Hi, CourtneyVR! You'll find the answers to your question in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #264." Thanks for reading!

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Carrington! You'll find the answers to your question in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #265." Thanks for being a reader of my blog!

Ashley K said...

How hard is it to become a model? If i give some of my physical look can you answer, because i am interested but dont know how to go about starting modeling while i am still in school.

Dania Denise said...

Hey, Ashley K! You'll find the answer to your question in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #267." Thanks for reading!

Celeste said...

Hi! My name is Celeste and I'm 13 and 5'8. I was wondering what the BEST agency would be to go to in about 5 months after my braces are off. (I live in Ohio)

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Celeste! You'll find the answer to your question in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #269." Thanks for reading!

Anonymous said...

Hi everyone! being a vs model seems like the funnest job on earth! how to i get that far though? i am 13 5"5 and still growing. i have grown an inch in the past month LOL. my stomach is pretty much flat and i have really long legs and i weigh about 90-95lbs. any suggestions?

Anonymous said...

hi you said that no vs model is under the height of 5ft8, however Laetitia Casta is 5ft6...
does that mean there is still hope for the rest of us short people out there?

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Anonymous! You'll find the answer to your question in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #275." Thanks for reading!

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Anonymous! You'll find the answer to your question in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #276." Thanks for reading!

Julia said...

Hi Dania!! I'm Julia and I've been wanting to be a VS model since I was little I'm only 12 years old, I meat all the requirements except for the breasts, I don't have big breasts (aww!!). OR maybe their just growing slowly.....

Do we have to have big breasts?? Because I really, really want to be a VS model. Thanks!!

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Julia! You'll find the answer to your question in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #277." Thanks for reading!

sophia said...

hi, my name is sophia and im turning 13, and i have always wanted to be a vs model and i know the requirements... so i went online and looked up agencies but all of them were really far from wear live so i dont know what to do, my mom wants to move so thats not a problem but what if their not good enough agencies to get me where i want to go like to be a vs model? also im kind of short like only 5'0 and i dont think im going to get my grandpas height he 6'5 ... so what do you think i should do or can do?

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Sophia! You'll find the answer to your question in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #278." Thanks for reading!

Sarelle Harper said...

Hi :) im Sarelle and i have some questions for you. Ive always wanted to be a model and my what seems like has been my whole life people have been telling me to do it and i never felt like i could. I felt like i should ask a real model what i should do and then all of a sudden i found your blog so i made one so i could ask you questions. I would love to be a VS model of course but i feel that is way out of my league. Im a little over 5'8" im 18 and my measurements are 34 28 38. Im trying to really do this so im enrolled in Barbizon for modeling. I am wondering if your actual weight itself matters or just the way you look? and what do people look for because ive seen some pretty unattractive people in magazines so it makes me wonder if its just because of the fact that they are really skinny or is that what they were looking for. like you what i love about the whole VS thing is that they look healthy and thats my main thing i want to do this the right way, no short cuts. my thing is though is that i just dont think i can do it. im not fat but im not model skinny i just want to know what needs to be done i guess. i dont think im making any sense at all so if im not just let me know and ill try to clarify. i hope to hear a reply soon, thank you :)

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Sarelle! You'll find the answer to your question in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #281." Thanks for reading!

Rangitau said...

Hey, I want to be a Victoria Secrets model. But I'm only 13. So what are some other modeling agencies that I can do before I Vs?

Anonymous said...

Hi! This is Josefin from Sweden again , i wrote a comment earlier today but i was in a hurry and forgot alot! I can't see what i've already asked and i rather ask twice then never, so i'm sorry if you have to answer the same questions again!

As i wrote in the other letter, ever since a saw the VS show 2010-2011, i has been obsessed with them. I almost actually felt like i was in heaven when i walked in to the store... Right when i know we where going to Miami i looked up stores (VS) becasuse we don't have them in Sweden. Ok, you don't need to hear my hole lifestory, so down to the questions.

#1. Does your grades matter at all? Do they take a look at them or doesn't it mean ANYTHING at all? For i know it's a modell industry, put is it like, a pluss if you have good grades and known for getting in time and to what you're asked to do?

