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Can You Model If You're Short?

Learn if there is any modeling work for short girls from model scout Trudi Tapscott in this Howcast video.

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Hi. I'm Trudi Tapscott, and there's always something that you want to do that maybe you don't have the requirements to do. And modeling, you have to be taught.

So, it's unfortunate because models are idolized and everyone thinks it's such the dream job. And sometimes it is the dream job, but it does have physical requirements. And, being on the slight side, you're not going to walk on the runway for Dior in Paris if you're 5'6".

For a long time in America, there was petite modeling, so to speak, because brands had developed petite categories, or petite fits, but there's really no such thing as a career. And, I think that that's a misnomer.

Sometimes, in local markets, if you're smaller you can model, but you're never going to model on an international stage unless you meet the height requirements. And there is no difference between photography and reality. Even in photography, you have to be the right proportion and be tall enough.

And also, because sometimes you have to stand next to somebody, so it's just the reality that everybody needs to be around the same height. And, when you measure yourself, you have to measure yourself flat-footed, not how tall you are in high heels.

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