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Modeling Over 40 -Your Dream at Last?

Ever since  I launched Fabulous after 40, I’ve had hundreds of emails from women who’ve always dreamed of being a model but never tried, or who accidentally fell into modeling since turning 40.

Modeling since turning 40
Cheryl with a friend

One such reader is Cheryl, 45, who was approached by the North American Modeling Association to do some shots.  Here is Cheryl looking fab. She says she works at, it and does a lot of jogging, weights, rollerblading, snowboarding and tennis. Inspiring, isn’t she?

 

Andrea with white sweater

I’m so proud of my reader Andrea, who was inspired to pursue her lifelong dream of modeling by my friend, Judy Goss.

 

Judy Gross modeling

Judy, a former model, is the author of  Break Into Modeling for Under $20  and the founder of the networking group What Women Want.

Now Andrea is gracing the covers of all kinds of catalogs and was the model for  Zara’s Timeless collection. So you see, there is hope for you too! Find out my suggested way to get into modeling over 40!

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  1. Hi, my name is Tawanda, and ever since I was 8 yrs old, I have wanted to be a model. When I turned 30, I was told I was too tall to model at 6’4. Now that I’m 44 was hoping if there’s someone out here in this big beautiful world that would give me a chance.

  2. I turned down two different opportunities to Model growing up and have regretted it so much. The 1st time a modeling agency approached me when I was only 13 years old, who were doing a runway show @ an event @ the Sheraton Plaza, they seemed so excited for me to come and work with them & spike about traveling and needing to speak with my parents. I was very young and immature and didn’t realize the opportunity to turn down. The second time, I was in my twenties and tried out @ an event they were holding @ the Meadowview Convention Center and was one of the few out of thousands that had tried to make all three cuts. But @ the time, I was also working full time, going to college, and being a mother of 4, and allowed it to fall through, putting work ahead of my opportunity for a modeling career. I don’t think I will ever forgive myself for throwing away two different options to have a successful career in Modeling. Now that I am 42 years old, I genuinely want to see if there is still an opportunity for middle-aged women & to have a chance to pursue their Dream.

  3. Hello,

    My name is Yvonne, and I have always wanted to model. I will be turning 40 this November. I just filed for divorce. After being married for 21 yrs. In a (verbal, mental, and emotional) abusive relationship. I have three kids. Now that we are free from him. I want to express my freedom. I want to show that anyone can get out. I’ve waited too long. But I did it! For my kids’ sake and mine.

  4. I am 41 and just a happy mother of three kids. I had never modeled but had been asked a few times when I was younger. I am young at heart and full of youth. I look young for my age, and my skin looks great. I thought I would like to give it a try.

      1. My name is Jamie. I want to become a 40-year-old model. I turned 40 on July 8th. I think I could be good at it could you help me.

  5. Hello, I am 45 years old, And during my younger days, I was allowed to become a model twice since I was 26 years of age. Unfortunately, I have refused those offers due to my being in a rough time. And since then, I have given into the fact that my career as a model has been ruined. I was hoping I would have a third chance to become a model for the ages over 40. Thank you so much

  6. I have always wanted to model and have been told by many that I should try it! I am 52 years old but look much younger for my age, and I feel like I could be a great model and the 40-plus age range. Can you please tell me the best places to go to get noticed for my photos? And any advice on how to start an Instagram of all modeling-type images and how to get attention for them? Thank you so much…Tawny Withiam.

  7. I’m 42, and I’ve always wanted to model. I’m newly divorced, and I want to make dreams come true this time. Six years ago, I died multiple times after losing my baby girl. I’m lucky to be alive, and I’m grateful to be alive. I’ve always loved fashion and modeling. I have two Instagram pages called supernat77 and Nattypearl77.

    1. I am so excited! This will be a dream come I am 47, but I always receive compliments that took so much longer.

  8. Hello, my name is Jennifer Jenkins. I’m 42, 5’9, with no kids, and modeling had been my dream since elementary school, but my dad shattered my dreams of wanting to be a model. I did some modeling with a group in MS named Hault Contour and some modeling in Baton Rouge, LA. Modeling… I forgot the name of it. I would love to know how I could get into modeling at 42. Any modeling. Thanks

    1. Hi Jennifer, It’s not too late to pursue your dream, but you may have to do it differently as brands don’t seem to hire many 40+ models these days, although that is slowly changing. My advice would be to start an Instagram account and post daily photos of yourself. As you attract a following, brands will reach out to you, and you will begin to model. Check out my Styleblazer section to meet all the 40+ women who are doing that successfully today:https://www.fabulousafter40.com/category/street-chic/.
      Best Wishes! Deborah

  9. Hi, I am 46 years old, and Asian try look for another opportunity in the modeling field. I am petite, but everyone said I have a cute face and a beautiful smile. I have worked hard as a postal worker and need to change my field. I have three wonderful grown kids.

