vre asked in Entertainment & MusicMagazines · 1 decade ago

what does it take to make it in the modeling industry?

i am 5'5 ish and want to model... any suggestions please?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I have heard a lot of bad thing about SOME (not all) modelling agencies and how they make you pay for photos and photo sessions before they take you on then never give you any work. Always check with the local Better Business Bureau in teh US or Trading Standards in the Uk or Similar organisation elsewhere.

    I think a better starting place before you go to agencies is if you have a friend who is reasonable with a camera (do not have to be a professional or even that good just okay) Just take 100 photos of yourself in different poses, clothing and backgrounds then pick out 10-20 nice photos. You can then use this as a portfolio, and even better instead of printing them which cost you money every time, host them on a website and get some business cards print with the website address on and just hand these out instead. This is a far cheaper way of doing it and with no RISK. You should never have to pay to get a job if you do there is a high chance it is a scam.

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  • 1 decade ago

    That's cool, I'm 5'5 too. I would love to do that, like print ads and magazine shoots, but yeah just keep trying. I am trying to get into acting but I dont live in the hollywood area, but I am not going to pay anyone, I just want to make a professional audition one day and see where it takes me. I would have to be super thin unless i get lucky and someone sees stardom in me, oh heck idk, but don't worry gal, things will work out for you. Just keep putting yourself out there. It also helps when you know people that actually want to help you, even though some say they will and don't, but that's how it is with some. I guess it's jealuosy and competition.

    I believe in ya. Don't put yourself down, just say that you are going to do it and have alot of confidence on that audition(s) you arrive at. wink!!!

  • 4 years ago

    the basic individual is in basic terms too fat. the reality regrettably is that clothing do look lots extra helpful putting from a skeleton. the variety industry is interior the employer of merchandising clothing and could no longer do very properly with its designs stretched over a barrel of lard bowling down the catwalk. those fashions actually inspire fat-assed women individuals to consume much less.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I think determination, persistance- keeping a positive outlook mentally. It's alot like the acting world, you have alot of rejection.

    As long as you are following your heart and your dreams- you can't go wrong.

    Even if you never make it, and you tried your best your whole life at least you lived doing what you loved.

    I think that is what really matters. In any job!

    Good luck!!

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  • 1 decade ago

    Well to make it in the modeling industry you either pay alot of money or you dont pay anything cause the scouts really need you

  • 1 decade ago

    you probably have a better chance to be a catalogue model cuz of your 'short stature' ( im still shorter so dont feel bad!) and you have to be extremely proportionate as in your bust meas. has to be the same as your hip measurements and you dont nessacarily have to be peretty but you must be presentable and well groomed talk to so agenents who might give you other free tips and good luck!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    well iam too but im 13 & still growing you need to be t least 5 7 is your over 16 ido modeling too its fun best of luckk !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 1 decade ago

    well you sure as hell ain't doin runway at 5'5. try hand modeling.

    Source(s): common sense.
  • Ms. L
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    1 decade ago

    you should try print modeling. most runway models are 5'9 or taller.

    Source(s): my degree in fashion design
  • 1 decade ago

    just keep on trying, you'll get there.

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