how do you break into the modeling industry?

Ive done a couple photoshoots and i have a portfolio im not sure how to start into real print(magazines,ads etc.) modeling. Where should i send them to? what first steps should i take?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    First off, you should be located in NYC.

    Here's a list I compiled a few nights ago... I intend to use it myself to break into modeling :D Bring your photos or send them to the following agencies: (I listed days and times; these are for open calls if you wish to attend)

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    Ford Models:

    january 3rd (first wednesday) 4-5pm

    111 5th Avenue (between 18/19) 9th floor

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    Next Management, LLC

    15 Watts Street

    6th Floor

    New York, NY 10013

    Tel: 212-925-5100

    Fax: 212-925-5931

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    DNA models

    520 Broadway 10012

    212-226-0080

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    Elite New york

    3PM mondays

    404 Park Avenue, South, 9th Floor

    New york 10016

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    Major Model Management

    3PM-4PM M-F walk ins

    381 Park Avenue South Suite 1501 10016

    212-685-1200

    info@majormodelmanagement.com

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    Trump Model Management

    91 5th Avenue 3rd Floor 10003

    212-924-0990

    info@tmgmt.com

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    New York Model Management

    596 Broadway #701

    New york, NY 10012

    212-539-1700

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    Mc2 model management

    6 W. 14th St.

    3rd Floor

    New York, Ny 10011

    1-646-638-3350

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    Wilhelmina Models

    300 Park Avenue South

    Every Wednesday 3-4PM

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    Women Management

    199 Lafayette Street, 7 FL

    New york, NY 10012

    212-334-7480

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    Q Model Management

    Floor 13

    180 Varick Street

    New York, Ny 10014

    (between Charleton and King in soho)

    Open Call Thursdays 10-11AM

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    ID Model Management

    137 Varick Street

    New York, Ny 10014

    212-941-5858

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    Request Model Management

    36 E. 20th St. 70th Floor

    New York, NY 10003

    212-529-4130

    Open Call Wednesdays 11-12

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    Marilyn Model Management

    300 Park Avenue South

    New York - NY 10010

    Phone : 212.260.6500

    Fax : 212.260.0821

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    IMG Models

    304 Park Avenue South 12th Floor

    New York, NY 10010

    1212-253-8884

    fax: 212253-8883

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    VNY Models

    928 Broadway Suite 800

    New york, NY 10010

    (between 21st/22nd)

    212-206-1012

    fax: 212-206-3655

    info@vnymodelmanagement.com

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    Supreme Manaegment

    199 Lafayette Street, 7th Floor

    New York, NY 10012

    212-966-3840

    f: 212-966-8614

    info@suprememangement.com

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    Click Model Management, Inc.

    129 West 27th Street

    Pent House

    New York, NY 10001

    Women's Division (212) 206-1616

    Fax: 212-206-6228

    clickmodel@aol.com

    clickmodel.com

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    Bella

    270 Lafayette Street

    Suite 802

    New York, NY 10012

    212.965.9200 phone

    212.965.1677 fax

    bellaagency.com

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    Reich New York

    23 West 26th Street

    Ground Floor

    New York, New York 10010

    P: 212-725-6626

    F: 212-725-6628

    reichny.com

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    Ikon New york

    140 W. 22nd St Suite 2D (between 6th/7th Ave)

    Open Call Friday 3-4PM

    Phone: 212-691-2363

    Fax: 212-691-3622

    Email:info@ikonmodels.com

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    Model Mangement Group

    841 broadway #500

    New York, NY 10003

    (212)253-8353

    info@modelmanagementgroup.com

    Fridays 3-4PM

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    Also, it helps if you're at least 5'9 and under 125lb.

    Goodluck!

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