Modeling Agents Look For Handsome and Not Cute Men...

  • Little_Spoon

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    Feb 02, 2011 5:53 AM GMT
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    I'm 21. When am I going to stop looking like a high school student...
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    Feb 02, 2011 2:12 PM GMT
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    I'm 21. When am I going to stop looking like a high school student...


    In some gay circles, guys in their 20's who look like they're in high school are considered a delicacy.
  • metatextual

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    Feb 02, 2011 4:43 PM GMT
    possibly pasting a fake mustache would work
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    Feb 02, 2011 6:00 PM GMT
    You can model anything you want for me, handsome ; )
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    Feb 02, 2011 6:03 PM GMT
    The beauty of perception I suppose!
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    Feb 02, 2011 6:05 PM GMT
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    I'm 21. When am I going to stop looking like a high school student...



    Honestly you are going to look so damn cute for another 5 or 6 years. I can tell you are one of those guys that look 19 until you're like 28
  • SoDakGuy

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    Feb 02, 2011 6:06 PM GMT
    I couldn't get hired FOREVER until I hit 30. I guess I grew into my body and my face.
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    Feb 02, 2011 6:09 PM GMT
    Sometimes it is more luck than anything else...right place..right time...dont give up
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    Feb 02, 2011 6:13 PM GMT
    Little_Spoon said When am I going to stop looking like a high school student...

    Modeling is cultural, and cyclical. If you look at male models from decades ago, those guys are laughable today. And today's hot models will be laughable tomorrow.

    You gotta catch the wave, when it comes in, and ride it for as long as you can. Your own wave may come in shortly, or maybe never. You have some looks, but their marketability at any given moment is hard to predict. And they will of course change as you age. Modeling isn't all about young guys.

    So you keep trying, until you get a break -- or you don't. In the meantime, you plan other things for yourself, don't put all your eggs in one basket (possibly a pun for a gay man).

    In any case, I wish you luck. And do contact some reputable agencies. It's their job to promote your modeling career, if you want one, not you.
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    Feb 02, 2011 6:22 PM GMT
    I tried out modeling a couple years ago.

    I went to one of the top agencies when I lived in Chicago and they told me I was "too tall" for them. They almost picked me but there were too twins that won out over me.

    A woman who is a casting agent for nearly tackled me when I was walking down the street here in NYC last week and said she loved my "look". She was a casting agent for movies. Maybe I'll give I'll give her a call because I really need to make some extra money after moving here.

    You should also consider commercial modeling if you haven't tried yet. A lot of fashion modeling agencies are looking for a very specific kind of look that seems to change every couple of years. Commercial models have a more mainstream look and from what I've heard make it pays really well too.
  • MisterT

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    Feb 02, 2011 6:42 PM GMT
    How many agents have you talked to? Sure fashion modeling agents will be look for a specific type when hiring models, but a different fashion will need a different type model. A good agent that knows what they are doing could get you work. Don't give up.

    As far as times changing, even models from many years ago could be successful today with the right agent, it's just a matter of finding the fashions that will look better on them than on someone else.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Feb 02, 2011 6:51 PM GMT
    Having worked as a talent agent & manager, I can tell you that your best bet is probably to take some acting classes and work on the commercial end. You're not tall enough for the runways, and those runway models who work the major shows generally land the big print campaigns as well. Commercial work is nothing to sneeze at. A national commercial ad can be extremely lucrative.
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    Feb 02, 2011 10:12 PM GMT
    You're only 5'8". Even commercial work (through an agency) is out of the question for you.
    Your best genres would be life modeling and figure art...and a few concept shoots here and there.
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    Feb 02, 2011 10:14 PM GMT
    lol i have a baby face icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 02, 2011 10:14 PM GMT
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    I'm 21. When am I going to stop looking like a high school student...


    If these threads you are making are just to get attention then they are working. I find you very attractive. If you look 18 now then that means you'll look 30 when you are 40. Preserve your youth and bask in it.

    I like cute over handsome. Modeling agencies look for tall disgusting looking guys with exaggerated facial features which to me looks like the model has aged prematurely and is starving to death. And they always have this stupid look on their face like they're looking into the Universe as if to discover a novel dimension that you'll only understand once you buy the product they're advertising.
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    Feb 02, 2011 10:21 PM GMT
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    Feb 02, 2011 10:25 PM GMT
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    Why do you want to model?
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    Feb 02, 2011 10:27 PM GMT
    You're 5'8", Most designers make clothes for someone who is 6'0". Even for editorial you're still kinda short to be rep for an agency.

    one thing I forgot to mention is that you could make an account on model mayhem and work for yourself,but don't be surprise if you don't get anything big off of it.

    Modeling is something you have to be born for literally
  • GQjock

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    Feb 03, 2011 12:54 AM GMT
    When you go to the agencies .... and yeah they can be intimidating
    ask them truthfully if you have any potential
    They will be honest with you
    They know what clients and booking agents are looking for right now

    awhile back they wanted the spikey haired tattooed guys
    but now they are going more for the classically featured A&F type guys

    The agencies will be honest and if they see potential they will tell you to cut your hair ..... or lose the glasses
    and then again if they don't they'll tell you that too

    One note

    Be careful what you wish for
    Modeling is fun and you can make some money if you're good
    but it ain't for the faint hearted ... or anyone who is the least bit insecure
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    Feb 03, 2011 12:58 AM GMT
    Hey I'm 22 and I can still get into movies at a cheaper rate...
  • trl_

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    Feb 03, 2011 1:02 AM GMT
    Lenoxx said You're 5'8", Most designers make clothes for someone who is 6'0". Even for editorial you're still kinda short to be rep for an agency.

    one thing I forgot to mention is that you could make an account on model mayhem and work for yourself,but don't be surprise if you don't get anything big off of it.

    Modeling is something you have to be born for literally


    Yeah you do have to be born for it. Not only do you have to fit a specific body type but you also have to have a 'look' to get cast after that!

    And it depends what type you're going into. Editorial/high fashion wants guys that are like 5'11" minimum and tons of other weird specifications.
    Commercial modeling (like restaurant ads and stock photos, etc) are more relaxed in their specifications
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    Feb 03, 2011 1:21 AM GMT
    Modeling go for the younger parts. Acting you can play more roles (commercials too) and have a greater range
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    Feb 03, 2011 1:45 AM GMT
    Well never had to worry about modeling, way too short for that. but as for looking young, that was me. at 14 i looked about10, at 20 I just barely looked 15 and at 30 i had graduated to looking like about 22 according to what people said. I hated it when I was under 25, but later it was good.

    Look at me now though. LOL white haired now for nearly 10 years now, a divorce, a home destroyed by fire, spinal trouble and my age caught up to me in a hurry. So its all good, be glad you look so good and young, enjoy it while you can.
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    Feb 03, 2011 1:49 AM GMT
    GQjock saidWhen you go to the agencies .... and yeah they can be intimidating
    ask them truthfully if you have any potential
    They will be honest with you
    They know what clients and booking agents are looking for right now



    Agencies nowadays specifically request you abstain from asking them why they did not show interest in you. They don't even want to deal with that. They ask you respect their decision to reject you dryly.
  • mizu5

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    Feb 03, 2011 1:55 AM GMT
    It entirely depends on what you are going for.

    Being 5'8 and looking 15 you would think I had no chance, but being a little androgynous looking is how it worked out for me. Hot Topic and American Apparel ate up that shit. Hopefully I'll look more masculine/grown up in 3-4 years ahaha.

    Different agencyies want different things, and open calls net you different reactions than seding in photos on sutherlands/whatever's website.