Petite Modeling Agencies

How to Find a Petite Modeling Agency

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.

There is good news for 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!

petite modeling agencies

ModelScouts Petite Model Isabelle V. – Signed to Otto Models, Los Angeles

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, 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, professionals like the ones at ModelScouts can help you determine your best course of action.

petite modeling agencies

ModelScouts Petite Model Evelyn S. – Signed to Elite Models, Bangkok, Thailand

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.

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.


Top 5 Myths About Becoming a Model
Don’t Make These 6 Modeling Mistakes
How ModelScouts Can Help You Become a Model
How to Become a Model the Right Way (5 Expert Tips)



250+ Top Modeling Agencies  | All Ages, Sizes & Heights | No Experience Required

ModelScouts.com Memberships & Affiliations
Go to Top