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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Answering a Reader Question #172

Anonymous Wrote:

Heyy :)
I live in Bali, Indonesia. You probably have no idea where that is, but i just want to ask you what it takes to be a model. There's quite a few model oppurtunities here but im not sure how the modelling industry really works. What do you have to do? But I really want to be a model, and i think i could have a great chance since im only 13 and im 171cm.
Your site is really helpful and im so glad i found itt. haha. :)
thankyouuuu. x 

Hi, Anonymous! I totally know where Bali is because it's on my list of vacation spots to visit in the future! :-) So the first thing to know about being a model is you have to meet the requirements, mainly height and measurements. The best way to find out this information is to look up the official websites of the modeling agencies in your area. The websites will have all of the information you'll need to know, which is why I recommend browsing through each one to see what photos and information they want from you. Not all agencies ask for the same thing.

Below are the names and websites of modeling agencies in Bali that I recommend you check out. They will list the height requirements and give instructions on how you can submit yourself for consideration. Be wary of any agencies that try to charge you a lot of money for modeling classes, workshops or for a professional portfolio before offering you a contract. I don't know the business practices and laws in your country but in the United States, the only way modeling agencies are legally allowed to make money is by taking a cut, also known as a "commission" from each of the assignments they book for their models.

The Seven Management

Freestyle Management

Iconic Management

Make sure to note whether the photos each of these agencies ask for should be professional or if they'll also accept non professional, digital snapshots. This will prevent you from investing time and money into a professional photographer if you don't need to.

If you have more questions or concerns, feel free to ask away! Best of luck to you!!!

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