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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Answering a Reader Question #19


Kristen Wrote:

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??


Hi, Kristen! Thanks for reading my blog! Unfortunately, your height is going to work against you. Since you are already 15, unless you hit a major growth spurt, those goals won't be within your reach. However, you should look into modeling agencies that represent petite models. There aren't many out there but it is worth looking into. If you can reach 5'5" you can do commercial/print modeling and sign with an agency that works with those type of models. You also have the option of doing freelance modeling, where you act as your own modeling agent and find your own work. It can be challenging but it would allow you to submit for fashion and other types of work that your height would normally prevent you from getting. Clients who use freelance models don't always stick to the same size and height requirements as the modeling agencies.

Hope that helps and feel free to shoot me an email if you have any more questions.

6 comments:

ki~ki said...

Hey, Dania
I recently did a photo shoot. Which, by the way, went very well. I cant wait to get the pictures. But, I was asked to sign a photo release. I will see my photographer today to pick to sign it. Is there any warning or good signs I should look for before signing a it???

Your post has also helped me come a long way. Thanks and Congratulations on your recent success, your an inspiration.

Dania Denise said...

Hey, Ki-Ki! You know the deal lol..."Answering a Reader Question #20."

Anonymous said...

Hey, Dania
So I've got the usual story of "I've always dreamed of being a model" but only recently have I given it some serious thought. I'm 20 years old and am thinking of trying out for ANTM and giving the dream a shot. However I'm worried about two things before pursuing this, I am just shy of 5'7'', the requirement on the application (I'm 5'6'' and some). I also am curvy, and whereas I know my chest won't work against me, I was wondering if my hips would. What's the usual hip size for models? And do you think I should still go ahead and apply, even though I am a little under 5'7'' (Eva was 5'7'' wasn't she?) Do you have any other tips/advice for applying to ANTM? Thanks!

Dania Denise said...

Hello and thanks for your comments and questions. You'll find your answer in its own post titled, "Answering a Reader Question #31." Thanks for reading!

Noelle said...

Hi, Dania. I'm 15 and more likely than not not 5'8" like I've recently dreamed of being ever since I saw Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon. My Dad is either a solid 6'0" or 6'1", but my mom is a severely disppointing -5'0". I will admit that i have fussed over my disapointment in not meeting the height requirements and have (I am sorry to admit) been slightly depressed about "not being good enough" for something so spectacular. I have looked up modeling agencies after having taken the initiative and joining my High School's Modeling Club and (again, sorry to admit) have cried over the fact that there are probably more beautifully petite models than there are beautifully prefered Sumpermodels. But I can't get over the fact that I have more likely than not reached the height requirement to become a Victoria's Secret Model, and, in the future, a Victoria's Secret Angel. I knwo it's time to quit moping around and start working for what I want. (I apologize for slightly venting and now on to my actual question) I would very much liek to know if there is any chance that, even with my not meeting the height requirement, that, if I was the best model I coudl be and signed with the right agencies, would Victoria's Secret quite possibly consider me to be a model? (And yes, I know about the age requirement also, and I've only got 3 years to go, thank God. and sorry for the ridiculously long comment and the more likely than not oddly worded question, lol.)

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Noelle! You'll find the answer to your question in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #266." Thanks for reading!