Sunday, December 28, 2008

Teenage Modeling tips- 14 year old girl model advice

Many younger girls are interested in modeling, when they write me I like to give them advice on what NOT to do.

A 14 year old girl recently wrote me and said, "I think you are a very pretty and talented model and I hope I grow up to be just like you. I am 14 and have done a bit of modeling myself but I hope oneday I'll get to do more and I just wanted to wish you good luck with everything you do."

My reply might also help you. I wrote her back saying:

Thanks for writing, my best advice to you is: Don't rely on the Internet to make your a model, it can be decieving, also don't think showing your photos on the internet makes you a model.--too many girls do this and don't really end up modeling for brands and magazines but just become a tease thing for guys, and THAT is not modeling. The best thing to do is to get a nice headshot of yourself, make a compcard or headshot -get it printed- and mail it to commercial print modeling agencies in your town. For a shorter model, and a teenage model it is a good thing to remember the hands on effort it takes to work with good agencies and brands and to really model. Mailing photos to agencies could take up to 3-4 tries before you get a call, and just like anything else you might want in life to pursue, you have to have the will to try and take it upon yourself to make it happen and be smart about it. Being attractive doesn't make you a model, being a certain height doesn't, it takes the will to want to do it. And, I speak for a shorter girl perspective, -you have to market yourself the right way, to the right agencies. Forget fashion and focus on where you can find opportunities within print modeling. Other suggestions can be found here on my blog, I have made three blogs which you will find helpful towards your pursuits. They offer free lived through advice:

Here are some posts that might give you insight into being a model:

I also have some helpful videos on Youtube on modeling,

how to submit to a magazine:

Teenage modeling tips:

goodluck- isobella

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