Small Tips to Become a Petite Model

Are you worried that you aren't tall enough to be a model? Consider it again. Due to the diversification of the modeling industry, there are now models of all shapes and sizes, including petite models. There are many celebrities who measure below 5'6', including Devon Aoki, Twiggy, Lily-Rose Depp, Kate Moss, and Inka Williams. A petite model is no taller than 5'7' for women and 5'9' for men. Despite the fact that runway models and high fashion brands still tend to favor taller models, there are plenty of opportunities for petite models outside of these niches. To learn more, check out our list of tips on how to become a petite model

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Petite Inspirations

Although Australian women are typically 5'3", the stereotype in the fashion world holds that models are slender with legs that tower over the tallest of buildings.

Small Tips to Become a Petite Model
Petite Model

It's time for modeling agencies to start signing petite models. Many of the most influential faces of our time are tiny models.

A few or many petite models include Devon Aoki (5'3), Twiggy (5'4), Emily Ratajkowski (5'5), and Georgia May Jagger (5'6).

Devon Aoki pettite Model

All of these women have successful careers in different areas of modeling. You can use these beautiful faces to remind yourself that no matter what height you are, you can succeed if you have passion and drive.

Too Tall To Ride

What is the minimum height for someone to be considered tall? Interestingly, there are restrictions within petite modeling. As is to be expected, you can be too tall or too short to fit into the standard that is expected.

The ideal height for women is 5'1 to 5'7, the ideal height for men is 5'4 to 5'9. This may vary an inch or two depending on your representative.

The important thing to keep in mind is that there are many jobs in the industry where height is not a primary requirement.

Beauty products, vehicles, swimwear, lingerie, jewelry, and other items outside of high fashion don't need the tallest of customers to be successful.

Body Confidence

In petite fashion, particularly for swimwear and lingerie brands, your physique is more important than your height.

The selling of these garments depends on a healthy, fit, and curvaceous body.

For men, a toned torso is more desirable than exceptional height.

Commercial modeling is where a lot of petite models find their most work since agencies and brands are more focused on a model's look than their height.

Australian Agencies

As petite models tend to blend in among the rest, finding the right modeling agency for your petite frame is a little more challenging.

WINK Models is a great place to start, they represent petite faces from all over Australia (their shortest male and female models are 5'2).

Both Brazen Models and Vivien's Models represent a good number of female models who are under 5'5".

Select and apply to agencies that understand and can help your career flourish within petite modeling.

Model Abroad

Beauty is subjective, but it can also be influenced by culture. Because Australia is one of the tallest nations, tall models are in demand.

In the past, petite models have found success working for modeling agencies in other parts of the world, specifically in Asian countries.

Models with smaller frames are actually preferred in places like China, Japan, and Indonesia. Many designers provide samples of shorter models with small frames.

Models who are over 5'9 are considered too tall. Try finding an Australian agency that has connections with petite-friendly countries if traveling is the thing for you.

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