#2. Feet. Ha-ha.. A pretty wierd question but hey, why not ask? Do the big modeling agencies care about your shoesize? Haha i understand if you don't know but it would just be funny to know? If you have size 36 (Europe) would that look silly or a size 45, would that look to clumpsy? I think that they are thinking about it really, but i wonder what you think as a modell your self, how much they would care ;)

#3. Do they care about if you get tanned easy or is as white as snow? Because when i've looked at pictures almost ALL of the models in VS are reeaally tanned.. :) Just another just funny thing to know!

And i want to say that i love what you're doing! You're helping other people to reach for there dreams. You can be the persons who are helping people to begin there careers. So thanks, for doing what you do, you're such an inspiration!

#4. Piercing. It's probably different for different agencies, but over all, can you have piercing or is that something you should remove? Like a belly button piercing and earpiercing i understood, that that could be okey, but what about nose piercing, eyebrow piercing and stuff in your face?

#5. Does your hair matter , how long it is or how it's quality is? Because i know it's better to have healthy hair, but if you have bad hair on the other hand, they could just put in hairextanchins (i can't spell i know)...

Some questions are pretty un nessasary, you might think but i see this as a great oppertunity!

#6. I'm short to be a model, at least a runway model, i'm just 164, even tough i'm not finished growing yet cus' i'm just 14. I'm not asking if they do any exeption, but i was wondering, if you are really short as me, do they give you a shot to see if you're like , crazy talented, or won't they like even let you in, i'm talking about the big agencies now.

#7. Another thing i was wondering, do most agencies care about if you smoke? If you do, is it bad or good? Because in many magazins i saw the girl on the cover holding a cigarett, is that just fake or is it a plus, to be able to do what there asking for? Because i don't smoke and think that it's good cus' many of my friends do and they are like: Cmn, try! Please! But i won't, but is it bad so be saying no if the agency might ask? I really don't want to smoke, it's a promise to my self, but if they want me to i don't want to struggle. Do you know what i mean?

I think that was all for know! I really appreciate all the time you gives to answer questions. This wasn't so much about Victoria's Secret, but i hope it's okey!

Love your blog, you're a big inspiration of mine! Hugs to you, you're worth any happiness and sucess../Josefin

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Rangitau! You'll find the answer to your question in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #282." Thanks for reading!

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Josefin! You'll find the answer to your questions in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #283." Thanks for reading!

Crickette Kissel said...

Hi,
My name is crickette kissel and I am 18 years old about to be 19 and I would really love to be a VS Model but i am 5'5" and i don't think that i can be VS model because of my height but if I could i would be so happy, How do i submit a application even tho i have no experience except for watching modeling shows?

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Crickette! There is no application to become a VS model. You have to be signed to Ford, Elite or another to fashion agency in New York. Please read my blog post, titled "Want to Be a Victoria's Secret Model? Part 2 - FAQs."

Here's the link:

http://amodelsdiary.blogspot.com/2011/12/want-to-be-victorias-secret-model-part.html

Jackie said...

Hi! I'm interested in being a model but i have absolutely no experience and I feel like I may not be tall enough... I'm 18 years old, I'm almost 5'7'' and my measurements are 35-26-35. Am I too short or too old? If not, how would i start? Thanks!

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Jackie! You'll find the answer to your question in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #292." Thanks for reading!

Anonymous said...

Hi Denise! I have got to say I am absolutely OBSESSED with your blog. This was exactly what I was looking for when I was surfing the Internet for a look inside what it's really like to be a model not some sketchy shows , bad YouTube videos or  company releases. And woohoo! I found it and girl am I hooked. I check up on this blog every few days just to see if there's a new post and I end up reading all of the new ones even if they're directed at male models haha. ( I hope I'm not getting annoying at this point) so I'll just get to the point , yes I am another one of those ( for lack of any other words) wannabe victoria's secret models that knows nothing about modeling. I know you're probably thinking to yourself Oh no, not again, haven't I answered everything VS related already??? and yes actually you have.  So I have submitted my plain photos to Elite and Ford just yesterday and in waiting on pins and needles here. I know I shouldn't be getting my hopes up or falling into a some anxiety attack because boy oh boy  the chances are so darn slim. I heard that if elite honestly wants you they reply to you in like a day , I'm not sure if that's true but if it is then wow I just blew it. I do have some ( more like a bagillion) extra questions

