Absolutely, practice confidence, look in the mirror, state the positive things about
yourself. Don’t focus on the negative. Enhance the good features you have, are
your eyes beautiful? Enhance that with lashes to get a more dramatic
effect in front of the camera. Being a model is very much like playing a
role, you have to believe it and in yourself for others to see it too. Don’t ever focus on what you feel is wrong with you, esp not your weight, all weights have a role in the modelling world, it’s how you look and how you present yourself. Focus on that “look”, and by that I mean figure out what you are looking to model (is it in pin up? runway? glamor?) Then figure out the best portfolio for yourself. Buy clothes that fit the genre you are looking to model in, style your hair, practice bold make up. If you are looking to model for a certain company like playboy or vogue for example, study what that magazine wants. Look at the other models, what are they wearing? How is their hair done? Try to match the genre/stye the company wants in your portfolio. Do a LOT of TFP (trade for portfolio) work to start with, build a decent portfolio (Don’t pay a photographer, many photographers are happy to just work with other talent to build their portfolio also in the beginning) That portfolio is what is going to get you gigs, and the photos you will submit to websites and agents. Then network, go to other modelling events, runway shows, meet the people involved with them, befriend people with similar interests online and other models, often models can help each other out, as can a good modelling agency. Just remember your portfolio is key. Best of luck aspiring starlet!