Thursday, January 8, 2009

Petite Modeling Requirements

The requirements for a petite model are not based on height and weight, instead they are based on commercial print modeling, the print world is where a shorter girl can find opportunities and she should put away fashion, leave the slutty internet modeling pics behind her, and delete them as soon as possible.

A petite model needs to..

Have a bigger personality than any inches and feet. Height isn't such an issue for print modeling, but being proportioned is important and helpful. For print shots can be just of face, 3/4 body shots or full body. There is also parts modeling. Hands,feet, legs, etc for a petite model to consider, with the right photos to co-side her commercial print modeling photos.

Have a vibrant energy and smile they can sell a product, think ads for skincare, haircare, when ever you see a smile in an ad, that is a commercial print model, she is most likely not a tall giraffe. You will not typically see these ads in Elle, Vogue or Baazar, but you can see some in Marie Claire, Cosmo, Glamour, and these types of models on TV commercials. Start noticing ads that relate to the model you can actually be, get rid of the illusion and focus on the truth of where you fit in to the business.

The requirements are really based around personality, energy and having a friendly look and fresh look.

If you want to know what these models look like and what agencies are commercial print modeling agencies then check these out:

Gilla Roos
Rick Miller
Cunningham Escott

For tips on photos see this video I made.


BelleAfriq said...

I enjoy your blog very much. I have been told that I have beautiful facial features, and I thought I might try modeling. Obviously not the runaway,though I do think it ridiclous that beauty in the runway s determined by height.

Rachelle said...

I am a teenager and I am super short! I am told I am gorgeous and everything but I am only 5 foot and I wanted to try out modeling but I never meet height requirement for any companies! Thank you to think! :D

Anonymous said...

I'm 15 and only 5'6, but people all think I'm a model. I've always thought I could never do modeling because I'm not 5'8, but thanks to reading this I know I probably can if I have the right attitude. Thank you! :)

Anonymous said...

I'm 5'2 and I, personally, don't want to become a model. But when I see tall, skinny models in ads I just think " that won't look good on me I'm too short" so don't buy the clothes! Having shorter model could actually help sell more clothes.