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Monday, December 12, 2011

Answering a Reader Question #262

Shayla Wrote:

Hello Dania, I just found your blog and thank you!!! Very helpful. I do have a question tho I'm 33, 5'8". I've had 4 children, however i've lost all the baby weight and was wondering if there might be a slim chance for me? When i was 17 I was offered to go to NY, but I turned it down; not that means anything now. Anyway, again thank you!!

Hi, Shayla! I'm glad my blog has been helpful to you! :-)

At your age, you'd be ideal for what is known as lifestyle/print/mature modeling. You've got the height for fashion but unfortunately, your age won't give you the opportunity to be on a high fashion runway (fashion agencies typically cut off the age requirement at 21 or 22). But like I said, many of these same agencies also have lifestyle and commercial/print divisions and because you are tall, I would think you could book a lot of work, especially if your physical appearance is one that would be highly marketable to clients. Doing these categories of modeling won't put you on a catwalk in Milan or New York but it will give you the chance to appear in magazines, catalogs, advertisements, product packaging, billboards and other print media. Depending on your look, you'll more than likely be cast as a "mom," "businesswoman," "wife," "girlfriend", etc.

I would recommend looking online for the websites of modeling agencies that are no farther than a 2 hour's drive from where you live. Make sure they have any of all of the following divisions:

- Commercial/Print
- Lifestyle
- Mature

I hope that helps and good luck to you! If you need help finding agencies to submit to, feel free to send an email to: daniadenise@gmail.com

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