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05-02-2010
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what i read on a majority of the modeling sights requirements is that you need to be between 6'1 and 6'2 for guys. i wish i wasnt so damn awkward looking when i was your age because i was over 6 feet in my freshman year of high school, but alas, i had to wait a few years for the rest of me to catch up.

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My little brother wants to send in some pictures to modelling agencies. He has the right height and measurements, but he's only 15. It seems that for most of the agencies I've found so far, you have to be at least 16. Should we send in some pictures anyway, seeing as so many models lie about their age?

Also, I have a hard time finding male modelling agencies! He is located in Amsterdam, Holland. Does anybody have any tips/agencies that I could try? Thanks so much!

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^ Lying about age is never a good idea - as they will find out sooner or later anyway Same for measurements etc.
I guess he should just try it. If an agency is truly interested in him, they'll probably forget about that one year and take him on anyway. Or, like it's the case with many girls, they'll just keep an eye on him and make him send pictures until he is old enough to start. So you see, he won't lose anything with trying it out.

Regarding agencies in Amsterdam: there are several good agencies which also represent boys - Ulla, A Models, Modelution, Skin... all rather reknowned and located in the Netherlands

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^ Lying about age is never a good idea - as they will find out sooner or later anyway Same for measurements etc.
I guess he should just try it. If an agency is truly interested in him, they'll probably forget about that one year and take him on anyway. Or, like it's the case with many girls, they'll just keep an eye on him and make him send pictures until he is old enough to start. So you see, he won't lose anything with trying it out.

Regarding agencies in Amsterdam: there are several good agencies which also represent boys - Ulla, A Models, Modelution, Skin... all rather reknowned and located in the Netherlands
Haha, I didn't mean that he was gonna lie about his age to the agency I ment that a lot of models are often younger than the agencies say that they are

But thanks a lot for your advice! I will try out those agencies!

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Does anyone know if touching thighs are okay for the modeling industry? When I stand without pants on, just in a swimsuit, the very top of my thighs touch if I stand with my heels together. I've always let it bother me, but I'm not sure if I should worry or not or just let it go. It seems a lot of models are the opposite where the top of their legs look bow legged

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Do agencies ever measure you? The reason i ask is because when i went for an open call, the front desk lady asked me my measurements and for height i told her 6'1", but im more like 6ft even (exactly). If the agency were to say yea and sign me/take me in (even though they didnt, and turned me away), would they eventually measure me

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^^Wow thats good to know. thanks everyone. maybe i should just start telling the truth...but i just like saying 6'1"

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Do agencies ever measure you? The reason i ask is because when i went for an open call, the front desk lady asked me my measurements and for height i told her 6'1", but im more like 6ft even (exactly). If the agency were to say yea and sign me/take me in (even though they didnt, and turned me away), would they eventually measure me


Keep in mind something...an agency will never waste 3 minutes to measure somebody that at first sight has no chance to be model.
so, take it as a positiv sign when you are measured, and take that it is a big "no" when they dont measure you

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I get told loooads by people that I ought to model. One thing is my skin isn't too great. It's nothing that concealer + foundation won't cover, but I hear that perfect skin is a MUST for all sorts of modelling. Should I just... wait and keep trying to get my skin better (I'm 17 now, I don't want to leave it too long!) or is it worth looking into modelling, even if my skin isn't perfect?
You should give it a try especially if your skin problems are just temporary. You've both the height and body (it happens that I saw your pics and stats "elsewhere" but we aren't allowed to discuss such details here).

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Of course it would be more difficult as a new face, but saying 21 is too old for a girl to start modeling is nonsense. No one is saying that the 21 year old girl (or her potential agency) is trying to make her into an overnight success but you can still get signed.
Once again there are no absolute rules written in stone. Each case is individual but obviously for serious fashion it's much harder to start at 21 than 16 or maybe 18. The later a girl wants to start in fashion the more immediately useable potential will be required as there's far less time left for development (if any). An "older" girl with a great look and talent can still make it, especially if she's able to show a good book but that's unusual because you don't develop a strong book overnight or just with a few tests.

In the modeling world it's often more about probabilities rather than strict possibilities or impossibilities.

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whats the situation like for potential models who live nowhere NEAR LA/NY (or even smaller markets like chicago, miami, texas...) and are then whisked off to a major market, especially if the model is underage? like are they just told to drop everything going on in their lives to move to NY and model or does someone come and get them/reassures them that they will start modeling. idk if this makes sense lol!

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^I think I kind of get what you're saying
For me when I used to model and I went to New York, I was only 14. My mom came with me, stayed with me, went everywhere with me which was nice. I live nowhere near NY so I only went for a week or two at a time. I know for some other models here though they put school on hold for a semester or do it by correspondance and go for a little bit at a time. Hope that helps a little bit?

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