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Models 101: How to Start Your Modeling Career

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Over the past few months, our Models 101 column has given you the inside scoop on the modeling world, and a look at the faces that bring our favorite fashion collections to life. We’ve covered everything from the ad campaign faces to watch this spring, to plus size models, and even models that are challenging gender roles.

But the one aspect of modeling we haven’t covered yet is how to become a model – and by the looks of the comments and emails we’ve received, it seems like many of you are curious about entering the modeling world yourselves.

If people have always told you that you should be a model, and you’ve been looking at models in magazines and on billboards, with a voice in your head saying, “That should be me”, you may be wondering… what’s next? Where do you start and how do you get your foot inside the door of the modeling world? Here, I’ll lay out a few basic steps that every aspiring model should follow.

1. Choose a Market

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In modeling, there are various different markets, and choosing the one that you are most suitable for will have a major effect on your success. The main markets are for catwalk, plus-size, commercial, and swimsuit/lingerie models.

Catwalk models are generally at least 5’8″ and, as we all know, quite thin with very few curves. Plus size models also tend to be about this same height but most wear over a size 10. Commercial models, on the other hand, can be a little shorter and their body types can be more diverse – imagine the type of models you see in catalogs and television commercials here. Lastly, swimsuit/lingerie models, often referred to as glamour models, often have larger chests with smaller waists.

Of course, these are just guidelines and there are always exceptions to every rule. So if your body type doesn’t seem to fit that of a catwalk model but you know you have an enviable strut or a unique look, don’t be discouraged! Your first step should be to seek out an agency to help you look for jobs that will embrace your aesthetic.

2. Create a Portfolio

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A model’s portfolio is incredibly important, as it includes pictures and past work, and is the first thing casting agents, brands, or designers will look at, in order to determine if they want to work with you.

Of course, when you’re just starting out modeling, your portfolio, also known as a book, will be sparse. In time and with success, it will expand. For now, though, ask a friend to take a few snapshots of you to give agencies an idea of your look. Your pictures might not be up to professional standards, but try to use a nice camera and make sure the lighting is flattering.

What the pictures should look like will depend on the market you’re targeting. No matter what market you want to work in, your portfolio should include a few headshots, just of your face from various angles, but if you’re going for commercial modeling, make sure you include a decent amount of smiling shots, whereas any other type of model should have an equal or larger amount of straight-faced ones. Then make sure to include some full-length shots; agencies usually like some of these to be swimsuit shots, but again, it depends on the market. For glamour models, swimwear shots are clearly a must.

Once you have a good set of pictures, put them together in a portfolio and make sure to include a page with your stats in this book, too: this should list your height and all your other measurements, along with your hair color and eye color.

3. Submit to Agencies

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With your completed portfolio all set, it’s time to get in touch with some modeling agencies.

First of all, do your research and make sure to find reputable agencies that cater to the market you’re interested in. Then, check out the agencies’ websites to find out how they prefer you to submit your book – some will have you mail it in, while others will let you fill out forms and upload pictures online.

Additionally, many agencies have open casting calls, which are a great opportunity for aspiring models. At an open call, models bring in their portfolios and meet with casting agents. The agents then take a look at the models up close, in order to decide which models are a good fit for the agency.

If given the opportunity, I would always suggest going to a casting call over just submitting a book. In real life, your personality can shine through and instantly enhance your look. If you do go to one of these castings, be sure to bring a composite card that has your picture on it, along with your name, number and stats.

4. Keep Looking for Exposure and Experience

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Finding an agency can be a long process, so if it takes a while for someone to see your true potential, don’t be discouraged. In the meantime, look for other ways to get exposure and experience.

Some colleges, especially those in major cities, have modeling clubs where aspiring models share information about castings they’ve heard of and give each other tips on everything from how to photograph well to what to wear to a go-see.

While a club like this is great, be careful of other scams, though: there are so many “modeling schools” and faux “agencies” out there that promise to make you a star but really just want your money. In general, if they ask for money up-front, you don’t want to work with them. So always be skeptical and make sure to fully check out anyone you’re thinking of working with on your way to the top.

Thoughts?

Have you thought about modeling? Have any of you modeled in the past? If you have, do you have any tips to offer other College Fashion readers? Do these seem like the right steps to take? Let us know by leaving a comment!

