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rosemerry
Posts: 59
Glendale, California, US


Hello everybody I'm looking for agency which will accept 5'2" , please write

useful comments instead of negative words . I appreciate your time .
Jul 06 12 11:52 pm  Link  Quote 
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Phoenix Fetish
Posts: 408
Scottsdale, Arizona, US


There isn't much demand for 5'2 models in the agency world. You would be better off saving time and energy avoiding companies like Barbizon who make their money from people who want to be models.

You're more likely to be successful by focusing your efforts elsewhere.
Jul 06 12 11:57 pm  Link  Quote 
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christiecreepydolls
Posts: 321
Los Angeles, California, US


I have never heard anyone mention one except for the one in the UK for "different" people.

www.ugly.org

(I am not trying to be mean or nasty- I am the same height as you and fat!)
Jul 07 12 12:01 am  Link  Quote 
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Orca Bay Images
Posts: 32,233
Lodi, California, US


rosemerry wrote:
Hello everybody I'm looking for agency which will accept 5'2" , please write

useful comments instead of negative words . I appreciate your time .

Sorry, Rosemerry, but the useful comments will likely be negative in your case. Anyone giving you good news will be blowing smoke up your ass. As long as your check cleared, Barbizon told you what you wanted to hear. Maybe Barbizon can help you find an agency that accepts 5'2" models.

Jul 07 12 12:29 am  Link  Quote 
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Leonard Gee Photography
Posts: 16,342
Sacramento, California, US


rosemerry wrote:
Hello everybody I'm looking for agency

Let's just look at that part.

Agencies need to make money. To do that, they need marketable talent. If they can't make money, what is their motivation to take on someone?

Unfortunately, same answer as last time:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/po.php?threa … 826&page=1

Jul 07 12 12:43 am  Link  Quote 
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B R U N E S C I
Posts: 25,319
Bath, England, United Kingdom


rosemerry wrote:
Hello everybody I'm looking for agency which will accept 5'2" , please write

useful comments instead of negative words . I appreciate your time .

You have nice eyes and great hair.




Just my $0.02

Ciao
Stefano
www.stefanobrunesci.com

Jul 07 12 03:15 am  Link  Quote 
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c o c o p u f f
Posts: 435
Porcia, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy


rosemerry wrote:
Hello everybody I'm looking for agency which will accept 5'2" , please write

useful comments instead of negative words . I appreciate your time .

Agency height requirements have not changed since you posed this very same question (about a week or two ago, if I remember correctly). At 5'2" there are virtually no modeling agencies that will take you, because there isn't a demand for 5'2" models. So your choices are still to either look for an acting/talent agent to possibly book some commercial or video/film work, or do some freelancing for yourself--there's nothing wrong with modeling for a hobby!

Jul 07 12 03:46 am  Link  Quote 
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The Dasha
Posts: 80
Mission Viejo, California, US


At your height, if you want more work, it's get naked or get almost nothing.

My opinion
Jul 07 12 03:48 am  Link  Quote 
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Good Egg Productions
Posts: 15,650
Orlando, Florida, US


There is no such thing for models.

Here's a route you could follow:
Develop a persona that is extreme and send audition tapes into any and every reality show casting you can find. You could get lucky.
Jul 07 12 04:06 am  Link  Quote 
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Virginia P
Posts: 469
Los Angeles, California, US


Some commercial or specialty boards *might* consider you. Specialty=Parts Models and Expecting Models (if the time comes for that smile ). I'd suggest submitting to smaller commercial departments. Models.com has a good list of agencies by region.
Jul 07 12 04:19 am  Link  Quote 
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Jennifer Barker
Posts: 8,010
Houston, Arkansas, US


Good Luck .. I mean that nicely   smile
Jul 07 12 04:54 am  Link  Quote 
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Holly Harding
Posts: 77
Eastbourne, England, United Kingdom


Hi I'm in the same situation as you!
So far it does seem that the way to go for us petite models is glamour, so Dasha may be right in one respect!

I have been told catalog work may be possible.

I've got a thread in the general industry forum where people have posted useful advice.
Agencies in the UK usually go for 5ft6" but im finding exceptions, and applying like crazy!

