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Monday, June 20, 2011

Answering a Reader Question #153

Anonymous Wrote:

Hi Dania! I know that some agencies will sign girls from out of town and act as mother agencies, getting them jobs in their hometown. Being 5'7, until I grow some more I can't really find any legitimate agencies in Chicago where I'm from. However, I'm going to LA in a couple of weeks for a competition, and I'm going to have a LOT of downtime where I can just roam the city. Do you know of any reputable agencies who may sign a girl from this far out of town?

Hey, Anonymous! I don't know what each agency's policy is when it comes to working with models that live out of town, so that depends but below are the names and websites for modeling agencies in the Los Angeles area. Keep in mind, however, that at your height you are ideal for commercial/print. Many of the agencies in LA will only consider girls that are 5'8". Unless you are between the ages of 13-16, they may lower the height requirement to 5'7" but other than that, your best bet is to look at agencies with a commercial/print division. It doesn't hurt to also check out the fashion agencies but just know that your height could be an issue for a lot of them.

I Model and Talent

Action Agency

Nouveau Model & Talent

Bleu Model Management

Ford LA

Next LA

Vision Management Los Angeles

BMG Models LA

LA Models

Q Model Management LA

Wilhelmina Los Angeles


Anonymous said...

Hi Dania! Thanks for this blog first off! It's VERY helpful. I wanna be a freelance model first but I don't know where to find modeling gigs and casting calls. Could you please help me?

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Anonymous! Thank you for the question...you'll find the answer to your question in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #155." Thanks for reading!