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 all time "you should be a model"? But you just don't qualify for strict standards that most modeling angencies have?
Rest assured there is a career out there for petite model. There is work in worlds of fashion, commercial, editorial and many other industries for less 5 feet 9 inch models. There is even work for models as short as 5 feet tall.
Most of work in petite modeling industry involves close up pictures of face, hands, feet or other body parts instead of 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 in 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, get job done and show clients they are easy to work with.
So how do you get in to this specialized segment of modeling market?
First, remember focus in this market is very much on face rather than 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 on look that is "in" at moment.