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Melinda Blain
Posts: 508
Scottsdale, Arizona, US


I was just wondering if you think I have a chance at getting signed with a top agency.  My port is a little weak right now but just based on my overall look, age, etc.  I'm just looking for opinions and open to suggestions.  Thanks!
Oct 08 12 10:01 pm  Link  Quote 
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Cherrystone
Posts: 36,301
Columbus, Ohio, US


Melinda Blain wrote:
I was just wondering if you think I have a chance at getting signed with a top agency.  My port is a little weak right now but just based on my overall look, age, etc.  I'm just looking for opinions and open to suggestions.  Thanks!

Yes

A 'top' agency won't care about what your portfolio looks like, only what you look like.

Go visit a few in-person. Only they can tell you for sure smile

Oct 08 12 10:03 pm  Link  Quote 
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Shirley Zhong
Posts: 2,156
Singapore, Singapore, Singapore


Contact the agencies, only they can tell you if you are the face they would love to have on their boards.
Oct 08 12 10:28 pm  Link  Quote 
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Dannielle Levan
Posts: 12,857
New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada


We can't give you an accurate answer. Go start walking into agencies and keep trying.
Oct 08 12 10:54 pm  Link  Quote 
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Lee_Photography
Posts: 8,549
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US


5’ 11” this alone says you have a chance

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110606/19/4ded915874e95_m.jpg
Model wise nice image, see a beautiful model
Suggest more light in face next shoot, relax forehead to get rid of wrinkles

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110606/19/4ded90b82db26_m.jpg
If you show your knees include your feet
Try not to point fingers at camera will make them appear shorter [Models left hand]
Think long lean delicate fingers
Keep kneels lower then hips for longest looking legs

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110531/17/4de58e66ab320_m.jpg
Great image
Would love a photo to show your height with long legs, en pointe

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110818/19/4e4dc6b3026fd_m.jpg
Great smile
Nice job posing
[Next shoot, raise brim of hat so not cutting eye, cover models right ear with hair]
How ever, you did an excellent pose with your shoulders
Top seems to be pulled away from models body left side, use a clip in back to show off your shape so material does not flare out

Would love to see you submit some photos to agencies, check the website for requirements, believe you have a great opportunity ahead of you

Wish you great success!
Oct 09 12 05:19 am  Link  Quote 
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tenrocK photo
Posts: 5,409
New York, New York, US


The first 3 responses are on point. Walk in and ask. Your age, height, and stats give you a shot. The agencies will know if they can market you with their current clients or not.
Oct 09 12 06:05 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Melinda Blain
Posts: 508
Scottsdale, Arizona, US


Thanks for all of the opinions and suggestions!  Would it make sense to take a trip to New York?
Oct 09 12 08:45 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Matt Schmidt
Posts: 3,677
Greensboro, North Carolina, US


Everyone has a chance . . .

How you go about achieving your goals and dreams is another matter altogether.

. . . I shall cheer for you . ..
Oct 09 12 08:48 am  Link  Quote 
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RachelReilly
Posts: 1,699
Washington, District of Columbia, US


Melinda Blain wrote:
Thanks for all of the opinions and suggestions!  Would it make sense to take a trip to New York?

Yes!

Oct 09 12 10:08 am  Link  Quote 
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Fotografica Gregor
Posts: 4,068
Alexandria, Virginia, US


Chance has nothing to do with it.

Making the effort is all you can do - and without the effort your "chance" = 0

other than that it is a matter of what the agencies are looking for at a given time.

Don't feel that it has to be a "top" agency - a local agency that is affiliated with a strong mother agency is a good bet.

Hit the open calls or better yet ring up the bookers and get at it.

And best of luck.
Oct 09 12 01:03 pm  Link  Quote 
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LeeLa
Posts: 155
Portland, Oregon, US


Shirley Zhong wrote:
Contact the agencies, only they can tell you if you are the face they would love to have on their boards.

This.

Oct 09 12 01:41 pm  Link  Quote 
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Rik Williams
Posts: 3,341
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Melinda Blain wrote:
I was just wondering if you think I have a chance at getting signed with a top agency.  My port is a little weak right now but just based on my overall look, age, etc.  I'm just looking for opinions and open to suggestions.  Thanks!

Yes I believe you would have a strong chance of being signed, but don't waste your time on local agencies. If you want the work, be sure to hit some of the capital cities in the UK.
Good luck with it all smile

Oct 09 12 01:43 pm  Link  Quote 
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