First of all, have you contacted the agents in Phoenix? That's the best place for you to start. If you can't work there, then it may not work for you in a bigger market like LA. You will be competing against a much larger number of people. It is always best to start off smaller and from there move into to something larger.Your pictures do not really do you justice - you need a head shot. You need more shots of you showing off your athletic ability. Like some tennis photos! I love this photo of you:That really showcases who you are. Forget about those high fashion pics - more casual clothes please.
Kenmar, your portfolio is a commercial book. That is the reason Ford, Next and Nous said no is because, they are all fashion agencies.And I have to agree with them, you have a good look for commercial modeling. You live in Los Angeles, so start taking some acting classes and start approaching those commercial agencies, there are a ton out there.Make sure that before you meet with an agency and defiantly before you EVER sign with them, you research them. Find out who they represent. Do they have successful working models? What do people say about them? Because they are a ton of places that will just take your money, but only a legitimate agency will get you work. Look on ModelWire's fashion directory and contact the commercial agencies on there.
With your height being at 5'3" you need to focus on only approaching commercial print agencies.If you haven't already, you should start taking some acting classes, commercial modeling goes hand-in-hand with acting.While you are working on getting an agent, you need to be constantly working on your book. You do have enough photos in your portfolio to start calling/approaching agencies in NYC, but you need to always be updating. Plus, you could use more lifestyle photos. Use MWN to find some contacts and start working with them.
First, you need more pictures in your portfolio. Connect with some professionals on MWN.Second, connections can speed things up for you getting an appointment, but it can't get you the job or the agent. You will only get things if you are right for them.Third, you need to fill out your About Me section. Help yourself look serious about your career.Did you know that you can credit each other on your photos posted on ModelWire Network?