Good luck smile
Jul 07 12 05:02 am  Link  Quote 
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B R U N E S C I
Posts: 25,319
Bath, England, United Kingdom


Holly Harding wrote:
Agencies in the UK usually go for 5ft6" but im finding exceptions, and applying like crazy!

Any 'exceptions' you find are most likely to be scams or 'portfolio mills' that will just try to take your money by one method or another.

The only worthwhile agencies I know of in the UK who take girls under 5'7" are the glamour agencies Girl Management, Samantha Bond and the commercial agency IMM. However, 5'2 is almost certainly too short for IMM and the other two will probably expect you to shoot at least topless.

Here's a list of reputable UK agencies who won't rip you off:-

http://whoistesting.com/blog_article.php?blogID=15



Just my $0.02

Ciao
Stefano

www.stefanobrunesci.com

Jul 07 12 05:06 am  Link  Quote 
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Dark Shadows
Posts: 2,269
Miami, Florida, US


The only thing you'll be able to find is a talent agency that represents actors, musicians, ect.

For modeling, you have to freelance.
Jul 07 12 05:35 am  Link  Quote 
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Rays Fine Art
Posts: 6,253
New York, New York, US


Dark Shadows wrote:
The only thing you'll be able to find is a talent agency that represents actors, musicians, ect.

For modeling, you have to freelance.

Have you considered that you're in one of the best places for someone with your stats to get what work actually exists?  Right here! 

As others have said, agencies won't touch you until they see a profit in doing so, so your best bet is to network, network, network and when (and if!) you've put together a bunch of tears, then go back and tell them you want work.

Of course, by then you'll be doing so well that you'll probably decide you don't want to pay the commission.

Jul 07 12 06:24 am  Link  Quote 
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GER Photography
Posts: 7,870
Imperial, California, US


My Momma told me... :-))
Jul 07 12 06:36 am  Link  Quote 
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Kaley King
Posts: 1,027
Jefferson City, Missouri, US


idk about LA...but I know of a couple commercial in STL that do...

http://www.imagesagency.com/divisions.php


http://www.talent-plus.com/portal/

You still may not have full time work unless you are willing to take it off, but there's a start.
Jul 07 12 07:11 am  Link  Quote 
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Erik Manwaring - Philly
Posts: 665
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US


-B-R-U-N-E-S-C-I- wrote:

You have nice eyes and great hair.




Just my $0.02

Ciao
Stefano
www.stefanobrunesci.com

+1

Jul 07 12 08:49 am  Link  Quote 
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Wysiwyg Photography
Posts: 6,326
Salt Lake City, Utah, US


rosemerry wrote:
Hello everybody I'm looking for agency which will accept 5'2" , please write

useful comments instead of negative words . I appreciate your time .

I heard Oz is looking for models under 5'6"..

Ok.. seriously.. you might be better suited looking for a TALENT agency vs a Model agency.

Jul 07 12 08:56 am  Link  Quote 
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V Laroche
Posts: 2,746
New Orleans, Louisiana, US


If there were an agency that signed 5'2" models, their models would NEVER book any work.

I do not understand why some women spend so much time and energy yearning after a really difficult job that does not even pay all that much and for which they are not the slightest bit suited. I wonder if there are basketball forums where 5'2" men ask each other which basketball teams would let them try out. And ask each other that again, and again, and again. Except that playing basketball is actually kind of fun, no matter whom you play with.

Can I ask you, OP, why do you want to be signed when you know you will never be hired? Why do you want to be a model at all?
Jul 07 12 09:01 am  Link  Quote 
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Wysiwyg Photography
Posts: 6,326
Salt Lake City, Utah, US


V Laroche wrote:
If there were an agency that signed 5'2" models, their models would NEVER book any work.

I do not understand why some women spend so much time and energy yearning after a really difficult job that does not even pay all that much and for which they are not the slightest bit suited. I wonder if there are basketball forums where 5'2" men ask each other which NBA teams would let them try out. And ask each other that again, and again, and again.

This is true.

There are will always be "exceptions" like Muggsy Bogues or Spud Webb... but that's the exception.

Also, apart from basketball... just because you get an agency to sign you doesn't mean you will work...

It just means your name and stats are in a database to be pulled at the request of a CLIENT looking for similar stats..
Clients are almost always looking for models that can FIT what they want the model to wear.

Unless you are famous... they rarely make the close to fit the model, it's very much the other way around.

