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#1 Old 07-21-2008, 04:28 PM
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so your in the mall minding your own bussiness and a women appears out of nowhere asking you if you would ever consider modleing, what do you do?
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#2 Old 07-21-2008, 04:46 PM
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I would say no. You don't know who she was or if she really wanted you as a model or just your money. But that's my two cents.
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I'd say no, I wouldn't want to get caught up in something that's untrustworthy or whatever y'know?
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#4 Old 07-21-2008, 05:11 PM
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well, what if you saw that it was completly legitamite... ect ect ect

would you WANT to?
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Haha yes I'd do it.
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well, what if you saw that it was completly legitamite... ect ect ect

would you WANT to?



ohh, well yeah sure.. i'd definitely consider it! lol
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well, what if you saw that it was completly legitamite... ect ect ect

would you WANT to?



To be honest, I don't think I would. I wouldn't want to be constantly scrutinized by people that don't matter to me.
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No, I would never get into that business. blah.
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if you want to do it, its up to you...



but as for the question of fraud...you shouldnt have to shell out ANY money for headshots, photoshoots or a portfolio...if the scout or agency sees potential for you and wants to pursue you...*they* take on any expenses, not you!

Im sure there are websites out there that can give you some more hints on being safe and being defrauded in the modelling world.
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Spree--did this really happen to you??
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ya, it did....

i live about two hours away so i said i couldnt



cool to think about though
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Aha the same thing happened to me! I almost did (she was the director of a trustworthy agency), but decided it wasn't really for me. So, yeah, I would say no, too
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ya, it did....

i live about two hours away so i said i couldnt



cool to think about though



Haha that's pretty cool! Now you can use that as a comeback. "Well, someone wanted me to be a model!"
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lol
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Once, a friend of mine and I were walking in a mall. A woman walked up to us and handed my friend a pamphlet, then asked her if ever she would be interested in modeling. My friend talked with the woman for a bit, as she was shown various programs and papers.



Then the woman looked at me, and asked if I was her boyfriend.



Being female, I was incredibly angered and hurt by this astounding assumption that I was male, and that my friend had actually been offered a modeling opportunity. Even if I had been asked, I would've said no, but I was still very hurt by this.



Sorry. Don't mean to be stealing this thread, I just wanted to share my experience I guess.
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Once, a friend of mine and I were walking in a mall. A woman walked up to us and handed my friend a pamphlet, then asked her if ever she would be interested in modeling. My friend talked with the woman for a bit, as she was shown various programs and papers.



Then the woman looked at me, and asked if I was her boyfriend.



Being female, I was incredibly angered and hurt by this astounding assumption that I was male, and that my friend had actually been offered a modeling opportunity. Even if I had been asked, I would've said no, but I was still very hurt by this.



Sorry. Don't mean to be stealing this thread, I just wanted to share my experience I guess.



Oh man. Don'tcha wish you had something incredibly witty (& slightly belittling) to come back with? That sucks. Well, you're way cooler than that lady with no life anyway.
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Once, a friend of mine and I were walking in a mall. A woman walked up to us and handed my friend a pamphlet, then asked her if ever she would be interested in modeling. My friend talked with the woman for a bit, as she was shown various programs and papers.



Then the woman looked at me, and asked if I was her boyfriend.



Being female, I was incredibly angered and hurt by this astounding assumption that I was male, and that my friend had actually been offered a modeling opportunity. Even if I had been asked, I would've said no, but I was still very hurt by this.



Sorry. Don't mean to be stealing this thread, I just wanted to share my experience I guess.



I've seen your picture, and honestly, I have no idea how anyone could mistake you for a male!



I'm sorry that happened to you, Mrrple.
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I've seen your picture, and honestly, I have no idea how anyone could mistake you for a male!



I'm sorry that happened to you, Mrrple.



It's my voice; it's really deep.



I also never wear make up and have very little boobage, and wear clothing that does not show off my shape and parts of my body that people don't need to see.



But thanks!
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Once, a friend of mine and I were walking in a mall. A woman walked up to us and handed my friend a pamphlet, then asked her if ever she would be interested in modeling. My friend talked with the woman for a bit, as she was shown various programs and papers.



Then the woman looked at me, and asked if I was her boyfriend.



