Not Real Tall? Get Listed with a Commercial Modeling Agency
If you have a desire to become a commercial model, you should first understand whether or not you meet the requirements of top list commercial modeling agencies and if so, whether this type work is for you.
Becoming a Commercial Model
You will be glad to know that more and more “normal” guys and girls with great teeth, clear skin and healthy bodies are chosen today by talent agents.
Where Do Commercial Models Appear?
Talent agencies choose commercial models to promote products or services for companies in magazines, billboards, newspapers, catalogs, food packages, gaming companies that sell products.
How Tall are Commercial Models?
You may have heard that height doesn’t matter in commercial modeling, but to the best modeling agencies it does.
These agents still want male and female models to have a presence and have at least a bit above average height.
The average height for a female commercial print model is 5’6 1/2″ tall and the average height for a male is 5’11”. But don’t give up hope if you’re only 5’4″, because all commercial modeling agencies do not always have the same requirements.
People of all sizes, ages, heights, weights and races are needed everyday by commercial model agencies – even baby boomers are represented here. Are you from the 60s?
Submitting an Application to Commercial Modeling Agencies
Before you start submitting applications to these commercial modeling agencies, do a search online and see what their preference is on how to submit to them.
Many managers prefer email submissions, while others might be willing to set up an appointment with you.
You might find some local agencies in your area that have open calls on certain days of the week. Take this opportunity to meet the agent face to face if at all possible.
This is where you can make an impression with your energy and your picture portfolio (you do have a portfolio, don’t you?).
Preparing Your Picture Portfolio for Commercial Model Agencies
Before showing your portfolio of photos to any commercial modeling agency, make sure it is up-to-date and professional.
Check out the model profiles on their website to see different types of creativity and diversity used in their model pictures.
This will give you ideas on how to tailor your portfolio toward commercial modeling.
Getting Started as a Commercial Model
Go online today and check the listings of commercial modeling agencies here if you are really serious about becoming part of this growing market. Take time to learn for better chances of starting an exciting career as a male or female model.
And remember, if one agent turns you down, don’t take it personally. Just pick yourself up and try the next one – and then the next!
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