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Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Answering a Reader Question #159
Hi Ms. Dania,
I am a 5'8", 15 year old girl living in Baltimore Maryland. I know this question might be a little weird, but.. I'm also homeschooled and my mom would have no problem travelling with me anywhere. If you were me where would you try to start off with a modeling career? Thanks!
Hey, there! Nothing weird about your question at all! The first step is to find an agent to represent you. The agency will do the hard work of marketing you, booking you for castings, go-sees and help you get the highest paying work. However, it's all about location. I'm pretty sure you know that Maryland isn't the best market for trying to start a modeling career. If you're not able to find an agency that is at least within a 2 hour's drive from where you live, the following places are worth looking into as far as agencies go (if an agency in any of these markets really likes your look they'll help you with relocation and may offer a living arrangement, such as a model dorm/housing):
- New York
Simply do an online search for modeling agencies in these areas and you'll get the official websites in your search results, which will give you all the information you'll need to know, such as what kind of pictures to send, when their open casting calls are (if they have them) and what each of their requirements are. If you need help finding legitimate agencies in any of these areas, shoot me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll help you find the right ones that would be suitable for you.
Best of luck!!!