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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Answering a Reader Question #245

Anonymous Wrote:

Is it possible to be a VS model even if you have stretch marks? 

Hi, Anonymous! It's not easy to answer that question as a straight "yes" or "no" simply because there are different factors that could play into whether this could be possible or not. For example, if the stretch marks are only minimal and easy to cover with body makeup or if it is in an area that can be concealed with the clothing/lingerie, then chances are it should be okay. But if the stretch marks are extensive and contrast very obviously against your natural skin color then chances are it wouldn't make you as much of a candidate for VS modeling.

Since you have to be an agency represented model in New York to even be considered for VS, you'd first have to be accepted by the agency with your stretch marks. If you end up getting signed with your stretch marks as they currently are, that is a good sign that VS would be able to work around them, should the agency submit you for that type of work.


Vanessa said...

Hello, I'm 16, 5'8 and a half, and 112 lbs! I have been told by friends that I should pursue a career in modeling, and I would love to do so! But I really need to confirm whether or not it is possible for me to model with stretch marks (butt), an appendix scar, and marks left from acne on my back (top, shoulder blades). Is there any form of modeling out there for me? I know these are a lot of imperfections! So please let me know if it is even possible. If it is, can you tell me where is the best place to start and how to start, etc.?! Thank you so much! (Video Reply please? These are a lot of questions haha and I'm sure there are more girls out there with the same concerns that I have. Thank you once again.)

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Vanessa! You'll find the answer to your question in its own video post, titled "Answering a Reader Question Video Reply #2." Thanks for reading!