Question by : Would I be successful in the modeling industry in America?
I’m doing well in the Japanese modeling industry, I’m signed with a major agency (eliteJapan). However, I know that the US has different standards, of which I don’t know much about. Out of curiosity, if I tried to become successful modeling in America, would I stand a chance?

Here is my information (copy/pasted from my ModelMayhem profile – I changed it from metrics to make it easier for Americans to read):


AGE: 20
GENDER: Female
EXPERIENCE: Experienced
COMPENSATION: Depends on Assignment
GENRES: Acting, Art, Bodypaint, Dance, Editorial, Fashion, Fitness, Glamour, Hair/Makeup, Lifestyle, Lingerie, Runway, Underwater
HEIGHT: 5′ 10″
WEIGHT: 128 lbs
ETHNICITY: Asian – Japanese
BUST: 32D (36″)
WAIST: 25″
HIPS: 36″


Here are two facial profile pictures:

(Credit – elite Japan™)

Here are three body profile pictures:

(Credit – elite Japan™)

So… just tell me your opinions. Thank you.

Best answer:

Answer by Maddie L
ya maybe … your really pretty

Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!

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  1. best thing you can do is contact some agents in North America.
    This site is full of 12 year olds who will just tell you what you want to hear.

  2. yes i think you would be very successful! you’re gorgeous and good luck!

  3. I think you are very pretty. I’m very jealous. I think you’d be very very, its Not often you see someone with your ethnicity and blue eyes in america.

  4. I think you would be.You have unique looks and are really pretty and experienced.Just contact some agencies and see if you can book any jobs.Good luck!

  5. not very sure you are pretty but very thin and now the modelling industry is getting a lot of heat for how skinny the models have to be its very un healthy and very sick looking but good luck in what ever you do you seem like you are on the right path

  6. …i’m not a 12 year old who tells ppl what they want to hear =P
    and yes, you are as pretty as people tell you here. honestly, but i think you would be a lot more successful in Asian than in America…you can try to get in here but i think their perception of beauty is very different from the Japanese. i’m Asian too who is very familiar with both cultures so i would contact an agency in America, get their opinions, and see results if you really want to see.

    anyway, you have more experience on modeling than any of us here, so i would just go ask the pros. =)

  7. Sure – right now Asian models are the hottest trend on the runways of NY, Paris and Milan

    Look at the success of Ai Tominaga and Tao Okamoto from Japan, not to mention all of the models from Korea and China now dominating the runways

    In February during the A/W2011 NY Fashion Week the most successful Asian models were Sun Fei Fei (18 shows) and Liu Wen (17 shows)
    In September 2010 for the Spring 2011 shows Liu Wen walked 21 shows, more than any other model, and Tao Okamoto, Shu Pei and Sun Fei Fei walked 17 shows each

    You need to tell Elite to send you to NY in August for castings for NY Fashion Week as there has never been a better time in history to be an Asian model working in the US

  8. Anybody that gives you a “yes” or “no” on that is entirely wrong. How can both be wrong? Because, unless you are dealing with a person or company that is out to exploit your lack of experience, you can’t possibly hope for a straight “yes” or “no” answer. That’s because modeling is not all about looks. In fact, as far as “what it takes” to become a model or to succeed in modeling, looks play the smallest of roles. So nobody could look at you (or a photo of you) and give you a definitive answer.

    Models of every sort, whether they runway models, fashion models, promotional models, etc; all have one thing in common. They are all hired to promote something to a highly targeted market segment of consumers. It is the function of a model to be attractive and appealing to the target audience. It’s all about how the model will be received.

    Read this entry at the blog. It will answer that and many other questions that you have:

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