  10. Hi!!!! I’m almost 43, and I have three young adult children. I would love to have an opportunity to go after my dream of modeling. Please point me in the right direction!

  11. Hello, I’m Mariana, and I’m 46 years young. And I’m from Slovakia. I happily divorced 19 years ago. I’m a mother of two children who are grown. My condition is excellent; hiking, aerobics, and dancing. I enjoy that. Many years
    My friends tell me many times I look well and seem young. People I’m met told me very pretty, and my eyes were sparkling blue.
    For many years I looked after people in my job healthcare assistant, making them happy. Keep smiling and have good patience. I’d practice every day and get up too early. I still try to continue with my life, and I am an exciting model for fashion, hair, and makeup.
    Thank you for your time reading my letter.
    Have a nice day.

  12. Hello, I am Rhonda, and I am 47 years young. I am a mother of 3 and a grandmother of 6. I am happily divorced with no regrets. I am interested in becoming a model and am looking for a point in the right direction. Have I found it?

  13. Hi, I’m a mother of two teenage daughters. I just turned 42 and have always loved my fashion, hair, and make-up. People always ask me why I work in my father’s diner. I answer them why? And they say with legs and looks like I should have been a model in my life. I always doubt what people say and don’t think much of it. Deep down inside, I know I probably have what it takes, but growing up in such a strict Greek family has made me very self-conscious about myself. I hardly ever work out and have good genes for a 40-year-old. I have dealt with one of the worst situations in my life. I still try to go on with my life and keep up to date with fashion. I want to try something new and see if I have what it takes. I would love to prove to myself and my family that I have what it takes…

  14. Hello, I am 44 years young, married to a retired military member, and the mother of two (my youngest is going off to college in August), so we will be empty-nesters soon. I have always been told that I should consider some modeling, and I love dressing up in beautiful clothing, taking photos, traveling, and shopping. Most importantly, I am comfortable in front of others. Sure I need to get some dental work done and start working out again, but I have always been told I am pretty and have beautiful eyes, and my husband tells me I am beautiful every day. It is motivating, and I feel great. I love life. I will graduate in a few weeks with my graduate degree and need to embark on my next mission in life. I would love to be a part of something positive for women.

  15. I’m 47 years old, my children are grown, and my husband is deceased. I work out and feel great, and it’s my time to do what I want. So, I would like to experience what the modeling world of women over 40 has to offer and what I can contribute.

  16. I’m turning 50 next month; I modeled a little when I was younger and again in Las Vegas at 47. I’m 5’7, 114 lbs. lift weights and never looked better or felt better! I would love to get into the business.

  17. I would love to model. I just turned 50, but I won’t know where to go or where to begin; pleasehelp.

  18. My dream as an 18-year-old. I now feel and think I look better at 42. I keep myself fit; everyone tells me I look great. The biggest and best revenge would be for me to make my youthful dream come true and be a model for fashion, hair, makeup, and accessories. I would love the opportunity to do this for myself.

  19. I would love the chance to attend this class on modeling for women over 40. I am 40, 41 in April of this year. I have been an RN for nine years and am currently licensed, but I have been dealing poker professionally for a couple of years to avoid burnout. My ethnicity is Korean and Latino, resulting in an aue look. I have been complimented several times by people asking if I am or have ever been a model. Now that my children are older teens, I finally have the luxury to explore this possibility.

  20. I would love to attend a class on modeling over 40. I am 49 (50 in June), the spokesmodel for my clothing boutique. Many younger and older women ask me how I stay in such excellent condition at my age. I also have photographers and clothing designers interesting in working with me. With that inspiration, I started a blog for women over 40. Style, fashion, and youth. I would love to take it to the next level and see how it would be to model for others who are serious about having me as a model. I can’t wait for the details for the modeling class.

