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Monday, July 25, 2011

Answering a Reader Question #165

Nachele Wrote:

Hi, Dania.
My Name Is Nachele and I'm 16 Years Old. I Live In Philadelpiha And I've Been Wanting To Be A Model Since Forever But I Keep Holding Back Because I'm Afaid That My First Mistake Will Be Falling Into A Modeling Agency That Will Rip Me Off. Is There Any Way That I Can Tell Which Modeling Agencies Are Scams? By The Way I Know It'll Be Hard To Get Into An Agency At All Because I'm Almost

Hi, Nachele! The first thing to note is that at your height, you'll want to look into modeling agencies that have a commercial/print division. The ideal height range for this type of modeling is 5'5"-5'7" so it will be easier for you to get signed for that category, compared to fashion/runway, unless you have a really strong/exceptional look. In that case, then you can take a shot at submitting to fashion agencies.

As far as being worried about signing with a scammer agency, below is a blog post I did about this topic:

What a Real Agency Does

Below are agencies in your area that you can check out (the first two are in Philly and the other two are in Pittsburgh, which is further but I included them anyway in case you were interested):


Expressions Modeling and Talent Agency, Inc.

Reinhard Model & Talent Agency



Docherty Model & Talent Agency


The Talent Group


Anonymous said...

Hello Dania! I'm a 14 year old girl and just have a few questions just out of curiosity!
What are the chances of being a successful model....Honestly...?
What measurements do you have to have?
And does being full Chinese/Asian lessen chances since Asians have similar features?


Dania Denise said...

Hello, Anonymous! You'll find the answer to your question in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #173." Thanks for reading!