Ro Pettiner AKA Super Models International is the biggest scam agency in Indiana. She tells you lies and leads you to believe that without her your modeling/acting career will go no where.
If you call her/ send in your pictures or in the little bit of way let her know you are interested in a modeling career, she will tell you that she wants to conduct an interview. She calls everyone who looks like they have money or have connections to get money. She conducts her interviews in hotel rooms all throughout Indianapolis. She told me that her office is in her house but she doesnt allow strangers in her house, so there for all her business is conducted in Hotel Lobby's. In my first interview we met in the lobby, but shortly after we arrived we got kicked out because they would not allow her there, so our interview was in an Arby's. In my interview she was throwing around random names of models i've never heard of before saying that we launched their careers and how she has a lot of connections in Chicago and New York. She also was buttering me up by telling me how much potential I have how I can really make it in Chicago.
As the interview went on she was talking about a model search called indy search and also doing a photoshoot with a top photographer from New York. And she tries to set a date for the photoshoot, all this without speaking about prices at all, so after you set the date then she tells you how much you owe. It ends up being 500 for the shoot and 500 for the "search". Your have to make a 250 deposit then you must pay the rest before the shoot.
Shortly before the shoot you have to have a consultation about your outfits, and tells you what to do before the shoot, clean face, clean hair. This is after she picks the most ridiculous things that you have. So right before the shoot and calls me and has to reschedule, either because the photographer got held up, or she cant make it, or some random reasons. I reschduled my shoot with her 3 times before it actually happened. At my actual shoot her makeup/hair and photographer was phonies. They didn't touch my hair, my makeup was ridiculous, and the photographer wanted me to go partically topless. But she runs a respective agency. My shoot was actually held in the pool room of yet another random hotel. And he didn't use lights he made my boyfriend hold this shiny thing and went off the sunlight. And I only got two different outfit changes.
So a few weeks later I got my pictures back and I only got like 15 back out of 2 rolls. everyone I got back ws ridiculous and he didn't even do different angles. everyone of them was straight on. what a big shot photographer huh, but she kept on telling me how good they were and how the agencies would love them, this was after she got my negatives messed up with another girls, I am not new to modeling and even I could tell they bad, any respective agency would laugh in my face if I brought my portfolio in with those in them. At this same time she began telling me about her modeling classes that I would have to take before I went to chicago, she would teach me how to do my make-up, hair, walk and how to present myself. This was also 500 dollars. She even told me and my mom she just charges 500 for everything to make is easier on herself. So after we told her no to the modeling classes and then stopped hearing from her period. She would not answer our phone calls or anything.
About a year and a half after the shoot I met some girls that I was doing a hairshow with and they were going through her, some of them from the year before did not get their money, which was 300 dollars. So not only does she try to sucker you into your hard earned money, but she gets you one job a year and pockets all that money. I began bad mouthing her and word got around to her. After our confrontation on the phone and discussed how to make things better. She offered another shoot, but I had had two bad shoots with her before all I wanted was my money back. But she could not guarantee it, but she would review the pictures and then she what she could do. I live an hour away from where she wanted to meet. so about 2 hours before our appointment, guess what, she calls and cancels, something suprisingly came up.
So I confronted her about always cancelling and how she only has 3 options, give us our money, meet us where we live, or go to court, she then said her phone didn't work and she couldn't hear me and hung up.
She is a scam artist who keeps on sucking more and more girls for their and their parents money. She needs to be stopped, it has been going on for tooo long. She avoids all her phone calls, you must leave a message and if it isn't bad she might then return your call. Please do not give her your money!!!!!!! She is a scam artist and will not further your career in a anyways. She slowing takes thousands from your pocket and does this to many girls everyday!!!!!!