Professional Modeling Advice

By on April 22, 2014

Colleen-Shannon-Sundai-Love-Bella_PetiteHow To Become a Petite Model 

4. Regional Work:

out what local work is available in your area. Submit to your local city magazine, as well as lifestyle, fitness and health related magazines for their editorial campaigns to earn tearsheets.

Also, submit to local model and talent agencies if they allow women 5’5″ and under (99% do not). Don’t submit to an agency outside of your state.  Generally agents only work with local talent.

magazines look for local talent, unless you’re willing to pay your travel and extraneous expenses. Keep in mind that in Bella-Petite-Magazine-Ann-Lauren-Sundai-Love-Shannon-Hall6the modeling industry per diem and all expenses are normally only paid to the “supermodels.”  

5. The Internet:

Use it to find local agencies, local tradeshows, events and photographers.   The internet is a useful research and resource tool and it offers innovative ways to find real work. You will want to be listed on Bella Petite in our model profiles. You many also want to be listed on CastingFrontier.com check them out, they have resources and do charge a small fee.

You should be skeptical of answering classified internet and newspaper ads, normally they are scams and most of the times they are predators, so always meet in a highly public place bring a friend with you.

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6.  Avoiding SCAMS:

Don’t ever pay for agency representation because it’s a “photo mill” scam.   A modeling school is not necessary to become a working model.  Modeling schools don’t find you agents or get you work. They are useful to learn proper etiquette, charm and styling you. Keep in mind that there is no such thing as an online model and talent agency. Individuals  and agencies may not represent talent across their state lines and countries.

You’ve just learned the basic steps of how to get into the modeling business give it a go!  Take the first step here and enter the Bella Petite Model search and you may win a magazine cover!

MOST IMPORTANT ADVICE: HAVE A BACK UP PLAN

You should always have a back up plan in case a career in modeling doesn’t work out for you.  The odds are against you, and, as we know, there are only a handful of highly paid models.  Expand your horizons and know what work is available for a petite model.  

Bella Petite is here to elevate the petite model and provide opportunities not historically available.

Approach this career with caution and reasonable expectations, because you can make some money as a “petite model,” but it’s rarely a long lasting career.

I always suggest to go to school , acting work shops, learn a trade and, or earn a degree in something you are interested in as fall back.  After all, life is about a lot more than just your looks empower yourself with knowledge. Written By Ann Lauren  Free to subscribe to Bella Petite

This is the final installment of a two part series. Written by: Ann Lauren

PART ONE: HOW TO BECOME A MODEL

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2 Comments

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  2. marissa

    September 14, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    hi my name is marissa, i’ve always loved be in front of the camera and i love modelling, unfortunatelly im a small person and i always have poeple telling me i am too small to be a model and i would like to change the opinions of poeple and show them that our size doesnt mean we can’t do anything. i am 1.47m for 20 years old and i am tired of poeple. Tired to see than even model agency are refusing us and telling girls that they have to be taller we didnt choose to be small and we can’t pursuit our dream because we are too small for them. I would like to know if you will be able to help to show the world that small size woman can be as beautiful as tall girl.

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