Petite Modeling is There a Career for You?

Written by Jennifer Parker

Petite modeling is a tough industry to break into. Especially since most modeling agencies won't represent models unless they're 5 feet and 9 inches tall or taller. Have you had people tell you're cute? Do you hear allrepparttar time "you should be a model"? But you just don't qualify forrepparttar 148252 strict standards that most modeling angencies have?

Rest assured there is a career out there forrepparttar 148253 petite model. There is work inrepparttar 148254 worlds ofrepparttar 148255 fashion, commercial, editorial and many other industries forrepparttar 148256 less 5 feet 9 inch models. There is even work for models as short as 5 feet tall.

Most ofrepparttar 148257 work inrepparttar 148258 petite modeling industry involves close up pictures ofrepparttar 148259 face, hands, feet or other body parts instead ofrepparttar 148260 body as a whole. The fashion modeling industry is very body focused, that is why they have such stringent height requirements for their models.

As a petite or avearage size model you would probably not be working much inrepparttar 148261 fashion industry so bodily imperfections and height are not usually factors. Evan a fairly average looking person can be very successful in this industry if they are willing to work hard, getrepparttar 148262 job done and show clients they are easy to work with.

So how do you get in to this specialized segment ofrepparttar 148263 modeling market?

First, rememberrepparttar 148264 focus in this market is very much onrepparttar 148265 face rather thanrepparttar 148266 figure. To make it in this market you need to have nice skin, a good bone structure, good teeth, and be cute. Most of your success will also be based onrepparttar 148267 look that is "in" atrepparttar 148268 moment.

Do You Have What it Takes to be a Successful Petite Model?

Written by Jennifer Parker

Want to break intorepparttar petite modeling industry but wondering if you have what it takes to succeed? There are lots of magazine modeling opportunities for good modeling jobs. Take this quiz to find out if you qualify to berepparttar 148251 next top face inrepparttar 148252 petite modeling industry. Answer honestly. These 15 questions will tell you what your chances are of being able to make it as a top paid model.

1. Are you between 4 feet 9 inches and 5 feet 7 inches tall?

2. Do people often tell you you're pretty or cute?

3. Do you have nice eyes, are they almond shaped?

4. Do you have a really nice smile and straight white teeth?

5. Do you sit and stand in a straight manner with correct posture?

6. Are you friendly and work well with others?

7. Are you a size 9/10 or smaller?

8. Would you accept a modeling job in a magazine but with no pay?

9. Is your hair well cared for and does it have style?

10. If called, could you getrepparttar 148253 right clothing for a modeling job?

11. Do you wearrepparttar 148254 latest fashion styles? Do you give others fashion advice?

12. Are you willing to travel to get started in your modeling career?

13. Have you dreamed of being a model for more than 3 years?

14. Do you like wearing make-up and having someone style your hair?

15. Do you wear makeup everyday?

Answers torepparttar 148255 quiz:

1. This isrepparttar 148256 big one most models dread. Are you under 5'9"? If so score yourself 5 points. If you are 5'9" and taller, but less than 6'2", then score yourself 5 additional bonus points. Being short does not mean you cannot model. Your chances to do high fashion runway are out, but there are thousands of modeling jobs you can do even if you are underrepparttar 148257 modeling agency 5'9" limit! So don't sweat it if you are short.

2. If you hear this often, then give yourself 10 points. If people say that, then you likely have a good model look!

3. If you answered "YES" then give yourself 5 points. The eyes are one of your most important features and counts double in your score as a model. If your eyes are nicely almond shaped, give yourself 5 bonus points!

4. If you answered "YES" to a really nice smile, give yourself 5 points. Do you wear braces? If you do give yourself 5 bonus points! First, you are inrepparttar 148258 process of straightening your teeth. Second, your braces won't be on forever. Braces aren't a problem inrepparttar 148259 modeling business like it used to be. In fact it can be a bit of a fashion statement depending onrepparttar 148260 client andrepparttar 148261 job.

5. Believe it or not your posture is a major part of your overall look. If you don't stand or sit straight, you will lack potential to become a good model. If you answered "YES", then score yourself 5 points. If you haverepparttar 148262 ability to arch your back in a reverse curve, score yourself 5 bonus points.

6. Clients love to work with people who have a great personality. If you are friendly, out- going and not afraid to talk, score yourself 5 points! If you arerepparttar 148263 type of person who never met a stranger and can talk to just about anyone, score yourself 5 bonus points.

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