- does VS , Ford, Elite or any other modeling agency care about shoe size because I see these 5'9" models with like size 7 feet and. Think to myself how??? Do they just shove em in there or something? I'm at 5'8" and at a 9.5 and a size 10 shoe size ,  its kinda my secret but seemingly stupid insecurity- my big feet
-when I don't get signed to ford or elite not that I don't think I could handle it but I'm being realistic, is there any other route I can take to get VS?
-why do modeling agencies take eye color so seriously if there are contacts nowadays ( I know this is totally off topic but it just came to me and I'm really curious but I'm guessing it defies the whole natural beauty look lol)
-oh when I don't get into elite or ford would it be a bad idea to wait a year or two for myself to grow and mature ( I'm only 15 so maybe some cosmic big breast genes will kick in, haha) and then send in my new photos again? Can I maybe do it sooner or is a one shot per person type of deal?
-okay last thing my body ratio is 33( stupid 34A breasts) 26 (waist) and 35 (hips) I know that this isn't anywhere near VS standards but what can I actually change here to get to the ideal ratio if there is anything oh and what type of body shape would this be , no one has ever been able to tell me so they just say plank. Not sure if that's a shape but alrighty then.

Thank you so much
- with love Dominique 

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Dominique! You'll find the answers to your questions in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #298." Thanks for reading!

Anonymous said...

my name is Cara and i'm 19, i've been trying to model for a couple years on the side, but sports injuries have kept getting in the way. now i am trying more actively, and all of my friends tell me i should model for VS. i've been looking into major as my agency. I'm 5'11 with 33-25-35 measurements and can actually walk in heels, the higher the better! any words of advice for me?

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Cara! You'll find the answer to your question in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #302." Thanks for reading!

Maia said...

I am going to be modeling in a runway show where the proceeds go to fund a safehouse for people who have run away from human trafficking. I am modeling the finale look and have to pose with my wrists at 90 degrees (designer's choice) I have to have eight standing poses. Do you have ideas for me? Thanks so much. I love your blog.
ps. the designer is trying to make black nails an awareness symbol of trafficking like the pink ribbon is an awareness symbol of breast cancer. Think you could pass this along?

Natalia Julianna said...

hi Dania my name is Natalia and im only 5'1" tall....my passion is modeling and i know i have tlent and the drive to succeed as a model...i cant find any agencies or talent scouts willing to give me a chance because i am so short !! do you have any advice or anytihng i can do to make it ? this is my dream and i dont want to let it go simply because I am not tall enough.

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Maia! You'll find the answer to your question in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #305." Thanks for reading!

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Natalia Julianna! You'll find the answer to your question in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #306." Thanks for reading!

Anonymous said...

I would like to email you rather than posting a question. What's an email I can contact you through?

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Anonymous! You can email me directly at: daniadenise@gmail.com.

Anonymous said...

Hi I'm 14 years old, no curves no bust at all! I'm short around 5"3 and I want to. Be a model so bad I luv the store and want to model so bad I know I have I wait I just want to know for future! Please help me with my issue at hand!

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Anonymous! There isn't any way for me to help with your situation...I have no idea what your genetics are like or whether you'll end up growing taller. Your doctor would be the best person to ask about how tall you could be once you're done growing in the next few years. At this point, you literally can't do anything but wait and see how your body develops naturally. Only then will you be able to see if you meet the requirements once you turn 18. So just be patient and enjoy being a teen...it doesn't last long and adulthood is forever! Also, being a VS model has a short life span...there's so much more to modeling than Victoria's Secret to look into other types of modeling to pursue as well. Never put all your eggs into one basket.

Ashley said...

Hello,

I know my days as VS model are about as likely as seeing an elephant fly (dumbo does not count) seeing as how I stand at a whooping 5'3...But I've been a working free lance model in Canada for about 3 years now. However I am moving to Washington in a couple of weeks and am wondering how I should start things out there.
How do I start to get established out in the big city??

