5 months ago
Last edited at 8:06PM on 7/15/2013
My daughter did some modeling in NYC last summer and loved it. We wanted her to continue modeling closer to home (in Kansas City) but, like Columbus, it's just too small of a market. The small market agencies just don't get enough business to keep models working regularly. It's not enough work to justify the hassle that goes along with go-see's, dealing with the agency, headshot expenses, etc. If you believe in yourself and really want to try it, plan on moving to a big city (NY, LA, Miami) when you graduate. We're moving our daughter to LA in a few years to pursue dance and modeling. Just takes a leap of faith. Good luck!
Well, I don't want to crush your goals, but I don't know if that would be such a good idea. You're 15, you're still in school, and you're still considered "little" regardless if you're a teenager.
The thing about modeling is, it's very demanding and it's very big business. I would even say it would be put up there with Acting and Singing. They're going to demand a lot of your time, and they may say you have to loose pounds for the camera. On top of all of that, you'll have a lot of homework, and you'll probably be spending a lot of time doing that. That's a lot of work dude! You'd have to find a balance of doing both, and for some, doing both is a little hard to do. Plus, I don't know if you plan on going right into modeling or not, but if you do, don't you think 15's a bit young?
Another thing to think about is, sometimes you may not be asked to model something that is "appealing" or "in good taste." When you model, you'll probably be asked to model certain clothes depending on the person. I would even go as far to say that you might even have to do a "Lady Gaga"-ish type of style. If you're not into that kind of thing, then maybe modeling isn't for you.