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118 Responses to “Models 101: How to Start Your Modeling Career”

  1. 1
    May 14th, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    I think this is great article thanks!!!

  2. 2
    May 14th, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    I always wanted to be a model when I was younger. Unfortunately, I didn’t grow past 5’1″ so it’s not really possible.

    All the information here is really good! I had no idea about most of it, considering I just watch America’s Next Top Model. haha. Although doesn’t location also affect a modeling career? Are there particular cities geared toward one market or another?

  3. 3
    May 14th, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    I’m definitely not close to tall enough to model. However my boyfriend has thought of modeling. He gets told all the time while shopping that he should model for banana republic, j crew, etc. Maybe he’ll find these tips useful.

  4. 4
    May 14th, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    I was a model during my early teen years. It was super fun about 10% of the time. The other 90% is awful. That’s just my opinion of course. But it’s a very expensive thing to do and boring. I would have to wait for 9 or 10 hours on set sometimes eating Crispy Creme donuts and talking with air-headed girls and their helicopter mothers. My parents spent hundreds on dollars on headshots, zed cards, gas, clothes, and classes. I did make money, and I was able to cover all those ridiculous fees, but it didn’t make up for the emotional turmoil due to bad auditions, fights with my agents and screaming matches with my parents. It’s tons of work, and I don’t think it was worth it. But that is just my experience. I did get some good out of it. I still can do small time stuff when I need money now that I am older and have distanced myself from my parents, but it is not a career that I enjoy or find stimulating.

  5. 5
    May 14th, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    I always wanted to be a model because I thought it was so exciting and gamolous for a girl to do; however, gossipmagazineonline.com and greatvacationspots.net it’s a lot of work and a very tough industry just like being an actress too much competition and everyone will do anything to get at you

  6. 6
    May 14th, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    This article had some great tips about the effort and work involved, but it missed two crucial points:
    1. Location is REALLY important, if you’re not in the right city/country and you’re unwilling to move you won’t make it as a model, there just isn’t enough work. My sister moved countries for her career and only after that did it truly take off, she paid for everything to get there though.

    2. Be brutally honest with yourself about your true model potential, under 5’9, not quite plus size, but not skinny, or don’t have a certain ‘look’? Admit that not everyone can be a model.

  7. 7
    May 15th, 2011 at 11:06 am

    I’m doing some modelling now and I must say it’s hard because it’s a very competitive market…
    I’d say: forget about Elite, Ford and so, If you are not tall as a tree and you are more than 20 years old…but there is another market when you can succeed, and millions of agencies out there! You just have to go out there and find your place… and work hard!

  8. 8
    May 15th, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    I’m 5’10” and get told I should model all the time. But it seems like such a lonely job, you know? I don’t know, I guess it just isn’t something I’m dying to do. Plus I don’t have a hand so that might mess up my chances a bit.. haha

  9. 9
    May 15th, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    I work for a modeling agency in a smaller market, and this article doesn’t seem accurate to me – the individual steps are correct, but you should really look for an agency first, and have them help you to choose your market, and build your portfolio. This is especially true in smaller markets, or if you aren’t sure you want to take the risk of moving to a larger city without some experience under your belt.

    I do, however, absolutely second the warnings about scams! Always be careful when approaching an unfamiliar agency: ask about their current models, and where you might recognize them, who some of their current clients are, what agencies they work with in other markets, and what their payment policies are.
    Do keep in mind though, that all models will have to pay for their own materials – photoshoots, comp cards, etc – and that any agency who advances these things will expect you to pay them back.

  10. 10
    May 16th, 2011 at 11:28 am

    I agree with Katherine. Two of my distant relatives are very famous high fasion models, having hosted or judged on various well-known fashion related shows as well and succeeding in other endeavors. While both were “discovered”, their careers didn’t take off until they moved to different countries, even different continents. Dedication towards your career is also important as well as networking. I’ve often been told I should model but Im realistic about the effort I’d be willing to put in – which is next to nothing. Modelling, while glamourous, is hard work. All the best to those who aspire to make it in the modelling world.

