Petite Modeling Agencies
Get a Modeling Contract with a Petite Modeling Agency
There is good news for petite and shorter models since the modeling landscape has changed dramatically over the past few years. So, if you haven’t pursued your dreams of being a supermodel because you don’t think you are tall enough, think again!
Finding petite modeling agencies that represent models who don’t meet the typical height requirements of high fashion models can be a frustrating endeavor. In reality there really aren’t any petite modeling agencies, but rather modeling agencies that may represent smaller or petite models along with their taller models. There are also commercial modeling agencies that normally represent models of all heights, shapes, and sizes.
ONE CHANCE TO MAKE A FIRST IMPRESSION
Thinking of submitting your photos to modeling agencies that represent petite models? You only have one chance to make a first impression. Don’t waste your opportunity by submitting the wrong photos or submitting them incorrectly. Submitting your photos through the right channels can make all the difference between a million-dollar career and a career that never gets off the ground.
LET OUR EXPERTS SUBMIT YOUR PHOTOS TO THE BEST PETITE MODELING AGENCIES
The agents at ModelScouts.com have scouted hundreds of fashion and commercial models who have gone on to have successful modeling careers working for clients such as, Vogue, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Elle, GQ, Esquire, Seventeen, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, Giorgio Armani, Prada, Marc Jacobs, Givenchy, Versace, Abercrombie & Fitch, Dolce & Gabbana, Christian Lacroix, Gucci, Chanel, Valentino, Dior, YSL, Clairol, Pantene, many and more. Click below to start your journey!
Gone are the days when you need to be six feet tall to rock the runway. Today, models of all shapes, sizes, and heights are making a name for themselves, and there’s more variety on the runway and in fashion magazines than ever before! If you are an aspiring model on the shorter side (in the modeling world that tends to be 5’7” and under), you are probably wondering which model agencies scout petite models and how can you get scouted by them.
If you would like to join the ranks of petite models like Hailey Baldwin Bieber, Emily Ratajkowski, Kate Moss, Camille Row, Devon Aoki, Liberty Ross, Laetitia Casta (who are all 5’8” and under!), and 5′ 7″ male model Aaron Frew there are several things you should know to make sure you are headed on the right path.
First, keep in mind fashion modeling isn’t your only option if you are a petite model. Commercial female models tend only to be about 5’4” so there are a lot of opportunities other than high fashion if you’re a petite model. Similarly, parts, lingerie, and swimsuit modeling also have plenty of opportunities for models of various sizes and heights. Today, agencies focus on the whole package, rather than just a model’s measurements.
Focus on Your Strengths
Now that you know some of the opportunities available for petite models, it’s time to learn how to play to your strengths so you can narrow in on what your focus should be. If you have great hands, or feet, or eyes, you could be a successful parts model at any height. Or, you might find your strengths are in lingerie or swimsuit modeling or perhaps you are best suited for commercial modeling, all of which you can be successful at if you’re a petite model. If you aren’t entirely sure where you would be most successful, the modeling experts at ModelScouts.com can help you determine your best course of action.
No matter what kind of modeling you decide to get into, there are certain things that are required of you no matter what. As mentioned, the whole package is what is really important, not just your measurements. That means you must look healthy, fit, well-groomed, and well-rested. Take good care of your body, skin, hair, and nails, and this will contribute to your overall appearance and increase your chances of getting scouted.
WHAT TYPES OF PHOTOS DO PETITE MODEL AGENCIES WANT?
Before you spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on professional photos, it’s important to know that petite model agencies and other top international modeling agencies around the world never require professional photos to evaluate your potential as a model.
In fact, professional photos can do more harm than good to your image if you don’t get them right, and new models rarely get professional photos right. Basic snapshots taken with your phone are just fine as long as you follow some basic tips:
- Photos should be clear and in focus
- Include at least one headshot and a full length shot
- Keep makeup to a minimum
- Keep hairstyles simple and well groomed
- Keep clothing simple and in good taste
- Don’t be too sexy or provocative
- Include a swimsuit photo if you are comfortable wearing a swimsuit
- Do not submit nude photos
- Do not wear fur in your photos. It is offensive to some agents, and it’s just wrong.
- You should be the only one in the photo
- Remember that first impressions are important
Model Agencies Look at Your Overall Package
Once you know what kind of petite modeling you want to pursue, it’s time to consider what agency would be best for you. Today, most major agencies are including different types of models, including plus and petite models, on their main boards. One quick way to find out if an agency you’re interested in represents petite models is to look at the models they have already scouted. Even if you don’t see any models under a certain height, it is still worth submitting your photos because, as mentioned before, agencies are much more open to a diverse range of model types, and will look at the overall package you are presenting rather than just height.
One of the most efficient ways to get in touch with many modeling agencies at one time is by letting ModelScouts do the work for you. Once you create your modeling profile and upload your photos to ModelScouts.com, your photos will be submitted to agents and scouts representing over 250 international modeling agencies. You’ll receive results within 10 business days and ModelScouts will be with you every step of the way should an agency wish to represent you as a professional model with their agency.
MODELING AGENCY CONTRACTS
Before you sign any contract, and particularly one that impacts your career, you need to make sure you understand exactly what you agree to, or you risk putting yourself in a position that could affect your modeling career in the long term or agree to terms that aren’t in your best interest.
It’s not a bad idea to have a entertainment lawyer review your contract, or at the very least have an independent professional agent take a look to make sure there isn’t anything unusual in your contract. The professionals at ModelScouts.com, have reviewed hundreds of contracts and are happy to assist new models understand what they are signing.
To help you begin to understand modeling contracts, let’s cover some of the basics.
- One-Time Contracts:
These contracts apply to a single job and only span the length of the contract.
- Mother Agency Contract:
A modeling mother agency is usually the first agency with which you begin your career. Mother agencies will help you get acquainted and comfortable with the modeling industry, and may promote you to other agencies in the international market.
- Exclusive Contract:
Exclusive modeling contracts are most common for fashion and editorial models. Editorial models are generally not permitted to be represented by more than one agency in a specific market.
- Non-Exclusive Contract:
Non-exclusive contracts are common with commercial models and give models much more leeway to work with multiple agencies in one market.
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Following these simple steps is a great way to start for any new or experienced model seeking agency representation as a petite model.
The key points are a) get as much exposure as possible, b) don’t be afraid to submit your photos to agencies that have minimum height restrictions, we’ve seen many of these agencies break the rules and sign smaller, petite models to their agencies, c) don’t spend money on photo shoots when basic snapshots are all the agencies need to to determine your potential, d) understand your strengths and play them up, e) only sign a modeling contract when you fully understand what you are signing, f) work with a legitimate model scouting company that will put you in front of the world’s leading modeling agencies in the safest and most effective way possible.
If you are thinking of submitting your photos to petite modeling agencies don’t do it alone.
LET US DO THE WORK FOR YOU
Our team of modeling experts have established, over 35 years of working in the industry, a network of legitimate and reputable agencies that use our platform everyday looking for new models.
When you submit your photos to ModelScouts.com you will be seen by scouts for 250+ leading modeling agencies worldwide. Why limit yourself to just your local area? Successful petite models often work with multiple agencies in countries around the world.
Submit your photos today and get your results within 10 business days guaranteed!
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