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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Answering a Reader Question #323

Anonymous Wrote:

i was scouted and i have braces. but i don't have an agent yet because i haven't been to an event like that yet. I'm 5 foot 3 and 13 yrs old. i have a small waist, I'm thin and i have curves and the person who scouted me was looking at my face. do you think i could have potential? am i too young t do certain types of modelling? and are there certain types of modelling where you don't show your teeth that i could do? I'm having a hard time waiting :p.
thankyou :) 

Hi, Anonymous! Waiting is certainly the hardest part of the process! The fact that you were scouted shows that you have potential. You're still young, though, and have plenty of time to get into modeling, especially once your braces are removed.

At 13, you're ideal for teen modeling and commercial/print. However, you're too young to do stuff like swimwear and lingerie modeling obviously, lol. Some 13 and 14-year-old girls get into fashion and runway but you're not tall enough so for now that type of modeling won't be a realistic possibility for you. The types of modeling I mentioned you being too young for are the types where you don't have to smile all the time...unfortunately, for teen and commercial/print models, it's all about smiling, laughing and showing other expressions that require showing your teeth.

While I know it's difficult to wait, it seems like that's your option for now unless you find an agent that is willing to sign you with your braces. But if you don't have long until they are removed, it's worth being patient so that you can increase your odds of getting signed to an agency. Good luck!


Anonymous said...

thankyou :)
that helped very much!
I'm getting them off in a bit over a year. Kind of a long wait, but it'll be worth it. And i would have been uncomfortable at this age with lingerie and swimwear modelling anyway, lol. Thankfully, i'm still in my growth spurt so i hope soon I should be tall enough!
Thankyou again! :)

Dania Denise said...

You are very welcome and I wish you the best of luck! :-)

Anonymous said...

Hi Dania :)
I'm Aly. and im 15 years old im skinny and my height is around 5,4 or 5,5. I really want to be a model its been my passion since i was child. And I want start modelling but I one ptoblem. My teeth aren't very straight and I need to put braces in ither to make them straight, but it will take at least 2 to 3 years. but in that time i will already be 18 and can't do modelling especially in VS which I would love to. But then my teeth is not very nice. What should I do? please diana I'll really appreciate if you answer. =)

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Aly! You'll find the answer to your question in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #849," which can be found on my other blog: "Modeling 101 - Answering Readers Questions."

Please visit this link: http://amodelsdiary-readerquestions.blogspot.com/ and you can view your post there. Thanks for reading!