  11. 11
    May 29th, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    I always wanted to be a model, and people have told me that I have a good runway walk when it’s just my regular walk…. but I’m only 5’3″

  12. 12
    June 4th, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    Fantastic article! I didn’t realize how much work and perseverance was involved. Now I know I would be looking for modeling agencies which placed lingerie models in the commercial plus-sized gender role challenging field. Finding the right agencies, getting in good shape and getting a good portfolio together along with doing the casting calls sounds like it is a lot of work.

    Yes, I’ve thought about modeling, and was in a video 15 years ago but don’t have my hopes up for future modeling gigs due to my age and niche.

    Both the article and the comments are helpful. I’ll be working on getting into better shape and a portfolio even if my chances aren’t good, just in case I find the right agency.

  13. 13
    June 22nd, 2011 at 2:14 am

    Thank you for sharing such a wealth of information – it is very helpful.

  14. 14
    July 4th, 2011 at 3:09 am

    hi this is atulya nigam from kanpur. i have a compleate modeling cource and done a ramp show

  15. 15
    July 9th, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    I’m a model. It wasn’t really that hard for me to get signed to an agency. The first one I went to in LA, i was in right away. The hard part is when you go on millions of castings and just get like one or two jobs. It’s really fun though. The only downside is that you are under A LOT of pressure to be super thin (i’m a size 0 and 5’9″), flawless skin, and girls can sometimes be a nightmare to work with.

  16. 16
    August 29th, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    Thanks for the info, very helpful…im interested in modeling and get told all the time to do work and believe i can. Very photogenic but i am shy, i dont know how to get out the camera shy bubble other than that, modeling is perfect for me..love fashion, writing it, capturing it with a phot. But the info was on point thanks

  17. 17
    September 16th, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    i am a student now and many people of my circle says that why you not trying in modeling ? i am heared only yhose things but now i decided that “i want to be a fashion model”.what i can do for my bright future in this field”. please suggest me.
    thanks……………

  18. 18
    September 22nd, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    I’ve been working on becoming a model in the past 6 months and it’s pretty hard work… first thing to keep in mind is that all the top modeling agencies look for girls above 5’8″; anyone under that height (including myself) will have a very hard time finding an agency, ESPECIALLY with no experience.

    What has helped me the most so far was to create an account on modelmayhem.com. I created a profile with my information and got contact information from photographers interested in working with me… all the photoshoots you’ll do at first are most likely going to be TFP, or time for print. That means in exchange for your time you get to choose some pictures to add to your portfolio instead of getting paid. This is a great way to get your portfolio going, but BE CAREFUL. Model Mayhem is by far safer than finding photographers off the Talent section on craigslist but be sure to ask for references from other models they have worked with. Most photographers understand smart girls play it safe and will willingly give you a number for a previous client.

    I disagree with Leja, however, that you need an agency before building a portfolio. You will need good pictures to even submit your information to an agency (they will ask for professionally-taken photos, usually a full body shot and a head shot).

    After getting a portfolio together (even those two pictures are a good start) you can apply to agencies and look for work yourself. If you live in a big city you can check the Talent section of craigslist (and also the Casting section of Model Mayhem) for local photoshoots and fashion shows. You may have to work for free at first, but after the first few fashion shows and photoshoots you will start getting paid. One thing to keep in mind is that most people pay for experience, not just looks.

    Something to keep in mind too is that as a starting model, sometimes you will have little to no warning as to when you’re expected to be at a shoot, sometimes with as little as an hour’s notice. You have to be prepared. I suggest having all your make-up and necessary hair accessories and tools in one place so you can pick up and leave when you need to. (oh, by the way, learn to do your hair and makeup REAL well because you’ll be doing your own for a while!) I also suggest practicing being a model… this means dressing well every day (who knows who may see you on the street, if you get lucky it could be a scout!), keeping up with the fashions, doing your makeup, and most importantly, walking in heels.

    So good luck to anyone out there looking into being a model. Remember, first and foremost, to be smart and be safe.

  19. 19
    September 22nd, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    I forgot to add – though it’s difficult being a ‘petite’ model (what a joke, the average woman is well under 5’8″!) it’s definitely not impossible. Us ‘short’ girls just have to work a lot harder to get far. Just as an example, I’m 5’6″ and applied to many modeling agencies, most of whom probably didn’t give my application a second look because of my height. However, the first agency that interviewed me hired me on the spot.

    Moral of the story, don’t lose hope, anything is possible when you put your mind to it.

