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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Did You Know...#12

...if you're sending your agency submission via regular mail, it is recommended to include a brief, 1 page, typed cover letter with your materials. Even if the agency website doesn't ask for it, do it anyway. It's a formality and is a professional courtesy--not to mention it helps agencies know who you are, instead of trying to piece it together through random snapshots.

The cover letter shouldn't be longer than 1 page and should be super simple:

- Introduce yourself
- Tell them you're interested in seeking agency representation (you can mention what type of modeling you want to do, as well as if you have any experience. Even if you are inexperienced, it's okay to put that in your letter)
- List very briefly what your skills/strengths are and why you think you'd be a good fit for their agency
- Don't forget to include contact info

This cover letter should be formatted to look just like one you'd send when applying to a traditional job. Free samples can be found through any online search (or ask your parents to help you format it properly).

Don't forget to write the following info on the back of each snapshot you mail (use black ink and make sure your handwriting is legible):

- Full Name
- Age
- Stats/Measurements
- Email Address
- Phone Number

7 comments:

destinationsupermodel said...

Great and useful information for an aspiring model! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

All this usefully information is incredible!
Also what are the do's and donts of eating, in order to keep you figure?
Thanks!

-Erik T

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Erik T! You'll find the answer to your questions in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #437," which can be found on my new blog: "Modeling 101 - Answering Readers Questions."

Please visit this link: http://amodelsdiary-readerquestions.blogspot.com/ and you can view your post there. Thanks for reading!

Anonymous said...

When did u start modeling? Also, will an agency be less eager to sign u if u have a school schedule? Or if ur inexperienced?

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Anonymous! You'll find the answer to your questions in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #438," which can be found on my new blog: "Modeling 101 - Answering Readers Questions."

Please visit this link: http://amodelsdiary-readerquestions.blogspot.com/ and you can view your post there. Thanks for reading!

Anonymous said...

Hey Dania!

I have a few questions to ask! i love your blog btw. Very informative! :)

First question is.. does your inseam matter? Do modeling agencies care about how long or short your inseam? Is it important for Commercial or Runway modeling? Do agencies measure/ask about your inseam?

I am 17, 5'6" 32-23-34, from Chicago and I am looking for commercial/print modeling representation. What are some good agencies? Should I still attend a FORD open call even though on their website it says 5'8-5'11?

Sorry A lot of questions in one :(

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Anonymous! You'll find the answer to your questions in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #439," which can be found on my new blog: "Modeling 101 - Answering Readers Questions."

Please visit this link: http://amodelsdiary-readerquestions.blogspot.com/ and you can view your post there. Thanks for reading!