Fist, and foremost, I must say that I was taken for by these bad business people. I was scouting by a guy one night while I was in Jacksonville,N.C., and he told me to appear in Wilmington, N.C. to futher my modeling career. I went and took a girlfriend of mine with me for support.
When I arrived there, there were other potential people there that had been scouted by someone and was trying to become a model. After been interview by a young lady, she told me that I could go for runway modeling, fasion modeling, and lingeie modeling. I was excited when she told me this. She said because of my height; I am a tall young lady.
Before I left she told me to attain an email address and gave me someone to contact. When I left the place and headed back to Kinston, N.C. where I am orginally from; I got my sister and we went to the library to start me an email account. I was contacted by phone from the modeling agency named "Options Talent", and they wanted my email address and wanted me to wire them $500 and send them some pictures of me before they could start me on their website to get some jobs.
I did as they told me thinking that they would make me become famous. I thought I had a career in modeling, something I had always dreamed of. They told me to keep checking my email for jobs and the jobs would get me to scouting by someone famous and my career would start booming.
I got to see my pictures on their website, and I was getting jobs that was way too far for me to go, and was too late for me to try to go to them. I called them and told them that nothing was happening for me through them, and to refund me my money. They told me the money was nonrefundable and to just keep checking my email. That agencies would start contacting me, but still nothing after I keep checking. I will never see my money and it has been years since I been with them.
I think its been about 5 years, or a little more. I rushed to my son bank and got that money out of his account, thinking that now my career would put me very good position, and thinking that I would pay my son back and put alot more in his account. I was swindle. I wished with all my might that I could get my money back.
About 2 years ago, I tried to look up my account with them to view some potential jobs and too look at my pictures as usual, and that's when I found out that they were a rip-off! I am now speaking out too let others that have been rip-off by them or someone like them know how demeaning people can be to others for money. I also want others that are trying to get a modeling deal through this company-not to mess with them.
They are not good people to mess with. They are only out for your money, and to get your hopes up on something that will never be. At least through them that is! I feel that they need to pay everyone back that they swindle and more.
I still want to be a model and I must say that if you do too; just find out what the company is about. Do some research on the people and the company; before, you invest any of your time and money to anyone. Don't be taken for and made a fool of.
It's not right and fair that they get away with this and the ones that suffer like me gets nothing back! Something needs to be done and reinembursed.
Kinston, North Carolina