Does modeling in San Diego have the same height minimums as say New York?
We’re going to assume that you’ve read enough now to know that modeling in San Diego really means modeling in Los Angeles, but that's still not where the highly qualified wind up. New York is America's center for modeling.
Major New York agencies are pretty strict about the need to be 5’9” and even that is pushing it. Los Angeles modeling agencies are generally fine with 5’8” for fashion, and we know instances of talent a half inch or so under that getting signed.
Keep in mind that being a little shorter doesn't close the doors for you as a commercial model, but for fashion modeling there's no such thing as a modeling portfolio that can get you around the height minimums.