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Friday, November 18, 2011

Answering a Reader Question #229

Katelyn89 Wrote:

hi! I'm 22 years old, 5'11, about 140 pounds, I'm very fit as I'm a dog walker and eat well. My measurements are 35/27/36.5 I'm fit and pretty www.katelyndawn.com/epk.html (you can see pictures) do i have a shot at modeling? I dont have a 24 inch waist and never will as my bones dont physically go that small lol. I have always wanted to model but my parents never let me and now that I can call my own shots I really want to get into it. What would you suggest I do? 

Hi, Katelyn89! Based on you pictures, you definitely have a marketable look for modeling and should give it a shot! Based on your stats/info, your measurements and weight don't make you eligible for high fashion/runway/editorial modeling according to agency standards but commercial/print is definitely open to you. Many clients use fashion height models for commercial/print work in addition to the traditional 5'5" to 5'7" models. However, I would still suggest submitting to fashion agencies as well as commercial/print ones because if they believe you have an exceptional look, they may be willing to still represent you for work that doesn't have such strict requirements size-wise.

I would recommend looking at the official websites of agencies in your city that are within a 2 hour's drive from where you live. The websites will contain the detailed info you'll need to know, such as if and when they have open casting calls, what photos to send in, specific requirements, etc. Or you could look into freelance modeling, which means acting as your own agent and finding your own modeling gigs, networking with clients, etc. It's involves more work but the type of assignments available are typically more flexible since people that hire freelance models don't always stick to the stringent measurements that clients who seek models through agencies do.

I hope that helps and I wish you the best of luck! If you have any other questions or concerns, feel free to post another comment on this post or email me directly at: daniadenise@gmail.com.


Anonymous said...

This makes me feel better. I have the same measurements (nearly the same height and weight too) and there is NO way my waist is going to be less than 27 inches unless I remove some ribs or internal organs (maybe 26 sucking it in). But if I looked any thinner I'd be a walking skeleton. :o) I plan on submitting to an agency by the end of them month!

Anonymous said...

Hey Dania! I yesterday got in the WOMEN model agency, and I'll be doing commercials/prints. They said that we'll be doing some professional photos and that I need to bring some clothes to wear. So my question is, what to bring? Thank you in advance :)

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Anonymous! You'll find the answer to your question in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #230." Thanks for reading!