Complaining about the lack of short models on the runway is a waste of time, as a model I believe in working hard and from my early days I believed in "proving you can with examples that you can to get the chance", and I think it is best to be realistic, honest with yourself and understanding of the industry and the way that side works. Fashion might not welcome the shorter girl but that doesn't mean you can't model. Focus on where you CAN find opportunity. Focus on print modeling, notice lifestyle ads and editorials where height isn't a big thing. I think there is room for change in fashion---one day, but I think bitching about how short you are, or how much it sucks that fashion won't support shorter girls on the runway is a waste of time, if you want to model and you are short you have to focus on where you can really find opportunities to build a portfolio and your experience. Don't let one of the smallest areas of the modeling industry hold you back. Fashion models are a very small percent of the working models out there. Model means more than long giraffe legs. But you have to believe that, seek the opportunities, be perspective to opportunities and how to give your self a chance by being preparing with the right photos to market you the right ways that fit with your goals.
Get a goal, if you don't have one, get one! Aim high and try! ~ isobella