Open Calls & Agency Info for Aspiring Plus Models

I received the following question via email:

“…what agencies in NY handle Plus Models and do they have open calls?”

Jessica,

New Haven CT

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Thanks for contacting me, Jessica!

If you’re an aspiring model in the NY area, consider yourself very lucky!

NYC is the place to be for fashion, commercial and all around print (and runway) modeling in general.

There are a few major agencies which handle plus sizes, however, even if you are without representation you may still be able to find work because NY is the type of city where you never know who you’ll meet!

Here are some of the NY agencies and where it’s listed, please pay attention to  their requirements.  It is up to you to do your research and see how current this information is.  Also, there are several agencies that are not mentioned in this post–do your homework and find out what’s available in your area!

XOXO

Mia

Ford

Plus Model Ashley Graham, Ford Models

Open Call: No

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Wilhelmina

Plus Model Bernadett, Wilhelmina Models

Open Call: Yes

Date/Time: Wednesdays 10am-12noon

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Click

Plus Model Muslimah, Click Models

Open Call: No

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Model Service Agency

Plus Model Mia Amber, Model Servise Agency

Open Call: Yes

Date/Time: Tuesdays 10-10:30am

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>IKON

Open Call: Yes

Date/Time: Fridays from 3-4pm

Requirements:

All interested female applicants to be 5’9″ to 5’11” and all males to be 5’11” to 6’2″.

We do not require that you have a professional portfolio or composite cards; however, we do request that you take Polaroids or snapshots so as to give us an accurate idea of what you look like.

You should send at least one (1) clear head shot and one (1) clear body shot. Your head shot should clearly show your entire face, and your body shot should give us a good idea of your build and body type.

We suggest that women wear a swimsuit and men a swimsuit or boxer shorts. Please DO NOT send any nude photographs. The pictures do not have to be professionally taken.

Be sure to include your basic measurements with your photos. If you are female, your measurements must include your age, height, bust, waist, hips, hair and eye color.

Please make sure you include name, age, phone number and address. Photos will not be returned and you will only be contacted if we are interested in having you come into the agency for an interview and/or open call.

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IPM

Plus Model Wynter, IPM Models

Open Call: No

Requirements:

IPM Model Management represents Plus Size and Commercial Print Women. We are always looking for new talent of all nationalities, shapes and sizes. You should send one full body shot and one headshot. Please do not send any lewd or vulgar photos. Please include your measurements with your photos.
Plus Size female models must be at least 5’9-6’0,
Between sizes 10-16
Physically proportioned and must have great teeth and clear skin.

Commercial Print female models must be 5’8’-6’0.
Models fitting these requirements please use the submission form or send your pictures to the following address:

IPM Model Management
1270 Broadway / Suite 303
New York , NY 10001

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Outside NY? No problem!

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Elite

Plus Model Fluvia Lacerda, Elite Models

Location: Atlanta

Open Call: Yes

Date/Time: Wednesdays 3:34-4:30 (You must be in by 3:45 to sign in)

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Heffner

Plus Model Yanderis, Heffner Models

Location: WA

Open Call: Yes

Date Time: Mon-Fri 2:30-3:30pm

Requirements:

Please bring current snap shots of yourself. They do not need to be professional, but need to represent how you look in a photo.

Mail Submissions:
Please mail current photos, measurements and contact information. Submissions WILL NOT be returned unless a self-addressed stamped envelope accompanies them.

Email Submissions:
Please send us an email to info@heffnermanagement.com with photo and measurements attached.
Be sure to include your name and contact information. Note: Send your photo files as jpegs, no larger than 1MB in size.

Here’s what we are looking for:
* You must be at least 12 years of age
* Woment should be close to 5’7″ to 5’11” in height
* Men should be close to 5’11” to 6’3″ in height
* Plus size models should be close to 5’7 to 5’11 in height and wear a size 10-16

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Brand

Plus Model Danielle, Brand Models

Location: CA

Open Call: Yes

Date/Time: First Tuesday of every month

Requirements:

Brand has an open call for our Adult Print Department Only. Models may DROP OFF their pictures. Open call is to get your pictures in the door right away. It is not guaranteed that you get to meet with someone. Open Call is the first Tuesday of every month from 2-3pm. Please bring three to four candid snapshots that you can leave with an agent. We will not see people that do not have pictures. Photographs will not be returned. Professional pictures are NOT required.

* Models must be at least 18 years of age.

