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is anyone here an aspiring model? i’m just curious..there’s so many talented, gorgeous, men and women on this site. i’ve thought about becomeing a model but at 5’2 and 125ish pounds i dont think thats going to happen :)
reply please loves

posted over 9 years ago
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teenageloveaffair
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teenagelovea...

I’m only five feet tall, but sometimes I model for my friends’ design class shoots. Then again, it might be a bit unfair because we Asians are more forgiving when it comes to height. :))

posted about 9 years ago
 
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i never model but i’d love it

posted about 9 years ago
 
LaurenKraus
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Emerging designers, submit your collection by Thursday July 29th at MIDNIGHT!
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posted about 9 years ago
 
contemporarity
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contemporarity

I model for my friends who are photographers, and have been asked to model for American Apparel, but I’m too short for high fashion ;_;
(and I weigh too much lol)

posted about 9 years ago
 
chyrelg
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chyrelg

I wish but I’m not! I love the VS angels though.

posted over 8 years ago
 
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I’m tooooo short to be one…i can’t understand why they MUST have TALL MODELS…we’re all human, that come in shape and sizes…

posted over 8 years ago
 
IamnotJessica
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IamnotJessica

I think it you look at models today they don’t all conform to the same 5ft 9, size zero immaculate face ideal that people hold. I don’t think it’s a matter of perfection, it’s more a matter of how unique you look.

I would say be carful though. I’ve heard alot about girls paying ridiculous amounts of money for a portfolio and fees to join an agency and not actually getting work. It’s always best to learn from those that do the job.

My boyfriend is a photographer, mainly portraits and weddings though. He has used models before, he uses a site called purestorm.com to source them, maybe you could set up an account there? Most models do the work for free so that they can get free pictures in return to add to their portfolios.

Good luck =].

posted over 8 years ago
 
Daladoir
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Daladoir

Keep in mind that there are various branches of modelling and not all of these branches have the same requirements.

A model mainly has to be photogenic and able to express certain feelings and ideas through her poses.

posted over 8 years ago
 
thejetblonde
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thejetblonde

I’ve been modeling since I was 7 and I’ve been doing plus modeling since I was 15. I just signed again with a new agency too… I’m 5’8.5" and a 12/14 so I can definitely back it up that you don’t have to be a size 0 to be a model!

Georgia_March is right. There are different branches of modeling and there are a lot of commercial and lifestyle agencies that sign much shorter, petite models; so there IS hope if you don’t hit the 5’8" mark! As well, if you find yourself at an “in-between” size (like 8/10) there are quite a few agencies who will still sign you for commercial and lifestyle work :} If you’re under 5’9" though, runway is out of the question. Print work (magazines, catalogs, etc.), however, is most DEFINITELY within your reach! :D

Overall, being a model is more about how marketable you are, rather than how different or unique you look – thats why a lot of models, particularly runway models, look alike. When one agency realizes how marketable a model at another agency is, they scout and scout to find similiar faces in order to find “the next” so-so. No matter what you look like though, you need to be really comfortable in front of the camera, as well as be able to emote and pose well.

As for what IamnotJessica was saying… You should never, EVER, under ANY circumstance, pay an agency a fee unless it is for your portfolio – a portfolio will ALWAYS cost you, the only exception is if the agency has a test photographer who tests for free, which very few agencies do – or to be displayed on the official agency website, but again, not all agencies charge that. Those two fees ARE normal though. What IamnotJessica was referring to, are not real agencies. They’re not agencies at all; they are “Schools” and a HUGE scam. John Robert Powers is one of the biggest.

“Schools” make you pay for their ‘modeling’ classes (you don’t need classes to be a model) and THEN they claim they will send you out to get work. That is NOT how a real modeling agency operates. So beware of “Schools” like that. You can actually look up agencies’ Business Licenses online too, so if ever in doubt, check that first. A real agency will have a real Business License to back it up :)

posted over 8 years ago
 
boredstephanie
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boredstephanie

I never wanted to be a model nor do I have the capability. I know someone going to “modeling school”, its sad how people scam all these girls who dream of becoming models.

posted over 8 years ago
 
itzellovato
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itzellovato

I’ve always wanted to be one, but i’m TOO short and curvy. :(

posted over 8 years ago
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