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How can I get into modeling?

I'm 15 years old and only 5'6 so i'm not looking into runway modeling or anything, just local modeling or print. I live close to the NYC area but I know its extremely hard to get signed to an agency around here, especially without the height and certain features. I wouldn't even mind modeling for local designers or a website that sells clothes like bigcartel or karmaloop. I don't have any modeling experience but I would really like to start. Any advice or places I can go to start?

Asked By: - 7/18/2012
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well the only safest and best way to do it is to get signed with a agency give it a try it wont hurt you or anything whats there to lose? since you live in the nyc area try signing with ford models or IMG they are a little less strict about their height especially ford but i wouldnt recommend elite they are very strict... More
Answered By: european07 - 7/19/2012
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if i were you i would definitely google famous modeling agencies and contact them via email along with my best shots.
Answered By: Emily - 7/18/2012
 
Start by having a friend take pictures of you and set up a portfolio with your pictures. Youcan advertise on craigslist if your parents allow it. Or put up flyers. Or search for companies on google in your local area. Sometimes clothing stores are looking for models. Go on their websites and look. Good luck!
Answered By: Livi - 7/18/2012
 
Dont make a portfolio get two good headshots of you and look for the agencies around you that will find work for u make a resume and send that out to people be pushy look up info on commercials and things that are going on around u look in the newspaper etc i hope i helped i am trying to get into acting so dont worry... More
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Answered By: Jenifer - 7/18/2012
 
Most NYC models are famous because they were found on tumblr. Once they get famous, they model & get there pictures taken in Times Square.
Answered By: Emma - 7/18/2012
 
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