  21. “Living my life like its golden,” though it may sound cliché, ’s a very true statement. I am always very candid when asked about my life and some of the things that I have experienced, as I have come to know that sharing my story is cathartic for me; it seems to bring comfort to those who sometimes need to know — that they are not alone.
    I was born in New York City, New York. However, my most formidable years were spent in lovely historic Savannah, Georgia. Thus, I love to travel, thoroughly enjoy the outdoors, and appreciate everything artistic. Because I am very athletically inclined, I maintain good health by exercising regularly, including running marathons (primarily for charitable causes) and playing a rousing game of basketball whenever my schedule allows.
    I firmly believe in the proverb “beauty is only skin deep,” as I have come to know those aesthetics are not what makes a person beautiful. I pride myself on my spiritual approach to life, belief in a higher power, and the strong effect karma has on our lives.
    It means more to me to share my truth with young women who may look in the mirror and see something other than someone who is courageous and has the potential to prosper. I love to inspire and see frowns that somehow manifest into smiles once a young woman has been empowered. I try not ever to confuse “success” with “greatness” as they are not synonymous, and you can achieve one without the other and live a very productive life. I have gained a certain amount of success and am proud to say that “greatness is my goal.”

  22. I am a couple of months shy of turning 44 and feel that I have transitioned into the best physical shape of my life. I am a career firefighter (21 years) and a Captain – I have to be able to keep up with men half my age. People are often surprised that I am a firefighter – I often encounter people daily who discount the possibility that I am a firefighter, let alone in charge of my company. I am proud that I represent a bit of the unexpected and plan to continue to do so!

  23. I am not getting any younger, that’s for sure…I finally feel that my insides match my outsides, and I radiate happiness. Looking forward to strutting my stuff from the hippie past to the classic Downtown Abbey couture that I look for on Pinterest. I love love love it! And then I found you. Modeling is my passion, and I practice it every day. I am much too old, are my thoughts? A spark of interest on my part ….Please tell me more.

  24. I would love to have a chance to make a lifelong dream come true by having the privilege of participating in Clarissa’s course. I have been in public education for 23 years and am currently an assistant principal. I have learned many things about customer service and how dressing, looking, and behaving a certain way plays a massive role in the success of “things” and situations concerning relationships with people. Over the years, I have been asked many times why I didn’t pursue modeling, and now, with this course for women over 40, this might be my chance. I would love to learn the ins and outs of modeling, and most of all, I would like to learn if I have what it takes! If you never try, you will never know!

  25. I just saw your article about modeling after 40 and wanted to write in about being interested in getting into modeling. I am 61, 5’6″, and weigh 128. I have been interested in many years, but I was always busy working in our business. Now my husband is retired, and this could be my chance. I am told I photograph very well, which is always a plus. Please keep me posted on all info for training, etc.

    So glad I have found your website. It is fun reading your articles and contributing photos of different looks.

    Debbie Grundgeiger

  26. I work as a commercial/character model with two agencies in Ohio. At 42, I thought my modeling days were over. I didn’t make much money, but I had a wonderful time. That was more than ten years ago. Since then, I’ve done much promotional work, some runway and informal, and a commercial, and I’m up for a photo shoot. I want to expand my horizons. I’m 5-ft/, 7 !/2-inches tall and usually wear a size 6; however, of late, some of those are a little too big. Thank you for this opportunity to share my thoughts and experience, and all the best to everyone for a happy and blessed Thanksgiving!

  27. Hello, I am getting ready to celebrate my 43rd birthday this Saturday. I have four beautiful children and a fantastic husband of 20 years. We just returned from Hawaii, celebrating our 20th anniversary by renewing our vowels. It was so amazing, plus I got to feel like a princess all over again. I am always asked if I am a model or famous, haha (my nine-year-old classmates asked me for my autograph. : ) so sweet). I have always let fear stand in my way. But today, I am standing up for everyday moms/women, my kids, and my husband, who has always been my biggest fan. I want to help myself and other women who have insecurities that anything is possible if you believe. I would love the chance to be a model and have some fun building my beautiful inner self.

  28. Hello,
    I was approached by a talent scout for a local modeling company in Oregon a month before I turned 30, but I already had plans to attend college. I tested for some commercials, but they wanted me to attend school. I have modeled a little locally but never went for my dream of doing it. At 5’3″ and 54, I am not sure of my options, but I am always willing to give things a shot at least once! I have been interested in modeling since I can remember.

