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Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Answering a Reader Question #107
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?
Hi, Anonymous, thanks for the question! With the current industry standards, your best shot is at doing petite modeling and/or parts modeling. While there is not a huge number of modeling agencies that have petite divisions, they are out there if you look hard enough. Parts modeling is gaining more demand as well, which has led to more agencies developing divisions that specialize in this field. If you're able to find an agency for either or both types of modeling work, then you'll be way ahead of the game.
Aside from seeking agency representation you also have the option of being freelance, which means that you'll find your own work. There are some clients that turn to freelance model for petite and parts modeling and if you know how to network and actively submit yourself to these opportunities, you'll have the ability to pursue the modeling industry in this regard. At your current height it'll be tough but not impossible. It all depends on how determined you are to break into the industry.
Hope that helps and good luck to you!