Most parents believe child modeling agencies are only looking for beautiful babies. However, they may be surprised to find that kids with an average appearance and that fit common clothing sizes get preference.
While this sounds wonderful, landing work as a child model really depends on location. If you want your child to break into modeling, you’re in luck if you live near media centers like New York and Los Angeles. These cities serve as the headquarters for many major agencies. If you don’t live in these areas, don’t worry; some leading child modeling firms have opened offices in places like Atlanta, Phoenix and Cleveland. Parents, however, will need to get to auditions on short notice in these cases.
Outside of major metropolitan areas, bookings may be limited to local department stores and regional ad agencies. Starting local does have its advantages; you can test the waters and see if your child really wants to work in modeling. As a parent, you can also find out if you are able to commit to this undertaking.
Now that you know your child doesn’t have to look above average, it can help you decide whether or not your child should be a model.