ED Magedson – Founder
The Agency Model And Talent4522 Fredericksburg Rd, San Antonio, TX san antonio, Texas USA
The Agency Model And Talent / Lari Nelson Fashion Group Scam !!! I contacted this supposed "agency" because I was interested in modelling. san antonio Texas
I contacted this supposed "agency" because I was interested in modelling. Lari nelson responded promptly and we set up a meeting at the bottom level of the wonderland (crossroads) mall. At that point I knew this was most likely going to be a scam because no legitimate modelling agency is located in a mall, especially a horrendous one like crossroads.
Nevertheless, I went to the meeting and all she talked about were modelling CLASSES (50$ a month). She handed out some amateur printouts filled with useless info and in it was a page where u pledge to join & pay for these "classes". She gave no guarantee that you will be signed to the agency after undergoing training & apparently you have to pay for your own comp cards (200+ $ according to her). She mentioned that some of the students in her classes have been there for 6+ years ! God I feel sorry for these individuals. There were a couple of models from her Facebook page at the meeting and some tacky looking "scouts".
I just wanted to save everyone some time & share my experience with anyone thinking about contacting this agency. Their Facebook looks legitimate and their site seems like the real deal. Unfortunately though, this was not the case. A real modelling agency would never ask for upfront costs. A legitimate agency makes their money off commissions. No modelling school can teach you to be photogenic, beautiful or tall etc.. You either meet the requirements or you don't .
If you apply to a legitimate agency, the honest answer would be yes or no. With this one it's either yes or "How about our overpriced and useless school?" Translation: "No, we won't hire you, but we'd love to take your money!"
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