FOR most 16-year-old girls, life is only just beginning. But if you want to make it as a fashion model, it’s already over, according to a new modelling agency.
”I know people may think 13 is very young, but that’s what the international brands are looking for in Europe,” said a booker for GEAR Model Management, Naomi Fitzgerald de Grave. ”Models are too old at 16 now.”
But members of the Australian industry said 13 was too young to appear in international advertising campaigns or on the runway. ”International clients do not book ‘children’ for their campaigns and they should be closed down for trying to push that message,” Chic Management director Kathy Ward said.
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