PLUS MODEL MAGAZINE BIG Fall fashion Issue - Page 92

Francine asks: Am I too old to start a modeling career, I just turned 26? Generally speaking most agencies like to develop models and begin working with them from a young age. In the plus size industry the life span of models is a lot longer. While most models are between 21 and 32 years of age, there are some models that are modeling well into their late 30’s. I will say the modeling jobs are fewer and depends on how strong your agency is. Good luck! Danielle asks: I’m a size 18/20 and I have a good amount of followers on social media and people have been encouraging me to be a plus size model, I’m not sure if I should go for it. In order to make the best decision possible ask yourself these questions. 1) Why do I want to be a model? Modeling is a job, and you will have to put a lot of time, money and effort into it. 2) Can I invest in a modeling career? (traveling, photos, personal upkeep, etc. ) 3) Does my current job situation allow me to travel for castings or take extended lunches for local go-sees? Looking at modeling from a business perspective will give you a better understanding of where you stand and how committed you are to embarking on a new career.