Tuesday, 27 April 2010

How to become a model at 13-14

The idea of modelling at this age could seem glamorous and fun with thoughts of working with the big names on TV. However when looking towards modelling you must consider some questions, Why do I want to become a model, what type of modelling am I interested in and am I ready to face the ups and downs?

Becoming a model at the age of 13-14 is ideal as at this age most girls reach their final adult height and begin to mature in the face. It's also good to kick start modelling at a young age for a better break in the industry.

So, after having decided you would like to become a model you will need to take the following steps
  • Decide the type of modelling you are interested in. When thinking of which type you must bare in mind your look and choose which is best suited with your appearance.
  • The categories to consider are: Commercial (newspapers, magazines etc), Adverts ( tv, radio adverts etc), Fashion, body parts.
  • Then take good recent photos that show your different looks, height and body. Take measurements of: height, weight, hair colour, eye colour, shoe size, dress size, bust, waist and hips.
You will also need to have parental permission before approaching any agencies. Once you have a good portfolio you are ready to approach agencies. There are good children agencies which range in shapes and size this is something to strongly consider as a stepping stone.

Remember becoming a model is not done other night. It is process that will require time and patience to build. It's not just a pretty face that will see you through castings so be prepared for the harshness of the industry and always remain professional. Don't give up hope.

To help you become a model at 13-14

Research the type of modelling you want to go into so you have a clear insight on what is required. At the age of 13 the average height for a model is 5'1 – 5'6. If you are really tall and slim size 8 and below 5'7 consider looking into fashion modelling otherwise it's more likely you will be doing commercial work.

To find good modelling agencies you can search on-line however watch out for dodgy agencies that require upfront fees to join. Most agencies usually take 20% from paid work after having joined and not before hand. Look into directories and search for agencies or you can use websites such as modelsconnect.com which will evaluate your profile and let you know which agency is best for you at 13-14.

Don't forget when taking your photos make sure you wear no make up, have no friends with you in the pictures pulling faces. Don't pull silly faces or cheeky poses. Think to yourself this is a business matter and I must approach it professionally.

72 comments:

  1. The modeling industry is not fair... im only 5'1 im pretty, and im really skinny i only wear a size 0 but because i am NOT tall, it is difficult to get signed to a modeling agency... im 16 so i dont think i will grown any taller then what i am now.. BUT with heels i am about 5'5

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    1. hi my name is Danielle I'm 13 years old I'm exactly 5'6 1/2 , i weigh 105 pounds , i wear a size 00 in pants
      I'm really tiny for my age . i have long dark brown hair that i recently cut 2 inches off . i have dark brown eyes , I'm brown skin , mixed with many things , i would love too model .

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  2. i wonder if i could be a model because im plus sized and imm 5'3 im 12 so i may grow more with heels im about 5'7

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  3. I reallllly wanna be a model but I'm only 4"11 & I'm pretty sure I'm not ganna be anywhere by 5"7 or 5"8 :(

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  4. My name us tamauya and i am 13 going on 14 and i am 5'8.! Im very pretty and i want to be a model but i also want to go to the wnba. I dress in heels (4inch) but i also love rocking my jordyn's.

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  5. My name is Isabel im 14 and im really pretty im 5' 6 and slim.
    Im a casual rocker screamo girl who love to party and posing for pictures. Im not sure what type of modeling is for me though

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  6. My name is Miracle Im 13 going onto 14 Years old On May 29.I love taking Model like pictures and I reall want to fulfill my modeling career.
    I'm 5'8-5'9 i dress age appropiate but im ready for whatever you throw at me!

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  7. Im 13 and want to be a model abnd my friends want to too! Im pretty im 5'5 and ahalf but weigh 155 is there anyway i can still be a model

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  8. Hi my name is Saree Bryant I just turned 14 this past December. I am about 5'6 5'7. I weigh 94 pounds I mostly wear a size 0. I love to take pictures and try on clothing of all sorts from formal to casual... I Love It! It's my dream to become a model, but if all goes bad, I plan to become a marine biologists.

