• Report: #1048635

Complaint Review: CAMEO MODELS INTERNATIONAL, INC.

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  • Submitted: Sun, May 05, 2013
  • Updated: Sun, May 05, 2013

  • Reported By: Truth Lover — midlothian Virginia
CAMEO MODELS INTERNATIONAL, INC.
416 EAST MAIN STREET RICHMOND, Virginia USA

CAMEO MODELS INTERNATIONAL, INC. RENEE LACY IS A LYING, BACKBITING, SCAM ARTIST WHO DOES NOT PAY MODELS!! RICHMOND Virginia

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Reference the "TRUTH LOVER" of Midlothian, VA - CAMEO Ripoff

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Renee Lacy, the director at Cameo Models International in Richmond, VA, is a liar and mislead her models into believing they were going to get paid for a fashion show. The ad read "This is a paid promotion event-Agency Pay Scale". The models put on a three day show- 2 shows per day, each an hour long. Following the last show, Renee Lacy and her partner Millie proceeded to hand the models "gift bags" which they considered payment. This was not explained to the models and furthermore, the bags contained coupons which expired two days later. One had to spend money to use the coupons which was more of an inconvenience. All of the models expressd to each other that they were told they were getting paid cash money for doing the show.

On the final day of the show, one models father confronted Lacy in a respectful way and asked her about the payment. Lacy ran out of the room to Millie asking for her help crying that the father was attacking her. [continued below]....

..... THIS WAS NOT AT ALL TRUE. THEY JUST HAD A DISAGREEMENT. LACY LIKES TO PLAY THE VICTIM WHEN SHE IS CONFRONTED ABOUT BEING WRONG!

Lacy is a scam artist because she charged the new models to be in the show INSTEAD OF PAYING THEM AS SHE STATED SHE WOULD. They had to sign up for a $900+ modeling college just to sign on with her which is a scam in itself.

The next week Lacy sent out an email "describing" why we the models did not get paid. she said only a few were her pro models because they completed and paid for her overpriced course. THEY ALSO WERE NOT PAID! This info was not explained to us before. She knew iF she told us the truth, she would have no models. The email ALSO SPOKE BAD ABOUT THE MODEL WHOSE FATHER CONFRONTED HER. SHE STATED THAT THE MODEL WAS UNTRAINED, NEGATIVE, DECEIVING, BITTER AND MORE! NONE OF THIS IS TRUE AND THE MODEL IS A VERY SWEET GIRL.

ANY AGENCY THAT CHARGES AT THE DOOR IS A SCAM AND SHE NEVER PLANNED TO PAY US FROM THE BEGINNING BUT LEAD US ON. RUN THE OTHER WAY!


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Reference the "TRUTH LOVER" of Midlothian, VA - CAMEO Ripoff

AUTHOR: Renee - (USA)

 Im Renee' Lacy, President Emeritus of the Model Association, New York, & Executive Director of Cameo Models Internationale, Inc since1978. If your in business of any kind, you are bound to have haters. Your haters are your elevators. Look at Oprah, Micheal Jackso, Insurance Companies, car dealerships. No matter how good a service or product you offer, you cannot please everyone. This negative posting about Cameo Models Internationale, does not move me in a way you may think. I feel sorry for the young lady (Taylor) who threw a temper tantrum backstage at a major fashion event, as her father also condemned Cameo in front of major clients like Costco, Mary Kaye, Volvo & more....all this because she could not have her way, did not want to wear the clients clothes selected for her, refused to carry the Macy's all american girl look on stage and in changing her hair. Believe me the hurt i felt that day, was as if i was being whipped, like they whipped JESUS. The payment on this event was a $500 gift bag, Models were feed by Chic Fil-a & more. This young lady just could not be satisfied through such an amazing Mall fashion event held at Chesterfield Town Center. The problem was resolved by mall security escorting her & her father out of the Mall. In life, you will have people that just don't want to follow the rules of a Christ Centered Modeling agency. CAMEO means good business for all clients we work with. The meaning of CAMEO... C,Christ, A,Anointed, M,Manifest, E,Edify the LORD, O,Opportunities of God's purpose & plan for all who enter our doors. We have rules & guidelines such as no smoking, no drugs, no alchohol & no nudity. It is important that all talent, once booked on an event or promotion follow the guidelines of the client, presented to them by their agency director. You always have the option to opt out if you feel the promotion is not for you or your personality just will not allow you to follow the guidelines of the event. Their is always going to be someone that disagrees with you in life. We can always agre to disagree, but to slander someones reputation is not an option. In the modeling industry, new models/students in training must learn to not always be a "taker"...Learn to give, invest in yourself. Live to be a BLESSING & build others UP. Change your distructive emotions to a positive attitude in action.. Some people come to Cameo Models Internationale for a reason, some for a season. When they leave, let go, they had their season & took what they wanted from you. If you are in business, you will know the people that are with you for the lifetime modeling experience. This was an interestin read, but neither me nor CAMEO MODELS INTERNATIONALE, INC., will drown in this shallow water. GOD is with me, & I pray for this young lady, that she finds her way. Remember in this industry, I encourage you to Dream & Dream BIG, as you cannot affors the luxury of one negative. CAMEO MODELS ARE MASTER GOAL ACHIEVERS WINNING 435 INTERNATIONAL FASHION AWARDS RECOGNIZED BY INTERNATIONAL & NATIONAL AGENTS WORLDWIDE. CAMEO will continue to be an agency on the grow, helping young people reach the most of their potential in modeling & acting! Making a difference & always expecting the Best! Renee' Lacy, Exceptional, i AM

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