  29. I have always wanted to be a model but was always told I was too short standing at 5’2. So I gave up on it. For the last couple of years, my co-workers have told me I should be a model, but I always say I’m too old to be a model and need to be in my 20 or younger. My co-workers, friends, and people look at me and say I look in my early 20, not 40. I take that as a compliment. I would love to learn all aspects of the modeling world.d

  30. Hello, I would like to see what it feels like. I’m always
    Get why you never modeled. Well, now my kids are older
    I would like to see how it feels. Just the experience would
    Be tremendous and show young girls how to take care
    Of themselves at any age.

  31. I’m old enough to know what I will and won’t do. At 47, I’m fearless… The one avenue I haven’t seriously pursued and believe I could. It is 5 ft 11, fit size 8… I’m ready.

  32. Hi, I think it’s great that a modeling course would be for women over 40. You asked why I would like to take the course and what I would like to learn. I think my answer would be the same for both questions; I would like to take the path to learn how to feel beautiful in my skin at my age and to learn how to feel beautiful in my skin over 40, that’s hard to do sometimes when you look in the mirror and see the changes that you go through when you age, and that’s without surgery, botox, chemical peels, things that some women can afford to do when they are over 40. I believe I am a beautiful person on the inside, which is essential to me. I want to take the course to learn anything that the system could teach me to feel confident and beautiful, and that is what I would like to know; being in a verbally abusive marriage 22yrs ago has made me feel unattractive when I hear things like your nose is too big, your ugly when you don’t smile, you are too skinny. You’re too fat; mentally, you believe what you hear no matter what you see in the mirror. I would take the course to learn how to feel pretty, to use make-up and dress, and to walk, and feel confident, and at the same time, I would be learning all of this, that’s why I say both questions for me would have the same answer, I would take it to understand. My ex-husband taught me to feel ugly no matter what I hear from others; the bad things are easier to believe for some reason; I look in the mirror today and see ugly. That is why I would like to take this course, to learn how to do things that would help me to feel like I look pretty at 45yrs old. Emphasis on “feel like” I look pretty, I am afraid I will never think I am cute, but I feel like you could learn how to feel confident and handsome, that is why I would like to take the course, and I would like to learn how to use make-up, clothes, and poise to feel pretty one day. Even though I have been divorced for 22yrs, I would like to meet someone, if not just for a companion or to be married one day again. This course would give me hope to change the negative I have learned about myself. Thanks for reaching out to us 40 year old’s!!

  33. I am 43 years old, and everywhere I go and have my five children with me, if someone comments on me, they say, “if you don’t mind, how old are you”? I tell them that I am 43, and they respond, you look 28, and you are beautiful; I say thank you. I was a teen model for a department store in the local mall years ago. I did that for about three years and went to college, and then I took on life, got married, had kids, and took care of the family, but I always believed in eating healthy and exercising. I went to my doctor last year, and they had to look twice at my records to ensure that I was telling them the truth about my age; I am very blessed. Have a great day.

  34. Hello- When I was in my early teen, many people told me that I looked like Brooke Shields and that I should take up modeling. I never had the confidence and always thought I wasn’t tall enough. Now that I have turned 40, I have realized that life isn’t over. I still get comments from people telling me I look like Kirstie Alley or Kathy Ireland. I want to give modeling a try! Thanks for the consideration!

  35. I am 46 and want to get to know myself again, gain my confidence back, and be that happy, carefree girl again. I had my children young, and they have their children now you now as well and now have three beautiful granddaughters. I have come to Australia and am looking for an agency that would naturally give me a chance to smile again. Thank you.

  36. Hello, I’m over 40 myself and enter all types of contests and never get chosen. So all I can say is that we do not need anyone in the industry to tell us were are beautiful. In my book, we are. So hold on and keep trying and remember I’m over 40 have four kids look like I’m in my 20’s, and I’m so proud
    High self-esteem goes a long way because if you don’t think you’re number one, who will?
    Good Luck Ladies

  37. I think this is a fantastic idea to target the 40+ category!!! The baby boomers are here and looking great!!! I have recently reentered the business and would love to have some helpful advice to guide me to get agency representation and start a lifelong dream in the perfect city, NY, NY!!!!
    I look forward to hearing from you. Kim Marie

  38. Hi, I was always told I should have been a model. I am over 40, but I look like I’m in my twenties. My oldest daughter looks like my twin. I have great legs too. Let my four young adult kids and their friends see me as their mother on a runway or in a photo shoot would be the most remarkable thing. Something I always wanted to experience. Please pick me!!!!

  39. I have always wanted to model but never had enough courage. I would love a chance to see if I have what it takes to fulfill a lifelong dream.

