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Modeling in San Diego
We love working with San Diego models After all, we’re in San Diego too. But before getting started, there are thinks to know about modeling in San Diego.
Modeling in San Diego is limited. Those that truly become successful have done so by moving to a larger, more commercially oriented area. Closest of course is Los Angeles, but modeling in Los Angeles has its quirks and limitations too.
Los Angeles has some work for fashion models, but the city is really built around the entertainment industry, not fashion. However, commercial modeling is very viable in L.A., it’s the center for advertising agencies in the region and of course the nation’s second largest city. The biggest and best modeling agencies on the west coast are in Los Angeles.
San Diego models
We’ve helped and shot many San Diego models, and watched quite a few move on to successful careers in other areas. The most successful go to New York and become fashion models, but those are the truly gifted.
Most models in San Diego that reach some level of success move to Los Angeles. There’s a lot more opportunity modeling in Los Angeles than there is modeling in San Diego.
You’ll find a lot of helpful information on our website to help you get started in the Get Signed section and inside the blog.
With the above said:
You may want to stay in San Diego while getting started, especially if still in high school. While you’re still in town here, modeling will be pretty much limited to:
- Modeling in San Diego nightclubs and at events.
- Trade show modeling.
- Swimwear modeling for smaller local brands.
- Modeling for San Diego boutiques.
- Amateur modeling (getting paid by amateur photographers building their portfolios which we do not recommend)
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Modeling agencies in San Diego
A Google search will point you to a lot of San Diego modeling agencies. However, there are at best one or two that are in our opinion are legitimate. Most the San Diego model agencies are not worth your while and in some instances complete scams. Learn more about getting signed to a good agency in “Get Signed”.
If you’re qualified, or once qualified, you may want to consider one of the many good model agencies in Los Angeles. Some have commercial boards as well. Here’s a list of our recommendations. Be careful, there are 100s of agencies in L.A. and many are near worthless, or worst.
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