A model agency without a minimum size? This question is asked by many models who are among the classic sizes of Haute Couture and High Fashion. The minimum sizes for haute couture and fashion are 1.75 m for models and 1.85 m for men. Don’t you stand a chance as a model when you’re smaller?
Here we have some practical tips for you on how to do it as a model, even without a minimum size.
Apply model agency online – that’s how it works without minimum size
Before you apply online in a model agency, take a look at the current models. Probably you will find a few models without a minimum size at most model agencies. Because it is not always about fashion shows or high fashion, many customers, e.g. in the online shop or Instagram area, pay less attention to the minimum size of the model. This is more about the facial expressions and the emotions you master as a model. Many model agencies therefore also represent smaller models. That’s why our first tip to you is to take a look at the models of the agencies! If you also discover models that are a bit smaller, then you should send your application online!
Be honest with your height
Many who want to be models think it would be clever to cheat yourself a few inches taller. Always be honest! If you are booked for a job later on, many customers will recognize the difference very quickly and will not book you again accordingly. The negative criticism goes naturally also to your agent and/or to your model agency. Therefore you as a model should be honest from the beginning with the measurements and your height. Your modeling agency will appreciate you for who you are!
What jobs can I do as a model without minimum size?
Job opportunities you have many. As mentioned above you could work for an Instagram photo shoot, but also for online shops. It is also possible that you will be booked for a commercial, or for a campaign. Your chances are usually much lower when it comes to running a fashion show. Especially at fashion shows it depends on a harmonious overall picture and accordingly the body sizes of the models must harmonize with each other. In addition, the audience, sometimes sitting and sometimes standing. The larger the models are, the more space the product, the fashion collection, occupies.
Which models did it without minimum size?
Many models were, or are also without minimum size successfully active as models. They have also made it onto the magazine covers of the international fashion magazines around Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, but also Cosmopolitan, or Marie Claire.
What you may lack in body size makes you well again with charm and energy! Especially in advertising, good mood and friendliness play a very important role. After all, you should like the new car, or even the new smartphone. If the model already looks bored on the advertising poster, how should the customer develop joy and desire to buy the product? That’s exactly why you have great chances for jobs even as a smaller model, because many customers are particularly concerned with the charisma that you bring along and radiate.
More about sizes for models? Here you can read our article on the subject: Sizes & Requirements for Models.
Can I apply to CM Models as a smaller model?
We are looking forward to your application even if you do not have the minimum size for Haute Couture and High Fashion. After all, we as an agency also do a lot of jobs in the field of advertising, commercials, but also shootings for social media. Whether photos for Instagram, or videos for YouTube. Especially in a media production many different characters are in demand. With diligence, motivation, stamina and the necessary willpower you can go far as a model!