    1. Hi Betsy, This seems to be a common dream for many of our readers. At least treat yourself to a beautiful photo shoot with a make-up artist and hairstylist so you will have those photos of yourself to keep forever.

  40. Hello- I am 43 years old and have always asked if I model. Years ago, I gave up becoming a model/actress to raise my children. I have kept in shape and would LOVE to try it and enjoy the experience even more now than ever!

  41. Hello, I have modeled in the past a few times and loved it. Life as a mom led me to give it up while in my prime. I am 42 and loving life. However, I do feel as though something is missing. I would live the opportunity to pursue modeling once again.
    I look forward to hearing from you soon. Thank you.

  42. I have always wanted to model but never pursued it. I am 40 going on 41 and would love to get into it now. I have never done this before, and it would be an opportunity of a lifetime.

  43. I am 48 and feeling great! I have been doing modeling part-time for several years! I have done Runway, Commercial print, and many photo shoots. I think women over 40 are fabulous! Keep a mile on your face, be happy with who you are, and don’t be afraid to go after your dreams! Age is just a number.

    1. Kathleen, that’s fantastic. Many women who read Fabulous After 40 would love to model as you do. Send us some photos. We’d love to showcase your work and inspire others!

  44. I have modeled hair, nails, eyebrows, and a couple of times, I was a fill-in for absent models years ago. Recently my children have been treating me like a crippled, wounded puppy whose life is over. I don’t feel that way! I might not get out and dance or party, but I never really did that (too much). I think I still have life in me at 43, and I don’t look half bad.

  45. Hello, I am 46yrs old and have always wanted to be a model and still do. Can you send me in the right direction?

  46. I always wanted to model…but when I was younger and growing up in NYC, the “ideal” was (and remains) a 5’9″ runway type. No scars. No “ample arms and thighs,” meaning not one ounce of fat anywhere. It bothered me, too, that modeling made a lot of girls feel inadequate…and too many friends to count fell into bad, unhealthy habits to be “thin.”

    I was an athlete on the short side (5′ 51/2″). I had a few scars from being a tomboy. So I never tried, even though I was slim and decently proportioned.

    Now that I’m older and have aged well (I’m 43), I feel that health and beauty standards have changed enough for me to make a go of it. And I have a surgical scar I wear proudly! We need more unconventional standarmeanse deep roots —women and men worldwide are physically beautiful in many ways. When life leaves its trace on your face and body, it should be acknowledged just as much as the bloom of youth…

    At least, this is how I feel about it! :) Training is essential — modeling is a strenuous job, whatever the ends are. So I’d dedicate the time and energy needed.

    Thanks for providing the space for comments!

    Tamara

  47. I am 42 yr—an old mother of two. I have always been interested in modeling and did some pictures with a friend who was a photographer a couple of years ago. She said I was a natural and had me do some images for her website. I want to learn more about the modeling industry and how to be successful at different levels. I want to learn not only technique but also the business aspect. How to “sell yourself” and what to look for and protect yourself from. I think this is a great idea, and many beautiful women over 40 have much to offer. I believe modeling would be a great way to open doors to help others and be able to make a difference on perhaps a larger scale than you might be able to otherwise.

  48. I am a 43-year-old mother interested in modeling opportunities for Women over 40. I used to model when I was in my teen and twenties. I am constantly told that I look like a model and recently started being interested in it again!

  49. I AM A 44-YEAR-OLD MOTHER WHO HAD A PASSION FOR MODEL DURING HIGH SCHOOL. I WAS INTERESTED IN ATTENDING THE BARBIZON SCHOOL OF MODELING; HOWEVER, BEING THE CHILD OF A SINGLE MOTHER WITH FOUR GIRLS TO RAISE, IT WAS HARD FOR MY MOTHER TO AFFORD IT, SO MY DREAMS OF MODELING BECAME NULLED. HOWEVER, I FEEL I AM A VERY BEAUTIFUL WOMAN IN MY FORTIES, I WOULD LOVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO MODEL FOR PLUS-SIZE WOMEN, AND I HOPE THAT THERE WILL BE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR WOMEN IN THE RICHMOND, VIRGINIA, AREA.