It doesn't matter how good you can model, if I have a dress that fits a 5'10", size 0-2 model... you can be the best catwalker there is and the dress will never fit you and look good.

Jul 07 12 09:06 am  Link  Quote 
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AJ_In_Atlanta
Posts: 12,801
Atlanta, Georgia, US


V Laroche wrote:
If there were an agency that signed 5'2" models, their models would NEVER book any work.

I do not understand why some women spend so much time and energy yearning after a really difficult job that does not even pay all that much and for which they are not the slightest bit suited. I wonder if there are basketball forums where 5'2" men ask each other which basketball teams would let them try out. And ask each other that again, and again, and again. Except that playing basketball is actually kind of fun, no matter whom you play with.

Can I ask you, OP, why do you want to be signed when you know you will never be hired? Why do you want to be a model at all?

+1

Jul 07 12 09:11 am  Link  Quote 
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ME_
Posts: 3,144
Atlanta, Georgia, US


Central Casting.
Jul 07 12 09:15 am  Link  Quote 
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Digitoxin
Posts: 13,345
Houston, Texas, US


rosemerry wrote:
Hello everybody I'm looking for agency which will accept 5'2" , please write

useful comments instead of negative words . I appreciate your time .

There are many comments above that are all true.

If you want to be represented in the creative space, I suggest that you submit to hybrid talent agencies (assuming you have a talent that they represent).  If you doubt the feedback you are receiving here, go ask Barbazon -- the place where you just graduated from.  They should be more than than willing to give you the names and contact info of 10 legit bookers that they work with in LA.  Of course, if they can't give you those names........

Jul 07 12 09:19 am  Link  Quote 
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SAG Photography
Posts: 2,797
Valencia, California, US


Try a parts modeling agency, there are no specific height & weight requiements.  You just have to have sellable parts.
Jul 07 12 09:40 am  Link  Quote 
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OmnyRa
Posts: 1,029
Indianapolis, Indiana, US


There's a pleasant way to give an unpleasant truth.  But apparently, some people can't feel good about themselves unless they're making others feel bad...

Amongst all the bile, there are bits of good advice.  Some agencies accept petite llamas (though you might be below some of their height requirements). Many don't. You'd also need to improve your physique.  If the only way you'll be happy is llamaing, your chances are better doing it freelance.  MASTER the art of posing and expression, and build the best portfolio you can.  There are quite a few petite llamas here that are supporting themselves llamaing and enjoying what they do very much.  Do you have the time or patience to become the perfect petite? Good luck!
Jul 07 12 09:46 am  Link  Quote 
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David Kaley
Posts: 46
Kenosha, Wisconsin, US


Along with acting/talent (already mentioned) , have you looked into agencies that specialize in convention modeling.  Short salesmen don’t always want a model 5’ 9" with 4 inch heels towering over them (and sometimes tall models can make a product look small).  If this idea works for you, add some more commercial pictures to your portfolio before showing it to an agency.  Look at ads and agency books for what is needed.  And make sure your photographers are working to make you look tall.  You being bilingual could be a great advantage.
Jul 07 12 10:16 am  Link  Quote 
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Jordan Bunniie
Posts: 1,689
Los Angeles, California, US


Dark Shadows wrote:
The only thing you'll be able to find is a talent agency that represents actors, musicians, ect.

For modeling, you have to freelance.

This.

Jul 07 12 12:30 pm  Link  Quote 
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Escalante
Posts: 5,367
Chicago, Illinois, US


Gurl , Barbizon Lied to you when you gave them money and they told you , you would be a Potential Agency Signed Model .
www.newmodels.com
Jul 07 12 02:36 pm  Link  Quote 
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Flash Cubed
Posts: 173
New York, New York, US


c o c o p u f f wrote:

Agency height requirements have not changed since you posed this very same question (about a week or two ago, if I remember correctly). At 5'2" there are virtually no modeling agencies that will take you, because there isn't a demand for 5'2" models. So your choices are still to either look for an acting/talent agent to possibly book some commercial or video/film work, or do some freelancing for yourself--there's nothing wrong with modeling for a hobby!

+1

Jul 07 12 02:48 pm  Link  Quote 
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New Art Photo
Posts: 701
Los Angeles, California, US


Someone once said, the only way to really succeed is to pick a field in which, "without any work at all, you are better than most of those around you".