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Ashley! You'll find the answer to your question in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #327." Thanks for reading!

Anonymous said...

If I'm 110 pounds, 34-24-34 (measurements) age 18 but only 5'4... does that mean I don't have a chance at being a VS model? :(

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Anonymous! Unfortunately, your height is what will prevent you from being considered as a VS model. Unless they change the height requirement, this particular type of modeling won't be a realistic possibility for you. :-(

Michaela said...

Hi! I'm Michaela.
I am currently in the process of signing on with Elite in July.
I'm 15, And I understand you have to be 18+ to model for Victoria Secret, as well as America's ext Top model, but can you tell me If I have the right requirements?
HEIGHT: 5' 11
WAIST: 24
CHEST: 32D
HIPS: 36

Anonymous said...

HI IM BRANDEE AND IM 18 YEARS OLD TURN 19 NEXT MONTH ON MAY 7TH IM 5'8 SKIN TONE AROUND LIGHT CARMEL I HAVE LONG LEGS LOL I ALSO HAVE A SMALL TATTOO ON MY SIDE STOMACH THOUGH. BUT I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO BE A MODEL IM NOT SIGNED TO ANY MODEL AGENCIES ALTHOUGH I WANT TO I JUST DON'T KNOW WHERE TO START I LIVE IN CALIFORNIA HAIR IS AROUND SHOULDER LENGTH MAYBE A LITTLE BIT LONGER
THANKS FOR LISTENING HOPE I HAVE A GOOD REPLY BACK :-))

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Michaela! You'll find the answer to your question in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #348." Thanks for reading!

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Brandee! You'll find the answer to your question in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #349." Thanks for reading!

Anonymous said...

Hi Dania,

First off I want to thank you for all the information you put out here, it is great to have all these questions answered. I was wondering about photoshop though with all the articles going on lately, do the VS angels have "real curves" or do they photoshop them in? Im a 34B and would love to transfer over from IMG to Elite/Ford but curious if my chest is big enough?haha I was to embarrassed to ask that in person:) Thanks!! - Julieann

Anonymous said...

I'm 13 years old 5'11 and my measurements are 33-21-34. I appear to be around 19 years old. I have been told I look to mature to model for teen clothing and I am unsure whether to wait until I am 18 or to try and sign to a modeling agency straight away.

Dania Denise said...

Hi, JulieAnn! You'll find the answer to your question in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #360." Thanks for reading!

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Anonymous! You'll find the answer to your question in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #361." Thanks for reading!

Anonymous said...

I want to be a VS model but I live in Australia and my perents don't want me modeling :( help me

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Anonymous! You'll find the answer to your question in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #382," which can be found on my new blog: "Modeling 101 - Answering Readers Questions."

Please visit this link: http://amodelsdiary-readerquestions.blogspot.com/ and you can view your post there. Thanks for reading!

Fabienne Mack said...

Hi I am 13 years old and I am bout 6"1 could I still have a chance for vs

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Fabienne! You're only 13 so currently you cannot be considered for VS until you are 18 and if you meet the other requirements listed in the blog post. If you don't meet ALL of the requirements specifically listed in the blog post, then you cannot be considered for VS.

Eve said...

Hi,

So i actually work at a VS store in Chicago, and really would love to model for VS, but i'm 19 and stand only at 5'6. Being close to the required height doesn't matter, i presume? i've got the curves but definitely am not growing anymore!

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Eve! Unfortunately, you guessed right: being close to the height requirement isn't enough to get in. Plus, at 5'6" you're much shorter than what Elite and Ford in New York look for...they set their minimum height requirement at 5'9". :-(

Anonymous said...

do you have to be from usa to be a vs model, can you be from the united kingdom, because miranda kerr is australian.

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Anonymous! You don't have to be from the USA to be a VS model. You can be from another country but you have to be willing to relocate and live in New York in order to work for VS.

Anonymous said...

HeyDania ive been starting to think of modeling . I know I'm only 16 but it interrests me and everyone I know says I have a nice body, I have curves and a bubble butt;P but I'm only 5'4 my boobs aren't that big either to be honest. 34 B But is there lots of agencies that take in girls my height? I know VS is out of my league unless a miracle happens and I grow to 5'8 . But does vogue and stuff go for models my height?