  50. I am a statuesque 6ft 2in, 168 lbs, 46 years. Old and CONSTANTLY getting approached for modeling opportunities – but have never taken the offers.
    In my early 20s, I did sign up with John Roberts Powers Modeling Agency in Dallas – to see what might be out there for me. That experience was quickly overshadowed by work and motherhood.
    My son is 21 years old and a final year student at the Unversity of Texas at Dallas, and has not stopped suggesting my exploring the modeling world. He and a lot of people I come across daily.
    This spring, I would love the information regarding this training/courses in Las Vegas.
    Who knows, I might have a career change (from Corporate America), or at best, have the time of my life – just learning to look (more) fabulous.

  51. I am in great shape, 5’7″ and 129 lb. I have always been athletic and recently done a lot of Yoga and jogging. I also have a pretty face (what everyone says). People usually cannot guess my age; they give me early 30s at first. I am an engineer but have always dreamed of doing something different in art and modeling.
    I thought it may still be not too late to approach.

    I appreciate your feedback and how I can pursue this dream.

    Thanks,
    Mitra

  52. I am 43, a prior US Army Soldier, A Cancer Survivor (cancer free since 2002), a Car Accident Survivor in Aug 2011, and a newly divorced Single Mother of 3. When my 18-year marriage began to fall apart, it started a mission to get back to “me,” In 18 months, I lost a total of 63 lbs and got back in shape. Blood, Sweat, and a lot of tears, but as you will read, it was well worth it.

    I did my first professional photo shoot on September 28, 2011, just one month after I walked away from a car accident that should have killed me and went on to compete in Miss Roar on the Shore 2011 in Erie, PA, and won 1st place in a Tri-State Hotties contest. From there, my career just took on a life of its own, which has been pretty overwhelming. I am a small fish in a vast pond but cannot ignore the splash I have made at my age.

    From May 2012 to now, I have been published five times (with more coming); 16 images total. These include a magazine cover for Mature Cover Models Magazine, a Cover Model for Mature Leg Models, Awesome Online Magazine, and Project 40+ (Sexy) Fashions printed coffee table book available on Amazon. I am set to start my first year for my BA in Theater and take great pride in the fact that I have inspired other women (and men) not to let age or circumstance stop them. I have participated in 2 Film Productions, and while it is nothing noteworthy, I am happy to gain experience in that area. I am implementing a Get Fit program on my website and am working on getting my Trainer Certification because I want to help as many Over 40 Men & Women as I can.

    I am 115 Lbs, 5′ 5 1/2″ tall, and considered petite. I have had no plastic surgery and flaws, but again, the response has just been excellent, and to be able to converse with a woman and group who has/have done what I am doing would be unbelievable at this point in my career. I keep going and WILL keep going, but it would be wonderful not to have somewhere to turn for guidance.

    I’m sorry that was so long, but what started as a need to find “myself” – has turned into something life-changing, and I thank you for taking the time to read it. — Sincerely, JennyB

  53. Hello, I’m Deborah. I’m 46, 5″6″, 165lbs. Yes, I’m a Lil on the thick side. My dream of becoming a model has always been there. I got married at the age of 18 and divorced at 40. The plan has always been with me; now, I’m 46. Children are all on their own, and nothing is in my way. I’m ready to go for it. I’ve done some modeling in school, fashion shows, and a lot for my mirror. I’m so prepared and have been told and asked have or do I model even at the age of 46 years young. I have a profile.

  54. I have been modeling for about 20 years. I attended Barbizon Schook of Modeling as a teenager and did book jobs doing mannequin modeling after finishing the course. I was on the Fashion Team in college, where we would do one winter and summer show. I began doing local modeling for those trying to go in the direction of a designer. I am currently modeling and acting now. I am trying to create a strong, chic, sexy portfolio.
    Even though I have been doing this for a while, I never felt as sexy as I do at the age of 45. It is a compliment when people think I am 10-15 years younger than I am. I am more than ready to do print, petite, and commercial modeling. I am not tall enough for the catwalk. I never understood why you have to be elevated to model, Women who are a little shorter are just as fabulous on the runway, and the tall young model is made up so much to look older. I don’t get it. Maybe that is something your course can teach me.

    Thank you
    Traci Fowlkes

  55. I am a statuesque 6’2″ blonde with brown eyes, a lean, early 40’s woman who has long dreamed of pursuing a modeling career but went with the security of the graduate school route back in my 20s. Others always told me I should be a model. At this stage in my life, not yet settled down with a family of my own, I would love to do something entirely for myself and fulfill my long-held dream. Over 40 women have so much to offer, as many readers already wisely commented above. I would appreciate information on any upcoming modeling classes for women over 40. I live in the Southern California area. Thank you so much!

