Happy Spring!

My Old Navy Editorial is out and I received many questions on how I became a model for this brand.

Here is the answer:

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Having worked in the east coast for sometime, I was interested in seeing what opportunities were available in other parts of the United States. I contacted my New York Modeling Agency, Ford Models, and asked if they could place me in another region for a contracted period.

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They picked out photos from my portfolio that they thought would market me the best, and submitted them to agencies in other regions. We received some interest from a San Francisco agency called Look Models. 

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Look Models were in fact working on an Old Navy Editorial project during that time. In order to be considered, I had to submit digitals of myself to the fashion photographer. Digitals are photos of me without makeup and without photoshop.

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The photographer had viewed my professional photos, was interested, and wanted to see what I looked like without makeup. 

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Once my digitals were sent to the photographer and approved, I booked a one way trip to San Francisco to work on the Old Navy project.

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It was a one way trip because I signed a 3 month contract to work in San Francisco under Look models.

What were the 3 key points of this story?

  • I had to work with a reputable agency to be considered modeling bookedfor the job
  • I had to have a marketable portfolio to work with agencies¬†
  • I had to relocate, or at least temporary, to the market with the job

The best part was that I did not have to pay a cent to be considered.

If you ever meet someone who told you they could book you a job with a name brand for a small fee…

RUN.

It’s a scam because legitimate projects are not booked that way.

 

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-JuneTopModel

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