How can I be a model in CosmoGirl?

It's important to keep in mind that thousands of girls want to become models, but only a few will ever get work. It's a very competitive industry. We hope the following information will be helpful to you.

The standard modeling agency height requirement is 5 foot 8 inches. (The agencies tell us that they need tall models because a lot of fashion designers believe their clothes photograph better on a taller figure.) There are also agencies that represent different types of models, including petites, plus-size, and parts models (who model things like hands or feet). The best thing to do is to take two snapshots of yourself (one face and one full-length) with absolutely no makeup and with your hair in its natural state. Stand against a plain, light-colored background. Send your photos to some modeling agencies (we've listed some below). Don't forget to write your name, age, height, and eye and hair color on the back of each photo, as well as your address and phone number. The agency will call you if they are interested.

AVOID SCAMS! There are lots of scams out there trying to take advantage of the thousands and thousands of girls who want to become models. If you run into something you think is a scam, you should research the company or person online or check with your local Better Business Bureau to see if they are legitimate.

Some modeling agencies hold open calls. Open calls are designated times when anyone who is interested in becoming a model can come to the agency and meet with an agent. You can write the agency for an open call schedule. Bring your snapshots if you decide to go to an open call. Most agencies are in New York, Los Angeles, and Miami (click on the links below), but they work closely with smaller agencies throughout the country. Write to one of the agencies below and ask for a recommended agency in your part of the country. Modeling trends constantly change, so if you're rejected as a model, it doesn't mean that you're not pretty. Even successful models can suddenly find themselves out of work because the industry wants a new "look." Just remember that real beauty comes from within!

New York City Modeling Agencies
California Modeling Agencies
Florida Modeling Agencies

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