  20. 20
    November 26th, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    Everyone is always telling me, “You should be a model.” I’ve always thought about it, and I really want to model for nike. I’m 15, 5’6, a track and cross country runner, so I believe my body fits a catalog model. All of these tips are helpful, but I still don’t really know where to start. Living in South Carolina, I feel that it’s going to be very difficult going anywhere with modeling. I really would love to model for nike, it’s definitely a dream of mine.

  21. 21
    January 2nd, 2012 at 4:03 am

    I’m 19 and have been told by several strangers that I should model, including a make up artist and a photographer. I have absolutely no idea where to start though…
    help?

  22. 22
    January 12th, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    yo tengo 13 años y mi mayor deseo es ser modelo pero hay un problema lo q pasa es q yo tengo estrias en las piernas y no se como hacer para poder seguir con mi proposito ese seria mi mayor deseo ser modelo o llegar a una academia de modelaje queria saber si me pueden ayudar
    por favor 3003450314

  23. 23
    January 18th, 2012 at 7:51 am

    I LOVE THE COMMENTS AND I THINK Natasha WAS ON THE BALL!! THIS IS A GREAT ARTICLE CARRIE.. FROM EXPERIENCE OF BEING A MODEL TO MY CAREER IN PHOTOGRAPHY I TEACH THE SAME RECIPE.. GLAD I CAME ACROSS THIS IS VERY HELPFUL.. THANKS!

  24. 24
    May 11th, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    Thanks a lot for the article its verry helpful,…

    Thanks a lot natasha u gave a lot info

    thanks lisa,kathrene and savanah

  25. 25
    June 9th, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    Is money a big problem for models to get started?

    I’ve talked to some models that don’t have the money to invest in the portfolio, clothing, etc.

    Is this a big problem?

  26. 26
    June 13th, 2012 at 7:28 am

    I want to do modeling ,so i want to know were to start from here?

  27. 27
    June 16th, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    Ohh this is so stressful! my friends, family, and some other people all say I should get into modeling..nothing super big, but there’s a dress shop that has locations scattered over Indiana (where I live) that say they’d love to have me go do stuff for them..but, I’m barely 5 foot, and my jean size is like a 6. I feel like I’m just too fat!

  28. 28
    July 4th, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Thanks the information was verry helpful.
    Im 13 years old and people always tell me i should be a model and its always been a dream of mine but i dont know what to do specially because i live in el paso texas. I would really love if someone would give me some advice on what i should do or if i should just wate till im older.

  29. 29
    July 12th, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    i really want to be a model im 17 years old and have a big inspiration to become the best. I’m pretty, smart, and want to do something great and that i love with my life. Mater of fact im gorgeous and i want to become the best and with ur help i think i can do that actually i know i can do it. its not about the talent u have its about the people you know. but the thing is i have never modeled before but i am a fast learner and every picture i take comes out to be perfect. if u like what i have to say and want to get back to me my number is 760-550-7017. thank u for your time have a nice day

    sincerely Irene J. Lewis

  30. 30
    July 13th, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    This article, even for me as being a male was really helpful. it makes me want to get back out there and give it another strong try. It’s not easy to start a modeling career, but with the hard work and dedication that i plan to put behind it. i know that i will succeed….so thank you for having this article!

  31. 31
    July 31st, 2012 at 5:43 am

    im only 15, i really want to become a model
    though of course modeling for appropriate photography because of my age
    where can i get help that i will be successful?
    or how can i?

  32. 32
    August 2nd, 2012 at 5:19 am

    My mum was a model in her early twenties. She saw an ad in the paper for modeling school and decided to go. She said it taught her a lot about hair, makeup, posture, healthy eating, exercise, and skincare. She said it was useful in the long run but she says modeling is frustrating. She is reasonably tall but a little on the shorter side for model so she was constantly turned down at castings. But they weren’t so strict about physical requirements in those days so she was able to do runway and print modeling. She was really pretty though. One day she was lying on the beach then a man came up to her and asked if he could take a photo of her. A few weeks later she was food shopping at the supermarket and she saw a picture of herself in a swimsuit on the front cover of a magazine!

