Modeling After 50

As a model photographer, I get tons of modeling questions. In fact, I answer many Q&A on my website. But, what about modeling after 50 years old? Is there any such thing as a female model over 50? Let’s find out..

I want to address this issue in an “answer” article. The question comes from a female model over 50.

So, I hope it inspires you to follow your dream – no matter what your age.

Here’s what this female model says:

“Bob, after checking out what’s going on in the world of talent you seem to be it!

You give impressive marketing advice about learning how to become a model on your website and in your newsletter. Congratulations!” (Blush)

modeling after 50

modeling after 50

What about Modeling After 50 Years Old? A question from a female model over 50 years old – plus size..

“I am seeking to do plus size acting and modeling.  I am a size 10. My age is 50. My career is a Medical Aesthetician (part time) now but I hunger for the world I had 2 decades ago. I have pursued my acting career in the past.

Modeling After Fifty – How about plus size fashion models over 50?

My resume includes a photo portfolio and a full page acting resume. Also, I present a 6 min. DVD. Can you help me with suggestions to work in modeling after 50 years old – and acting?”

Answer to Modeling after 50?

This question warrants a few possible answers. As I am mainly a photographer, I am not well connected with modeling agencies. But, I do know of a couple of people who are working in plus size who are more mature.
And, you can do searches and find female models even older like…
  • Jacky O’Shaughnessy
  • Daphne Selfe
  • Rhonda Livingstone
  • etc.
So, models over 50 years old can and do find modeling work – despite their age. Yes, the older you get, the tougher it gets to find work.
And, of course you’ll run into problems. With that said, listen to what motivational speaker Zig Ziglar has to say:
When you focus on problems, you get more problems. When you focus on possibilities, you have more opportunities.
With that said; yes, it gets tougher in over 50 plus size modeling. As you mature, you might have to beat the bushes for the model agency who is the best choice for you. This requires more work on your part.
One suggestion is to look at commercial model work. I see lots of ads geared towards baby boomers these days.

You Can Model after 50 with the Right Modeling Agencies

Make contacts with modeling agencies who cater to plus size & older models to see what happens.
You might have to try a few to get accepted but sometimes tenacity pays off.
Hint: You can find a complete list of United States modeling agencies on my site to check.
Read tips about plus size modeling companies to help enlighten you on the subject.
You might be surprised at jobs available for plus size models over 50. I hope you will get started toward your modeling goals right away.
I wish I could be more specific about this over 50 modeling thing.
But remember, anything can happen in modeling and entertainment. Hope you lots of success!

Got Some More Answers? Help This Model Out..

If you have comments for this model about plus size modeling after 50, please leave your helpful hints below. I know she would appreciate your help. – Bob Pardue


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