  56. I always dreamed of becoming a model, but life brings a lot of curve balls, and now that I’veraiseds my children and have an empty nest,t the passion for being a model won’t go away, so I’m going to go for it!!!

  57. Hi, I’ve just found your excellent website and would love to participate in over 40’s modeling. I love fashion, and my children (i have 4) tell me I always look good & am; young for my age! I am 51, have a small frame, and like to keep fit. I have four grandchildren and love life and would love to express myself through modeling.
    Please send me details as the over 40’s should be ruling the modeling world; we have so much to offer. Thank you.

  58. I have always dreamed of becoming a model and decided to make that dream come true at 43. I live in Miami, Florida. Please send me any info on your modeling school! Thank you!

  59. I am a 40 yrs old mother of a teen daughter spent most of
    my waking days as a stay-at-home mom need to do something
    fabulous and exciting for myself so I would like to try my
    hand at modeling.

  60. My first desire in my early teens to model was sidetracked over the years. The hunger remains intact @.47, want to fulfill this desire in my life.

  61. As a teenager, people always told me that I should become a model, but I never gave it much thought because I was just too shy. Now that I turned 41, I look great and feel great, and I’m at the top of my game. People always tell me that I look like I am in my twenties. Now that I am in my forties, I am ready to try something new and exciting.

  62. Excellent. We live in this era where women can get older and still look good. I’m 43, and yes, I go shopping in Ross, Target, JC Penny; I Like to wear jeans, two pieces swing suit, and exercise gear; I like the outdoors. I want to be part of this evolution.

  63. I turned 50 this year. I was always interested in becoming a model. I would love to try modeling three children and two grandchildren later. Thank you for your time.

  64. Just found your site and love it!

    I am 58 (tomorrow) and became a group fitness instructor at 56! Teaching group fitness to women of all ages (even men)! I am in great
    shape, trendy, and love to inspire women to be the best they can be…at any age. It’s never too late to look fit and fabulous! People can’t believe my age! Heck, I can’t believe my age! LOL

    I would love to model; I am 5’3″ and 122 lbs. What a great bucket list item!! LOL

    Eileen

  65. Wouldn’t it be nice to show women over 40 who are fashionable, intelligent, and beautiful?! I’d welcome any opportunity to model and inspire other women my age. We always have a lot of questions about fashion and our age. I’d be honored to be selected to model as a middle-aged representative!

  66. I always wanted to be a model. I’m 5″10 with a beautiful smile and a great personality, and I enjoy fashion. Please contact me at the e-mail address I have listed for modeling opportunities for women over forty; thank you.

  67. I wanted to be in modeling as a teenager but never had the chance to do it. Now that I am 40 and still looking good, I would love to try it. I have a passion for fashion and fitness.
    I am from Canada and would love to participate in a modeling contest.

  68. I am 50 years old. I’ve been told that I should have been a model all my life. I’ve dreamed about a career in modeling, but I’ve never had the money or the opportunity to pursue that dream, so I became a hard-working wife and mother of three instead. But dreams never die, and I haven’t given up on mine. I still believe that I could begin a successful career in modeling even at my age. I could inspire other women to think it’s never too late to change their lives and make their dreams come true.

  69. I’ve always wanted to be a model. I am now 49. I want to change my life. I’ve always been called attractive and considered myself beautiful as well. I also need a job. I’m taking good care of myself.

  70. Hi, I’ve been modeling since I was 20. I put my website in so you could see my photo. I love Chico’s style and look. They are great! Not only do I wear them but all of my family and friends do too!

    I want to be considered for modeling for Chicos. Please let me know if you need more info regarding the size or specs.
    I also have more photos and a composite.

    Please let me know what to do to model for Chicos.

    Thanks, Monica Holmes 262-302-0329

  71. I would be interested in modeling! I am 47, 5’3 but look taller than I am with
    brown hair and brown eyes.

  72. I would love to give modeling a shot. I am a woman with a mild developmental disability in a program that represents disabled actors in film, television, theatre, and media in Inglewood, Ca. I live in California in the Orange County area and wish I could try modeling here, too, or in Las Vegas.

