Modeling 101: How Often Should I Contact Potential Agencies About Being Signed?

Modeling 101
Photography: Rafael Clemente for the July 2015 issue of PMM // Model: Chelsea Miller of Natural Models-LA, IMG Models-NYC, Heffner-WA

Are you an aspiring plus size model? Would you like to know more about how to break into the plus modeling world? Then this Modeling 101 feature is for you!

Every week, I will be answering a modeling question on the blog that are asked often by readers and aspiring models. This is a great opportunity to learn more about breaking into the business and gaining tips and honest input on how to proceed in deciding if plus modeling is the career for you.

This week’s question is…

Q: How often should I contact potential agencies about being signed?

A: Great question! I like to think every 3 to 4 months would give you enough time to continue working on your book. I would not reach out with the same photos. I would send NEW photos and update them on your progress. Snap shots of yourself with natural makeup, skinny jeans or leggings and a tank top is a great way for them to see your figure. I would include one head-to-toe shot and a close-up shot. I would also send a few professional photos, which show great range and movement.

For more plus modeling advice and tips, please visit the following links on the blog in our Modeling section:

How to Be a Plus Size Model

How To Get Started In Plus Size Modeling

To see past Modeling 101 questions and answers, click here.

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