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Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Ford Models Needs Fit Models in San Francisco

While browsing through the latest modeling gigs online, I saw that Ford put up a casting call on Craigslist looking for fit models. I spoke about fit modeling a while back on this blog but I thought it would be cool to show you guys an example of what an agency looks for. It’s no fashion modeling gig but it is pretty cool to try on the designs that have yet to be seen by the public. I’ve done fit modeling go-sees for Old Navy and Banana Republic in the past (although I’m often too petite in size to really fit the garments haha) and it’s really fun and easy work that pays well.

Here is the direct post from Craigslist that Ford put up a few days ago (note that they stress being able to stay at the same measurements). If you happen to be in the Bay Area and fit these measurements, now’s your chance so give them a call!

Reply to: gigs-668988457@craigslist.org (it’s probably better to just call them instead of email)
Date: 2008-05-05, 1:19PM PDT

FORD Models is currently searching for female fit models. You must be between 20-30 years old. Fit modeling involves trying on prototypes of garments with designers, patternmakers and merchants to help perfect the fit. More information can be found at: http://money.cnn.com/2003/12/09/pf/more_sixfigjobs/index.htm)

The measurement specifications are as follows:

Height: 5’8” – 5’ 9.5”
Chest: 35” – 37”
Waist: 26” – 27”
Low Hip: 35.5” – 37.5” (widest point around bottom)
Thigh: 21” – 23”

If you have the following measurements please contact us to set up an appointment. You MUST be with in 1/2" of the requirements to qualify. You MUST be able to maintain your size.

Thank you.

Ford Models


pinup_girl said...

Hey! Do you remember me? I hope so, I was an avid reader of your blog. Then my life got chaotic and I completely forgot about my blog & everyone else's. Well I'm glad to be back!

I've been reading your past blog entries and I'm finding them even more useful than ever, seeing as I MAY (it's still just a possibility) look into modeling. I'm trying to get all the details and inside info before I make any decisions. Reading this blog is probably the best source of info for me!

I know I am not tall enough to be an actual runway/fashion model (I'm only 5'6 :( Sadly ), but I'm researching my other options. I also am borderline plus size, so I will probably have to lose or gain a significant amount of weight.

Thank you for providing such great help to everyone! I'll be checking in often. (Oh, and I'll probably start updating my blog again!)

yumiko said...

i'm a new reader of your blog but since you said i could ask any questions, i'll ask..^^
is a 13 year old girl with 164cm height and a lean body enough to be a model?thanks..

qifa said...

ur blog is nice...keep updating!

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Yumiko! To answer your question, at your height you would be ideal for commercial/print but a tad short for runway. So if you're interested, give commercial/print a shot and see what happens! :)

Of course you are still very young. So if tall genes run in your family, you may be able to be tall enough to do runway if you can manage to grow some more in the upcoming years.

Anonymous said...

Hi! I meet the size requirements for the Ford posting but I live in Connecticut and hour from NYC. Do you happen to know of any jobs in my area?? any help you can offer would be so much appreciated. Debbie

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Debbie! I have answered your question in its own post, titled, "Answering a Reader Question #5." If you need more help, please shoot me an email. Check my blogger profile for my contact info and I'd be more than happy to help! :)

Anonymous said...

How does one start commercial/print modeling?

Dania Denise said...

To the most recent Anonymous comment: I answered your question in its own post, titled, "Answering a Reader Question #8." Hope it helps! If not, feel free to shoot me an email (check my blogger profile for the email address).

Anonymous said...

so why is it that fit models can't be tall. I am 5'11" and have never been able to do fit modeling because of my height. Isn't there somewhere that needs tall people to try on clothes

Dania Denise said...

Hi, and thanks for the comment and question! You'll find your answer in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #44."

Anonymous said...

Hello! I really want to model but I am 20yrs old, 125lbs and only 5'3'' and I know it is extremely short for the modeling world. But do I have a slight chance?

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Anonymous! You'll find the answer to your question in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #107." Thanks for reading!

Anonymous said...

I an interested in becoming a fit model. My measurements are 33-23-32 5'5 118pds. I was wondering if I'm too small for this type of modeling?

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Anonymous! You'll find the answer to your question in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #207." Thanks for reading!