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Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Answering a Reader Question #309
I'm a guy so hopefully you can answer my question.I'm 17 turing 18 in a week. I'm 5ft10.5 or 5ft11. My waist is 29" and my chest last measured at 37" which may have changed slightly and broad shoulders(will that be a problem like with suits). I'm not actually sure if I have model potential despite what people say and also I have some acne on my face and back but not noticable from a distance but I do have a strong intrest I'm the industry. .What do you think? How are my chances?
Hi, DII_18! The best way for you to find out if you have modeling potential is to start submitting yourself to local agencies, as well as attending open casting calls. You're the ideal age and most agencies set their minimum height requirement for male models at 5'11". As far as your size/measurements, the ideal clothing size is standard around a 40regular - 42long.
As far as your acne, you'll want to get that under control as soon as possible. Even though your acne is not as noticeable from a distance, the photos you'll be taking as a model will be close ups and you'll also be center stage when on the runway. Agencies don't expect you to have "perfect" skin but you should have "good" skin that is healthy and fairly even in color.
A good starting point for you would be to go online and look up the official websites for modeling agencies that are within a 2 hour's drive from where you live. The websites will give you all the info you need to know, including what pictures to send and if they have open casting calls where you can go in without an appointment. Additionally, you'll also be able to view the models those agencies currently represent, which will give you an idea of what physical looks they want and are interested in.
If you need help with finding legit agencies to check out, feel free to email me: firstname.lastname@example.org.