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    1. You have an amazing height but you need some more pounds couse you are way to skinny.in modeling there is a thing as to skinny. Mabey you'll be great between 100-110 pounds.if you are are pretty you should probably look forward to being a model you really do have an amazing hight

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  9. Hi my name is Saree Bryant I just turned 14 this past December. I am about 5'6 5'7. I weigh 94 pounds I mostly wear a size 0. I love to take pictures and try on clothing of all sorts from formal to casual... I Love It! It's my dream to become a model, but if all goes bad, I plan to become a marine biologists.

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  10. My name is Brittany i am 13 i will 14 soon i 5'4 very pretty and i want to be a modle love heels (6 inch) but love my jordans :) how can i become a modle ??

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  11. Hi . I'm Jasmine . I'm 13 & I'm 4'11 . I'm kinda short but its okay . I want to be a model because I love fashion

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  12. hi im rachel and im 5'8 at the age of 13 and i wear a size 3 amd im really pretty i have long dirty blond hair and every where i go people tell me i should be a model! so im going to give it a try in commercial or fashion!

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    1. Yeah I'm 13 and 5'9! I also wear sizes from 0-3, depending on the brand.

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  13. Hi my name is Samantha Vang. I'm 4'11 at the age of 13. I'm pretty in many different ways.i have black hair and a lot of people say that i have good styles and that im pretty.I am a size 10-12 in kids.when i'm in heels, i am approximately 5'2-5'3 in heels. If i get in i want to try fashion or commercials. I have been dreaming to be a model.. its soo amazing!! I weigh 85 pounds and i am going on a diet just to become a model.Being a model is my number one dream. If i dont get to be a model, im not sure what i am going to do in the future. I also look very mature. I even look older than my older sister who is sixteen. And i am also Asian and Asians are very short.

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  14. Hi my names Sydney I'm 5"9-5"10 I am very tall and I look best in long dresses and skirts and when I where heels I'm 5"11 I would really love to be a model I am very pretty I have dirty blonde hair and blur/green eyes and red lips. I don't know why type of modeling would be best for me.

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  15. I'm 13 and I'm almost 5'9! I'm really thin and of course tall, lol. I want to be a model really bad!

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  16. I'm 13 almost 14 and I'm 5'5" and weigh 106 but I'm losing weight :) I would love to be a model and all my friends think I could do it so I wanted to give it a shot. What type of modeling should I try to go for?

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  17. i'm 13, 14 in 2 months and I'm just over 5'9 and I'm blonde with blue eyes...thought I'd join in haha

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  18. I'm 13, 14 in 2 months and I'm just over 5'9 I have blonde hair and blue eyes...thought iId join in lol

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  19. I'm 12, 13 in 3 months and I'm 5'8". I have blue eyes and light brown/auburn hair. I've always wanted to be a fashion model :)

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  20. I want to be a model, I am about 5"7, and very slim. I am also 14, as of September, but for now I am 13 ^.^, hehe, well I am Native American/Mexican, so {of course} I am quite tan,& I have brown eyes&dark brown/black hair, (depending on the light). I'm not sure if I would say I am 'pretty' .________. I guess that really depends on who's judging/.\ ...well I guess that's it, just thought I'd join in, lolo' ^~^
    Pues, Adieu.! (^.^)/

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  21. I'm 13, turning 14 in 2 months. I'm about 5'1 or 5'2 and I weight about 110. Being a model is one of my dreams (:

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  22. Im 12, 13 in 3 months, and 5 '4 and a quarter and curly shoulder length hair, with hazel brownish greenish eyes(they actually change color) i am pretty (enough) but have no clue where to start or what to go into, help??

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  23. I'm Zoe Smith, and I am 13 years old at the height of 5'4 and weight of 98 lbs I have light golden brown hair and brown eyes, also big lips. I'd always wanted to be a model and professional cheerleader currently I have started cheerleading after 4 years of tumbling and I am joining competition cheerleading. Also it would be a great opportunity for my dream to start.

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  24. I'm 13 all be 14 in 6 months my eyes are green. I am 5'4 and 88 pounds and i fit in 00 and 0. My hair is blonde with a bit of brown and red and that is my natural color.