Shayla said...

Hey Dania! I recently came across your blog looking for tips for an open call and you can be sure I'll be looking on this blog daily, it's great! Okay, so I have a few questions plus I'll tell you a bit about myself:
I'm 19, between 5''7 and 5''8, African American Irish and Portuguese, I have naturally green eyes, I am naturally very skinny (very fast metabolism haha) my measurements are 34C, 24, 34 and I currently live in New Jersey on the shore, but if I get signed to an agency I have a place already set up in NY that I can live with a family member. Oh, and tomorrow (the 12th) Wilhelmina is holding an open call that I am going to, which is why I'm asking even though you won't answer in time. And my main goal is to be a Victoria Secret model haha. Okay, so my questions:

-for future reference since i won't be able to use it at this casting call: i have short black hair but i have worn wigs for a few years now and i personally think i look better with wigs but everyone tells me i should go without, which would you advise to go with? wig or without

-i have two scars on my right leg (one is about the size of a silver dollar, the other a dime) they're keloids from mosquito bites i had when i was younger (im allergic to moquito bites, its rediculous) i'm wearing pants for the open call but what would you advise? cover them up? seek medical attention to have them removed?

- I'm literally just under the line for 5''8 and was going to send my pictures out originally as 5''7 but no one wants a runway model at 5''7. a friend of mine told me i would be better off just saying i was 5''8 to get my foot in the door, but i thought dishonesty was a bad way to go. what would you do? i have extremely long legs and look taller than i am in photos and in heels, thats another matter, i look like an amazon.

I feel i have exactly what VS wants when it comes to models, i'm tall, not overly curvy, nice chest size, long legs, and i'm an African American with green eyes which i think would be a fine addition to their collection haha. i have never set foot in a gym so if i did work out im sure my body would be above and beyond what it is now. any tips and or pointers?

and sorry this is so long I just have had no one to talk to about this ever!

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Anonymous! At 5'4" and at your age, you should look into agencies that represent commercial/print models. Unfortunately, Vogue and other high end fashion publications don't work with shorter models for its editorial and other types of fashion spreads.

But if you want to break into modeling, you'll be more successful by seeking out an agency to represent you for commercial/print.

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Shayla! You'll find the answer to your question in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #400," which can be found on my new blog: "Modeling 101 - Answering Readers Questions."

Please visit this link: http://amodelsdiary-readerquestions.blogspot.com/ and you can view your post there. Thanks for reading!

zhiqing said...

hey diana:) my name is tiffany. i'm from malaysia, and i wanted to ask u about the VS modeling. the only requirements i can't fix it was i don't have any model agency here, i am planning that after graduate i might be taking a flight to new york VS for interview next year. so isit hard for me going without an agency?

Dania Denise said...

Hi Tiffany! Unfortunately, VS does not have "interviews" for its models. So you will not be able to do that if you fly to New York.

What you will have to do is try to get signed to Elite or Ford in New York (or another top fashion agency that works with VS). If you do plan on flying to New York, it should be to attend casting calls for Ford, Elite and other fashion agencies, not trying to interview with VS.

You can't be considered for VS without a modeling agent.

Anonymous said...

HI, I'm Rayannon and was reading about being a Victoria secrete model. I'm 16 and saw that you have to be 5'8". I'm only 5'1" but have been wanting to try anyways. I don't have an agent but was wondering if you think i could still have a chance. I am athletic and have the perfect body for it and would love to inspire girls out there too. Should i even consider going to new York for an open call at Elite or Ford?

MissLaena said...

:/ I am only about 5'6" and 1/2". Does that mean that I don't have a chance? I have tan skin which gives sort of an exotic south american kind of look (but I'm actually black & white), and I have the body.

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Rayannon! Unfortunately, at 5'1" Elite and Ford in New York--as well as any other high fashion agency--won't even take a second look at you because you are far too short, compared to their minimum requirements.

