I'm originally from Montreal, but I moved to Toronto with my family a year ago. While in Montreal I was approached by Folio Models. I am 17-years-old, 5'10" with red hair and blue eyes.
I am writing this e-mail because I want to know if it is very important to seek representation from the top Toronto agencies or if it is fine to go with other agencies that are under the agency listing?
Thanks for the question, Rhonda
The most important thing is to find an agency with which you are comfortable. Even among the top agencies, there are big differences.
I totally recommend visiting all of the agencies you can, if for no other reason than to learn. Different people will tell you different things. Hopefully by the end of your rounds you should get a good idea of who has the most faith in your abilities, how they would market you, and with whom you feel the closest connections.
Top agencies aren't always the best agencies - make your decision based on knowledge and what feels right.