Starting to model at a young age can have its benefits. You will gain a lot of experience, make new friends, and already build a modeling portfolio for when you are ready to become a full-time model. If you are 14 years old and are dreaming of becoming a model, you have to understand that school goes first. You can start modeling in your free time and on weekends, and once you turn 17-18, you will be ready to begin a professional career. By that time, you will have to build your confidence, gained experience, and a created portfolio that will give you a head start of the models that are just starting.