  33. 33
    August 23rd, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    If you want a great resource to learn how to launch a modeling agency, check out howtostartamodelingagency.com

  34. 34
    August 29th, 2012 at 2:25 am

    i am a student in bhopal and i want be an model…so plzz give me direction how to start this carrier ,so i could be successfull…….

  35. 35
    August 29th, 2012 at 2:26 am

    i am a student in bhopal and i want to be a model…so plzz give me direction how to start this carrier…….

  36. 36
    September 6th, 2012 at 1:18 am

    Hi i am looking for model colleges want to become a model but don’t know what my steps are

  37. 37
    September 13th, 2012 at 5:58 am

    I like the article but get none for me like m 5.3 and live in india,and i think for promoting of the cosmetic of any popular brands heights doesn’t work

  38. 38
    September 13th, 2012 at 6:00 am

    Forget to mention 35years old by age and no experience of modelling but this field attracts.

  39. 39
    October 4th, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    Hi my name is Diamond im 15 yr old i want to become a modle . Im tall and beautiful . i go to school .people ask me every day to be a modle .and i know i can be a model .What should i start out with doing?..

  40. 40
    October 4th, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    i love moldeling

  41. 41
    October 23rd, 2012 at 4:39 am

    My name is Godwin i am 20years old, black and tall and i really need this job

  42. 42
    October 23rd, 2012 at 4:44 am

    My name is Godwin i am jst 20years old, dark and tall

  43. 43
    October 27th, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    hey my name is Erika i am 14 i have allows wanted to model :)

  44. 44
    October 29th, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    i want make model how i can make model

  45. 45
    November 7th, 2012 at 12:19 am

    I’ve always wanted to be a model. My cousin actually is and everytime I see her in magazines I say to myself you may not be as skinny or as tall as her but you have your own beauty and you have enough determination to take you where ever you desire in life. I will be a model one day. You can quote that. :)

  46. 46
    November 15th, 2012 at 9:17 am

    Hi Im 15 & The Height Of 5’8 And The Size Of My Waist Is Slim Everywhere I Go It Dont Matter What Time It Is Theres Always Someone To Tell Me That I Should Be A Model I Have Always Wanted To Be A Model But There Isnt Any Help In Th City Of Rochester I Wish There Were More Help Or Someone To Help Me Start

    #Someone Tell Me Where To Start I Really Have Potential All I Need Is A Sponser

  47. 47
    November 18th, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    I’ve always wanted to model and many people tell me to do it because I have a Nice body and i’m pretty!! I been trying to do photo shoots but I don’t know anybody! Now i’m interested in modeling but I don’t know were to start! Help out please.

  48. 48
    November 22nd, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    everyone who has been commenting, there is no need to say ‘please help me I want to model how do I do it’ all of the information and tips have been published above if you haven’t noticed, I think everyone who was lead to this sitehas wanted to be a model. I am 15 and have been trying to be a model. Its been a very slow journey and I always wonder if it will go any further but you will need patience as well to be a model. All of the information said above IS your way to become a model if you have the looks that society and agents like.

  49. 49
    December 1st, 2012 at 12:49 am

    hi…
    i am a engineering student in Bangalore and i want be an part time fashion model…so plzz give me direction how to start this carrier ,so i could be successfull…….

  50. 50
    December 1st, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    I want to be a plus model

  51. 51
    December 6th, 2012 at 12:39 am

    I am 18 years old 5’6″ and 118 lbs which is “ideal” weight for my height. I feel like I am too big to be a model..? Is this true? I have been told my multiple photographers that I should model and it is my dream but I honestly feel like I am too big. I did some modeling when I was younger and I don’t know why I ever quit, it is definitely my biggest regret in life.

  52. 52
    December 13th, 2012 at 9:17 am

    This has really helped me out alot modeling has been a passion of mine. I’m trying to get involved with it, just not sure how to get started.

  53. 53
    December 25th, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    What’s the minimum height to pursue a career in modelling.. I m by the way 5′ 7”..
    and if any other physical requirements in addition??

  54. 54
    December 29th, 2012 at 10:52 am

    hi…
    i am a B.C.A.’s student in Rajkot(Gujrat) and i want be a successfull fashion model…so plzz give me direction how to start My carrier ,so i could be successfull…….

  55. 55
    January 17th, 2013 at 10:59 am

    I have always wanted to try fitness modeling or something like that.

