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Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Addressing a Reader Comment #6
I have braces and went to a agency and they told me to come back when I get them off. But I really want to start my modeling career like now!
Hi, Taylor! I wanted to address your comment on my blog post about modeling with braces because I can definitely hear the eagerness in your words. I know it sucks to have to wait around for your braces to come off but I will say to keep the following in mind:
- The agency asked you to come back...that means they are interested in you and that is a huge plus. They simply could have said "no" and that would be the end of that.
- Even though they told you to come back after your braces are off, at least you know you'll have something to look forward to.
- You have the option of submitting to other agencies to see if they have the same feedback or if there's one that would be willing to sign you with your braces (not common but it does happen).
If you're just so eager to model that you can't concentrate, the next best thing you can do would be to set up test shoots with professional photographers in your area so that you can do a photoshoot just for fun to get your feet wet. You'll need a parent/guardian with you at all times if you're under 18 years of age in the United States so keep that in mind.
Having agency representation is where you'll really get into the nitty gritty of modeling but if the agencies you talk to tell you to wait until your braces are off, your best bet is to listen to their professional opinion. Use this "downtime" while you have your braces to do continue doing research about the modeling industry. The more you know, the better prepared you'll be by the time you're braces are off and you're ready to head back to that agency.