So many girls want modeling agencies, it is their main goal. Get an agent. They think that just getting an agent will make them a model. They think the agent will make them the model they want to be. This is a bad perception. It is not true.
An agent, is a marketing tool. A person to help you market yourself, but they are not the end all.
When it comes to self marketing modeling is a major example. Modeling is all about your own self marketing, the work you do, and the time you put in, how much you want it, and really trying.
It is up to you to make photos, mail them, learn how to pose, how to model, and show up on time, and be the model expected. It does take a creative eye to be a model, and I recently wrote a post based involving how you have to be creative and perceptive to be a model and you can find that here.
As a model you have to know the marketing business of modeling, know that at the end of the day you are your best marketer. And the days of being discovered and having modeling dreams handed to you are basically over.
If you are short and you want to model, if you are not 5'10" it sure of heck takes alot more than just a pretty face to be one.
At the end of the day I feel like my own modeling agent.