  56. 56
    January 27th, 2013 at 4:26 am

    I always wanted to be a model…people always tel me I’m cute in I said be a model but my weight I’d 135 n my height is 5’4

  57. 57
    February 5th, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    I’m 18 years old and I’m finishing up my last year in high school. Alot of people tell me I should be a model;not because I’m 5’9 but because I have a very unique face and personality. Now my question is that I don’t know what market I sould be In I weigh alot but I really don’t look like it at all I have a flat tummy but very thick thighs. I guess u can say I have a “sporty body” . Can someone help me!

  58. 58
    February 7th, 2013 at 12:51 am

    I wish it was as easy as I had thought, but if you want something bad enough you’ll get it, right???????? lets hope!

  59. 59
    February 9th, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    I’m a beginner and I want to know. What I need to start modeling .

  60. 60
    February 20th, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    Im a 18years old girl who would like to become a model,so i dnt know where to start from here because iv had some managements but iv never seen maself on stage or going for photo shooting,i need ur help

  61. 61
    February 20th, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    Being naturally thin and 5 ft 10 in there is a probability of me getting in to the modeling industry so, thank you for the very useful tips.

    I also have a question, can being vain ruin or damage this type of career?

  62. 62
    March 1st, 2013 at 10:55 am

    when i read this, “While a club like this is great, be careful of other scams, though: there are so many modeling schools and faux agencies out there that promise to make you a star but really just want your money. In general, if they ask for money up-front, you don’t want to work with them.” i was so dissapointed in some agencies called “INTERFACE” thats exactly what they do, when i went over there with my mom, you could easily tell that all they wanted was money. thats was the first thing they asked for, we wanted to leave pecause it was way a lot of money but they didn’t want to let us go without leaving something that really broke my heart. whenever i think about that i’m just like is this what all the agencies are going to do >?

  63. 63
    March 12th, 2013 at 10:21 am

    Plus size

  64. 64
    March 21st, 2013 at 12:29 am

    I’ve always wanted to model but I’m scared I will fail because I don’t know how to pose or catwalk. Any suggestions?

  65. 65
    April 12th, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    hi, im turning 21 and i been wanting to be a model for a very long time, but i just dont know where to start. all the time at my job my customers are always saying you should be modeling not working at here. and i just want to start and make this my career. but i need help

  66. 66
    April 13th, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    i hav completed intermediate…………………. am crazy abt modelling plz can u help me to how to start my carrer………..

  67. 67
    April 22nd, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    It does NOT cost you money to become a model! Please stop sharing wrong information. Get an AGENT first and if you can’t get one then keep trying or be honest with yourself and see that you are not the right type. It’s a hard market and the reality is harsh. They won’t just take anyone. You do NOT need classes to become a model and most good agencies frown upon it. You do NOT need a portfolio to submit to the above agencies. You need at least one good headshot and full body show to send to them however the rest they will help with. Even smaller agencies do this. Agents make money off of YOUR work

  68. 68
    May 3rd, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    I really want to become a successful model but I do belong from middle family where no one support modeling…my all friends says -I am attractive and I have good mile which is quite attractive ..I am 5’4 and having weight 50..they all always insist me to apply for modeling career but I have no contects . how can I become a model. please suggest me some tips and I need some agencies no so that I can make contects .There…I hope you will help me :)

  69. 69
    May 6th, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    Lately I’ve been thinking about entering the world of modeling. All my friends have told me multiple times that I would be a great model and that I should try. BUt i’m not sure. I don’t know if I would be good. My facials aren’t the best and I’m not as natural with different poses. What should I do? I need help.

  70. 70
    June 6th, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    I think that it is important to believe in yourself. I am 5’7″ and I just do not have the money to start if anyone has an affordable way to get into this industry help me please!

  71. 71
    July 8th, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    Great tips what about those who are still in year11 any subjects that can enhance my modelling carrer??

  72. 72
    July 8th, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    Oh and im 16 yrs old, height almost 6.0 size 10-8 any suggestions on catwalk i wanna cat walk, went out to dinner with friends and that night was my first ever that iv’e worn heels without falling very comfy now im confident on my strut

  73. 73
    July 9th, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    I’m only 14 and really considering on being a model in my near future. However do you have to go to a college to become a model? Or what kind of diploma/degree do you have to have to become a model?