I know of models that were 5'7" who went to Elite and Ford and the agency staff literally took one look at them and said, "Sorry, you're too short." They didn't even look at their snapshots or anything...they literally dismissed them once they saw that they weren't at least 5'8". Agencies have a trained eye and can spot the difference...even if it's only one inch--they're that good.

In your case, VS isn't going to be a realistic possibility for you. You would be better off trying to get into commercial/print modeling with an agency that is willing to accept models shorter than 5'5".

Dania Denise said...

Hi, MissLaena! As my post says, if you aren't 5'8" minimum or 5'9", which is the minimum now for Elite in New York, you cannot do VS.

Anonymous said...

Hi,I live in New Zealand, I've really wanted to be a model ever since I could talk now I am 14. I have had some modeling jobs but now I live in the country and we have no modeling agencies here in nelson,nz.When I am older I'd like to be a victoria's secret model but how can I work my way up?

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Anonymous! In your case, by the time you turn 18, you'll have to be willing to relocate/move to New York in order to submit to the agencies there that can get your foot in the door with VS.

Having some previous modeling experience works in your favor but don't feel like not being able to find an agent where you currently live will put you out of the running.

What matters more than experience, is being located where the action is, which is New York. So your goal until you get old enough, is to plan to make the move to New York (if you want to do that) and work on what snapshots you'll plan on submitting to the agencies there.

Nothing can really happen with VS until you actually live in New York and have access to the agency representation needed to get things going.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm so happy to have come across your blog. I am in desperate need of some advice. I am an aspiring model age 27, and wondering how to get started in the world of modeling. I am aware that I'm too old for high fashion etc but I really just want some advice on how to get my feet wet in commercial modeling. I've had so many scam agencies trying to exploit money off me by claiming I need to pay ridiculous amounts of money for a portfolio.

Please help!!!!

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Anonymous! You'll find the answer to your questions in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #421," which can be found on my new blog: "Modeling 101 - Answering Readers Questions."

Please visit this link: http://amodelsdiary-readerquestions.blogspot.com/ and you can view your post there. Thanks for reading!

Anonymous said...

Hi! I'm savannah, Im 14, 5'9, 32,26,35. I know that I'm too young for Vs right now. But I live in Houston TX do you think at all. If i have a good agency or a top one that vs would find me?? How could I be found and how can I become a better model. This is my dream and I want to do this for a living so very badly.

Anonymous said...

Hello, right now I am 14 years old and I really want to be a Victoria's Secret model when I get to the age where I can, but I have no idea where to start. I do believe I meet most of the appearance requirements except height. I'm 5'4. Do you have any advice for me?

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Savannah!

Here is my advice for you...VS isn't the type of client that would find/discover you in Texas. You have to be where the action is, which is NYC. That is the city where they recruit their new girls from.

Until you turn 18, I would suggest finding a top agent in Texas to get your modeling career started. That way by the time you're old enough, you'll have experience, a good portfolio put together and a stronger chance of getting an agent in New York. The agent you get now (if they are good) will guide you through the process of learning how to become a better model. Those skills only come with time, lots of practice and dedication, which you have plenty of time to achieve get until you are of age.

Remember, you will have to move to New York City in order to obtain agency representation there in order to potentially get submitted for any VS casting calls.

Good luck!

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Anonymous!

Since you're only 14, I would recommend trying to get signed to an agency within a 2 hour's drive from where you live that represents teen models and/or commercial/print models. That will be a great way to jump start your career and you don't need previous experience/training as a new model, or professional pictures/portfolio. Agencies prefer non professional, digital snapshots from new and inexperienced models.

The first step is to go online and find the official websites of as many legit modeling agencies as you can (remember, they should represent teen and/or print models). Their websites will list instructions for how to submit yourself, as well as what kinds of photos they want. Make sure to follow the instructions for each one and hopefully you'll catch their interest.

Unfortunately, if you aren't at least 5'8" by the time you turn 18, VS won't be a realistic possibility for you. 5'9" is actually the preferred minimum height for potential VS models in New York City so if height doesn't run in your family, VS won't be in the stars for you. But even if that doesn't happen, you can still pursue a career in commercial/print since you are on the shorter side.

Anonymous said...

Hi,
I am 5'7, could I get signed to Elite Model Management or Ford Models?

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