Are you interested in modeling for Wilhelmina Models?
You can submit photos to Wilhelmina by email, attend an open casting call, or enter through a Wilhelmina Model Search.
Professional photos are not necessary — in fact, color snapshots, smartphone photos even, are preferred. Have a friend or family member take them for you. We request that you send at least one clear full face head shot and one clear full length body shot. The most important thing is that we see a natural you. No makeup is needed. You can send a composite, if you have one, along with the face and body digitals.
The height requirement for female models is 5’8 (173 cm) and above; for male models it is 6’0 (183 cm) and above.
Send (2) two photos along with your name, measurements (height, weight, bust, chest, hips, waist), age, hair color, eye color, a contact phone number, and address. Photos should be no larger than 800 pixels in height or width. Wilhelmina will only accept files that are smaller than 1 MB.
To submit photos to the:
Men’s Division: NYmen@wilhelmina.com
Women’s Division: NYWomen@wilhelmina.com
Curve Division (sizes 10-16): NYCurve@wilhelmina.com
Kids & Teens:
Open Call Submissions:
Please check the open call calendar for open call dates in New York. When attending an open call please bring the photos required. The back of each photo should include your name, measurements (height, weight, bust, chest, hips, waist), age, hair color, eye color, a contact phone number, email, and address.
Model Search Submissions:
Please visit the model search website for details on entering a Wilhelmina Model Search at www.WilhelminaModelSearch.com.
Please note that if you already have an agency, then it is customary to have them contact us before you can be placed at Wilhelmina.
Unfortunately due to high volume we are only able to contact those of interest. If our agents are interested, then they will contact you. Do not lose hope. Your look might not work for our agency at this particular time, but we encourage you to resubmit your photos after six months.
WARNING REGARDING IMPOSTERS
At Wilhelmina Models, we take pride in the distinctive professionalism, integrity, and ethics that are the core values of our company. With over 40 years’ experience as one of the preeminent model management firms in the world, Wilhelmina considers authenticity to be of the utmost importance. Because the safety and best interests of aspiring models are matters we take seriously, we ask that you please be aware and cautious of scouting imposters misappropriating the Wilhelmina name.
Wilhelmina utilizes the latest in information and social technologies to find and develop the next generation of talent, whether it be by model scouting or submissions. Complete information can be found on Wilhelmina’s website under “Be a Model”. Above are the only ways in which we accept model submissions.
In the event that you are contacted by an individual claiming to work for or represent Wilhelmina Models, we strongly advise that you call any of our three offices to verify their identity directly before responding.
Falsely claiming to be a representative or scout of Wilhelmina Models is illegal. If you believe you have had dealings with or communications from an imposter, contact the Better Business Bureau, the FBI, or other law enforcement agencies.
Wilhelmina wishes all aspiring models the best of luck and to stay safe in their endeavors.