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  25. I`m 5`6 and I`m 13 i weigh 107 pounds and i have strawberry blonde hair and blue eyes

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  26. Hi im 14 going on 15 im over 6'1 and I have light brown hair and blue but sometimes green eyes

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  27. i am 13, 14 in 4 months! I am 5'7 I weigh 98.7 lbs. I am a size 0 I have blue eyes and brown hair! I wonder if I could make it

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    1. you arent a healthy size... i suggest eating

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  28. My name is Haley. I'm newly 14 and about 5'5 and a half. Soon I should be 5'6, and I wear size 0 in jeans and I am very skinny. I can consider myself curvy but skinny, I have hazel eyes and brown auburn hair. I've always wanted to model... Possibly commercially or runway in the future.

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  29. Hi everyone i'm 13 5'2 still growing I have mid brown hair with some natural blonde high lights from the sun. I have blue grey eyes , my name is Taryn I've wanted to be a, model ever since I was 3 I know how hard this is and with my body type i'm thin in the tummy but I have a large butt and thighs I Weigh 120 mostly muscle from soccer and i'm recently starting on my core so,i will be losing weight if anyone is interested message me at TarynTrimarco@gmail.com thank you,p.s, you will have to talk to ny Mom as, well,I can send pictures but I only have face shots at the moment

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  30. My name is Stephanie. I am 13 and I love fashion and modeling. I am almost 5'1 and I am very pretty. I am also tall and skinny. I have black hair and brown eyes. I do very good at school and I'm kind. I'm in drama also. I hope I get to become a model! I can model in make up or clothes. :-)

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  31. I'm 13, about 5'6, I have long chocolaty hair and green eyes. I'm pretty skinny aswell. Just have to lose a little weight on the legs and I'll be good to go ;)

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  32. I'm 13, about 5'6, have long chocolaty brown hair, and green eyes. I'm skinny, just have to lose a little weight on the legs and I'll be good to go ;)

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  33. I'm 13, about 5'6, with long, chocolaty-brown hair, and green eyes, and rosy pink lips, (lot's of people have called me pretty). I have a slim figure, although I want to lose a little weight on my legs. Last time I checked, I weighed 100 pounds. Would like to give fashion modelling a shot.

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  34. Im 13 in between 5'6 or 5'7 but im a thick girl with a slim belly .dont know if thats also good

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  35. Im 13 in between 5'6 or 5'7 but im a thick girl with a slim belly .dont know if thats also good

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  36. my name is maria i have brown long hair hazel eyes soft smooth face, pretty, greek and am 13 5'3

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  37. my name is maria giannakopoulos i am 13 i am greek have nice brown long hair, nice smooth pretty face nice and fun cut, 5'4 and intresting

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  38. I'm Sarah Blackwelder. I'm 13, with blue eyes, blonde hair, and I'm very tan year round. Im 5 "1. I am short and all, but I'm still growing. I have a big butt, but am still developing in the chest area. Would that be a problem?

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  39. I'm a 13 year old and I will turn 14 in January as of next year in 2015. I am 5'6 with light brown hair and brown eyes. My shoe size is very much a 5 in everything but heels and my dress size is usually a 9. My waist size is 45 cause of my hips and I weigh 129 pounds.

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  40. I'm 13 and I'm 5'7 almost 5'8 and I'm really skinny and I'm pretty I guess and I really wanna be a fashion model!

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  41. Hi I'm 5'7-5'8 I'm 13 I'm really skinny I have brown hair with brown eyes and I wanna be in fashion!!

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  42. Hello I am caitlin and I am 13 going onto 14 and wanting to be a commercial and advert model. I am 5'4 and am pretty and slim. I have brown hair with blue eyes. I am afraid that I will not make it because I can not wear heels ever in my life because I have hurt and broken my left foot so much:( I will do anything to become a model and hope that someone will look past my flaws and hire me!

