How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Cher Your Own Question

Cher
Cher, MENTOR/ENTERTAINMENT
Category: Entertainment
Satisfied Customers: 18295
Experience:  TV, Movies, Music, Parties, Entertainment Industry Analyst
Type Your Entertainment Question Here...
Cher is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

My son is 21 and is interested in modeling. We live in a small

Resolved Question:

My son is 21 and is interested in modeling. We live in a small town, about 4 hours from Minneapolis, and 6 hours from Chicago.   What is the best way to get discovered?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Entertainment
Expert:  Cher replied 5 years ago.
Hi,

Is he interested in modeling clothes, etc., and doing runway shows, or is he interested in print work, like modeling for an ad circular or catalog from a department store?

Thanks for any additional detail.

Cher
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
My son at this point doesn't know what he would be best at, and would be excited to do any type of modeling job. When I began researching modeling on the internet, there were many ways to go about it, and they were very confusing. One site suggested sending photos, pay money, and wait to see if they were interested (modelscout.com) Is this legitimate? Do you go to an agency? if so, which one is better than another? Do we spend the money and get professional photos? My son is 6'3', blond hair, blue eyes, weighs 190 with an muscular/athletic build.
Expert:  Cher replied 5 years ago.
Hi again, and thanks for your reply with additional information.

I would not recommend sending anyone money; there are too many of those types of agencies out there that are NOT legitimate. Your best course of action is to pay to have professional photos taken, so your son has a 'portfolio', and then try to find a local modeling agency in your area. If your town is small or there are no agencies in your city, find one closest to you, call up and find out what their procedure is. Tell them your son already has a professional photo portfolio and send them some of the pictures. Starting out with a local agency is often a good idea, and then from there, if, hopefully, he has some success and has the right 'look' (he does sound very handsome!), he'll move on to bigger agencies and bigger jobs.

You could also call some of the major nationwide department stores, like J.C. Penney, Sears, etc., and ask where they get their models, for their catalogs and print ads.

I hope things work out well, for you and your son, and he has a lucrative career as a model!

Cher
Cher, MENTOR/ENTERTAINMENT
Category: Entertainment
Satisfied Customers: 18295
Experience: TV, Movies, Music, Parties, Entertainment Industry Analyst
Cher and 2 other Entertainment Specialists are ready to help you

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
< Last | Next >
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex Los Angeles, CA
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP Hesperia, CA
  • I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin Kernersville, NC
  • Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around. Esther Woodstock, NY
  • Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know. Robin Elkton, Maryland
  • He answered my question promptly and gave me accurate, detailed information. If all of your experts are half as good, you have a great thing going here. Diane Dallas, TX
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Cher's Avatar

    Cher

    MENTOR/ENTERTAINMENT

    Satisfied Customers:

    373
    TV, Movies, Music, Parties, Entertainment Industry Analyst
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/CE/Cerecita/2011-3-16_2565_JAPIC500x500.64x64.jpg Cher's Avatar

    Cher

    MENTOR/ENTERTAINMENT

    Satisfied Customers:

    373
    TV, Movies, Music, Parties, Entertainment Industry Analyst
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/greenowl/2008-12-31_012617_martinphoto.jpg Martin's Avatar

    Martin

    Engineer

    Satisfied Customers:

    190
    Fan of Cinema and Video Games
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/ER/Erdaram/2011-6-21_14724_ANIEric4Pics.64x64.gif Erdaram's Avatar

    Erdaram

    Composer, Bass, Guitar, Keyboards

    Satisfied Customers:

    146
    I have been Writing, Arranging, Composing, Preforming and Recording Music for 37 years.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/AS/Ask Veronica/2012-7-24_232057_IMG2.64x64.jpg Ask Veronica's Avatar

    Ask Veronica

    Entertainment Exec.

    Satisfied Customers:

    140
    10+ years as an Entertainment Executive and Industry Insider
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/hman20/2010-7-3_44327_Hugh2.gif Hugh's Avatar

    Hugh

    Composer, Producer and Performer

    Satisfied Customers:

    55
    20 years experience in performing, studio sessions, producing, composing, entertainment management.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/mricci11/2009-06-30_052008_Picture.jpg Linda Roch's Avatar

    Linda Roch

    Magazine Editor

    Satisfied Customers:

    26
    I was a magazine editor.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/ER/49erLBSU/2013-8-19_175446_michael.64x64.jpg Michael's Avatar

    Michael

    Entertainment Industry Analyst

    Satisfied Customers:

    71
    Entertainment Industry Professional