My friend, Natalia, commented on my link and made a very good point:
True, but it depends on so many factors, how good is your portfolio, how big or famous your agency. And your face! If it suits Japanese tastes or not, baby girly sweet type.
1. My portfolio was great, having developed in New York and having a photographers as mother agents.
2. BRAVO Models was the 2nd best agency at the time, right after Donna Models.
3. I am the Japanese dream.
Big blue eyes? Check.
Fair skin? Check.
Blonde hair? Check.
Pouty pink lips? Check.
So, yes, it does all depend on those factors.
I also received another question: How many jobs did you do?
I took this photo in Tokyo of me holding up job sheets from a 3-month period. I kept the stack but I think my mom has it. I’ll try to get a better photo.