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Saturday, August 2, 2008

Answering a Reader Question #21

Eleni Wrote:

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??


Hi, Eleni and thanks for reading! Greece...wow! That's too bad that modeling isn't quite popular there. Have you looked into agencies there anyway? It couldn't hurt.

If you do want to look into modeling for an agency overseas, you'll have to look into large markets for modeling. In the USA, you'll want to send your photos to agencies in the following cities: New York, Los Angeles, and Miami. Other places I would suggest are Japan, London, and Paris.

However, if I did my conversions right from meters to feet, I believe you are about one inch shy of the ideal height requirement. For fashion/runway, you should be about 172.72 meters, or in the U.S., 5'8" or taller. However, if you have a great look, an agency may take a chance on you.

When it comes to looking for agencies to send photos to, the Internet can be extremely helpful. Look up the big names first that you are familiar with like Elite, Ford, IMG, Whilhemina, etc. Their websites are very easy to find and contain legit information. As far as your question about sending in photos via email, not all of them will allow you to. Many will ask that you send the images and your information by regular mail. However, for the ones that have you email it to them, they are almost always legit. As long as you are on the agency's official website, your photos and information will only be seen by the staff at the agency and no one else. Sending images via email/Internet is very common nowadays so just make sure you are sending it to the right email address and you shouldn't have any problems.

I can only speak for modeling in the USA but here they usually scout girls in the large modeling markets I mentioned above at places like the shopping malls, theme parks and even at restaurants. As long as you're in the right area where modeling agencies are located, you can be scouted just walking down the street!

I hope that helps and if you have more questions, feel free to shoot me an email and I'd be more than happy to give you some answers and more info. If you need helps locating agencies overseas, please email me as well and I can help you search for them.

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