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Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Answering a Reader Question #222
My name is Alexis, I am 18 years old, and I live in Portland, Oregon. I am 5'10, and my measurements are 33-24-34. I was recruited by Elite Models in Portland, and actually got to meet with the "man in charge" of the New York Elite. They were very interested in me and he told me I have absolutely gorgeous eyes. They took my information and told me to come back after my braces came off. That was about a year and a half ago, and my braces are now off!! My question for you is if I do end up getting signed by Elite, will I have to move to New York in order to have any chance at working for Victoria's Secret? Also, does the agency suggest models to VS when they are looking for new ones? Or do they look at all of the models in the particular agency? Let me know. Thank you so much for your time!! It is much appreciated :)
Hi, Alexis! First off, congrats on having such a positive experience and getting interest from Elite--that's huge! If you want to actively be considered for VS, then you would have to relocate to the NYC market.
When it comes to looking for new faces, the main recruiter at VS will contact the Elite and Ford agencies in order to set up a casting. Those agencies will then send their models out to the casting and from there VS will choose who they want to work with. Not all models on an agency's roster fit the specs for VS work so holding a casting helps to narrow down the choices. If you do make it to NYC, make sure to mention to your agent that you are interested in being considered for VS.
Hope that helps and good luck to you!!!