Modeling Jobs for the Rest of Us! Do Plus Size Modeling Companies Really Exist?
According to the media, women are easily getting into plus size modeling jobs. And, they lead you to believe there are no limits to this model type.
Hold on, there are some restrictions.
But, these model agency tips cover common questions about plus size modeling companies for beginners. And, this advice should open your eyes to the types of opportunities available to you.
Getting Started with Plus Size Modeling Companies
Starting out as a beginner model is a challenge. And, being a plus size woman makes it even harder.
However, with a little research and a lot of hard work you can make your dreams of being a female model come true. There are plus size model agencies that will help you land the job of your dreams.
Types of Jobs Available
Some of the jobs plus size modeling agencies include:
- Men and women for fashion wear catalogs
- Print media
- Flyers and other various opportunities
Body Measurements for Plus Size Models?
Carrying more weight proportionally has a positive effect. For example; a size 12 woman with a proportionate figure stands a better chance of getting more fashion wear catalog assignments than a shapeless 10 – this is common sense.
However, humor- based or other specific kinds of modeling assignments may actually prefer girls with rounded figures creating the effect of going against the norm of society.
Even some larger girls interested in this model type might find they need to “trim down” their bodies a bit for the best chance at work. If you are one of these, you might take a look a program such as the Fat Loss Factor – or get some advice from your physician before starting.
Making Contact with Model Agents
The first thing you will want to do is contact plus size modeling agencies in the major markets.
Most of the smaller towns do not have modeling agencies. If you are serious about becoming a model you will have to do a lot of traveling.
The major market areas consists of New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Miami. You can also check in other larger cities like Dallas, Atlanta or maybe the capital of your state. Information for some of the very top list talent agencies can be found here.
Remember that you are the commodity and you are selling your image as the brand.
Do not over use make up and take extra care to wear clothing that flatters your body.
Keep your jewelry and accessories to a minimum and try to stay away from colors that are to bright or flashy.
The company representative wants to see your face, body form and personality, not gaudy or low cut outfits.
Finding a Legitimate Company
This is very important – You want to make sure that you are dealing with legit plus size modeling agencies who can help your career if you are accepted.
Some of the top agents in the world have a plus size division.
Companies like Ford Models and Wilhelmina have a division that handles male and female plus size modeling.
However, do not be afraid to look at other companies and agents even if they are not quite as well-known.
There are plenty of female models who were able to get their entertainment career started with agencies that are not as widely known.
Whether You are an Adult Female or a Teenager Just Beginning …
Many of the top and local plus size modeling companies work with teens as well as woman.
Whether you are a younger girl, age 13 through 19 years old, who is a complete beginner, or a professional who is established in the modeling world, you should be able to find an agency that will work with you – if you have the right look and plenty of determination.
Finding Agents Online
Another good way to get started is to submit your dress size, head shot and other stats to online modeling agencies. Or, you can build a website and work as a freelance model (not really recommended for beginners).
Just make sure to do your research to insure the company is on the level. You don’t want your pictures ending up in the hands of the wrong person.
Remember, you never need to pay a modeling agency upfront so, if they ask for large fees, move on to the next one.
Getting Started in Plus Modeling
To recap, plus size talent agents are out there waiting but you have to find them and contact the best agent who is able see your talent and further your career.
A final tip is to look at each company (many have online pages) and find out EXACTLY how they prefer to be contacted.
Follow the directions to a T, and you better your chance of landing an interview.
If the agency representative wants head shots don’t send them the photo snapshot of you at the beach or in the garden off in the distance.
A professional model photographer can help get the right pictures for you.
I cover more about this and other modeling tips in my newsletter. You can get it along with a free gift here.
Take Action – Find a Job
If you plan to work with some of these companies for plus size models, you’ll may have to contact many to get interviews with a few.
Don’t give up – jobs are many times available for the right look.
Did you watch the video? Here’s the info listed with it . Answering the How do I become a plus size model question, it gives extra tips you can use but that’s not everything you need to do.
Take someone with you for safety when attending shoots or model calls and always ck with the BBB to see if the agency has any complaints or other negative connotations. Better safe than sorry.
Go to every open call that looks like a good employment opportunity with these plus size modeling companies because persistence sometimes pays off.
And, even if you don’t become a top list model, at least you can look back and say; “I gave modeling my very best shot.“. Good luck!
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