  74. 74
    July 23rd, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    this was really helpful!

  75. 75
    August 8th, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    I have always wanted to be a model, but I am just kind of stuck . Do you need any sort of training or a height requirement ? What are some commercial agencies ? I’m sorry to ask but I’m just curious .

  76. 76
    August 10th, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    i am 15 and i what to be a molde how do i start

  77. 77
    August 14th, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    Wow! That’s a solitary of the very greatest blogs I’ve anytime arrive throughout on this topic. Merely Wonderful

  78. 78
    August 23rd, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Hi, I’m kiran, age 12 and I am looking forward to start an early carrier modeling. I am from England and live in birmingham. I am accompanied by an adult who is willing to give her consent. I will be looking forward to hear from you. Your sincerely Kiran.

  79. 79
    August 25th, 2013 at 12:28 am

    i want to be a faishion model so plz help me

  80. 80
    September 10th, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    How to become a model? Am intrested

  81. 81
    September 14th, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    I’m 5′ 2 and I love modeling and I’m to short to be a model

  82. 82
    September 19th, 2013 at 3:45 am

    Am 16 yr old girl n am kinda interested on modellin’ buh am just askin’ myself more quizs like where will i start?

  83. 83
    September 21st, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    I want to do . Modeling . But my hight is 5’6 smthng. Then hw can I do.? Nd wht is the better place in jaipur.

  84. 84
    October 2nd, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    I’m so interested

  85. 85
    October 4th, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    Just wondering.. an agent from Sutherland models told me “now a days its easy to find a beautiful girl every day, why would they pay for 5 beautiful girls and lose all our money. you have to invest in yourself, so it does cost. nothing comes free” so im just confused with knowing whether whats a scam or not these days.. i know you shouldnt pay upfront but these agents are saying i have to pay

  86. 86
    October 15th, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    why about petite teen models because i think I’d be a good model but I have no idea where to start

  87. 87
    October 15th, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    I think I would be a great petite teen model, but I have no idea where to start. I’m pretty curvy for having my height and weight being so petite but I think I’ll be good.

  88. 88
    October 23rd, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    i want to be a model but i dont know where to start . im 5’9 & a size 12 so i guess i will be a plus size model but it is something i wanna do :)

  89. 89
    November 2nd, 2013 at 10:43 am

    Well im 5’11” and i am looking to be a model I would love to start this career because it was always on my mind since i was in middle school.This is a good way to teach some new comers like me, how to put ourselves out there to model and be seen as a great model .

  90. 90
    November 6th, 2013 at 8:59 am

    hi my name is kelly della.I am 20 .I will love to become a model.

  91. 91
    January 10th, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    I always wanted to model and friends and family say I have the look unfortunately im only 5’2. I lose hope sometimes because I have 2 kids at the age of 21 I stress the fact that this may not be possible for me due to no baby sitter! Any adice anyone?

  92. 92
    January 28th, 2014 at 4:45 am

    i want to model but i dont no where to start

  93. 93
    February 1st, 2014 at 1:05 am

    People told me before I should be a model. Best part is, I can eat all I want while everyone else is eating m & ms and they won’t even be able to tell ;) Don’t gain even though I eat.

  94. 94
    February 9th, 2014 at 12:29 am

    This article is very helpful I’m a bigger body type but I’m willing to lose the weight I’m 5,9 and I’ve just admired everything about modeling since I was little I love it. Great advice and encouragement

  95. 95
    March 5th, 2014 at 10:26 am

    hello. im 14yers old and i want to be a model but the problem is iim 5’0

  96. 96
    March 13th, 2014 at 7:05 am

    I want to model but I don’t know where to start

  97. 97
    March 14th, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    Hi my names Antoinette an i want to be a model.Im currently 15 an stand 5`0.How can i become one.

  98. 98
    March 26th, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    Heyy im 13 yrs old and i really want to be a model. But the problem is that i dont knoww where to start. Please give me some advice, this is my dream to become a model!

  99. 99
    March 31st, 2014 at 5:28 am

    Hi, I also want to become model, but my height is 5.4 inches so can i forsee my carrier in Modellng.

