You know that your child is beautiful. Sure, all parents
think that their children are beautiful, but you know that yours really
is. Strangers have even come up to you and said as such. So, why not
have your child become a model? She is just as beautiful as the young
models that you see in magazine ads, and you think that she would enjoy
it… why shouldn’t your child become a young model?
First of all, before you have your child become a young model, know
that modeling is tough – young models have very demanding schedules
and work that affect both the model and her parents. Young models also
have to learn to deal with rejection. Before having your child try to
become a young model, be sure that she is easy going and comfortable
in front of strangers.
Here is how to get your child to become a young model:
· To become a young model with lots of work opportunities, you
need to live where work is often available. You may be able to find
young model work in smaller metropolitan areas, but the top place for
young models are New York, Los Angeles, Miami, and Chicago.
· A young model needs a good agent. You may act as your child’s
manager, but she will still need an agent to get her good jobs. You
want to contact reputable modeling agencies and send them a statement
of interest (your young model will most likely not have enough background
to build up a resume) and some (2-3) photos of your child. You should
also be sure to include information of your child’s age, hair
color, eye color, and shoe size, etc. You can put this information on
the back of each photograph.
· When an modeling agency offers you an appointment, go and visit
it. If you do not hear back from any of the modeling agencies, go check
them out in person and hear from them directly before giving up.
· When you show up at a modeling agency, be sure to be on time
and be prepared with the question you have. You can always try a different
modeling agency if you do not feel comfortable with the first one you
· Before you sign a contract for your young model make sure that
you read it over thoroughly and understand every aspect of it. Understand
the fees and how they are paid – a modeling agency will usually
take 20 to 25 percent of what the young model makes.
· Be aware that you may visit multiple “go-sees”
before your young model ever lands a job. Make sure you ask the modeling
agency how you should dress your child for these appointments. If your
child is very young, be sure that you bring along items to entertain
her so that she stays happy.
· Make sure that you and your child are prepared for rejection
If your child does not seem to enjoy being a young model, then let
her quit. Do not force modeling on your child just because it is something
you want her to do. On the other hand, if your child really wants to
become a young model, keep at it. Do everything you can to turn your
child into a young model.