San Clemente California – Top Models Everywhere

Have you ever visited sunny southern California?  One of my favorite places to visit is San Clemente, CA.  I have a friend there that I say with.  I love the beach community and although it has changed over the years, it still has that small beach town feeling.  You can still walk along the main street for great food and shopping and parking is still free.

One my most recent visit, my friend and I started talking about my  blog as we made our way to the beach to grab happy hour on the pier.

I am not quite sure if it was because we were talking about the blog, but there seemed to be the Next America’s Top Models everywhere we turned.

Why is it that Southern California attracts so many “models”?  Do they migrate here or are they just “born that way” .  Maybe it is the lure of Hollywood and all that LA seems to offer that causes them to seemingly migrate to southern California.

I know I know – some of you will hate that I am referring to the beauty outside not inside, but really that is what Americas Next Top Model is out about.  I am not saying there aren’t beautiful people in other parts of the country or other parts of the world … just saying that it seems like there is a higher population there.

Just an observation ….

Anyway, food for thought. I am giving a shout out to his San Clemente Family owned carpet cleaning business. www.sanclementecarpetclean.com.  Thanks for letting me hang at your place last week!

Short Girls Can Model Too!

If you’re anything like me, a 5’5” girl who thinks modeling is the last possible job you could ever hold, think again. Personally, when I think of a model, I think of a tall, slender woman who is tan and has perfect features. But the truth is, short girls like us can make it in the modeling world too, if you know where to look.

To name a few:

  • DEVON AOKI – 5’5″ – She walked the runway for Chanel and Versace!
  • TWIGGY – 5’4″ – British Supermodel
  • KATE MOSS – 5’6″ – Role Model and Supermodel in Size 0 Fashion

Check out this magazine Bella Petite – The founder of this magazine organized shows and events for models 5’5″ and under.   She created and produced the a nationally televised show for petite models.

bella petite

Being short is a struggle for me sometimes. Going grocery shopping and the box of cereal I want is on the top shelf, or trying to clean my house and not being able to dust much higher than eye level on my bookshelf? Honestly, the “short life” can be pretty frustrating. And I know lots of girls like me who live in California and wanted so badly to be models if it weren’t for their height.

There’s hope, girls!

There are actually plenty of modeling agencies that will hire more “vertically challenged” girls like myself. If you are looking for an opportunity like this, search for modeling agencies looking to hire petite girls. This category is best if you’re a little on the shorter side, since most agencies look for models 5’8” or taller.

Also, catalog or parts modeling agencies can be the “Holy Grail” for shorter girls like me. A lot of catalog agencies look for girls that would be great to model outfits, accessories, etc., rather than catwalk models that are taller. Also, parts modeling agencies are looking for hand models, foot models, basically anyone that can help them market mainly accessories. This can be a gold mine for shorter girls as well since height does not affect this form of modeling.

I’ve always thought of the stereotypical tall, gorgeous women walking down the catwalk when I think of a model. But sometimes good things come in small packages, and there are plenty of opportunities in California and all over the world for those of us who are less gifted in the height department!

So get out there and show them what you’re made of.

Ever Wonder How To Get On America’s Top Model?

  • You need to be professional.   Most people think models can do what they what how they want with who they want.  It’s simply not true.  They are professional take direction, are on time and never rude.
  • Practice makes perfect. Practice your poses and make sure you have a versatile look.  Have a friend take photos of you in a number of different poses so you know which ones you need to perfect.
  • Be confident.  You will be getting a lot of constructive criticism so you will need a thick skin.  Be prepared to answer lots of questions.
  • Hire an agency.  Pick one with a great reputation and someone who is professional when you meet them.  Interview them to make sure they have your same goals in mind.  Have them take photos and put a portfolio together for you.
  • Enter into competitions. You will want to make sure that you have plenty of experience. It makes a big difference.