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Friday, October 28, 2011

Answering a Reader Question #214

KWSM Wrote:

Hi Dania. I dont know where i should post the question so i commented it here.

I would like to know that if I would want to be a model,is better to enroll in a modeling agency or participate in a modelling competition? My height is about 173 and a weight of 54.Does it meet the minimum requirement to become a model?

And one more,does modeling agency seeking international model,i meant model from other country? agency like in New York?



Hi, Kathleen! Not a problem...you can post your questions/comments on any of my blog posts and I'll get an email alert so either way, I'll get your message. :-)

Your height and weight are good for fashion modeling so no worries there. 173 cm is the minimum height so you just make the cut. Always go for signing with a modeling agency over entering a modeling competition. Agencies are the direct path to getting into the industry and involves no middleman. Competitions are fun but there tends to be many more people to compete against, which lowers your odds of winning dramatically. You'll get much more effective and timely results by submitting your photos to agencies and attending open casting calls.

There are agencies that use models who are from other countries. To have a shot at modeling internationally, it is important to first get signed to a modeling agency in your home country that has experience with placing models with agencies in other countries. This is where the "mother agency" situation comes into play.

So get your pictures out there to those agencies and find out if they are interested in sending you for assignments internationally. This should be your priority over entering modeling competitions. I wish you the best of luck!!!

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