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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Answering a Reader Question #201

Maya Wrote:

Hi Dania! I'm Maya, 16 years old and I'm only 170 cm high.My measurements are: bust 79cm,waist 57cm,hips 86cm, and my weight is 47kg.I want to apply to International Scouting Office, but I'm most concerned about my height, and also are my measurements good for modeling? Do I have any chance competing with all those tall models? :) 

Hi, Maya! At your current height you are considered "short" for fashion modeling. Chances are the International Scouting Office probably would pass on you for fashion/runway/editorial modeling since nearly all of their female models currently on their site are 176 cm or taller. However, you should find out if they also represent commercial/print models, which you are the ideal height for. As far as your measurements, you're super small, which is always a plus for the industry so no worries there.

If you can manage to find a local agency that has a commercial/print modeling division, you would have a better shot at finding work in that field instead of competing against much taller models. Unless you have an exceptional look, there could be the slim possibility that a fashion agency would be interested in representing you. I did see on the International Scouting Office website that they have an open casting call coming up on October 22--you should attend just to get feedback and see what they say. Despite your shorter height, it couldn't hurt to go in and see what happens. Hearing feedback from an agency directly is very helpful, whether it's positive or negative.

I hope that helps and good luck to you!!!

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