Height requirement for Women: 5’7″ – 5’11”. Height requirements for Men: 5’10” – 6’3″. Requirements for Plus Size Models:
Height: 5’9″ Dress Size: 12-18.
Talent seeking representation for Commercial (Union, Non-Union, Voice-over, & Host), Tradeshow, Runway, Adult Print, Kids (Union & Non-Union commercial, & Print) as well as Adult Print may submit photos by

MAIL TO:
BRAND MODEL AND TALENT AGENCY
601 North Baker
Santa Ana, CA 92703

Please include three to four non-professional candid photos. Pictures will not be returned. Photographs must include a close up, clear head shot, profile shot, and full body. All submissions should include Name, Phone number, Date of Birth, and Height.
Please clearly mark the proper department for all mail submissions. Do not call the Agency. Do not submit online. If we’re interested, an agent will call you within two weeks to set up an appointment.

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Dorothy Combs Models

Plus Model Randi Graves, Dorothy Combs Models

Location: FL

Open Call: No

Requirements:

Located in beautiful Miami, Florida, Dorothy Combs Models is a modeling agency exclusively representing plus size models. Our Florida-based agency was founded in 2005 by Dorothy Combs whom has been a model booking agent for more than 16 years. Dorothy’s experience has given her extensive knowledge and expertise in the plus size modeling industry.

Our plus size modeling agency deals with a wide range of international clientele. The models we represent are booked on jobs all over the world including exciting locations such as Austria, Brazil, Canada, England, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and Turkey as well as locations all over the United States.

Dorothy Combs Models looks for beautiful women sizes 10 and up. The height requirement for talent we represent is at least 5’9”. New talent — please feel free to submit your pictures by e-mail or regular mail.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Dorothy Combs Models
Representing Sizes 10+

12550 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 800-PMB 14
North Miami, FL 33181 USA

TEL (305) 459-0553 FAX (305) 459-0553
dorothy@dorothycombsmodels.com

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International

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Bella

Plus Model Tara, Bella Models

Location: Australia

Open Call: No

Requirements:

The list below is used as a guideline, if you feel you have what it takes send 3 photographs: one full length, one headshot and one 3/4 length via email or post. Please note if you email photos they will not be accepted if the file size is to large. Should you need your photos returned , please include a stamped self addressed envelope. We will contact you for an interview if we feel there is a place for you on our model board.

ALL submissions are handled with total confidentiality….Good luck!

  • Between 5’8″ and 6’0″
  • A size 12 to 18
  • Healthy clean, skin, hair and teeth
  • Age. 16 to 32 years
  • Proportionate as a general rule your waist should be around ten inches smaller than your hips, however there are exceptions to every rule!

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B&M Models

Plus Model Christina, B&M Models

Location: Canada

Open Calls: Yes

Date/Time: Thursdays 1-3pm

Requirements:

If you think you have what it takes to become a professional model, please feel free to drop in during one of our open calls. Open calls happen once a week; every Thursday between 1:00pm and 3:00pm. We schedule these times amongst our busy weekly schedule therefore we kindly ask you not to come to the agency outside of these time frames. Bring any pictures that you may have for us to review but it is not a requirement. Photographs do not need to be professional. Wear form fitting clothes that show off your physique. Ladies, please wear minimal make up.

One of our agents will review your potential on a first-come first-serve basis. We will be open and honest as to your modelling potential with our agency and within the industry.

Men need to be at least 5’11. Women need to be at least 5’7. If you are not available to come in to meet with us during an open call you can email us. Send small res jpegs to info@bnmmodels.com. Don’t forget to tell us your age, height, and measurements and of course a telephone number where we can reach you during regular business hours. We will only contact you if we are interested in meeting with you.

8 Responses to “Open Calls & Agency Info for Aspiring Plus Models”

  1. Liza Figueroa Says:

    Hello, I’m an aspiring plus size model and was referred by a mutual friend Erica Watson… thx for the info today that u had on ur site very useful…

    Ciao, Liza…

  2. how can i become a model even if it’s possible??

  3. Its really nice, this article is just great, especially for beginners. What you wrote is great advice any way that you look at it.

  4. busisiwe Says:

    can you pleace help me how do i join your agency. please help i have the talent and the body

  5. Aliyah Cherrise Says:

    Hard pays off…you have provided the resources and now I must take the action and dig even deeper; doing my research to see where I fit…Thank you Mia…Can’t wait to bump heads with you one day because I know GOD will open one of these doors for me. I inspire to be great so I must act on it! xoxoxo God Bless!

  6. ladoshia p Says:

    im looling to become a plus size models,u have some very nice looking girls on your team.

  7. [...] My honest answer is that you should do whatever it takes– WITHIN REASON–until you get your fashionable foot in the door.  Visiting open calls and submitting your photos via the web to reputable agencies (don’t pay anyone ANY money up front) is  a great way to get started. Check out this post I did on OPEN CALLS! [...]

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