Modeling seems very similar to pro sports: When experts talk about rookies, they constantly use the expression "Elite Natural Athlete".

You may be a great person with a strong work eithic, but how can you ever compete and win if London and Paris is full of 5'10 -- 15 year old Eastern European girls-- " Elite Natural Models".
Jul 07 12 02:54 pm  Link  Quote 
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GPS Studio Services
Posts: 36,018
San Francisco, California, US


ME_ wrote:
Central Casting.

Central Casting is not a modeling agency.  It is for background artists.

Jul 07 12 02:56 pm  Link  Quote 
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Moore Photo Graphix
Posts: 5,288
Washington, District of Columbia, US


Orca Bay Images wrote:
Sorry, Rosemerry, but the useful comments will likely be negative in your case. Anyone giving you good news will be blowing smoke up your ass. As long as your check cleared, Barbizon told you what you wanted to hear. Maybe Barbizon can help you find an agency that accepts 5'2" llamas.

There lies the problem. Barbizon isn't an agency. They're one of those llamaing schools that do more to sell the sizzle, but not the steak. She would been better visiting these sites:

Newmodels.com
Model 'B' Website

Jul 07 12 04:50 pm  Link  Quote 
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AJ_In_Atlanta
Posts: 12,801
Atlanta, Georgia, US


Exactly.  Signing a model is only one small step and frankly why would they sign a 5'2" model when there are more standard sized models then there is work?  It's going to take something exceptional to stand out, like acting or fame at a minimum.
Jul 07 12 04:58 pm  Link  Quote 
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Nature Coast Lightworks
Posts: 1,873
Brookridge, Florida, US


Good luck in 2012! You will never be an Agency model. Just accept and move on.


http://www.newmodels.com/height.html

jf
Jul 07 12 05:01 pm  Link  Quote 
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ME_
Posts: 3,144
Atlanta, Georgia, US


ei Total Productions wrote:

Central Casting is not a modeling agency.  It is for background artists.

Yes, I know, but it is still an agency that accepts 5'2" people, which is what the OP asked.

Jul 07 12 05:15 pm  Link  Quote 
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Patrick Walberg
Posts: 42,715
Salinas, California, US


Not being negative at all, I'm being very honest when saying this!  There are certain requirements that an agency will have, one of which is likely to be height.  I wont say it is impossible, but at 5' 2", it will be extremely difficult to find an agency that will be legitimate and find you work.  Why would you waste time with trying to get signed anyway?  Modeling on a freelance basis, you can find photographers who will pay you on this website that you are posting this on!  Acting is another story ... but if you have talent, it could be a way to go.  Sincerely and kindly, good luck to you!
Jul 07 12 05:16 pm  Link  Quote 
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Patrick Walberg
Posts: 42,715
Salinas, California, US


Moore Photo Graphix wrote:
There lies the problem. Barbizon isn't an agency. They're one of those modeling schools that do more to sell the sizzle, but not the steak. She would been better visiting these sites:

Newmodels.com
Model 'B' Website

Yes, and when it comes to school, much of what is useful is taught at college or business schools.  If she has money to spend on schooling, I suggest taking classes in marketing and business management.  With business savvy someone short like Tila Tequila became successful even though the odds were against her.  I hate to admit the truth because I am old school in a lot of ways.  However cleaver Internet marketing, reality shows, and having a grip on the business side can be more useful than talent nowadays.  Even in the music business, you don't have to be "signed" with a label.  Talent is still important ... if you know how to market it!

Jul 07 12 05:26 pm  Link  Quote 
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GPS Studio Services
Posts: 36,018
San Francisco, California, US


ei Total Productions wrote:
Central Casting is not a modeling agency.  It is for background artists.

ME_ wrote:
Yes, I know, but it is still an agency that accepts 5'2" people, which is what the OP asked.

Except Central Casting isn't an agency.  They are a casting service.

Jul 07 12 05:50 pm  Link  Quote 
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ME_
Posts: 3,144
Atlanta, Georgia, US


ei Total Productions wrote:
Except Central Casting isn't an agency.  They are a casting service.

They are an agency. They are a casting agency. They are an agency which casts extras. The OP said she was "looking for agency which will accept 5'2"." Central Casting accepts 5'2".

I believe you are not fully understanding my response to her question.

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