(*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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