Modeling 101: What Should I Expect At My First Agency Call?

Modeling 101
Model: Tinder Badhesha, IPM Model Management // Photographer: Lesley Pedraza,

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 other 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: I’m attending my first model call at a very reputable agency and I’m a little scared. What should I expect?

A: It’s natural to be a little nervous but most open calls go by very quickly. I would bring whatever it is they ask you to bring. Your images should not be with your family or pets or from an event. A simple shot in leggings or denim pants with a top that shows your figure is best.

Simple makeup and hair as well. As for what to expect, they may ask you a few questions, take some snap shots of you, ask for your height and look over your pictures.

Be prepared for questions like:

  • How long have you been modeling?
  • What experience do you have?
  • Are you available to travel?

Speak confidently and make sure to look the person in the eyes when speaking to them. Good luck! You can do it!

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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