Being female, I was incredibly angered and hurt by this astounding assumption that I was male, and that my friend had actually been offered a modeling opportunity. Even if I had been asked, I would've said no, but I was still very hurt by this.



Sorry. Don't mean to be stealing this thread, I just wanted to share my experience I guess.



oh wow that really sucks. :\\ i'm sorry that happened. i would feel terrible if someone mistook me for a guy. :\\
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that really rots, but i bet she felt bad about it....
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Mrrple- boobage! lol I don't wear makeup either... but I'm a soprano.

But dear god, I'd be so embarrassed if it were me in that situation.

Can you say awkward?

Back to the subject at hand, though... I might. But the modeling industry is vicious... so... definitely maybe on this one. Speaking of, I just rented that from Red Box
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yeah i would. i'm actually trying to persue it.



you'll see me sitting pretty in your city.

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since i'm 19 I think I'm allowed to post here? This just concerns me--I modelled for a short amount of time and have a lot of friends who have been in or are actively in the modelling industry.



As was mentioned--please please don't be scammed.



-as mentioned, you should NOT be shelling out big money to model. While you might need to pay a little bit, depending on your potential, if you're looking into three digits please think twice. If you've made it to four you're an idiot. (Even legit modelling agencies have 'training' workshops they make the 'eh maybe' girls do--its good money for them.)



-always make sure YOU have the rights to any nudes or implied nudes. If not, they better be paying WELL.



-tfcd is often a waste of your time, unless the photographer is well known and is doing you a favor for some reason. That reason should not be sex--make sure to bring a parent or friend with you to a shoot to help avoid advances. There ARE photographers that see this as a great way to meet young, pretty girls... in abundance.



-you always have the right to leave. Always. And no matter what your photographer or agent says about how if you walk out or whatever it will ruin your career--that's bogus. If you're not comfortable something's not ok.



Apart from that, modelling can be a lot of fun!!! Lol, I know I rained a big dark cloud but mostly because the people who approach you in malls tend to be scammers--usually YOU go to the AGENCY.
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Apart from that, modelling can be a lot of fun!!! Lol, I know I rained a big dark cloud but mostly because the people who approach you in malls tend to be scammers--usually YOU go to the AGENCY.



i dunno. i've never been approached at the mall, but i've been approached by scouts on the street. they gave me a buisness card, showed me various liscenses - because the first words out of my mouth is, yeah, you guys are trying to scam me or make porn, aren't you?



and if they kept talking to me after that, or seemed startled and offended, then i knew they were okay. if not, then i just walked off.



i'm a *****. *shrug* but it keeps me from getting scammed, haha.

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Isn't modelling exploitation and objectification of human animals, whether or not the models themselves enjoy it?



Hmm.
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i'm a *****. *shrug* but it keeps me from getting scammed, haha.



totally needed when it comes to this sort of thing. They shouldn't be offended though--they should be well aware of the fact that thats what many scammers do... make sure to really do your research on the matter--and just a few websites isn't enough. One good way is to go to an actual agency you know of and ask them their opinion on the one you're considering. Competitors or not they'll say straight up "oh that one is a bit fat scam." And while sometimes they'll be lying, they'd have no reason to really unless they give you an offer themselves.



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IntheFlesh?--just as much as any service is explotation of human animal labor in that case. :P
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Isn't modelling exploitation and objectification of human animals, whether or not the models themselves enjoy it?



Hmm.



and?



i'm objectified by every black dude who thinks he owns me. life sucks. modeling just sucks. "i am a male model, not a male prostitute."





hahah i'm out of this thread.

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IntheFlesh?--just as much as any service is explotation of human animal labor in that case. :P



There are many more "ethical" jobs than modelling; professions that don't require you to essentially sell your body. Objectification and commodification of human animals (especially women) is not something which could be considered morally acceptable.
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I soooo wish I was a model but my butt is too fat and my nose is too big and my eyes are too small and I'm a little fat and a lot ugly so a I can't they won't let me but I sooo wish I was. Sooo jalous ofyou all.
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I soooo wish I was a model but my butt is too fat and my nose is too big and my eyes are too small and I'm a little fat and a lot ugly so a I can't they won't let me but I sooo wish I was. Sooo jalous ofyou all.



Awww!! Don't think that way about yourself!! Not all models are very pretty...have you ever watched Project Runway?? But really, have a little confidence in yourself!! It doesn't matter what other people think!!
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