  73. I would love to be a model but never had the money or the encouragement from anyone to try. I would love to find out more information about modeling now. I am a mother of four beautiful children, ages 7,9,11, and 13, and I am looking to find my true path now that they are independent and do not need me as much!
    Thanks for your time
    Vanessa

  74. Hello, I’m 47 and feelin’ good!

    Many times, people would say, “why don’t you model?” and think I’m much younger than I am. I have a desire to model – it’s almost like a “good ache” within my soul to do it. I’ve realized that things don’t happen if I at least don’t try and stop letting life pass me by. So, I would love any information I can get about this program. Being a part of such a program would mean I got “real” exposure to professional modeling for fun or a career; it would build even more esteem, and I can say I did it!

    Thanks much.

  75. I always wanted to be a model. I am tall and skinny, as I used to be when I was younger. w at 48I’m working out more to stay in shape and eat healthier. This would be an answered prayer for me.

  76. I have always wanted to be a model; my mother wouldn’t let me when I was approached at 16. I have lived for others, parents, spouse, and kids. And I wouldn’t change a thing. But now, at 44, I sit and wonder what if? I love life and living it to the fullest…it’s my turn.

    1. Hi Charlotte, It’s never too late to fulfill your dream of being a model! Now more than ever, stores are finally realizing we want to see pictures of women our age in the clothes, not skinny 14-year-old girls!!! We will announce a new over 40 model program soon… so keep your eyes peeled! Thanks for writing us! Meanwhile, you might enjoy Judy Goss’s book, How to be a model, for less than $20.00. It’s on our site in our book store!! Enjoy!

  77. I am approaching 42 and have always wanted to pursue modeling. I was approached in my teens for an opportunity in New York, but circumstances did not allow it. Now three children later, happily married and having battled a life-threatening disease……I do not take life for granted and want to make the most of it and pursue my dream. Kindly extend any information you can provide. Thank you.

  78. I am 47 with three grandchildren. Most people think I am still in my 30s and in excellent shape for having three children of my own. I would love the opportunity to learn to model and think I would do very well. I am half Japanese and hoping my look is different. Please let me know how I can learn more.

  79. Hello, I am 5ft 9″ and would love to model. I am 48 years of age. I have a positive and youthful outlook on life. I also look great in all clothing. I think Mmedling would be a great career at this age. Thanks

  80. I’m turning 47 on New Year’s Eve! Most people guess me to be in my….not because I look like a kid, but because I am in better shape and more confident than I have been in the past. I’m in Phoenix and have always wanted to do some modeling. Please let me know how to do it!

  81. I would love the opportunity to show off my mature look. I always wanted to be a model. I welcome the challenge!

  82. I think this is a great opportunity for women. Some women don’t come into their nature until they get oder. Such as being more active and leaner.

  83. I would really enjoy the opportunity to model! I am currently 42 years old, & & this is the best I’ve ever felt! For too long, I lived for someone else (ie: parents, spouse (ex now), children etc), & my attitude is, life is much too short not to do what YOU want to. True, we always make sacrifices for careers & family, but we let it envelope us! I’m guilty of this also. There has to be balance in a woman’s life, especially a woman in her 40’s. I’d love to show/tell other women in my age group, that it’s ok to do for yourself! That doesn’t make you a selfish person, it makes you a better person that not only your family can enjoy, but mostly importantly, that we, us, YOU, can also enjoy!

  84. I would love to model. I used to model in my teens and twenties and was recently wondering if there was any avenues for over 40 – I found your site! Many thanks for such fabulous content and wonderful women! I am 42 and ready to go! Please forward information.

  85. I have always wanted to model but never did. I am 44 yrs old and would love the opportunity to finally give it a try! I live in the Northeast so I wish there were was a course closer than Las Vegas – any chance of coming to the Northeast? Thanks!

  86. Dont suppose you’d consider a Transgender model? This wouldnt be necessarily to do with the whole ‘glam’ thing – more an exploration of how to be TG, and a whole person in later years (I’m 53). Ta!!

  87. I would be interested in a modeling opportunity! I am 41 and proud of it!.
    My daughters’ friends think I am 21. I like to live life to the fullest~

  88. Would be interested in modeling opportunities for women over 40. Please contact me at the email address provided. Thanks

    1. I am 40 and going 41, and have always dreamt of being a model, probably because I have often been mistaken for one because of my height and body shape. Still, I have been ashamed of my facial features, which are predominantly Asian, although I am purely black. Only of late did I come to fully accept and embrace them and as soon as I did I started to get compliments on my ‘Chinese eyes” And that acceptance and the realization that I can still pursue my dreams of becoming a model after I was recently asked to take part in African Next Top model in Malaysia by the organizer who didn’t know how old I was when she met me in Aldo shoe shop awakened my desire to at least try.

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