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I am 51, live in los angeles and I am interested in finding out how to go about becoming a model. I am asked almost everyday if I am a model and on average most people think I am 35. I’d appreciate any feedback and will be happy to send photos. Thanks!

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  1. marni wrote on :

    HI Grace! I hope you are having luck. I too am 52 and looking at ways to do some modeling. I am 5’5″ and was always told I was too short so I’m giving it another go now that perhaps that’s not quite so important, I’m not interested in runway modeling anyway. Grace and or Robin can I share info with you all? Robin, by the way, congrats on the movie, how exciting! Take care and I hope to hear from someone

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  2. justart27 wrote on :

    I am also interested in modeling but live in Minneapolis. Can anyone make some suggestions for agencies that use senior female models. I am a 57 year old African-American woman and in good physical shape.

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  3. leigh.schrom@gmail. com wrote on :

    May I tag onto this conversation and ask a question about senior modeling. I am 67 years old but am frequently mistaken for 15 years younger. I am retired with a flexible schedule and have wanted to model since my teens, but am only 5’4″ and couldn’t do high fashion.

    Now I just want to fulfill a lifelong dream. Do you know any agencies that handle seniors? I already have some head shots.

    So sorry to intrude but I would be grateful if someone could steer me in the right direction. Thanks.

    ZM

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    • Robin Bobbé wrote on :

      Hi Leigh,
      First question is what city do you live in? That determines a lot. There is commercial print modeling for those who are not tall enough for fashion so height makes no difference. Yes, there are agencies that handle seniors so let me know your city and we can take it from there. Best, Robin

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    • leigh.schrom@gmail. com wrote on :

      Thank you so much for for your response and I didn’t mean to but into anyone else’s conversation, so forgive my manners.

      I live in Long Beach, Ca which is about 20 miles from downtown Los Angeles. I am not so hung up about my height any more because the high end fashion modeling wouldn’t be an option any more. I had put the possibility of ever doing this out of my mind for years. But now I see so many seniors of all shapes and sizes in advertisements that I thought “Why not?” I don’t pretend to be a beach bunny at this point but I still can turn heads. Instead of glamorous which I always wanted to be I’m still more on the “cute” side.
      W

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    • Robin Bobbé wrote on :

      Hi Leigh,
      You are close enough to LA. Sign up for actors access. This is a website for actors and models and have castings for print jobs of all ages. http://www.actorsaccess.com
      You can post your photos and submit yourself for jobs you are appropriate for. It is a professional website and legit. It is a very good place to start.

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    • leigh.schrom@gmail. com wrote on :

      Robin
      Thanks so much for the advice. I will follow up this week. I hope your movie experiene was fun and and productive. I have enjoyed this little “chat” and found it encouraging and filled with useful information. Thanks again and I wish you success in your future ventures.

      Leigh

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  4. Susan S. wrote on :

    Hi Grace,
    What Robin says is right on the money. Lots of driving around LA, back and forth on go sees. You’ve got to love to drive a lot and have the time to do so. I’d like to add that these are some of the better known legit agencies in Los Angeles:

    Bleu Model Management 8564 Wilshire Boulevard Beverly hills, California Phone: 310.854.0088 Fax: 310.854.0033

    Click Models 9057 Nemo Street West Hollywood, CA 90069 Phone: 310 246-0800 Fax: 310 858-1357

    Cunningham, Escott & Dipene 10635 Santa Monica Blvd, Suite 130 Los Angeles, CA 90025 Phone: 310 475-2111 Fax: 310 475-1929

    Elite Model Management 345 North Maple Drive, Suite 397 Beverly Hills, CA 90210 Phone: 310 274-9395 Fax: 310 278-7520

    Ford Models 8826 Burton Way Beverly Hills, CA 90211 Phone: 310 276-8100 Fax: 310 276-9299

    L.A. Models 7700 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90046 Phone: 323 436-7700 323 436-7777 Fax: 323 436-7755

    Next Management 8447 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 301 Beverly Hills, CA 90211 Phone: 323 782-0010 Fax: 323 782-0035

    Q Model Management 6100 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 710 Beverly Hills, CA 91210 Phone: 323 468-2255 Fax: 323 468-2540

    Wilhelmina West 8383 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90211 Phone: 213 655-0909 213 655-6508 Fax: 323 468-2540

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    • gracefooden@yahoo.com wrote on :

      Hi Susan, Thanks so much for the list of “legit” agencies. You have saved me hours of time finding this on my own. I also appreciate your confirmation of Robin’s response. Warmest Regards, Grace

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  5. Robin Bobbé wrote on :

    Hi Grace,
    The first thing I tell anyone who is interested in becoming a model is that you need to have a flexible schedule. Unless you are available to go on auditions the calls will
    stop coming. There are 2 kinds of modeling, real people and fashion/beauty. You can send me some photos and I can help you determine where you fit best if you like. Google model agencies in Los Angeles to get a list. Do your research to make sure they are legit. If you are flexible then ask a friend to take a few photos (not professional). You can even use an iphone to take the pictures with. You will need to take a headshot with a warm smile showing teeth and full body shot. They will let you know if they are interested. I hope this helps.

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    • gracefooden@yahoo.com wrote on :

      Thanks Robin for your advice. It sounds very sound. I will forward you a couple of snap shots from my phone and would appreciate your advise on if I am “real” or “fashion/beauty”. Warmest Regards, Grace

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    • Robin Bobbé wrote on :

      Grace, You are gorgeous and in amazing shape. I will contact you offline. I am off to San Francisco from New York to shoot my first movie role at 60 which shows you are never too old!

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    • gracefooden@yahoo.com wrote on :

      Thanks Robin and congratulations on you movie. I look forward to hearing from you when you are available.

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