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I am 12 and I absolutely love music. I always have trouble with guys me height because I'm am 5 feet ans about 6 inches and a lot of guys rnt my height. I listen to all kinds of music. I enjoy swim team and next year I'm going to try out for volleyball next year. I play the worst onstrumen ever! WhicMore saduisahduiash dsau

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katie5312 asked:

11 Jul 2010

I don't know anything on what to do to become a model!

So i really want to be a catwalk/runway model. I'm 5'7 but I don't know how tall they are supposed to be. It's been my dream since FOREVER and i'd like to make it come true. And everybody tells me you have to be really thin. How thin do you need to be (as in weight wise).

Thanks who ever answers this(:



alanaroberts97 says:

Posted on 16 Mar 2011

To kick start your modelling career, a good agency to start with is Deisel models, in London, they do you a portfolio and you tick the boxes of the categories of what type of modelling you want to do (e.g. catwalk, fashion...) then when you get your portfolio you can start searching for 'models wanted' and stuff like that .


24npc19 says:

Posted on 11 Jul 2010

Aha, don't we all want to be a model.

Well, your height and weight depend on what you're modeling and what the modeling company you work for wants.

I live really close to New York City; so I found out a little about it. Since my dad works in the city; and I'm not an adult, he went around looking for oportunities for me. He went to different modeling companies which you can find online; and they usually give you their address. We looked for ones in NYC. One of the ones he went to was Ford Modeling Co.

What you do is go there on a bussiness day. Since it's summer this wiull be easier since there's no school. You don't even have to go. Have a parent go to a modeling company near you and ask them about it. Or call them.

What my dad found out for the ones he went to is that they want pictures in your porfolio with little to no makeup because they deal with that at shoots, etc. And they want to see your natural sking color, etc.

Most companies have walk-in days which is a day when anyone wanting to be a model can come in and basically audition for the modeling company and bring a portfolio anf resume.

The modeling company has you and a bunch of other models that they submit to things like JC Penny's Catolog, etc. Depending on your age, height, etc.

So the first step you want to do is get with a Modeling Agency/Company. And start from there. Once you have modling jobs on your resume yo'll have a better chance at getting better jobs, etc. And climb your way up the ladder that way.

Good luck!



kittytree says:

Posted on 11 Jul 2010 I found her videos pretty helpful C:

Good luck! :D


nana_0601 says:

Posted on 11 Jul 2010

Yeah , the height requirement depends on what exactly you want to do, since it's catwalking/runway, they look for extremely tall girls, I would think you'd have to be at least 5'9" at least that's what some photographers I know have told me. You won't actually get paid until you're a professional model, you would want to start out finding photographers that will do tfp or tfcd's (time for print / time for cd) photoshoots with you, these are of no charge to both you and photographer, it's pretty much getting both you're face out in a professional way and the photographers photos out. From there you can seek out an agency, but i'd suggest you get a professional portfolio created first from tfp's. I'd suggest you make a profile at model mayhem or onemodelplace (i have one) where you'll get in contact with photographers near you or traveling near you as well as agencies.

Remember photographers shoot loads of girls, they're looking for something that stands out not a person that looks the same, professionally speaking, so eventually pressure may force you to change as so many have , regardless, start out on one of those sites, meet photographers, ask for TFP or TFCD most will say if they do it on their profile, they can spot a newbie and unprofessional person miles away by your mannerism and what you say on your profile. You must first be willing to even spend money sometimes, to get a wonderful shoot, and wait months or years before you actually get paid. Get a strong portfolio, and then take it to an agency ,where they will get you modelling shoots that will pay you. and then it's all you from there.


gosupermodel_is_back says:

Posted on 11 Jul 2010

A lot of people want to be a model because it's glamorous,sexy, lucrative. However, it's an extremely competitive and grueling business that will more likely break you than make you. Here are some cold, hard truths about becoming a model, as well as some realistic advice to make it happen.

1 Realize that there are qualities every model needs to have, depending on the type of model one wishes to become. Generally, any feature indicative of good health is a must--clear skin, a full head of hair, and overall symmetry. Other qualities such as height and weight depend on what you're modeling. Consider working with a fitness trainer, especially someone who has a good reputation and experience with models. Tell them your modeling goals and how you'll need your body to look.

2Decide what kind of model you'd like to be. Technically, anybody can be a model. However, do remember that if you don't meet certain requirements, the work available to you will be incredibly limited, and you may have to compensate in other departments (reliability, technique, etc).

*A Plus Size Model. If your body is full and curvaceous, you may be able to be a plus size model.

*A CatWalk Model. If you're tall (at the very least 5'7 for editorial & 5'8 for catwalk.) and very skinny with a small breast size, you can be a catwalk model.

*An Underwear Model. If you have large breasts but not very wide hips, you can be an underwear model

.Other Types of Modeling. If you don't fit any of the face or body descriptions, perhaps you can be a foot, hair or hand model

Consider your "look". There is more of a curvy California look, a svelte New York look, a waif-like European look, girl next door, swim suit or lingerie (usually requires the bust to fill out the suits and a very thin waist)...Know what you're equipped with, but also work to pull off other looks.

4Look up the number of a reputable modeling agency. You can find these in your area phone book or by running a search on the Internet.

In California, all legal modeling agencies must be registered with the Department of Industrial Relations and are listed at:


7Make an appointment.

