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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Answering a Reader Question #256

Anonymous Wrote:

Hi I'm 15 years old, and i know probably a million girls have said this, but i have the very exotic look, just recently got a curvy body with really long thin legs and I'm a size 2 everywhere but my bust (which is know to big to fit most dresses)! I almost have the height as i am 5'6 and a half but apparently I;m supposed to be 5'10 when I'm fully grown.....I am with a small agency in Toronto right now and was just wondering if it is worth looking into New York right now, or if i should wait to see if i grow to 5'8.

Let me know what you have to say and please don't lie so I don't feel bad. 

Hi, Anonymous! Don't worry, I'm not known for lying or sugarcoating things when it comes to the modeling industry, lol. You'll definitely want to wait until you get to 5'8" before submitting yourself to agencies in the NY market--it'll give you a better shot at getting signed. However, some New York agencies have lower height requirements for younger models but you'll have to visit each agency website in order to see which specific ones do this. For example, they may sign a model that is 15-years-old and 5'7" because they know there is still a few more years left for them to get taller and finish growing/developing physically. But if you go to them at 5'10" (or the minimum 5'8") your chances will be much better.

Hope that helps and good luck with your career!


Abigail said...

Hi Dania!

I've been considering pursuing a career in modeling for sometime but I'm 18 years old and I'm only 5'6 and I also have sisterlocks, which (if you don't already know) are like a smaller, neater version of dreadlocks. So my question is should I pursue a career in modeling with my height disadvantage and my very distinct hair?



Dania Denise said...

Hi, Abigail! You'll find the answer to your question in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #260." Thanks for reading!