Monday, February 18, 2008

Proctor & Gamble has good advice for aspiring Models

While searching the Venus Shaver online for my modeling job, I notice that Procter & Gamble has nice advice for aspiring models found in the contact us section of the website.

Click here to read their opinion on submitting yourself as a model or read below. I like that this brand, corporation is being vocal about the scams that are out there that aspiring models can fall for. IT is very nice to see the brands out there being inspirational and also honest and helpful towards the aspiring model.

"We're honored you want to represent our products! Models appearing in our ads are selected by our advertising agencies. They work closely with modeling agencies from around the world to select models to represent our products. If you're interested in starting a modeling career, your first step is to find a reputable modeling agency. Why not try sending a photo of yourself to local modeling agencies listed in the yellow pages? Also, many modeling agencies have a designated day each week or month, known as "open calls," when they meet with potential new models.

Here are a few tips to follow when dealing with agencies:

* Check the agency's reputation with the Better Business Bureau.
* Review all contracts/materials carefully (for minors, do this with a parent/guardian).
* Beware if an agency asks you to hand over a large sum of cash for things which may not be necessary, like tuition for the agency's own modeling school.
* Request references from the agency.

Best of luck to you if you pursue a modeling career

Goodluck girls, keep hustling and if you want some more advice check out my modeling pod cast at Model Talk

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