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Saturday, March 26, 2011
Answering a Reader Question #125
Hey! I'm 14 years old.. almost 15, and I have wanted to be a Victoria's Secret model/angel for the longest time. I've already had some print experience for International companies, as well as American companies. But not any runway experience at all. Now that I am taller then I was when I last was discovered by an agent, I'm going to be talking to agents in New York that liked me while I was younger but wasn't tall enough. I'm about 5"8 now, very skinny, but from looking at the current VS angels, especially Rosie or Miranda, I do seem to have the correct body type. It has been said that I have an exotic look, but are natural freckles (not sun damage) be anything that they would be interested in? I am pretty fair skinned with semi-dark brown hair. With that aside, I weigh around 100 pounds and by the time I am 18, I'll probably weigh a little more and have more shape.
With that said, would print and runway experience before trying to become a VS model (or trying to sign with a top agency) help me? (If that made sense.) Thank you very much!
Hi, Lauren! Having freckles won't put you out of the running for being a VS model--in fact, it may actually help, since it would be something that would make you stand out. These days, there are more and more models with freckles so you shouldn't worry about that too much, especially if you don't have a huge amount (I'm sure you know what I mean).
As far as your question about having print and runway experience prior to being considered for VS, that will definitely help you in the long run because by the time you're 18, you will already have built a strong portfolio and become established in your career. Having prior experience doesn't mean you'll 100% be accepted as a VS model or by a top New York agency but it definitely won't harm your chances, either. So get signed and start putting yourself out there! Good luck!