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Expert advice: How can my child become a child model?

Camilla Daniell, Head Model Booker at child model agency Bruce and Brown, gives us her top tips for how your aspiring model can make a good impression

Posted: 22 October 2013
by Catherine Hudson

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Tips to make it to the top

Camilla's tips for aspiring child models:

-          "Do your research. Make sure you are signing up to a reputable child model agency."

-          "Be prepared to be flexible. Castings and shoots can often come up with only 24 hours notice."

-          "Live in London, or be prepared to travel! Harsh, but true."

-          "Do not sign up if you work full time. Shoots usually take place Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm."

-          "You do not need to pay for professional photos to join a reputable agency. Clear head and shoulder snaps are fine."

Click through the slideshow to read more of Camilla's tips about application photos and what she looks for in a model baby...

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My daughter is six year old she like to be a model. What I need to do to let her to be a model?

Posted: 28/12/2014 at 04:31

My daughter is six year old she like to be a model. What I need to do to let her to be a model?

She go to the Uk Models she was a proved but they ask me for 3000 pounds in hand for the pictures protofolio the car and CD and I say no

Posted: 27/02/2015 at 17:00

my daughter has been approached by uk models support agency, is this a good way to get into modelling and are they reputable, they seem it on internet, they want her to go to London for a 3 hours shoot primarily and have asked me for a £50 refundable deposit for the studio, does this sound fair and proper

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 16:40

My daughter is 10 years old and wants to be a model. I applied to a modelling platform agency in London who contacted us straight away saying she definitely has the look and inviting us for a test shoot, stating that they are so confident about her that they woul pay for it , asking only for a 50 pounds refundable deposite. My daughter really enjoyed herself and the pictures were lovely . When called back for the assessment , the adviser said that my daughter had passed the assessment and they would now link her to agencies.Then came the catch , she would have to have a portfolio which we had to decide on there and then .These packages were not cheap , but we felt obliged to go ahead.We are now thinking we have made the wrong decision .Any advice please

Posted: 11/07/2015 at 10:05

Hi, my daughter is about to do the same on Friday with I feel like I was a buttered up quite a lot and paid the £50 deposit. Really worried now I will get the hard sell on the day. Please can you tell me how much the portfolio cost and whether you have heard from them since re agencies???
My daughter is so excited and it is too late to cancel now so I am glad your daughter had s good time as that will hopefully be the same for us.

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 21:07

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