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Modeling Agencies New York

Types of New York Modeling Agencies | Get Scouted® by NYC Model Agency

Being a new model just starting out and searching for a legitimate modeling agency in New York can be a daunting task. There are several things a new model should consider when approaching New York model agencies, such as which agencies will be the best fit for their type of look, and how they should ultimately approach the agencies in an effort to get represented and become a professional model.

High Fashion Modeling Agencies in New York

New York is best known for its high fashion (editorial) modeling agencies.

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High Fashion Editorial Modeling

Generally, high fashion or editorial modeling agencies look for female models who are 5′ 9″ to 5′ 11″ with measurements close to 34″-24″-24″. Male high fashion models are typically 6′ 0″ tall and wear a 38 – 42 jacket.

There are however, exceptions to every rule, so don’t be discouraged by these stats. Moreover, the Asian modeling market accepts female models ranging from 5′ 6″ and male models from 5′ 10 “.

The most well known high fashion model agencies in New York, NYC are IMG Models, Elite Models, New York Model Management, Ford Models, Women Management, Q Models, Marilyn Agency and others, but there are also other smaller boutique agencies such as Fusion ModelsRedNYC, and VNY Models that are often more willing to help develop new models when they are just starting out.

Commercial Modeling Agencies New York

If you don’t have the look of an high fashion editorial model, then commercial modeling could be for you. Commercial models come in all shapes and sizes, and  are seen everywhere in print and television ads for cereals and food products, soaps and bath products, furniture and car ads, and the like. The list is endless. Anything that isn’t high fashion a commercial model can do.

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Commercial Model Aaron Marcus

If you are an aspiring commercial model one of the very best resources is the book “How to Become a Successful Commercial Model” by Aaron Marcus. Aaron’s book provides terrific advice and guidance on how to start a career as a commercial model and get represented by commercial modeling agencies in New York and other markets.

Some of the New York model agencies that represent commercial print models, child models, and other specialty models are MSA Models, True Model Management, MMA, and Wilhelmina Models.

Ways to Submit Photos to a New York Modeling Agency

There are a few ways to submit your photos to a New York modeling agency, some better than others.

  1. By email – Emailing photos can be fast, but often ineffective. Almost all of the top agencies that post an email address on their website post a generic email that is rarely, if ever, checked. Agencies receive so many emails there is no way they can look at every photo. Agents typically have private email addresses that they only share with other professionals. Therefore, unless your photos are emailed directly to an agency by another agent it is unlikely that your photos will be reviewed.
  2. By mail – Mailing photos can be expensive and time consuming If you add up the cost of printing several hundred photos plus the cost of envelopes and postage, it can easily add up to hundreds of dollars. Not the best option.
  3. Modeling Conventions – Modeling conventions can be a lot of fun and a great way for new models to get exposure and to learn about the industry. However, conventions can be extremely expensive, usually costing over $5000.00 to attend, and are well out of reach for the majority of aspiring models.
  4. Submit your photos to New York model agencies through ModelScouts.com. At ModelScouts.com we provide you with the exposure you need to agents and scouts representing over 250 of the world’s most powerful agencies; including New York modeling agencies that specialize in high fashion, runway, commercial print and television, plus-size, petite models, showroom and fit modeling for male, female and child models.


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