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  43. I'm 13,I'm 5'4 I have blonde hair blue eyes and I'm very slim

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  44. Im 13 gonna be 14 in 2 months and im 5'11 im thin hazel eyes and brown hair i would really like to become a model

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  45. My name is Rosemary and I'm 12 turning 13 in two months. I have long dirty blonde hair that reaches my waist, my eye color is a darkish green. I'm not very tan but I'm in the middle of tan and pale, I'm 5"1 and in average weight for my age.

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  46. Hi! My Name is Jessa Joy Acebuque.Im 15 yrs.old .. Im 5'6 . And im only 40 kg . So, I have a Slim Body.
    i love to Take A Picture. I put Emotions in my Eyes when I take A picture. And Many people said that
    im naturally beautiful , because I don't wear Make-up. My shoe size is 9. That is in American Size.
    i really want to Be a RunAway Model.. But I dont know how to Start my Career.
    Im From Philippines .. thank Youuu!

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  47. Hi! Im Jessa Joy Acebuque . Im 15 yrs.old .. And Im 5'6 . Im only 40 kg. So, i have a Slim body.
    but , still i look good in my clothes because , I know how to handle it . Many people, said that
    im Naturally Beautiful because I dont wear Make-Up. I like to Pose in the Camera Like a
    SuperModel. And its my Passion.
    but i dont know how to Start my Career . Im from Philippines. I have A White Skin, Black and SeemsLike
    Brown eyes, Pinkish Lips.. Proub to be a Filipina .:)

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  48. Hi! I'm 13 and I'm 5'4 I can be 5'8 if I wear heels but I weigh 155 is that okay

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  49. Hi! My name is Amaya. Black was light skin tell I got a tan and now I look Indian lol. I have dark curly/ wavy hair that can easily be adjusted with. I made 13 in March and I'm currently 5'2. I have a very small shape and long legs. Many people say that I would be a great model and I've just found ALOT of interest in it. This would be a MAJOR dream come true.
    Thanks xoxo

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  50. Hi! My name is Amaya. I'm black was light skin tell I got this tan now I look Indian lol. I have dark curly/wavy hair that can easily be adjusted. I turned 13 in March and now 5'2. I have a small figure and long legs. Many people say I would be great for this and I have ALOT of interest in it. It would be A MAJOR dream come true !
    Xo Amaya

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  51. I just turned 13 a month ago my mesurments are 33-26-33 I weight 116 lb and my height is 5'5 do you think I can reach 5'7 or 5'8 at like 18

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  52. Hey! I'm Caitlin and I am 12 almost 13, my height is around 5'1 and my weight is approximately 95 pounds. I have brown hair with blonde highlights, and hazel eyes. I play hockey and soccer, and I am decent at track. I'm not going to boast about how thin or how pretty I am. I have a more muscular structure and I apparently look older for my age. I have somewhat experience, I have been a live model for Ivivva. I have been offered to go to a modelling camp thing but I don't really wanna go. But yeah, I'm Canadian and modelling is one of my dreams besides playing in the NHL.

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  53. I'm 13 I'm 5'7 I can sing I wear an size 12 in pants shirt med I have a dream to become a model my makeup is natural

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  54. i'm pretty n not soo tall but I wanna be a model cuz my friends do it too

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  55. I wanna be like a photo model for catalogs n pictures not runway for now

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  56. Hi I'm imogen (immi) I'm 12 and 13 in January and I'm 5'7 5'8 and want to do fashion or runway modeling

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  57. I'm 5'9 long legs skinny and have auburn hair so how can i get involved

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  58. I'm Keauna and I'm about 5"11 6"0, with a light brown complexion and dark brown eyes and hair that's growing in a natural state(no perm). Modeling is pretty new I want to know where to start.

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  59. i'm 13, my dream has been to be a model too. i'm 5'5 really skinny, tall, and have puffy curly hair. i wish i could be a model but i just don't know how... i love fashion too. lol

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  60. I really want to be a model
    Im 13 and im 5'10 with the weight of 180 lb.
    i do have some belly fat and arm fat but i dont consider myself fat but i dont think of my self as thin
    I have brown hair and hazel/brown eyes

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