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Sunday, August 29, 2010
Answering a Reader Question #88
Hi dania I'm 17 years old and 5'7 I've always wanted to be a model but my dream is to work for VS. Do you think I'm too old to start? I feel as If I should have started in my 13-15s since a lot of the models have started at a young age.
Hi, Anonymous! You're not too old to start modeling. Right now you'd have to be at least 5'8" by the time you are 18-years-old in order to be considered for Victoria's Secret though. If you end up staying at 5'7" you can still look into getting an agent that represents commercial/print models (5'7" is one inch shy of the preferred height requirement for fashion/runway modeling). You can actually start submitting yourself to agencies now since you are still fairly young. At this point don't worry about your age, 17 is doable. It would be different if you were 21 or older. In fact, if you get signed right now you would have the chance to build a good portfolio and resume of work to show until you turn 18 and can pursue VS. You always have the option of moving on to a larger agency in a better market if you choose.
Hope that helps and good luck!