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Angel3 is off-lineSilver Member
18 November 2012 15:52
angelique110
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angelique110
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West Sussex
worthing

I know I've only been modelling 4/5 months but I'm really enjoying it and would love to work for a agency/clothes company.
I'm thinking of taking a gap year next year, so is it best to start applying now?
I already got rejected from an agency.
So a couple of questions:
Am I too short to be signed? I'm 5ft 6. I know most agencies require a 5ft8/9 model minimum.
Am I too overweight to be signed?
Also is my look appropriate?
Any models signed with any agencies who are short themselves?

Thanks for reading.



18 November 2012 15:56
barone
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I'm guessing the shorter models, with the right looks, get signed to the glamour agencies.

Which agency turned you down?
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Angel3 is off-lineSilver Member
18 November 2012 16:17
angelique110
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Quote from barone
I'm guessing the shorter models, with the right looks, get signed to the glamour agencies.

Which agency turned you down?



MOT model :/


Chrissie Red is off-line
18 November 2012 16:28
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I'm sure there will be a host of shorter models coming on telling you they are signed - but failing to mention they are signed to some crap agency which gets them no work at all. If I were you I would study all the types of agency and who is on their books/what their stats are. If being signed is something you really want then I suggest you just go for it, you have nothing to loose. My friend Rachael lyon (no longer on this site) basically put together a portfolio and physically visited all the big London agencies one day - she knew where she stood after it.

I say just go all in, waste no time. Ask for their honest opinions on you as a model, you never know they may be able to suggested simple things such as hairstyle or colour which you can change to make yourself more saleable.

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18 November 2012 17:08
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Quote from angelique110


MOT model :/



I got turned down by those too! booo
im 5 ft 6 too and find that its much more difficult to get signed, unless you want to go down the glamour route.
Looking at your stats and pictures, you do have the right physique for glamour.

Like Chrissy has said, the majority of fashion/commerical agencies which take on people under 5 ft 8/9 are usually the ones with no work. Sometimes it isnt always the case but it is pretty rare.

I know its frustrating, I'm trying to get signed too.

Good luck
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18 November 2012 17:38
rattusratus
Model


i only grew an extra inch in the last year (thought i was done with random growth spurts lol, but my feet seem to be on the grow as well which sucks because there already massive) but before that i was 5 ft 7 and i got signed to FRESH but got no work from them at all, i think most agencies will be like that for shorter girls that go seeking, ive heard of many girls signed but know very few who get work
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Georgina Hall is off-line
18 November 2012 17:55
Georgina93
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Hi,
I am new to this and I am asking the best way to get in to the industry?
I have not had any 'serious' professional photo's taken, but I am planning for one in the next few weeks.
I am 5'7 size 8.
Any ideas?
Also, which are the best company's to try and sign with?
I have a list of few in London if anyone is interested?


Iain Thomson is off-linePlatinum Member
18 November 2012 19:03
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Commercial agencies want models to be "perfect" but realistic interpretations of the type of people their clients want to sell products to.

There are many "agencies" who will sign just about any model, but as others have pointed out, you may as well sign a random piece of A4 and use it as a paper dart, for all the good most of these agencys will do you. I think many thrive on the desperation of certain models to be able to be able say they are "agency signed", regardless of how "mickey mouse" the agency is.

It is exceptionally difficult for any model between 18 and 25 to get signed by a proper agency who will get them decent work, simply because their are so many models in this age group out there. Pretty girls of the right height, look and build are literally 10 a penny in this age group. You really would have to fit the template pretty much perfectly in every respect to be in with a shout.
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Angel3 is off-lineSilver Member
18 November 2012 19:27
angelique110
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angelique110
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West Sussex
worthing

Alright thanks guys for your contributions
I don't really think glamour is for me,
Stuff in nuts, front and things like that.. really not for me.
I love doing tasteful glamour like on my portfolio but I more enjoy fashion/arty sides of modelling.
I think I'll just keep trying and trying to apply to agencies and hope for the best.
Also, one more question, which headshot and full length shot should I use for submission?


Renton is off-line
18 November 2012 19:58
Renton
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Angelique, I've checked out your profile numerous times in the past and think you have an amazing look and you could be very sucessful. However I'm sorry to say that its unlikely a mainstream fashion outfit like MOT would pick you up as you do not fulfill their clients criteria. I have shot with a huge amount of models from the major agencies as both photographer and assistant and without that commercial appeal its difficult. Now this is not terrible, its just one avenue closed (possibly, what do I know really), other agencies are out there. Honestly you suit a more glamour genre but if thats not for you then there is always the smaller more regional agencies who get good and solid work for clients/models. Have you thought about signing to an extras agency, oh sod it, I'm afraid your perfect for glamour, you might hate it but you could make very good money and it can open a lot of doors.



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