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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Answering a Reader Question #167

Anonymous Wrote:

Hi Dania!
I'm a fifteen year old girl who is currently 5'9. I was wondering what are the chances of getting signed/actually walking during fashion week?
Is it possible to get more than one show as a rookie? 

Hi, Anonymous! Your height already gets you into the door so that is a major plus. The chances of getting signed by an agency can't be explained in black and white. That all depends on a bunch of factors, such as your age, measurements, weight and whether your overall look is "in demand" and easy for an agency to market. Because each agency has its own requirements as to what it sees as "in", this makes it difficult for me to tell you exactly what your chances (or anyone's for that matter) would be. The modeling industry is a fickle and fluctuating one in terms of what they look for most times.

If an agency believes in you, they'll work their hardest to book you for modeling assignments, including putting you into a Fashion Week if you are in a market/location that has this type of event. Clients typically love "new faces" that have just been signed to an agency so that could also improve your chances.

It is totally possible for a rookie to book more than one show, especially if he/she performed well in a previous show and has developed a good track record of showing up on time, being professional and easy to work with. If a particular designer falls in love with you and your look, it will definitely lead to doing more shows for them and word-of-mouth referrals to other designers, even if you're new to the industry.

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