Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Kids Modeling Tips

You might be curious about helping your child enter the world of modeling if numerous people tell you how adorable and photogenic your child is. Alternatively, your child may pester you constantly about wanting to try for a career in modeling. While adult modeling and child modeling have some similarities, there are certain concerns you need to take into consideration if your child is a model or wants to become one.

Safety Tips

Because you're putting a minor in a very adult work world where her success depends on a great amount of exposure, there are several things that you have to do and keep in mind in order to keep her safe. First of all never, let her contact an agent or photographer on her own. While it's fine to post your child's pictures online at casting websites, never put her surname, address or phone number online. Check with your state government to find out whether or not your child needs a work permit to model; some states require them but others don't. Bear in mind that her legal guardian must always be present at a modeling shoot, location, job or meeting with agents.


Don't send your child to modeling school. Modeling schools can't get your child work or even auditions. According to the late supermodel Gia Carangi, "There's no way a modeling school can help you become a model. In all my years of modeling, I've never met a top model who came through a modeling school. It's all a scam to get money out of innocent, young girls."

Your Child

Certain aspects about your child are going to help them succeed in modeling more than other children. It helps if your child is small for her age. According to the website, this is important because, "That lets them play younger roles in advertising, and have more life experience and maturity than a child of the age they are playing." It also helps if they are comfortable around adults and if they have an outgoing personality. Miriam Hsia of, claims, "If they're a good mimic, that's great; it means they're responsive, and they'll be able to hold the gestures or poses we ask them to do."

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