8 Be prepared. When you attend your appointment, they might ask you to pull certain faces like laughing, happy, sad, or seductive. Practice in front of a mirror beforehand. It may help to look at pictures of models in magazines to get an idea. Be ready to have a Polaroid close up of your face taken. You really only get one chance for this photo. They'll use this to compare to your head shot. They will ask you to walk and take your measurements, so be prepared for all of that as well. Learn to accept rejection or criticism politely (see Warnings below). Thank the people for their time.

9Be professional. Be polite and always turn up on time to any appointment or shoot. If you're late or rude, word soon gets around and then nobody will want to work with you.

*Be organized! Models often get called off places at the last minute and have very busy days. You need to be on top of things if you want to succeed. Buying a day-to-day planner can really help.

*Confirm whether or not there will be a make-up artist on site for any work you are doing. 99 times out of 100 there will be one, but there may be the odd occasion where you are required to do your own make-up. If there is a make-up artist, then arrive fresh faced.

*Be truthful about your measurements. Don't say you're skinnier than you are just to get a shoot. Once there, the stylist will have problems and you will get found out. Word will get around and you could find yourself without a career!

*Treat modeling like a real job. Girls that don't take it seriously have small chances of succeeding in their modeling career. Realize that it is harder than it appears and there's a lot of work behind all that glitz and glamor at fashion shows.


You may have higher chances to become a model if you have a pretty face. However, this is not a requirement; most models actually look pretty common in matters of facial traits. But you still have to keep in mind that being photogenic, however, is a requirement.

Sign up for acting classes or take acting workshops when the opportunity is available. Pantomime classes are a great tool for models. Any skills you can add to your arsenal will only help your future career.

You can also enter modeling contests. However, make sure you check that these are being run by a reputable agency.

If, for whatever reason, you've decided signing with an agency isn't right for you, you could consider going freelance. But be warned: the pay is usually considerably less and there are fewer safety precautions.

Get your parents' permission if you're under the age defined by your country as being an adult.

Some modeling schools are licensed by the Board of Education. However, whether or not they will teach you how to become a model is questionable, and some agencies even say that attending a modeling school can teach you bad habits that are hard to unlearn! They are also expensive.

Get a website. It helps spread the word that you're out there and also serves as a place for your adoring fans.

Know your limits on style and nudity. If you don't want to do glamour work or are uncomfortable doing full nudity, speak up and don't let people push you past those limits. Also, consider where you want your career to go in the future. Sure, you may be comfortable doing glamour now, but what if you decide you want to do fashion or catalog work in the future? You might be discriminated against if they know you have done this line of work.

Have a portfolio it helps when bringing to clients. Go to a Go-SE, and go- see the clients

Show attitude

Have a lot of Fun!

Model Mayhem is a great source for beginner, freelance, and amateur models. You can make connections with photographers, make-up artists, and other models. While agencies do not use this site, it can help to build up a portfolio and find smaller paid assignments. Many photographers there work on a time-for-print basis. This is a great way to build up a portfolio without paying for a professional. But do note that you need four pictures to sign up, and you want pictures that will grab attention.

Be careful when signing contracts or releases. Some contracts may require you to model exclusively for a particular agency. A lot of releases, which are more like mini-contacts that are done for a single shoot, will emphasize the photographer's right to an image, saying that they may do whatever they wish, but don't mention the model's rights. It is your image they are using, and you have a say in what is done with pictures taken of you. Make sure to discuss this before signing anything.

WarningsModeling is a tough business. Try not to be discouraged by rejections. Even top models still get rejected for about 70% of everything they are put forward for!

If you become one of the top models like Kate Moss, the people you work for might ask you to take drastic measures to stay a top model. For example, they might ask you to get nose jobs, liposuction, or have breast implants. And lose more weight... The pressure of modeling can cause a lot of long term mental health problems, including eating disorders. Don't be afraid to speak to somebody if you think it is getting all too much. If you just can't handle the pressure, it may be time to start thinking of a new profession. A job isn't worth your health!

Be wary of any agency that asks for money up front. The majority of agencies get their money through commission- meaning they take a certain percentage of your pay for every job that you do. If you don't work, then they don't get paid. If you've already paid up, there's no incentive for them to find you work. However, don't dismiss everybody who asks you for up-front fees as a scam. If you are sure that they are an agency, listen carefully to what they are asking for the fees for. Bigger agencies in bigger markets will often pay for these for you or at least loan you the money but smaller agencies or agencies in smaller markets can't afford to do this. If the fees are to cover actual representation, this probably isn't a good deal. Although there are some good agencies out there who work on this basis, the majority are nothing more than con artists. Find models who they represent, get in touch with them and ask them what they think of the representation they are getting.

If you are invited to a foreign country (i.e. Hong Kong, Macau etc.) for an audition or job, have enough funds to purchase a return ticket yourself. While legitimate jobs exist, there are many scams that provide one way tickets then trap young girls into prostitution rings when they cannot afford to go back home.

If you are planning a photo shoot with a photographer you have met online, it is highly recommended that you bring a chaperone to the shoot. It's for your own safety, as you never know who is who online! If you can't bring a chaperone (because you are unable to find one or because the photographer doesn't allow chaperones), make sure you do a background search on the photographer first- check out things such as who they have worked with and for - and call somebody when you get to the shoot and when you leave the shoot.

Almost all agencies will ask you to fill out a contract. Be sure to read through it thoroughly and make sure you know what every word means, even use a dictionary if you have to! Better know what you are signing for before you accept.


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