Being a Victoria’s Secret Supermodel is never easy. The long flights to exotic countries, hanging out with celebrities, the fame, the glory, and wearing the best clothes for free. Yes, I bet you can see I’m being a little sarcastic here, but the reality of becoming Victoria’s Secret supermodel is far from simple. It takes years of dedication, practice, and a little luck. Of course, it also helps if you’re about 6 feet tall and 130 pounds, but it’s still possible to be a model of any shape or size.

So how do you become Victoria’s Secret model and angel? Well, you have to start your modeling career first with one of the lesser-known but just as important agencies out there around the country. Many of today’s Victoria’s Secret angels start at modeling agencies such as New York Model Management, Elite Models, and Elle Model Management. These companies are known for producing some of the biggest names in the industry in fashion world. Many top models, such as Tyra Banks, Heidi Klum, and Gisele Bundchen, have started working at many agencies.

The fastest way to become a model at these companies is to enter a modeling contest. Despite the rumors that models are “found on the street,” the truth is that 95% of them are found at some of the biggest modeling competitions in the world. In general, most of these competitions are held across the country and attract some of the biggest names in the industry.

If you’ve been thinking about modeling but don’t know where to start, you should consider participating in the Elle  Model Search 2010. It is rapidly becoming one of the hottest competitions in the industry and has jump-started the careers of thousands of aspiring young models and actors.