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Sunday, September 25, 2011
Answering a Reader Question #195
Hi! I would love to work my way up to victoria's secret, but I don't even know if I have what it takes to model! I have Laetitia Casta's body (the hourglass/not so model-perfect measurements) and her slightly shorter height. They overlooked it for her since she's so drop dead gorgeous! But I have Tyra's big forehead, and I don't really know if my facial features are "defined" enough. I don't know anyone in the modeling area; so is there a way to find out if I have any potential?
Hi, Anonymous! The best way to find out if you've got potential is to seek agency representation. The major opinion that matters is that of an agency's. For now, don't worry so much about pursuing the Victoria's Secret route, unless you live in New York and are able to submit yourself to Elite or Ford. If that is the case for you, then visit each of their websites and see what photos they require or attend their open casting calls.
If you're not in the New York area, then your best bet is to do an online search for modeling agencies in your city/state. You're able to submit to as many as you want within the area, as long as they aren't farther than a 2 hour's drive from where you live, unless you're willing to relocate. The agency websites will state all of the information you'll need to know and you'll also get to see the photos of models they currently represent.
Feel free to send me an email (email@example.com) if you need help with finding legit and reputable agencies within your area.