  100. 100
    April 6th, 2014 at 7:48 am

    Hey
    I am a student, I want to be a model how can start this field

  101. 101
    April 14th, 2014 at 11:42 pm

    I’m roughly 163cm tall and have bust-waist-hips proportions of 32-24-32, and I’m just wondering how to get started. I would love to become a model, I’ve dreamed of it since I was very young. I’m 17 now and think I would make a great campaign model as I’m sparky, energetic and love being in front of a camera and I believe I have a nice face. If you could give me some pointers that would really be appreciated.

  102. 102
    April 20th, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    I have always dream to become a model and I’m 5’4 so I love these tips on this website. How I become an model and finding a agent?

  103. 103
    May 6th, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    I am really worried about what agencies to trust!! Any suggestions on good ones to send my portfolio to???

  104. 104
    May 14th, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    Edie Sedgwick and Mia Farrow were both 5’4 when they were/are models. Twiggy was only about 5’5. Just get use to heels, improve your posture. Do some research you don’t have to be a skinny giant to model. It’s been proven.

  105. 105
    July 1st, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    omgggg i want to be a model so bad but i dont know what modeling thing i should go to. i wish someone can help me. by the way i wanted to be a model for a long time

  106. 106
    July 2nd, 2014 at 1:57 am

    I wanted to become a super model.. But the moment i stared at those models piccs i’m bit nervous… because i’m just 5’2.. Even then i’ll try to put all my efforts.. Can anyone suggest how should i start my career.. At present i’m studying and it takes 1 1/2 yr to complete my graduation.. Then i’ll be 21 yrs old.. I surely wanted to become a model at any cost.. How should i start my career??Whom should i meet??What should i do?? Please suggest me..

  107. 107
    July 5th, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    I’m 5’9 wish I’m really thankful for because becoming a model is all I’ve ever wanted to be. Traveling, shooting, and becoming a part of the fashion world sounds like heaven unfortunately I have braces but as soon as I get them off I want to start and see where it leads.

  108. 108
    July 16th, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    i really want to be a MODEL but i dont know a lo about it a want to be abel to take pics and look nice ..BUT i just dont know were to start at or what i need to do .. its my dream to become a model
    i do got really good pics but its not helping if in the only one that sees what i can do ..
    instagran.. @ztephani_
    facbook … fany mn
    plezz HELP¡¡

  109. 109
    August 4th, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    I have been told since I was six to go into modelling. I’m now 15 and 5″11. I’ve always brushed people off when they take interest in my height and figure, however, recently, I’ve become interested in it. I unfortunately live in a very small community and the opportunity here is quite slim. These tips have greatly helped me so thank you.

  110. 110
    August 13th, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    I really wanna be a model but i don’t know how to start i m tall and beautiful i need help i want to start my career in Bangalore

  111. 111
    August 21st, 2014 at 11:34 am

    Hi I have tattoos does that change anything

  112. 112
    October 2nd, 2014 at 12:22 am

    I’m 22, a junior Bussiness major undergraduate at CSUS. Live in Sacramento, CA. 5’11” 143lb. Tired of hearing I should be a model… :-/ maybe I should start the modelling career as a side job.. Wouldn’t mind modeling business professional attire!

  113. 113
    October 5th, 2014 at 10:34 am

    ive been told that i should be a model since i was 8 or 9 i am 2 or 3 inches away from everyone in my family and i am only 11 .being a model seems fun and creative.thank for the tips

  114. 114
    October 15th, 2014 at 1:16 am

    I think in getting the
    attention of an agents you should know how to make perfect modeling portfolio. As what my talent source – Explore Talent, told me “First impressions last forever”, and that’s what you want to happen when you auditions right? You have to impress them first with your best shots that showcase your different looks. So, to all aspiring models there..you should probably start now making your perfect modeling portfolio. Good luck!

  115. 115
    October 24th, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    I’ve been thinking of being a model, but now that I read all these comments, it will be really hard for me to even start. I am about 5 ft. 90lbs and Hispanic.

  116. 116
    October 27th, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    Hi, Modelling is my passion and my dream from my childhood days but I haven’t take any reactions against them. Now am started reacting to it. Am 5.91f and this height is enough , currently am working for getting six packs.so it makes unique among some models. I always use to go with one principle that is what job we are doing is not important, do the job which makes u satisfy and happy is important. These tips are helpful for me. Thanks to everyone. One day I’ll come out with colours.

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