I want to become a runway model.
I am 5’9 and have the measurements of 34-24-36. Although I need to lose 2 inches off my hips to become a runway model, do you think runway modelling agencies will accept me?
James recommends the following next steps:
The world of fashion modeling is both fun and lucrative so you are interested in an exciting field. You are in England and I am familiar with the American fashion industry and can say that it's not much different from England. So much rich fashion history stemmed from England especially during the 1960's.
I would encourage you to submit your portfolio and not worry about your hip size. Agents are looking for a certain look. Go to as many "go sees" as you possibly can. A most important piece of advice: do not limit yourself. Runway modeling is just one of the many ways models obtain work. Familiarize yourself with the employment process of print modeling - advertising and catalog. There is also opportunity to do media commercials. Many times they use models. Modeling goes far beyond just the runway. You should build a portfolio for this and try to get any paid or unpaid experience modeling by doing local competitions or local fashion shows. Even if you do not get paid at first it will show agents that you have experience.
As I have mentioned, most agents already have in mind the look they are seeking for a particular project. Do not compare yourself to others. You are unique and your unique look should be celebrated.
I just want to mention that the filed of modeling has greatly changed and new doors have been opened for models who are deaf, have Down's Syndrome and even skin pigmentation disorders, so having hips that may be a couple of inches bigger should not be anything to be concerned about. The important thing is that you do not limit yourself, that you network with other models, agencies and fashion industry people and obtain as much experience to have a superb portfolio containg a variety of fashion looks.
Best wishes on your way to an exciting career !