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Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Answering a Reader Question #288
Im 20 im a few days & i'm only 5'1 with long legs.. can I still be a model?
Hi, Tiny! To be honest, modeling "professionally" at your height will be extremely difficult--not impossible but very hard if you want to try to find agency representation. However, you do have options available to you.
The first (if you want an agent) would be to become a parts model. This type of modeling is exactly as it sounds: depending on which features you want to focus on, you could be a leg model, foot model, hand model, etc. Parts models work on clothing and jewelry/accessory photoshoots all the time and appear in magazines, catalogs, billboards and other print and online work. It pays well, too.
The second is to do freelance modeling, which involves acting as your own agent and seeking modeling gigs through your own efforts. This is a bit more challenging to pursue since everything is up to you to arrange but it could improve your chances of finding photographers and clients that are willing to work with shorter models.