Careers: Modeling/question..


so I am a 16 yr old girl, almost 5'9'', red/blonde girl, 125 lbs, am I too heavy/have the potential to model editorial? If so, how would I go about doing this?

thanks, Alex

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Hello Alex and thank you for your question. Specializing in model and actor portfolio development and working with several designers, I feel I can answer your question openly and honestly.

From how you asked your question, someone reading it and seeing you are nearly 5'9" and weigh 125#, for sure you are not too heavy and a great height for an editorial, runway, print and fashion photography. However, what you are missing are your measurements. For example, are your breasts large too large for your build (modeling wise) or are your hips to large (33" is the high end for runway models). How do you look and do you you have any physical abnormalities (such as visible scars, etc ...) also matters greatly. Next is your personality. Do you have a fun and open minded personality? This is important because your personality, drive and desire to succeed as a model will show in your photos. Lastly is are you comfortable in front of the camera, can you pose naturally (not stiff looking at all) and can you take constructive criticism? Remember, modeling is a business and needs to be treated as such.

If you truly have what it takes to be an editorial model, you need to build a portfolio. However, do not limit yourself to editorial style photos. Show as many diverse looks in as many styles you can in your portfolio. The more diverse looks you can show, the more opportunities you will be available for. Send your portfolio to as many legit modeling agency's, agents and PR firms as possible. This can easily be done on line. Lastly, get yourself noticed. Create a professional online modeling portfolio on web sites that that allow underage teen models. Use ONLY professional photos.  

If you would like for me to give you a more definitive answer to your question, please email me 3-5 full body photos along with your measurements and a little about yourself and I can help give you better direction.  

Hope this helps,

KGR Photography

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